This week’s Dispatches are not a size 000.
Sometimes getting myself dressed for work seems way harder than it ought to be. Every once in a while, I change clothes three times before leaving the house in the morning, all the while shaking my head at myself: Seriously? You haven’t figured this out yet? The outfit that seemed okay in the morning can suddenly seem really not okay at all by the afternoon: too silly, too sloppy, or too uncomfortable. It also bothers me if I feel like my style choices are all over the place. That’s why I’m feeling really pleased with myself, to the point of smugness, for settling on a work uniform.
“Propaganda pushing the celebration of gender-confused boys wanting to dress and act like girls is a growing trend, seeping into mainstream culture.” Read More Right-Wing Media Watch Group Flips Out Over “Gender-Confused” J.Crew Ad
Ach. I wish I could say that this was a rapturous experience, wherein I pulled together some amazing vintage pieces that make me look like Alexa Chung’s shorter blonde twin. While I wouldn’t call this whole experiment a wash, I can unequivocally state that I spent more than $10 and I only wound up with three pieces, which do not an entire outfit make. Read More My Attempt to Thrift an Outfit for Under $10
Full disclosure: Anthropologie, their website, their catalog, their backlit models, their barfy animal designs, their faux-vintage everything, their impractical housewares, their head-scratch-inducing styling, their might-as-well-be-full-price sales, their transparent embrace of all things privileged and crusty-rich: it makes me swoon. Read More Anthroholics: How “Lifestyle Brands” Market to Women