Why Did You Wear That: Did I Do That?

By |October 9th, 2012|Why Did You Wear That?|

steve urkelYou know you’re getting old when you start saying things like, “They don’t make ’em like they used to.”  Well, from time to time I wax poetic about “classic” TV and some of the shows I grew up with.  Yes, I love The Nanny, Full House, and Who’s the Boss?, but let us not forget the great Family Matters starring the obnoxiously lovable, Steve Urkel.  Sure, sure he spent the majority of his time chasing around Laura Winslow and in hot pursuit of cheese, but perhaps we sold this geek a bit short.  No, I don’t mean his alter ego, Stefan.  I’m talking about his studious style that could very well be translated into something quite cool for modern day.

dress like steve urkel

1. Cutler and Gross D-Frame Acetate Optical Glasses, $470, 2. J. Crew Holden Plaid Cotton Blend Shirt, $78, 3. Steven Banx Two Tone Oxfords, $129, 4. Forever 21 Hooded Varsity Cardigan, $22.80, 5. Forever 21 Suspenders, $8.90, 6. Rag & Bone Dash Slouchy Skinny Jeans, $198,

See? suddenly Steve is looking a little less geek and a bit more chic.  And if I told you I hadn’t sung late night karaoke somewhere in Koreatown with Urkel himself, that’d be a lie.

If all else fails, Halloween is just around the corner.  Did I do that?



The List Volume 1/20

By |January 20th, 2012|The List|

I was not kidding about that pony.  I feel that in honor of my birthday, I should suspend the usual snark fueled list in order to honor some things that make me giggle with glee.  So, here are ten of many in no particular order.

  1. Benetint. I don’t know how else I can say it.
  2. Crispy rice spicy tuna.
  3. Have I ever told you about Smitty
  4. Love.  Surprisingly enough… I love love.  So hard.
  5. Prosecco.
  6. My beloved friends… though I often have to Photoshop us into the same place for us to all be together. 
  7. Shiny things and chandeliers.
  8. Classic television, ie; Golden Girls, Cheers, Who’s the BossDesigning Women, Full House, The Nanny … (yes, I’m old).
  9. My pink HB cashmere robe.
  10. Any good reason to celebrate and deck myself out.

Happy birthday to me (and the rest of you Capriquarius kids).


Why Did You Wear That: Full House

By |January 18th, 2012|Why Did You Wear That?|

 They say what goes around comes around… and they weren’t lying.  I’m about to date myself here by saying that I really enjoy watching re-runs of Full House.  It brings me back to a happy place.  I’m really about to date myself (and sound like a fuddy duddy) by saying, they don’t make TV shows like they used to.

While watching an episode of Full House one lazy mid morning… it was the one where Stephanie goes to junior high and doesn’t really fit but tries to make friends by smoking… I looked at her friend Mickey and thought, “Wow, I like what she’s wearing.”  Sure, sure, it seems strange to want to wear the same thing as a girl in junior high during the 90’s, but 1. they say the cycle or recycled trends is about 20 years, and 2. Mickey is probably around my age by now, no?

Yeah, that’s right.  It’s just about time the 90’s are come back into fashion.  Um, Doc Martens and flannel shirts anyone?  Hey, it’s better than the 80’s.

1.  Cabela’s Portugese Flannel Long Sleeve Shirt, $24.99, 2. Free People 5 Pocket Denim Cut Offs, $68, 3. Junk Food T Rex Hot Love Baseball Raglan Tee, $43.99, 4. Michelle Roy Chain Friendship Bracelet, $62, 5. Dr. Martens 1460 in Black/Greasy, $110, 6. Foot Traffic Cable Knit Over the Knee Socks, $9

How rude.