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A Weekend, In Highs and Lows

Monday, September 25, 2006


*High: I took about 10 thrifted finds down to the tailor to be altered – mostly cute vintage dresses that need to be taken in (or, ahem, let out) and have been sitting in my closet, just waiting for their Cinderella moment. I can't wait to get them back this weekend – it could be the infusion of fun new stuff my wardrobe has been waiting for.

*Low: I'd really hoped to replicate Guise's much-discussed (and very cute) shirt dress, and went to Mike's tailor armed with a picture and a dream. A dream that ended very quickly when the price for such a project was estimated at a whopping S$140 (that's about US$85). Now, Mike pays S$40 for the dress shirts he has made there, and I was well prepared to pay more than double that price for my dress. But that massive jump-up seemed a little ludicrous (they claimed it was for the extra fabric and the "feminine tailoring") – and so, the project has been sidelined. For now.

*High: In what I'm sure will become a lifelong quest to achieve skin as nice as the pretty Bleubird Vintage girl, I headed down to Mask in Wheelock Plaza for a quick facial. (I opted for the pricier "Vegetarian Facial"; Mike, who is supremely comfortable with his metrosexuality, tagged along for the quickie "Supermodel facial" and also enjoyed it.) I'm not sure we're at Bleubird levels yet, but I *am* feeling rather pretty and glowy now.

*Low: The commitment to beautification took a turn for the worst when I also tried to schedule a pedicure and ended up with a really terrible experience. And so: Thank god I bought two pairs of ballet flats last week and am able to hide my toes for the foreseeable future.

*High: Blissful Claudie has just posted the amazing sounding lemon dhal recipe that we have been intrigued by for some time. We love dhal with an intense passion (it is quite possibly our favorite food, after cheese), and so, we cannot wait to make this. Thank you, Blissful Claudie!

*Low: I will have to wait a little longer for cooking endeavors, at least until my taste buds are back in full working mode. Because, yes, nine days later, the cold still rages and it is ruining my taste for everything besides peanut butter and lemon-honey cough drops. Which are both rather very tasty but not doing anything to help me retain a girlish figure.

*High: There was a Child Star Marathon on E! yesterday. And really, lazy Sunday evenings spent on the couch with Mike watching the ongoing shenanigans of Lindsay Lohan, Kirk Cameron and Punky Brewster and ordering in pizza = *perfect.*

*And another high!: I finally got to debut my new thrifted dress with its cute little plaid tree pattern, which you can see above (the full dress shot will have to wait until next time). There was also the purchasing of a terrific navy blue patent leather-ish belt. Plus, there has to be more highs than lows; we strive for happiness around here, after all.

10 comments :

samantha said...

that dress seems awesome...where did you get it from?

ms. spinach said...

it's from the japanese thrift store on haji lane here in singapore. it's my only resource for cheap thrift finds here -- they're few and far between, but always worth it.

actually, as a special surprise for people who check the comments -- you can see the dress in its full-length glory right here.

samantha said...

its really nice! how much was it? i definitely have to go dig for stuff at house of japan soon...havent had the chance to...yet...haha

ms. spinach said...

It was S$10 (that's US$6 for the rest of you) -- not too shabby.

samantha said...

that's cheap! thanks a lot...

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