In which we pick up some wheels and I grin like a lunatic.
You know what this is?
Exactly what I wear every single day of my life, ever. T-shirt. Cutoffs. Boots (or sandals). Fun jewelry. So it’s not the most world-rocking of outfits to photograph, but hey: I was pretty excited/nervous on Saturday, so the fact that I managed to remember to wear pants at all is worth commemorating.
And apparently navy is my car-shopping color of choice.
Like, ooh, everyone in the universe, I just adore Rebecca Minkoff. The M.A.C. clutches were everywhere last summer and seem not to be what the mayjah fashion ladies are running around with this year, but a) don’t care, and b) also don’t care. And even if you’re into the Bag Of The Moment, I still think they’re worth investing in: to me, the shape has reached “classic” status and will never go out of style. (I’m especially fond of the two colors I managed to snag at a sample sale a few months back: red and camouflage.)
We bought a car.
I love it.
Kendrick is a little fond of it too, as you can see.
It’s a Subaru Outback, which is the car that we’ve had our eye on all along but figured we’d probably have to end up leasing…but then we stumbled upon a 2006 with decent mileage that we were able to finagle down into our price range (with the assistance of Brian out at Prestige Subaru in Pleasantville, who was just wonderful to work with).
You know why this car makes me so happy? Because it’s super safe and practical and fits our budget and is all those “smart” and “responsible” things…but it’s also a little geeky, cool in exactly the way I respond to (see: a little geeky), and not even the tiniest bit precious. I hate the idea of having a car I have to be all up in arms about if someone dares to stick a fingerprint on it: I want something I can pile babies and dogs into and ride off into the sunset.
(And yes, Dad, I will remember to change the oil and will wax it often.)
(Totally lying. That’s Kendrick’s job.)
Have a car.
On me: Joe Fresh t-shirt, A.B.S. jeans DIY-ed into cutoffs (they’ll look better after they’ve taken a pass through the washing machine), Forever 21 belt, Steve Madden Roady boots, Guess by Marciano sunglasses, Hannah Warner necklace, Rebecca Minkoff purse, chloe _ isabel silver bangles, ROXoxox neon wrap bracelet, earrings c/o Ippolita.