Listening to: Tegan and Sara — Where Does The Good Go
Am I the only one insanely depressed by the fact that July is coming to an end? Even though I don’t go back to school until September, it seems like this summer’s been all too short. In fact, the only plus-side to it being the 30th today is that Ble’s coming home. Of course, that means I’m leaving for the weekend — that’s how the entire month’s been, with one of us leaving for somewhere far away the same day that the other gets back from somewhere even farther. Le sigh.
Something I haven’t done this month, though, is blog about clothes. I’ve been trying to do back-to-school shopping, because none of the clothes I bought last year fit me without some serious alterations. Since I go to a prep school, I find it funny that Forever21 Twist’s new collection (though can Forever21 ever claim originality? Just wondering) is all geek-prep, aka the type of stuff that could potentially get you looks at a place where teenage girls periodically lose their Tiffany necklaces. However, there are a few things I like, but usually I can’t find them on the website in my size or favorite color. (I mean, what’s up with only offering a jacket in firetruck red and a size small? What gives?) But maybe that’s just proof of my inability to understand how their uber-confusing website works.
I have to order shoes from wherever I can find them, because my feet are ginormous (US size 12/13 M). So far, I’ve gotten these in that middle cognac color — I got them from Jessica London because they carry my size.
Pants are some of the hardest things to shop for, in my opinion. With dresses, skirts and shirts, you rarely have to worry about them not fitting because they’re too short (however, I will admit that dresses and skirts can simply be too short). When you have a 36/37″ inseam, though, and the “long” inseam in stores is usually 34″, pants are always too short. Thus my love of short shorts — there’s no inseam to worry about there. Gap, though, has nice pants for tall people. These are my favorite:
My only problem with Gap is their sizing, which seems to vary. Either way, I really like these pants.
Completely Aspirational Skirts and Dresses:
They’re aspirational since i doubt that I’m buying them. This is because I have yet to find a skirt/dress that is dress code appropriate (eg. three inches from the knee, maximum). These all would be cute if I had shorter legs/ more lenient teachers.
What annoys me about these two, both from Forever21, is that they come in one color and all of two sizes. I mean, isn’t your online store supposed to be better stocked than your physical ones?
A.k.a. why I can’t wait to get back to Montréal and shop at Dynamite, whose clothes are actually classy and wearable and not completely shoot-your-wallet-with-a-harpoon.
Eh. My wardrobe still has a ways to go if it wants to survive the school year.