Frippery and Frock

Clothes, shoes, and handbags of only slightly questionable taste.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Are those maternity jeans?!

Being pregnant for me has meant six months in sweat pants because maternity jeans were so freakin' uncomfortable. Until I discovered JC Penny's maternity section. For a mere $35 I got a comfy - and more importantly cute - pair of jeans. The first time I wore them, another pregnant woman came up and asked me point blank, "Are you pregnant?" A question most people won't ask for fear of hearing "No, I'm not (you bitch)." When I said I was, she asked where on earth did I get those cute jeans. Seriously! I now heart JC Penny.

If you are pregnant - don't get jeans at the Gap, where they are double the price and tight tight tight! Unless maybe I just bought the wrong size becasue I refuse to admit I'm no longer a size 6. My husband occasionally buys me outdoor clothes - for hiking and camping - and reminded me that everytime he buys me a 6, its too small. Sometimes husbands say the wrong thing. But he redeemed himself at Thanksgiving when I donned a very large fleece jacket to go on a walk, and I said "I look hugely fat." He smiled honestly and said "You look cute and fuzzy." Good husband.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Screw Coach

This baby bag is way cooler. But it's equally expensive - like $300+ so I'm pretty sure that I would never buy it.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Scarf It Up

Today is my 4 year wedding anniversary, I'm five months pregnant with my first child, and I recently got a new job. BUT THE EXCITING NEWS is the beautiful striped scarf from Coach that me hubbie bought me. It's exciting because 1) You would never actually buy yourself a scarf, 2) No one wears scraves anymore, but its very fabulous a la stewardess in the friendly skies and 3) It's from Coach, and that's de facto exciting.

Do you love Coach too, and find yourself wondering "how do I get a job designing handbags and ponytail ties/scarves for a living?" Then you and I should get together and drink herbal pregnancy tea because I've been thinking about that all night. It mingled in with my dreams about the Project Runway finale. (Notable lack of scarves in finale.)

Friday, July 28, 2006

I Heart QVC

I'll watch almost any home shopping network for a few minutes, but nothing compares to QVC (channel 14 in Seattle). Fake Christmas trees? Check. Stretchy pant coordinates, workout dvd collections, lions head gold jewelry - bring it on. Mostly I watch to admire the hosts ability to make the crappiest item seem desirable. I did buy a collection of windsor pilates dvd's a few months ago. I have picked up the phone to buy jewelry, but never executed. And their web site is great. If I ever gain three hundred pounds and don't want to leave the house, my life will clearly be all about QVC.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Baby vs. Really Cute Purse

Dear reader - I am ten weeks pregnant. I haven't told anyone yet, well, except the baby's daddy. I am very excited and next week I can tell everyone, including my parents who will be grandparents for the first time. So, anyway, I was perusing the Coach web site earlier today just for fun. And to my utter delight, found they carry a Coach baby bag. I want it. It's probably impractical as hell, plus it costs as much as a year's supply of baby food. OK, I have no idea how much baby food really costs, but the bag is $398 and I'm sure that's ridiculous. However this does not stop me from wanting it.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Did hell freeze over and no one tell me?

OK, the shoes are cute, I would buy them. They're from Easy Spirit. Good, they'll be comfortable. But they cost $320! Since when does Easy Spirit sell shoes at this price? Who cares they were designed by Tara Subkoff, from the Imitation of Christ label which makes hideous clothes. I am troubled by this turn of events for several reasons, not the least of which is the possible demise of the 'extremely uncomfortable but gorgeous high heel club.' This was a club that only the most shoe-obsessed women belonged to and I don't like access being opened up by Easy Spirit. (Not that these shoes are gorgeous, cute yes. But at $320 a pop, the designers at ES will soon figure out how to do gorgeous.) In addition, I am barely comfortable shopping at ES, albeit online - never in the actual mall, and much less comfortable paying them this absurd amount of money for cute shoes. But I am powerless against a cute shoe. What next? Will Sears suddenly have desirable handbags? Well, I could go for that. Sears is kinda awesome.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

What is Frippery? Or Frock, for that Matter.

Hi and thanks for visiting the Frock and Frippery blog where I get to share my slightly skewed take on fashion. I love clothes, I often find myself wandering around the shoe aisle in a kind of coma or fingering the way too expensive handbags. It's an addiction to nice things and slightly ugly things - a combination I find intoxicating.

So, on that note...frippery: Pretentious, showy finery. And then, frock: A woman's dress. But mostly, these are jsut two clothing-related words that sound fun together.