Sunday, November 30, 2008

I had to buy clothes - really

My laundry was "taken" from the laundry room of the place where I live, two weeks ago. It included both my hoodies, ancient t-shirts that brought back many memories (oh, my 10-year-old Middlebury tee!), as well as a few truly wonderful pieces, like a Helmut Lang top and more. Sigh.
So I really had to buy some clothes. At Urban Outfitters, I got a very light painter's tee I just love - I also fell for their Joy Division t-shirts, but $38?! Of course I headed for American Apparel where I got two XL hoodies, one cranberry and one black, a few plain black tees (I like getting guys' v-necks in Small), as well as a this cute gray little romper I wear to ballet class over my leotard.

30 comments:

marie said...

nice excuse to buy some clothes :)
i love the last one! cute, and im happy to hear your enjoying your new home xxx

Chloé Van Paris said...

Punkie,
I have the same cute gray little romper .
Isn't it super sexy ?
I wear it not like you in dance classes but relaxing at home.
Are you missing your parisian friends a little?
Happy to see that everything is going well.
I saw the cool red car you've bought-perfect.
Hope to visit you soon

karina Manghi said...

Taken? stolen? where taken by the fashion police?I do not think so.
New life new clothes.
A big hug for you sweet dancing girl.

Annie said...

That is awful, but nice you got some new clothes, I like that last one.

Mary-Laure said...

CHLOE - oh I do miss you very much Punky and hope you will visit me soon... There was a Siouxie t-shirt at Urban Outfitters that made me think of you. Very Punky.
I'm not surprised we chose the SAME item at American Apparel...

KARINA - Ha ha ha, your comment about the fashion police made me laugh!
You're right, new clothes for a new life, I hadn't thought of that.

Rina said...

Que mal por un lado pero que bueno por el otro, siempre es bueno y lindo comprarse ropa! Me rei mucho con el titulo, es lo que digo siempre y no tengo excusa jajaj

d. moll, l.ac. said...

It's Ok to buy new clothes, especially if you have just moved. I love hoodies, live in mine, really.

A World in a PAN said...

I LOVE the painter's t!!!

MISS GLITZY said...

I'm sorry for your clothes but sometimes they got a life of their own and Karina is right, new life, new clothes. I love the first tee, it looks very nice.

Anonymous said...

Well, you know the drill: wait 2 years & start watching the trash cans...

LENORENEVERMORE said...

American Apparel has great basics, hmmm is Helmut Lang still around...

Jennifer Elaine said...

Hmm... strange and intriguing comment from anonymous.

I particularly like the romper. I'll bet it looks great with your leotard!

For my basics, I usually buy packets of 100% cotton t-shirts in little boy sections of department stores. Inexpensive, somewhat threadbare, and a surprisingly good fit.

Anonymous said...

oh how horrible that someone took your clothing! don't like when someone takes away someone's memories...oh well...everything for a good reason...and you seemed to be quite delighted with your new purchases so....
xxnancy

Anonymous said...

Que guapa te ves.

miss cavendish said...

Ahhh-Joy Division. Love will tear us apart, and all that wonderfully gloomy dance beat to boot!

Gabbi said...

how tacky of them to steal your clothes, but i do love that painters tee of yours...

artycho said...

How frustating it must have been to look for your stuff at the laundry?! Like Karina said new chothes for a new start!

littlebird said...

oh how infuriating!
still new clothes to be bought so every cloud has a silver lining : )


(Beautiful car by the way)

Mary-Laure said...

RINA - es lo que decimos todas, no?

D. MOLL - never out without a hoodie; I even sleep in mine.

LENORENEVERMORE - I think Helmut Lang is still around in a new incarnation of some kind, after some time in a limbo. Don't quote me on that; we should ask Chloe.

JEN - yes, the comment from Anonymous is actually a private joke with Charlotte - I'll explain, you'll laugh.

MISS CAVENDISH - yes!!!! The t-shirt featured the Love Will Tear Us Apart title... Such a great song.

LITTLEBIRD - thanks about the car...

willow said...

What a piece of rotten luck! But looks like you turned the lemon into lemonade with the cute new stuff.

gracia said...

Like your new threads... sorry to hear about your missing items though... how rotten.

please sir said...

Oh no - that stinks!! Sorry to hear that, but at least you get to shop for some new outfits!

Solange said...

sorry to hear about your clothes, but I am glad you found some really nice things!
I like the grey top especially....

Solange

Mary-Laure said...

PLEASE SIR - you comment really cracked me up because you wrote "it stinks" when talking about my stolen LAUNDRY, you know... It was stolen from the dryer, so not only was it stolen, but it was clean and nice-smelling rather than stinky...

[Tara] said...

Cute painted top! That is horrible that your clothes were taken!! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for your comments. Cheers!

raining sheep said...

That is pathetic (not your new clothes - those are uber cool) - someone STOLE your laundry!!!!!What is that? Oh well, I guess it is a good excuse to buy new clothes. But honestly, someone stole your laundry...that is just sad.

Hila said...

How annoying that someone stole your clothes! But a good excuse to buy some more. I like your choices Mary-Laure - I wish we had Urban Outfitters in Australia.

lacouturiernyc said...

i need to go shopping.

perhaps i should try that? & see if it works ;]

xoxo,
La C.

Mary-Laure said...

RAINING SHEEP - and the crazy part is that I live in a gated community where people are really REALLY not anywhere near needy... I'm keeping my eyes open in case I see someone wearing my stuff.

HILA - sometimes it's good that some stores are not present the world over, don't you think? It leaves more space for local brands, designers, and retailers.

LACOUTURIERNYC - head for the stores, 'tis the season...

Rebekah said...

Oh, I'm sorry...so hard to lose things that we have sentimental attachments to. But, you got some new clothes out of it to make more memories in!