Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Stupid Olsen twins.
Growing up, I endured endless teasing — thanks to my younger brother — because my family thought I resembled the Olsens when they were toddlers on "Full House." (I'm fairly sure it was the puffy bags beneath the eyes.)
Now I don't like them because they're all effortlessly skinny and make these fabulous clothes under their Elizabeth and James label at unconscionable prices.
I mean, really. Who can buy this stuff? People are — this fabulous faux fur cocoon coat (which costs more than $500) was snapped off of shopbop.com superquick. But, me with my discounted newspaper editor paycheck, cannot afford such luxuries. But, I so love it. I've also fallen for other oversized poncho-ish cardigans and coats from the EJ line. I think part of me thinks I'll look dainty and demure if I wear the stuff.
Today, I scoured Gilt Groupe (gilt.com) because it had Elizabeth and James clothing on close-out prices. Alas, no cocoon coat. Maybe Forever XXI will get into knock-off mode; I really do love that fur coat. Cuz, ya know, I'd sure get a lot of use out of that in Tucson, Ariz.