22 November 2007

That for which I'm most thankful this Thanksgiving

My ultimate wishlist item - this McQueen funnel-neck mini - is still available in my size. Even when I'm frantically busy, I always remember to visit her at least twice a day at her home on Net-a-Porter.

Never have I found a pair of shoes to which I'm so attached I don't mind wearing them five days in a row. They're tall, they're ladylike, they're complementary to everything in my wardrobe and best of all, they're affordable enough so that I could buy not one but *two* preemptive replacement pairs.

The Mr. Bigs of this world may cause us an inordinate amount of heartache, but ultimately, when you bump into yours on a random Saturday evening in the parking garage just outside Neiman Marcus and it's all still very much there for both of you - palpably so - you know he was worth all 377 plays of "Tears Dry on Their Own."Katie Holmes.

This photo from The Sartorialist. It was she who inspired me to chop mine off.

The Midwest. My besties. While their hair hues may match the SatC girls' to a perfect 'T,' believe me when I say their three-dimensional personalities are loads more compelling. We may only regularly see each other Monday nights in BridalBird's nest, but more often than not, they and their sent-via-e-mail caustic wit are the best part of my every day. C, K, L and L FTW!!111!!1
Doggies...especially that little breakfast burrito in the lower right hand corner.
At the risk of sounding like a bad Academy Award acceptance speech, I'm most thankful this year for all of those who have supported this blog, which just a year ago was barely a zygote of an idea in my long-haired head. Without your supportive readership, I'd probably still be getting eight hours of sleep and maintaining healthy relationships with my friends, family, Monte and maybe even a nice 63 year old, flag-lapel-pin-wearing Republican. And for that, I thank you.

27 comments:

sarahsouth said...

amen.

manhattan_darling said...

happy thanksgiving! and always remember, we're just as thankful for ASJiNE as you are to us.

nyc admirer said...

that 63 year old Republican is just around the corner. just you watch, Mr. Big will see him coming and fight him for the honor of your presence. You'll get it all, and with a cute dog to boot.

so proud of you! happy t-giving, babe.

cali finale said...

what a great photo of the doggies! happy thanksgiving!

p.s. you've totally turned me into a wishlist stalker!

Alexandra said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

I also am thankful for your blog.

dc stylist said...

"Katie Holmes." - you make me laugh.

have a wonderful holiday.

Johanna said...

the runner-up goes to MSNBC for their all day marathon of new LockUp episodes. Mmmm...prison docs...

kimberly said...

like MD said, we're just as thankful for you and you are for us. happy thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

I was unaware TX was part of the Midwest. When did this happen?

etcetera said...

i am certainly thankful for you, dearest J. xoxo

Meru the Mutt said...

omgz! omgz! baxter - look! we're on the interwebs! there's my face! and yours! holy cow this is UHMAYZING! baxter, are you SEEING this?!! this is the big time. i am telling you, bro, we have ARRIVED!

damn. i look gooooood.

and check out that bitch in the bottom left corner. she's SMOKIN'.

C said...

(wiping away little tear)

Thank you, sugar. My owner and I have just had a little moment.

Love and kisses,

The Bitch in the Bottom Left Corner

Dave said...

You're welcome. Glad I saved you from that.

Anonymous said...

I love how you can't seem to stay away from posting - it's a testament to your passion, not that anyone could ever doubt it.

hope you had a nice Thanksgiving!

keep writing!

you don't need him! said...

all very good reasons to give thanks, but I must say I'm surprised by the Mr. Big reference...hasn't it been months since you've wallowed over him?

MOVE ON! (and I mean that in the nicest way possible :)

sart/jo fan said...

that picture from Sart's site sure was memorable. I love that you had the guts to go this short. It paid off in spades!

lady in l.a. said...

Monte's markings couldn't be any more perfect had Gund created a stuffed animal in his likeness. Whoever was able to get all those dogs to look up like that must have magical dog-whisperer powers. I can't even get my one dog to sit still for more than 2 seconds!

happy holidays!

hopeless romantic said...

I don't necessarily agree with "you don't need him!" Carrie ends up with Big, after all, so while you shouldn't wait around for him (which it seems you haven't), don't give up the dream entirely. You never know what could happen...

freckledk said...

I *heart* me some ASJINE. Wish I could carry it around in my pocket and refer to it on days, like today, when I'm out shopping for a few new things to kick around in, and thinking that *maybe* those skinny jeans would flatter a larger thigh area. Because of you, I won't even go there, but will instead head for the straighter leg denims. And I have you to thank for that. So, thanks!

thankful said...

I had my entire family dress up for Thanksgiving dinner in honor of your post last week, and for the first time in years, we actually took a family photo. The holiday takes on a much more meaningful tone when everyone looks the part. Even my Dad who would have preferred to be in sweatpants and a sweatshirt agreed it was a nice new tradition we should hold onto.

so thank you.

m street admirer said...

I love that you can appreciate a $4K dress and the simple joys - a dog - in the same breath. You're truly charming.

K said...

Happy Thanksgiving, J!!! You warm my heart every day. And I definitely dress better. I'm sure the latter pleases you more. ;)

xoxo

caphill intern said...

It's hard to tell if you're joking about the 63 year old flag pin republican...is that really your type? If it is, just swing by my office in the Hart Building and I can hook you up with any number of eligible candidates!

a friend who knows said...

she's serious, caphill intern. DEAD serious.

i think you're brilliant said...

I'm thankful for Katie Holmes too. Hopefully her elegance will wear off on the trashiness of young Hollywood. She and herstylist should offer workshops.

hope you caved and ate some carbs ;-)

laura said...

Adoring you and your dear readers from the great state of Indiana...cheers and smiggles for Monte! I'll be back in DC soon, but isn't it great to be in the Midwest for the holidays?

Anonymous said...

Mr. Big in a Neiman Marcus parking lot, eh? Sounds juicy...