Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Current Obsessions - 2/3/09

I have decided that I want to start a weekly "obsession" post about what I'm currently digging. Let's face it, we all have the "look but don't touch" mentality right now so it's nice to see what's new out there. In a recent post I admitted that I have a shopping compulsion and I am here to tell you that it's a serious condition. To understand where I'm coming from you would have to go back a few generations to my Mother's Mom, my Nana. Nana is the most precious thing that you'll ever meet and the best shopping buddy that you could ever find. From day one, we have been two peas in a pod together. She has flashed her painted nails and blonde bob around for as long as I can remember and it will always be a picture of style. Some might know that I'm not one to shy away from a nautical stripe and Nana taught me that. Nana's love for shopping has trickled down through the generations and bore some pretty serious retail connoisseurs. It was passed onto my Mom and she then passed it on to me. So there we have it, my "medical history".

I wish I could say that there was a cure for this, or rather, that I want a cure for this. But the reality is, I don't. As long as I'm not hurting anyone, what's so wrong with looking? The truth is, I'm never dangerous about my wants and I find a lot of pride in the fact that an Old Navy steal can excite me as much as a luxury buy. So I'll be here week after week talking about what has blown my skirt up. Who knows, it might not even be an actual item - it could be a movie, a new cd, a pair of shoes, hair extensions, whatever. If I like it, I'll dish it.

Hey, if Oprah can do it...I can do it.

So I thought I'd shake things up this first time around and show you two things that I'm loving right now.

First up, this incredible hobo from J. Crew. My love for J.Crew is extremely loyal and I feel like bag just speaks to me. The messenger strap makes this both functional and trendy. And that pale gold? Fuggedaboutit. I never shy away from metallic but the tawny brown is nice too. A girl can dream, right?

My second item is The Fray's self-titled album in stores today. I happen to love The Fray and will openly admit that their unchanging sound is music to my possibly tone deaf ears. I pre-ordered this cd and fully intend to wear it out. In fact, I'm listening to it right now.

Peace & Obsessing Love,


1 comment:

  1. L-O, L-O, L-O, L-O-V-E (I pray you just sang it like Ashlee Simpson does...) the hobo!