My husband and I like to practice something called "slow tech." It's where we limit the use of cell phones, computers, iPads, iPods, or anything with a screen and then we act smug and judge people for not connecting to each other on a "human" level like we are. Aren't we just so above it all? That is until one Sunday afternoon when we were phone-less, frantically bumbling around the city like rabid animals searching for a pastrami sandwich at some place called Deli Board which ended up being a little dry. What I discovered was not just the obvious, which is that we are so dependent on our phones, but that the most simple tasks can drive you absolutely mad. For example, without my phone, I became obsessed with the time. Like, I had no idea what time it was throughout the day and it completely stressed me out. I didn't even have anywhere to be, I just had to know! Or going to the movies. Sounds good right? Sure, let's look up some times, oh I can't, I don't have my phone. Or finding the sandwich shop, where the fuck is it? I don't know, I don't have my phone. Where are we? I don't know, I don't have my phone. Let's call an Uber to get ourselves home. I can't, I don't have my phone. Forget it, let's just get to a bus stop and take public transportation back. Hello, I can't find the bus stop, because, you guessed it, I don't have my phone!!!! Sure we may be slaves to our phones, but I got a little taste of living back in 1998 and it was bitter. Some guy even had the audacity to tell me that the shop was "south of the northeast corner" of some street. Like anyone knows what that even means.
When can a gal wear a long white Grecian maxi dress with a pea green suede jacket? Anytime she wants! I love me a good maxi dress and I love a good maxi dress that I can dress up or down even more. I went to a hoity toity high tea lunch date in this ensemble and it was perfectly clean and cool. But I can toss on some flip flops and grab a coffee in it as well. Plus I'm loving this whole white trend because I can pair this white dress with a million different jackets or sweaters and you automatically have yourself 20 new outfits. That's a lot of bang for your buck baby.
This week, I collaborated with Lookmazing for their Who Wore It Best competition and styled this Topshop crop top (gotta love saying it). I love it, it's really cute, but I would be lying if I said that I wasn't a little worried about styling this item. I mean, it's adorable, but when it arrived at my door and I pulled it out of the box, it was the teeniest tiniest little piece of green fabric I had ever seen! I almost considered wearing it as a bra. But thanks to it's stretchable capabilities and a back zipper, this old lady was able to squeeze right into this puppy.
**You can vote for my look here: https://www.lookmazing.com/LookMazing/image_albums/2321
I've recently been watching a lot of Regency era, Jane Austen type shows from the BBC because there hasn't been any horror movies released this summer. I like to slide between total civility to terrifying bloodbath. The stuff in between is just a little to normal for me and I can get normal in my men's robe at home. One of my particularly favorite shows is called Lost in Austen which is basically Back to the Future meets Pride and Prejudice. To summarize, a modern girl (Amanda) steps through a time portal in her bathroom and instead of Narnia she steps right into Pride and Prejudice where she and Elizabeth Bennet trade places. Yeah, it's every bit as amazing as it sounds. Elizabeth becomes a nanny for a dental hygienist and Amanda falls in love with Mr. Darcy, as is typical. My absolute favorite part though, is when Mr. Darcy proposes to Amanda, but then discovers that she is both a time traveler and also not a virgin. His response to both of these quandaries was both simple and assured: "I cannot marry you. You are not a maid." Umm, ok, sure. Hello?! That's why you can't marry her?? Because she's had sex?? NOT because she's a time traveler from the future?! Apparently it is more reprehensible that she's had pre-marital sex, than her going through a time portal in her bathroom FROM THE FUTURE! Well, phew now we know the answer to the age old question of whether Jane Austen would find it more disgraceful to bend space and time or to have sex before marriage. The answer is surprisingly, sex before marriage. That means you can time travel your little heart out! Lost in Austen indeed.