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Random Thoughts (Airing of Grievances?)

Below are things that have been swirling around in my head as potential blog posts...some of them for months...until I realized that I don't have that much to say about each particular subject.  So, I thought I'd get them all off of my chest at once (a Brain Dump, as my friend Jenna calls it!).

#1  Blago trial.  Politicians are shady (and ALL politicians from Chicago are shady).  Why is this still news?  Frankly, I am one of the people who is glad that he was acquitted on (almost) all charges.  If the prosecution decides to do a retrial, I am going to be pissed.  They have already wasted millions of taxpayer dollars on this and I am tired of it.  Move on.

#2 Photoshop.  I tweeted about this when the story broke, but what is up with the ridiculous photoshopping going on lately?  Don't get me wrong...I love me a clone stamp tool, but this is taking it to extremes.  & Ann Taylor?  Isn't their demographic slightly different than heroine chic waifs?  Calvin Klein or Marc Jacobs, sure (only their pre-pubescent models actually are that thin), but Ann Taylor?!

"Shame on you, #AnnTaylor. You've done it before & said you wouldn't do it again: Way to promote body issues. #FAIL

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Reader Comments (9)

please share about paris even a year later!!

August 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLatteLove

Please share your Paris pictures!

I loved your list - I would be interested in reading about your thoughts on any of those topics! :)

August 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterserena @bigapplenosh

Yes! Definitely post on your Parisian trip. There's never not a right time to see photos of Paris.

As for Forever 21, I hear you. I have been trying to stay away from the disposables, buying only pieces that I know I will keep and won't make me feel like a 33-yr-old masquerading as a 13-yr-old. That being said, a fun, cheap top from Forever 21 never fails to punch up a chic Theory suit!

August 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

#3 - Definitely not too late to blog about the trip. I'm thinking of doing so for an old vacation as well.

#5 - I do the same thing to the U.

#6 - I don't know if I'll ever be able to give up on the ridiculously priced trendy items, but I definitely think spending a little on the quality, staple pieces is totally worth it. And places like Banana have stuff on sale for great deals ALL THE TIME!

August 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie Michele

Hmm...thanks ladies! I think this was exactly the motivation I needed!! Paris pics coming soon :) & I will never be able to completely rule out Forever 21, but definitely need to go less. A lot less.

August 18, 2010 | Registered CommenterKristin

Can't wait to see what you blog about Paris! When are we going back? :)

August 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMom

-As someone who blogs about travel, YES you can write about a trip that was a year ago!

-I buy cheap clothes too. I can't drop $100 on a shirt though or should I say I refuse to. I do a mix of stores at various price points, but almost all are not designer.

-That photoshopping is CRAZY!

-Eating organic is hard and expensive. I'm going to try to do it more myself.

August 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTerri (Swan)

Swan, now I am convinced - I will blog about Paris! Luckily, my mom took great notes in her journal, so it is easy to remember what we did and where we went.

Mom - you say the word and I am there!

August 19, 2010 | Registered CommenterKristin

I want to see your Paris pictures.

August 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCatherine

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