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fashion's night out part deux

September 10, 2009 by thelillinator

update to my prior post-

the pinnacle of office chic. today, this was my hair clip.

i got out of the day job at a decent hour today and i did go to nordstrom to try on the ugg highkoo boots. in the espresso color i liked, no less! and then i took them home with me. ;) i consider that my participation in fashion’s night out. i even participated on east coast time with everyone else in nyc where all the real fun is. i was all wrapped up by 7pm pt/10pm et and home in my who-goes-to-victoria’s-secret-and-only-buys-sweats sweatpants.

for those curious about how the highkoos are in real life, it’s just the insole that is shearling and they run about a half size small. one really cool thing is there are a couple of sets of snaps for the button detail that allow you adjust your boots to be knee high or only calf high. i was even able to fit in my bootleg jean legs into the boots at the store, but i did go home and try them on again with a pair of skinny jeans. it was nice not to have to struggle too hard to get my jeans to stay down as i pulled up a boot. i say this because, while i don’t think i look like i have particularly big calves, i’ve found over the past couple of years that a lot of knee high boots are too small in the calf for me.

pj strikes a shy pose in her new robe

i even involved the dogs in fashion’s night out, albeit from afar since they were at home. i got an email from scraps today to let me know that my special order had come in. ruffus already has a rain jacket, a beater, and a dirty english muscle t, so a couple weeks ago i felt the need to stock up pj’s closet as well. i found some really cute things by gooby (yes, i hate the name) and because they are kind of lame and don’t have an e-commerce set up for retail, i went over to scraps to order pj a wardrobe. if her pink harness weren’t enough to let you know that she’s a girl, she now has a couple of ruffly vest/dresses and a bathrobe, pictured here. i actually think it’s a really cute bathrobe and may have her wear it more often than just when she’s fresh out o’the bath.

susan by emma cook flutter sleeve dressmy other nod to fashion’s night out was tracking down my lost urban outfitters package with my susan by emma cook dress. i think i will wear it tomorrow since it’s supposed to be warm (yay for last dregs of summer!). since i bought this dress in two sizes because i didn’t know which one would fit better, would it be entirely too gauche to return the unwanted size while wearing the one i’ve decided to keep?


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