Calamity Kate
Swoop dress in punk floral and I’m Gold Cup ready!
On a scale of one-to-ten, these are how cheesy?
Because I still kind of love them.
Kate Spade Be Mine Studs - $48

On a scale of one-to-ten, these are how cheesy?

Because I still kind of love them.

Kate Spade Be Mine Studs - $48

On a lighter note, I don’t hate this: TART “Rowan” Black Dress - $69.90

On a lighter note, I don’t hate this: TART “Rowan” Black Dress - $69.90

Shocking that Kate Spade has produced something else I might have to have…
Kate Spade - Skinny Mini Bow Bracelet - $88

Shocking that Kate Spade has produced something else I might have to have…

Kate Spade - Skinny Mini Bow Bracelet - $88

Wedding season has arrived and I’ve found the perfect dress…
Vince Camuto Summer Floral Strapless Dress - $128

Wedding season has arrived and I’ve found the perfect dress…

Vince Camuto Summer Floral Strapless Dress - $128

Don’t want. NEED. (In “K” obviously).
Jennifer Zeuner Z18 Integrated Initial Bangle - a casual $187 (eep)
little things to help you keep your sense of humor
File Under: Reason 9,000,000 I love Piperlime.
No, but really, who is Byrdie Bell?

File Under: Reason 9,000,000 I love Piperlime.

No, but really, who is Byrdie Bell?

Yes, please.
kate spade bixby clutch - $325.00
Piperlime… it’s not even 10 AM and you’re killing me.

Piperlime… it’s not even 10 AM and you’re killing me.

Oh, and this came just in time to fill it with bottles of sunscreen and magazines and PB&J’s to bring to the beach.

Might be needing this. And at $34.50 + free shipping, I don’t even feel bad about it.

Might be needing this. And at $34.50 + free shipping, I don’t even feel bad about it.

sex & broken ankles… yours for only $99.90
Charles David “Clemson” Leather Wedge Sandal 
Why am I so tall and why are these so damn high? (I would die in these.)

sex & broken ankles… yours for only $99.90

Charles David “Clemson” Leather Wedge Sandal 

Why am I so tall and why are these so damn high? (I would die in these.)

Last Friday, I did something pretty embarrassing. I was on the prowl for the perfect Gold Cup dress and perfect Gold Cup dress, I found. It was more than I’d hoped to pay for the dress, so you can imagine my delight when I strolled up to the register only to be told that the dress was marked down by $50! I should have agreed not to press my luck after that quick blessing, but no, I can’t leave well enough alone.

I asked the sales clerk who was ringing me up (a couple blocks from my former university) if she would honor a college discount.* She said, yes, of course and requested my ID. My ID mind you, is the same from sophomore year of college. That makes is approximately… old, which both the tattered edges and blurry front convey. The clerk glanced at my ID, then me, then my ID, then me again before launching into — “I go there too.” “What year are you?” “How old is this?” “When did they have signatures on these?”

It. was. agonizing. Not to mention, hugely awkward when she let loose the mother of all questions, “And what is your student number?” I’m sorry, my whatta? A few years and a few digits. Forget it.

For whatever reason, maybe she was feeling merciful or maybe too awkward to tell me no, she let me have the discount. Moral of the story: if you have little pride, you can get away with a 15% discount on many, many things including your Gold Cup dress (which, I’ll have you know, just so happened to fall within my budget after world’s most painful 5 minutes).

So… those of you with a valid or non-valid school ID and a knack for keeping your cool, you might want to** check out these places (and also Banana, Gap, J.Crew, Ann Taylor, the Loft…)

*I graduated almost exactly 3.5 years ago.
**I don’t condone lying. This is different. Right?