Hello, hello headbandits!
A quick post for you, hopefully. It’s only 7:30 pm here and it’s a work night, so I’m ready for bed. I can barely keep my eyes open, but I wanted to do a post. Working full time sure drains you.
If you hadn’t heard, today is the fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi’s birthday today. I love him so much. I first discovered him at Target. I think that was before Target did the designer lines for a limited time because I remember Target having Isaac stuff for a few years. I sure miss it. I had a dress, two skirts, a pink suit case, and some sunnies. I still have the suit case and the sunnies, but I outgrew the dress and skirts. It killed me. They were my favorite pieces ever. One was a really classic wine colored cocktail dress with a black bow under the bust. I gave it away years ago because it didn’t fit. Sometimes my weight fluctuates. I’m sure it would fit me now. I want it back. That’s definitely on my thrift list. I also had this tweed black and white pencil skirt with big black buttons down the front that I recently had to get rid of because it was too small. Boo. I wore that one all the time. I actually saw the exact skirt in a bigger size at my work, but we can’t shop there on days we work, so it slipped through my hands again. Argh! Also on my thrift list. I still have the pink suitcase and it is to die for. It’s everything. I use it all the time since it’s perfect for a 3-4 day trip. I’ll share you a picture of the former wine colored dress and my suitcase.
This picture is of me from my senior year of high school winning a big scholarship. I got to dress up and go to the country club. The food was amazing. It’s a picture of a picture, so sorry about the quality.
Oh man, my brain is scattered. I didn’t even tell you why I love Isaac. What I first noticed about him, and still love,is his dedication to color, pattern, and prints. I live in color, prints, and pattern, so it’s right up my alley. His pieces are very feminine, classic, and vintage inspired. I love them. I especially love his dedication to color. I’ve always loved color and Isaac always says, “color is the greatest luxury of all.” It’s so true. Because his clothes are in color, they make a statement and throw a punch. I love that about his clothes.
I also miss Isaac’s talk show. It was amazing. It was on the Style Network, when there was a Style Network. I loved how at the end he would do makeovers and take questions from the audience of how to style something. Then he would do quick sketches of how he envisioned the outfit and I love how he sees the world. He styles in a way that is innovative. I’m still heartbroken it’s off the air.
Recently, this summer I noticed he is on QVC every Monday with his QVC line that he has had for a while. Another thing I love about Isaac is that he brings fashion to real women. That has been proven by his Target line, QVC line, and now he recently has yarns at Michael’s, tech accessories at Best Buy, tissues and bandaids at drugstores. I love how he brings a multitude of products to women and he isn’t one of those elitist fashion designers. You know the ones who only design for the runway/super rich/super skinny people. I started tweeting about it and I became good twitter friends with this other girl who watches it too and I don’t know if she coined this or if QVC did, but it’s called #MizrahiMondays. It’s amazing. Isaac is so fun and present. The comments he says with his host Shawn are hilarious. They always have laughing fits and it’s hysterical. I watch it every Monday.
One more thing about the awesomeness of Isaac! I swear. And this isn’t one of those sponsored posts by the way. One, I’m not that famous yet with my blog and two, I wouldn’t have to be paid to write about the awesomeness of Isaac. I just love him because, hello. Look at him ad his work. He is everything. But anyways, since I’ve been tweeting back and forth every Monday with this girl, I have got some tweets back from QVC and also THE ISAAC MIZRAHI FOLLOWS ME ON TWITTER. I died when I saw that. I’ve never been followed by someone of his caliber. It SO makes my day. Plus, I looked at his twitter friends and they are mostly all fashion designers/big businesses and not normal people. Isaac will retweet me quite a bit too. We are pretty much twitter besties. Hopefully one day, I will even meet him! Ah!
Sorry about that rant, but I had to do a shout out to my pal, Isaac Mizrahi. He completely changed how I viewed fashion. Here’s some of the photos of my Isaac for Target dress, Isaac for Target suitcase, and the proof that he follows me:
By the way, did I mention how much I love this suitcase? It does have a handle that is almost as tall as me. It’s lined with the IM insignia and hello, the color. I got it for 40 bucks too on sale. I wish I had bought two.
And wow, can’t believe I’m already 4 days behind on blog posts. I don’t know what my routine will be now that I’m working. I don’t think I’ll be able to blog every day. Maybe once a week thing will have to do. I am just too tired to do it after work every night. For people who do that and work FT, wow. I salute you!
Here’s what I’ve been wearing this week so far:
Top left: Today 10/14/14
Peplum Shirt-JC Penny, 2 dollars!
Jeans-Gap, on sale
Boots-MIA via Goodwill
Top right: Yesterday Monday 10/13/14
Vintage Boat Neck Shirt-Goodwill Outlet (You dig for stuff and buy it by the pound)
Clips-The Fair (Same throughout. Not like a store like the actual County Fair. You know corn dogs, animals, and rides? I find them every year. They do wonders when growing out bangs.)
Shoes-In a grab bag I got at a thrift store. You put as much stuff as you can get in a bag and it’s 5 bucks. Happens every Saturday at this tiny town my Aunt lives in. Very fun and you can get some good things.
Bottom left: Sunday 10/12/14. I work Sun-Thurs now, so my week starts early.
Dress-Cynthia Rowley via T.J. Maxx. I have 3 of her dresses now that I got at either TJM or Marshalls. I love them so and want more. They have an incredible fit and I love the look. So effortless.
Top-Gap via Goodwill.
Boots-Same as above.
Bottom right: Saturday 10/11/14
Dress-Old Navy, but I was lucky enough to get it from a friend. It didn’t fit her and our ON never got my size. It was a win, win for me. I love this dress.
kate spade clasp bracelet-Nordstrom Rack. It’s so my fav! Love the color and how the spade is the clasp.
The belt around my waist is from a pair of pajamas, oddly enough.
The other bracelet is from a craft fair. I love orange and tiffany blue.
Ok headbandits, that will do it for me!
I’m on a roll here. 3 blog posts in about a week? Don’t press your luck haha! But I’ll try to keep it up. Follow me on Insta because I post there religiously.
P.S. If you can make it this far, that is. I’m sure you all heard about the kate spade and jack spade for Gap kids, right? Ugh, I’m so jealous. I wish it was just kate spade for Gap period. Way to leave out the adults, kate! It’s cool though, I guess. Lucky for me, I can still wear an XL in kids for like tops, dresses, and sometimes leggings, so I’m totally cashing in on that. I saw the e-mail yesterday and I think the line is coming out on the end of October. So excited to see what they get, I will share more when I find out. I saw the sneak peak look book though. Cute, cute.