Fashion Forward Thinking
Stuck in the Mud and Looking Forward
The start of summer? Really? To me Memorial Day signals the start of June which is one of the most hectic months of the year. Along with the usual work stuff, which is frankly not awful in June (thank you retail), we have the pick up in end of year stuff at school and activities. This is similar to September except that in September I am not packing camp trunks. They are here in my apartment, the spreadsheets updated and ready for 2012 (yes I have spreadsheets to pack). Yet, I am walking through mud here~ I just cannot deal. I also cannot deal with the checks, papers, organizing I need to do for year end. As my loyal readers also know I mark time
in June ~ another year ends, kids getting older and I am always a little sad. Not sad like ugh it's going to be freezing and sleeting all day and dark at 4 pm sad~ sad like wait~ where did the time go? I had such grand plans for us this year! I suppose it is time to look forward~ that is what all good merchants do after
all, don't dwell on what didn't happen and find something fun to look forward to.
I am already looking forward to this….. Aaron Sorkin has been signed on to adapt Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson’s biography on the late Apple co-founder. Wow…. I am already looking forward to it but now I must actually face the book and read it.
Today I boarded t
he bus midtown to head to my office. I realized I have a specific scanning routine when I board a bus. Assuming it is not standing room only and I can find a seat with relative ease I tend to look for women, thinner people (so I am not squished), slightly older women or women who do not have coffee, blasting music or cell phones out and if I can find a woman reading a book or with a Lord and Taylor bag~ well I am set. Today I sat next to a tall woman with grey hair, a book and a Lord and Taylor bag~ score.
Three Random Reasons I Love NYC Today:
1) You can buy a banana for $0.25 on the street.
2) You can have breakfast all day and no one thinks you are strange or hungover thanks to our diners.
3) You can open a hot new sandwich/ cookie/ ice cream place in what amounts to a break between buildings and be a smash hit.
While in Bloomies today at Forty Carrots I counted no fewer than 12 women in colored pants. Impressive.
Finally, the best quote I have read recently was this by Kelly Ripa: ” Going to Fiji is not marriage. Going to Costco is marriage.” Said while commenting on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. So true…