Wednesday, May 19, 2010

fast, thorough and sharp as a tack

1) I'm not crazy about this outfit actually, I just like the shorts, but I thought this girl was so pretty and it was one of the few summer street style pics I had.
2) I love this outfit, minus the shoes. I'm not digging the clogs, no matter what Chanel SS10 is telling me!

Stay tuned for my list of Summer 2010 Must-Haves :)
It's almost 2 AM and I'm blogging? I honestly have no idea how I'm still awake. I worked TWO jobs today. That's right people. Ynna Unemployed-for-the-past-two-years Padilla has two jobs. I've been at J. Crew for 2 weeks now, and honestly, I like it. It does get boring, especially when it's slow, but what retail job isn't like that? I think it's because the clothes are so pretty, I have fun looking at them. My favorite is when people ask me to help them come up with outfits or match things- so fun! And I made the exciting discovery that I can fit into size 10 Crewcut cardigans!! For so long I have painfully avoided Crewcuts, because it hurt me that I couldn't wear the clothes, but alas! I can! And the best part is, retail has recently added up to size 14! Wahoo!! Also, we got the 2nd half of the summer line. So gorgeous. I have been so good though, I haven't used my discount once! J. Crew makes me so happy.

However, Abercrombie & Fitch does not. Perhaps it was one certain individual that made my first shift particularly miserable, or maybe it was a combination of one annoying employee, top 40 techno blaring and enough Fierce cologne to aromatize a small village, but my first day reminded me why I stopped shopping there 2 years ago. I mean, I guess some of the clothes are OK, but the majority is overpriced and unappealing. I do need the money though and I only have to work there once or twice a week and the hours are pretty flexible. Not to mention, it's the easiest job of all time. I could say a lot more, but I don't want to offend any A&F fans or sound like a whiny teenager. But I do have to include this gem: While organizing clearance (IN-SANE) I came across some lovely pieces from Abercrombie's fall/winter collection. Some of my personal favorites: 1) Giant cream colored mu-mu complete with giant navy moose in case others want to purchase their own mu-mu and are unsure where to find such a unique piece. 2) Navy velvet bellytop racerback tank. I mean, does it get any classier? 3) Navy lace leotard. My personal favorite. I thought leotards were limited to the pages of Discount Dance and American Apparel's pornographic ads but oh-ho was I mistaken. Don't worry ballerinas and hipsters of America. Indulge your inner middle-schooler and go for the A&F leo, now $19.90 or something...!

Ok, enough dissing A&F. Maybe I was just really tired from working earlier in the morning.
So on the days I haven't been working retail, I've been sleeping in until 11, opening and re-opening the fridge and pantry hoping for miraculous additions to our sparse food supply (there is seriously no food in our house), fixing iTunes and catching up on TV shows I've missed including your one and only source into the scandalous lives of Manhattan's elite- Gossip Girl. I got into GG when I read the books which are basically USWeekly in novel form and so of course I had to watch the show. It's deliciously trashy and the cast is beautiful and of course, of course, of course, BLAIR WALDORF? Um, can we talk about Blair Waldorf?
Where do I begin? Perhaps her impeccable taste in fashion? Her ability to make ladylike and polished look sexy rather than boring? Making overachievers and perfectionists look cool and reinstating the headband as a girl's best friend, Blair Waldorf is the ultimate style icon. Once you get past her ice queen mentality and blunt rudeness and ego, she really is a gem. Ok, so maybe she's the biggest beeyotch on the Upper East Side, but whatever! She's not real! And I will always be Team Blair.

WARNING: NEXT PARAGRAPH MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS. So if you haven't watched season 3 finale, STOP READING NOW.

Anyways. Enough girl-crushing. Let's talk about that season 3 finale. WTF WAS THAT? Liiike I don't think I've ever been more annoyed with a TV character than Jenny Humphrey. She's Cindy Lou Who people. She's not capable of destroying lives. But she kind of is. And therefore I hate her. And we all knew the return of Georgina was a trainwreck in itself. I'm thinking the baby's a) not real or b) not Dan's. As for Chuck, he's definitely still alive. Like, they wouldn't kill one of the most loved characters on the show. You can't kill one of the fab 4.

K, I'm done analyzing GG. I apologize for the super-long entry. This is what happens when I don't update for a while. I think of all these things and just type sporadic thoughts. Ok, from now on, I plan to update at least once a week. Not that anyone cares haha. Ok, good night my friends!

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