I have a lot of catching up to do. One thing that has piled up is the mail. Catalogs galore, local papers… oh the pressure to get through it all. So today? I grabbed the biggest item in the pile – this year’s Somerset Collection Magazine, Holiday 2009 . Somerset Collection is a beautiful mall not far from here –
I don’t know why I get this magazine. I never shop there. Do they think we have money? Maybe they pick and choose who they mail it to? Our neighborhood would be considered high end – but wait! That was in the OLD days…. a couple years ago …. when our house was ACTUALLY OUR NEST EGG! Now it’s just a bad dream.
I know, we’re coming into the holiday season – no time for hum and drum. So I enjoyed the magazine, cover to cover, with my lunch. Juicy, Brooks Brothers, St. John, Armanis, Barneys – a lot of it is just so out there. Or maybe I’m not in touch with style. Me – the paint clothes, or jeans and t-shirt girl.
But, a couple things did catch my eye. One was this new furniture store Arhaus. I loved these tall chairs that were shown in their ad –
Their website is refreshing – furniture pieces are easily on display with full details, including dimensions and prices (which seem pretty reasonable) –
The other thing I noticed? Tights-
Tights everywhere –
I got into the last tight craze, about 15 years ago – my favorite pair was a thin plaid pattern , black, red, green, gold, that I always pulled out during the holiday season. I might still have them, but I’m pretty certain if I try them on the crotch will fall around my knees (even though I know I haven’t shrunk a foot). How does that happen? I searched on ‘plaid holiday tights’ and here they are in blue-
Mad for Plaid, this looks fun (except the hair) –
Hue has a great selection of tights. Aren’t these bizarre?
Urban Outfitters has a large selection as well. Again, a widely diverse selection-
I can’t see myself wearing either of those, but seriously, I think I’m pulling out my holiday plaids again. If they feel too small I’ll just let my kids play tug of war with them!