Saturday, September 18, 2010

Something new that I learned . . .

Returning stuff.

I should do it more often. A lot of times I buy things that end up not fitting or I wear once because I didn't completely love it. Recently I've been returning stuff instead of stashing it away in my closet, and I realize now why some people fall into the chronic "buy it, return it" cycle.

I'm really trying more or less to NOT buy things at all unless I can't live without them. Which is hard for me, since I tend to think I can't live without any of the things that I buy.

It's not such a bad mantra though. You can apply it to anything. Don't get a haircut you can't live with forever. Don't buy the shoes if you don't know what you'll wear them with.

If you know you love something and it makes you feel and look happy, then go for it.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Let's drive to Vermont in a hurricane, my dear.

Getting ready for a weekend in Vermont at a family friend's lodgings. They have a cabin/house that they bought about a year ago as to have a permanent place to stay over their many skii trips. I of course do not skii. I made the attempt once when I was maybe fifteen or sixteen . . . I don't even remember my exact age, but it was enough to convince me that this was not a sport I was very much advanced at.

We are also expecting Hurricane Earl here on Long Island, but I'm sure Earl will dwindle into a tropical storm of some sorts, hopefully (and some people will not agree with me in this) bringing somewhat of a cold front.

I can't help it! I love the Fall! It's probably my favorite season, despite my love for the beach. Sometimes the summer is just TOO hot, and I really just look forward to pulling on some jeans and a cardigan and sipping apple cider. I love it.

This post didn't turn into very much . . . oh well. Anyway, I'll be sure to veg a bit and come back with something insightful to say.