Thursday, December 30, 2010

Cross One Off The List

As a general rule, I don't do the resolution thing.

Making them only sets up failure. And, who wants to stress themselves out trying to reach difficult, maybe even unobtainable, resolutions in a fresh, new year full of potential. Instead, I keep my expectations low. It's a good way to be surprised. (This also works in parenting, and with the job.)

Is it painfully obvious that in the past I never met my weight-loss goal?

This year, I decided my frivolous, unapologetically shopping-centered aim for 2011 would be to acquire something Alexander Wang. Does it still count if I met this before 2010 came to a close?

Behold my new AW trench.

Because I am superstitious (and more than a little neurotic), I was sure I would be punished (in some way or another) when I saw's amazing sale and sat at the computer. On Christmas day. And shopped.

For myself.

It was final sale, meaning than 90 percent off or not, I was stuck with it. I hoped that participating in such rampant selfish consumerism wouldn't sentence me to a beautiful coat that pinched my shoulders. It doesn't. The trench looks great, feels great and arrived just in time for a cold snap.

Here's to a new year filled with many, many shopping successes, no matter what you desire. ;)


Desert Flower said...

It is so awesome. I love it. The fit is perfect, you chose well. Amazing piece. Can't wait to see it in person! I love that you found your AW piece before 2011 even started!

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

That trench is awesome!

Pagano DesignWorks said...


congrats! I like your kind of resolutions.

Rose said...

Ha! I thought I was the only person who doesn't do New Year's resolutions! :)

Love the coat on you! You look very stylish.