Sunday, February 28, 2010

End of Another Month

So February will be over in just over 40 minutes. I've finally stopped work for the day and am relaxng with an old episode of Beverly Hills 90210.

I've done pretty well with this month's resolutions. First, spending/clothes: I started weak with the Lyell sample sale but since then, I've been good. I waited on a couple of items, only to decide I didn't really need them anyway. Although the snow and slush makes me want to escape to beautiful clothes, the reality of this month is snow boots, thick sweaters and cardigans. Not so glamorous.

I did get something yesterday at the Barney's warehouse sale but I spent less than $100. I bought the Jeffrey Monteiro red slouch dress--for $75. It's missing a button but otherwise perfect. Evan thought it looked great on--I tried it when we got home with a pair of purple tights and my Lola clogs. Evan's mother bought us some things too (or paid for them)--more in my next post--with photos no less!

I figure it wasn't a bad thing to booked the month with two good sales deals--both classics I'lll wear for years. I have a few covets for the spring, but they are limited--some fantasy items, some more sensible and everyday. But I am trying to "shop my closet" and wait to splurge on things I really can't live without.

As for work, I've really worked hard--to the expense of any leisure. I still have to reread two and half chapters of my book (I have seven chapters and an intro--just under 460 pages including endnotes). I've proof read and copy edited the book twice and hope this is the last pass--I even typed in all the corrections on all but the last three chapters. If I can get it in the mail this week, I can celebrate by writing my conference paper--the one I have to present in two weeks in L.A...

4 comments:

Marti said...

hooray! so happy you have finally finished the book! cannot wait to see the slouch dress on...

joyce said...

congratulations, moya! what a huge accomplishment. and the dress is such a perfect reward. i picked up the same piece from odessa for 75% off. funny -- mine too was missing a button (though the loose one was taped to the price tage).

Susie said...

that's great news, moya! it's funny that all of us have this same dress. i got mine on ebay and have been getting good wear out of it. i've been wearing it with the grey j crew chevalier cardigan that was a mayle ripoff (i think it looks just like the aurora cardigan).

Moya said...

I have that same cardigan, Susie. It's a lot like Nadege. It is so funny how we all ended up with this dress--I think it's a great basic but would never have paid full price for it.