Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Deep thoughts at Target, or Dress #8

Dress:  La Belle, Marshall's;
Tights: Target;
Boots: Kady cognac, Target;
Trench: Banana Republic, gift.

* This is an incredibly random post. Like seriously, stream of consciousness. I'm tired.

I was feeling daring today for my Dress Project assignment. How adventurous, you may ask? I dressed like cake again, and this time with colored tights. I'm getting more on that bandwagon everyday.

So I'm not going to lie, I did not want to dress up today, but one of the parts of this Dress Project is that I plan to take daily photos for the 45 day period. I'm not trying to complain because for the most part it's been fun, but on days like today it feels challenging because it seemed like the windy, cold weather tried to work against me. Today also kicked my ass in several ways, which culminated in a good long cry session this afternoon, after which I immediately felt much better. I'm a crier for the most part -- a daily cry is sometimes essential for me to function.

I ended up going to Target this evening to perk up my spirits. It's amazing how one place can immediately alter my mood -- the bright but not blinding lights, the colorful inventory, the waft of buttery popcorn smell at the front entrance. All of it combined just works for me, like Tiffany's worked for Holly Golightly. I don't even care if I sound vapid for telling you all that a mass-chain corporation makes me that happy, but it does. I didn't break my self-induced shopping ban, although technically I did buy a new wallet because I needed a grownup one, and because my little zippered pouch that my former roommate bought me in Bosnia finally fell apart.

Anyways, while listening to my Ipod (particularly between songs "Big Pimpin'/Papercut" and "Briony" from the Atonement soundtrack) I had some ridiculously random thoughts:

1) If I could just chuck my life's path right now, I would find a way to work on a Quentin Tarantino movie. Even if it meant being an assistant who had to disassemble sets and pick up fake bloody body parts. I think it would incredibly fun to be part of a creative movie venture like that.

2) Who would win in a ninja fight: Don Draper from "Mad Men" or Bill from "True Blood." I think Don could use glorious, colloquial words and pitch himself out of the fight, but I think I'd choose Bill because he's a vampire and I just happen to like how he says Sookie's name. SOO-KEH.

 I'm going to start on dinner -- have a good night!

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  1. Ha ha, this is a great post! I agree with you on Tarantino, wow that would be awesome! Oh and the dress is adorable!

  2. Oh, this has been one of my favorite dresses so far. I love the colors and the style.

  3. I'm definitely a crier, too! Just feels necessary sometimes. I think the boyfriend is still adjusting to this concept. LOVE the dress & the tights. Target definitely has the power to make things better...I may need to head there soon.

    Hope things look up tomorrow! And I vote Don Draper, much as I <3 True Blood as well.

  4. I LOVE that dress. Such pretty colors. I bet it would look cute in the summer with ballet flats or sandals, too! :)

    and I thought I was the only one who thought it was sexy the way bill says sookie. LOL ;)

  5. Oh I am such a crier too! Seriously daily cries are good for me. Drives my boyfriend crazy, he doesn't get it.

    I also adore target. I go there multiple times a week, luckily I only like a mile from it. :) The one near me even has a mini pizza hut in it, so you smell the pizza... yum

  6. Pretty pattern, and I love the colored tights.


  7. Hope your day goes better tomorrow! This dress is adorable! Really cute

  8. cute dress! the colours are wonderful! :)

  9. cute coat!

    you look adorable! great dress

  10. I love everything about this post, mostly because I identify with all of it.

    I haven't been to Target in a while but I have the same experience there. The only downfall is that every time I leave Target I am ridiculously thirsty. I swear that my Target is pumping something through the air to force you to get slushies!

  11. love love love the dress!!!!!

  12. oh does that to me too!

  13. Target can truly be a balm for the soul sometimes! Love the cheery pattern on this frock.

  14. I love, love this dress! The bright pink tights make the color pop so wonderfully.

    I would be interesting to see a fight between Don Draper and Bill. I would have to vote for Bill, because, well he is a vampire and is kind of hard to kill. But it would be really fun to watch Don try to pitch his way out of it.

  15. Random times are good for the soul... haha. I love this "cake-inspired" look! :)

  16. First, you look gorgeous in these pictures! Second, that dress looks fantastic on you and I love your choice of tights and boots. So much fun!

  17. hahaha what a hilarious post! i'm voting don draper for sheer gorgeousness. in regards to your dress project, for someone who didn't want to dress up, you're looking MARVELOUS! love the colors!


  18. The pronunciation of "Sookie" amuses me too!

  19. Sorry you weren't feeling to good today. I'm glad to read you cheered up though! To be honest, I love going to Target too! It just seems so fresh and clean, I dunno... its weird :)

    You look so pretty in this! I love the pop of color from the tights! and let me tell you, I'm still laughing about the SOO-KEH comment! jajajajajajja so funny!

  20. Ooooh, love this dress! I love Target too. I haven't been .. in forever! I think since Rodarte hit stores.. that's wayyy too long!

  21. You have so many pretty dresses, I love all of them!

    I'm a bit of a cryer too. Sometimes one silly thing will set me off, but it's good to let it out.


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