Some People are So Untrusting

Last week, in the spirit of true and honest love, I dedicated my 200th blog post to my life partner-in-crime, XFE.

I don’t know why you don’t believe my beautiful song is written just for you.

This was how he responded to that lovely gesture:

From: Super important XFE
Sent: Friday, May 04, 2012 9:53 AM
To: Less important Poe
Subject: RE: The Poe log

I appreciate the dedication this morning.

However I believe you may have really wanted to write about RHNJ and figured by throwing me into the mix you would be able to not seem so RH obsessed.

A great gesture, thank you

Have a good day, love you

From: Outraged Poe
Sent: Friday, May 04, 2012 9:54 AM
To: Smug XFE
Subject: RE: The Poe log


From: Non-contrite XFE
Sent: Friday, May 04, 2012 9:55 AM
To: Insulted Poe
Subject: RE: The Poe log

That response right there tells me my theory is correct

Seems like you have content for post 201 now, reporting how your little dedications ham backfired when you got caught

From: Deny-til-the-End Poe
Sent: Friday, May 04, 2012 9:56 AM
To: Not Buying It XFE
Subject: RE: The Poe log

I was just thinking that…..

Unrelated: Remember how I decided after New York Fashion Week that sleeves were for unstylish losers? I tested out a cardigan sans sleeves last week and I’ve got to say, it was pretty awesome.

I call this my superhero writing cape.

It was pretty handy and kept my shoulders warm. On the 10 minute walk to the metro, I can get pretty warm, but the writing cape captured the early morning breeze like a sail, keeping my back cool and my upper arms warm.

Plus, I used a sweater clip, so it couldn’t fall off. Usually, I end up taking my sweater off about half way into the walk and stuffing it in my purse, where it soon slithers to the sidewalk, never to be seen again (I’ve lot a lot of good cardigans that way). This way, it was attached and couldn’t go anywhere.

Oh, and how do you like that shirt?

I bought it a couple of weeks ago for $20 from Forever 21. Doesn’t it look like something from Anthropologie? Something that maybe costs $330!!!! Seriously, Anthropologie. Who do you think you are??

NYFW Fall 2012: Eulogy to Coat Sleeves

New York Fashion Week is now officially over and I am bereft. I wasn’t there, mind you, but many of the bloggers I read regularly were there.

I don’t know what my days will be like without slide shows that I can shake my head at and chuckle, “Oh that crazy Christian Siriano with his signature ruffles. He’s just so fierce.”

There was much that I liked from the shows and look forward to sporting in Fall 2012: Leather sleeves! Peplums! Fur! Burgundy and wine tones! All together now! (Actually, a burgundy peplum jacket with fur trim and leather sleeves would be right up my alley.)

But I think what I’ll miss most in Fall 2012 are using the sleeves on my coat. Alas, henceforthwith, my coat will only adorn my shoulders and the sleeves will lie limply.

Sleeves are so 2011.
Who needs sleeves when you have a sequin sweater?
J Crew's Jenna Lyons rocking the lesbian chic. Which, of course, means no sleeves.
Where is my right hand? Have you seen it?
You know what's really hard? Hailing a cab when you have no arms.
Come to me, let me wrap my limp sleeves around your neck like a scarf.
Rachel Zoe was QUEEN of the non-useful sleeve. She is Working. It.
Helmut Lang: No use for sleeves.


The aforementioned Rachel Zoe's collection. Sleeves are for poor people.