Jimmy Kimmel Exposes Fashion Week Wannabes

Fake it until you make… a fool of yourself?

I have attended exactly one (1) fashion show in my life, and the people I saw there varied from chic to over-the-top. No one wears a name tag, so it’s impossible to tell the difference between a legitimate industry employee and a random dressed like an extra from “Ugly Betty.” (There was orange fur.)

Jimmy Kimmel is here to expose the fakers of the fashion world. His crew interviewed people at fashion week about “lesser-known” fake designers. Tell me more about this Chandler Bing you speak of…

Pink Friday: My Dream Pink Office

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Welcome to Pink Friday, a new feature in which I share my favorite pink finds from all around the web. For more pink, follow my All Pink Everything board on Pinterest. 

Ordering office supplies is one of my responsibilities at work. We order through Staples, and I’ve gotten a bunch of their breast cancer awareness items for my desk. From the pink paper clips to the pink shoe tape dispenser, a bit of my favorite color brightens up the workday. In my 2012 holiday gift guide for coworkers over at Forever Twenty Somethings, I recommended this jeweled pink mouse, but unfortunately have since gotten rid of it because it wore out after about one year of use. It did attract a lot of compliments, though!

I also have this set of pink castle bookends from Amazon.

My dream home office would have a lot of pink as well. I recently got a (non-pink) desk for my apartment (for $40 on Craigslist!) that I’m excited about. When looking for a chair, I found a few bright pink options:


This pink desk chair from Amazon ($65) is my favorite. It has free shipping with Prime too. Wayfair.com and Walmart also have some nice options.

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Dot & Bo has gorgeous pink chairs, too. This pink chair is on sale for $184.99 and there are several other styles with the same color.

Poppin.com is a cool office supply site that lets you shop by color!  They also have every office item you could possibly want in pink, although it’s pricey. This set of pink supplies is on sale for $100 down from $119.

Of course, you can always head on over to Staples for a pink stiletto shoe dispenser for $9.99.

Where is your favorite place to shop for office supplies?

Remembering 9/11, and The Woman Who Wasn’t There

Where were you on 9/11?

I was a junior in high school in Westchester, New York, working on a project for physics in the hallway. I remember what I was wearing: a black Gap favorite T and hot pink capri pants. “Did you know two planes just hit the world trade center?” said a senior walking by. “What?” we said, almost dismissing him. “It’s true,” he said. “They are like, crying, in the front office right now.”

Throughout the day we got more and more updates, each more unsettling than the last, especially because so many peoples’ parents work in the city, and no one’s cell phone was working. Were they dead, or were they safe?

At home, the TV didn’t work either. Just fuzz. I went for an emergency session with my therapist along with my mom and brother. It helped, but for weeks afterward, I felt shaky. Unsafe.

Of course, bad things happen all the time, but always to someone else. Never this close to home. That was what was so scary.

A few weeks ago, I watched this documentary about Tania Head, The Woman Who Wasn’t There. It’s really fascinating how she was able to infiltrate the 9/11 survivors network, even take charge of it, before anyone figured out the truth.

I wasn’t there, but I was close enough.

My Too-Old-for-This-Shit List

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There’s an interesting thread over on Reddit: What’s on your “I’m too old for this shit” list? The phrase, I’ve read, is originally from Danny Glover’s character in Lethal Weapon.

Highlights include:

Staying up late, roommates, midnight showings of a new movie, and “Any drinking establishment that requires patrons to wait in line to enter.”

Agreed on all counts.

I’m turning 29 this week, and I’ve put together some things I’m too old for, or, more accurately, not willing to put up with anymore. There are some things in life you’re never too old for, like Degrassi. You’re never too old for Degrassi.

Teen clothing stores.
It has been many moons since I wore anything from Abercrombie, Hollister and the like, but once in a while I’ll get a shirt or something from American Eagle. Sometimes, when my best friend and I are at the mall, we stop in AE because she likes their jeans and button-down shirts. The last time we were there, they had all of these “spring break” style clothes. (First old person thought: most high schoolers do not go on spring break). Teeny-tiny shorts. Sheer tshirts. (How do you wear a bra with that?) Crop tops. (WHY ARE CROP TOPS A THING? Who would wear this?! This is so inappropriate.) I asked my friend if we could go back to adulthood. OK but I really do like this flamingo tshirt though. I will buy ONLINE and ONLINE ALONE!

Having 900+ Facebook friends. 
Some people might disagree with me on this, but a Facebook friend cleanse can be a wonderful thing. I deleted almost everyone I hadn’t spoken to in 2+ years. I was tired of feeling guilty for not keeping in better touch with people from high school or college. A friend cleanse means accepting that you won’t stay close with every friend or acquaintance that you’ve ever had, and that’s OK.

And (perhaps deserving of its own item on the list), I wanted to stop having Facebook friend comparathons with people whose accomplishments and/or bragging made me feel like complete crap. For example: When I was 15, I went to sleepaway camp with two glamorous girls. They were my opposites (rich, popular) and their lives were a source of endless fascination to me. Even though we never became good friends, years later, I still found myself scrolling through their Facebook photos (mostly for the great clothes). Yeah, it must be nice to be rich and have some things handed to you (I say this because I once saw a wall post offering one of them a job in publishing) but what was I doing? I’m too old for this shit, so I deleted them.

Fighting via email or text message.
I have been in many text and email fights, and it’s fair to say that I have won a decent amount of them. It’s satisfying, but not enough to justify being stressed out 24-7, wondering when the next message will hit. I find it more satisfying to just ignore. It’s also a good way to avoid being a Gawker punchline.

Plastic dishes. I bought my first set of ~real~ drinking glasses last summer. Mind=blown.

Shoes or clothes that don’t fit right even if you REALLY like them. Just… no.

 

What’s on your too-old-for-this-shit list?