Monday, May 18, 2009

SMITTEN! * American Apparel Le Sac & Circle Scarf

I am so SMITTEN I am practically obsessed! Ever since buying a Le Sac dress and Circle Scarf at American Apparel this past weekend I have been trying to convert everyone. They are, in fact, the best thing since sliced you-know-what.

The Le Sac dress is, well, a sac. If you laid it out on the floor it would kind of look like a garbage bag with the bottom cut off. The amazing thing about it is that you can wear it so many ways you are practically paying $5 per outfit. I LOVE IT. BUY IT. Sooooo worth the money.

If there is one thing I love more then Le Sac, it's the Circle Scarf. This thing is so amazing, you can wear it as just about any item of clothing except for pants. Literally -- I made it into a shawl, caplet, headwrap, dress and skirt -- all in a matter of minutes.

Put these two items together and you have endless possibilities. I had to have an outfit for a day that could transition from casual to dressy and back, and these two items helped me do that seamlessly. I haven't been that much of a fan of American Apparel lately because I no longer look like an anorexic waif (and let's face it, that's about the only people that can wear their clothes), but these two items know no size -- anyone can wear them.

BEST money I have spent on clothing yet this year. BUY THEM. You will not regret it.

STRICKEN! # Essie Neon Nail Polish

I soooo badly wanted to like it. I kept seeing the ads in my fashion magazines, and was strangely drawn to it.

Let me first state for the record that I only wear polish on my toenails. I haven't worn fingernail polish of any kind in the last 15 years. I just think fingernail polish is kind of tacky -- I like to look natural. But for some reason these ads for the Essie Neon polish were calling me. I am kind of obsessed with neon yellow and grey right now, so I think that may be at the root of this strange phenomenon.

So I went out today and bought it. It does not look like how it looks in the bottle -- at least the yellow doesn't. That's the one I bought. It's matte. Neon should never be matte. Neon is loud, proud and says, "Look at me, world!" Matte anything is the exact opposite of that. I put on 4 coats, hoping it would get better. It didn't. I kind of look sick, or dead. The only saving grace was my glossy top-coat, which sort of took away the dullness. Such a disappointment, especially because it was the first nailpolish I bought in forever and I just wasted 8 bucks I really needed to buy groceries with.

Don't buy it -- unless you try it first. Part of me is still holding out for the purple.