13 December 2007

Hands-down, my favorite purchase of 2007

Tasked by a familial client to do some last-minute holiday shopping, I hiked it four-inch heels, thin trench and all up to Georgetown this evening after work to make one last pilgrimage to Club Monaco before my impatience with shove-happy crowds and women who walk six shopping bags across manifested itself in the form of a potentially violent, "As a matter of fact, ma'am, I do have a problem" confrontation.


After picking up a pair of elbow-length leather gloves, a slouchy oversized gunmetal clutch and a few of the gauziest, coziest turtlenecks in three lovely shades of black, blacker and blackest, instead of heading home, something compelled me to abandon my 45-minute target and instead make a quick stop down and around the WiscAve/M St. intersection to Zara.

I didn't need anything, of course, but as Oprah is always telling me, when you hear that inner-voice speak to you, honey child, you better prick up those ears and listen.

So listen I did.

And thank goodness, because had I not, I would never have found this, my hands-down favorite purchase of 2007. There's really not much else to say other than I can now die happy that I've found a way to literally wear my love for all the world to see.


"Oh Mum, it's splendid, just splendid. But honestly, couldn't you have tidied up the box-shelf a bit before we sat for the photo?"

*I do apologize, but I think you'll understand why this post took precedence over the dress-code follow-up. Be sure to keep an eye out for that post (I promise) at some point this weekend...

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

"box-shelf"

you crack me up.

brown bride to be said...

Oh Jo, that is perfect. Zara??

Anonymous said...

so cute

msu guy said...

lucky dog :-)

lila m. said...

Did they have other dog breeds? Like a Boston Terrier, maybe?

not that I'm the kind of woman who would wear a sweatshirt with her dog on it...not at all ;-)

C said...

I'm assuming he checked the label to make sure it wasn't a poly-blend before agreeing to get into it right? Because something tells me baby only does 100% cotton.

Anonymous No More said...

My longstanding ban on "dog clothing" may have just been lifted. That last picture is the cuteness.

jezebel said...

Monte's face *definitely* reads "Splendid, just splendid". Poor little guy.

Candid Cool said...

haha thats cute

Angelina said...

FYI Johanna: Bluefly.com has a ton of Geren Ford clothing 40% off right now. Also, Endless.com has some beautiful boots by Modern Vintage at a discount as well.

In general, those are great sites for online discount shopping of upscale brands and designer clothes. If you're about to buy something from Basic Boutique or Bop, check Bluefly and Endless to make sure you can't buy it cheaper.

law student said...

love the name of the first pic ;)

Oh...dear me said...

I love it, sigh in search for the pic of my "love"

dc lawyer said...

my oven is a "box-shelf" too

59th and Lex said...

Bah. In all my lameness, I'm still going to post this:

Be careful about leaving boxes on the oven top when you aren't around. I lived in an apartment and the girl below us put boxes on her stove, and the burner was on low and bam, whole place went up in flames.

I know, I'm like Debbie Downer. I'll stop now.

Anonymous said...

I was going to say something, but I didn't want to be DD, either. Jo, SO dangerous to leave boxes on your burners like that!

then again, when was the last time you used one of them?

Maxie said...

The other day I saw a shirt from Victoria's Secret that said "My dog barks louder than your dog."

it made me think of you and monte, lol

Christine said...

I saw this at Zara and was definitely tempted. I only resisted because my little prize is a beagle, not a Jack Russel, and she would have given me the stink eye for buying a different breed.

Gervy said...

Monte for President, I say.