Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Dear makers of sensible shoes and bags

I went to a store to hunt down some slippers and a new bag for my computer and all the other stiff I carry around (like today, 8 pairs of socks I had put into my bag just to be carried upstairs but forgot about it so the adventurous little socks got a full day out and about).

I didn't find any. Instead bought a dress. The kind fashion editors like to scribble va va voom next to.
Also bought a bolero. A BOLERO.
There's nothing less sensible than a bolero.

I blame all this on Mad Men.

will take picture to show you the vavavoomness of dress. will perhaps return it.
ok, took pictures.

it has a little belt
it has a natural spanx effect.
the effect the-2-year-old-hates-stroller-and-4-year-old-also-wants-to-be carried-around-in-snow-for-months has had on my arms.

Also wearing: My grandmother's old watch. I love thinking how her time is somehow with me. Hours ticked by on her arm, now they're ticking on mine. Perhaps she wore this, watching my mom and her siblings grow up.

Ps. Grandma was petite and had 5 kids=serious muscle.


  1. For God's sake woman you are so damn lean. Not in an unhealthy way mind, more in a I-am-never-going-to-stand-next-to-you-ever-because-i'll-look-like-an-ogre way

    I have a bolero! Long sleeved! Black! Wool! We'll start a club!

  2. Oh la la!! I'm jealous! (Of the dress and the arms!)
    Mad Men does that to me too- I find myself longing for an occasion to dress up like Betty Draper. I even wanted to be her for Halloween, but I have no Don, and I didn't think I would be recognized solo :)

  3. Vilken fin klänning! Och att du kan posa sådär perfekt tidsenligt betyder att du måste behålla.

  4. I will be so sad if you take that dress back. It looks like it was made for you (and you rock those kid-toting arms)!

  5. emi. you look seriously awesome in that dress. in every way possible. you can be (a happier) betty and i will be joan.

  6. You look fucking gorgeous in that dress, emi. please don't take it back.

  7. You've convinced me to keep it. Thank you.
    Also, might turn to you for help when time comes to pay for stuff I really need. Like sensible shoes!

  8. That is a great dress... I hope you don't return it!!



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