Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Stars and Stripes Forever

Hooray for fall fashion! My magazines, aka September issues, have been trickling in and I'm devouring them every spare moment I have. Despite the 100+ temperatures here, I'm so ready to get my fall on. Plaids, jackets and boots, oh my!

I couldn't help but notice and be super excited by Dolce & Gabbana's fall 2011 RTW collection. I'm a sucker for stars and this collection is a celestial wonderland. Do you agree?

I could wear this now — to the pool. ;)
Hot damn, I want it all. The looks are so accessible, don't you think? Just wish they came at Forever 21 prices.
For the office?
Yes, please!
And yesterday, I was reading Marie Claire, I'm in love with the "Anglo Files" spread. Cool plaids, daring houndstooth(s), luxe leather, military accoutrements, bold stripes and creepers — yes, creepers! — decorate every page. It must be love, I'm smitten.

these shots were taken with my phone via Marie Claire, Sept issue.
Oh, the shoes! Reminds me of high school, in the best way.

Love the mixed prints, every detail.
I MUST have these bold stripes. Photo doesn't capture the brilliance.
Rag & Bone, you rule.
This jacket is the shizz. I'd wear this
outfit tomorrow — even if it was 106°out.
Cooler temperatures & hot fall fashion? Consider me ready.

Saturday, August 20, 2011


Saw this quote today on
pinterest.com. Fitting, no?

Well, it didn't take long for Old Navy to remove their "Let's Talk About Jeans" ad from their YouTube channel and now it's nowhere to be found. I only had the pleasure of it being functional on my blog for 24 hours. I have a feeling the Puritans raised a fuss. Sucky. Lame. No fun.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Let's Talk About Jeans, Baby

Creepy as hell.
Old Navy, I hate you, but then you repurpose a song, and I kind of love you.

Your ads have been disturbing me since you decided to launch those God-awful "modelquins" (see right). I loathe them even more than the terrifying Duracell battery rubber people. They're almost as bad as the human-like Coca-Cola polar bears. Those freaks strike fear in me every single December. But I digress.

Jingles. I love them. And oddly enough, they've been on my mind today. I posted a link to an old self defense commercial to Facebook this morning. That song was a total part of my childhood and one I still find myself singing years and years later.

Old Navy used to have fun jingles too! Am I the only one who remembers them? "Old Navy, Old Navy, Old Navy performance fleece!" It was divine — and with an all-star cast, no less!

And though I rarely buy their products (same with Gap, their sister brand) because nothing ever fits — I'm always in between two sizes, UGH — I know lots of people who LOVE Old Navy and with the latest round of commercials, I might actually have reason to set foot in there again.

JINGLES! "Let's talk about jeans, baby" and "Only in my jeans." Oh, what joy. Cheesy goodness! I crave thee. Judge me. I'm ready for it.
T noticed these particular ads brought a spring to my step. So tonight, while making dinner, he asks, "how much do you think Madonna got paid for 'Only in My Jeans'?" WHA?!?!?! Um, HELLO! It's Ms. Debbie *Deborah* Gibson!

Again, I'm ready for judgement day. Ah, electric youth. Back then, I loved her. Fun fact: Once a security guard at an amusement park let me into her concert. Though it was her last song, the sheer fact that he let me in and I got to see her, made me totally, wait for it, wait for it, CRY. Nerd alert! Hit me with your best shot. For the record, the first concert I actually paid money to go to was R.E.M. Does that redeem me in any way???

Well, regardless, the Debster makes for one great Old Navy commercial. And what about Salt-N-Pepa's reworked "Let's Talk About Jeans." Kinda disturbing that the original is "Let's Talk About Sex" but is it bad that it's also why I love this new version? I mean, the whole family is involved! Even Gram and Pappy. Awkward, yet delicious.

So thanks, Old Navy. We just might meet again soon... as long as you promise to keep the hits coming.


P.S. How much money do you think Debbie Gibson and Salt-N-Pepa actually did make for those songs? Now I truly am curious.