Thursday, August 09, 2007

Sucking, Sucky, Sucky Summer

As a recap of the last 14 days:

1. Quit job
2. Boyfriend breaks up with me
3. Pack for California in suitcase with broken zipper
4. Repack suitcase
5. Board on plane with no makeup on
6. Make list about shitty 14 days on plane
7. List does not make it better

At the moment, I'm on a plane drinking coffee with I'm pretty sure no boyfriend, no job, and no makeup. To make matters worse, I see next season's hot new item is the short-sleeved coat--seriously, WTF (are they trying to give us pneumonia?)--and cute high-heeled oxfords, which won't fit me because my arches are deranged.

When I land, I'll have 2 days to catch up with all my left coast pals--pat my friend's newborn baby on the head, say 'hi' to my old roommates--before chuting to Monte Rio on California's Russian River. Upon helicoptering by car to Monte Rio, I plan on swimming upstream like a salmon to the local bar and wallowing in some bourbon-miniskirt combo. The rest of the time I expect to lay out like a beached dolphin with no purpose but to wear bikinis, sadly.

From my window seat, the clouds remind me of all the popcorn and coconut ice cream I should be eating for "good cheer." Alas....

Inside My River Tote Bag

Striped green bikinis from Target fit perfectly, even in hard times.

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 70 with patented Helioplex (TM) technology protects against UVA and UVB rays.

And Hot Fall Items

If you want to go short-sleeved in the early part of fall, this brown one (on model, second from the left) by Vera Wang's new line for Kohl's is quite tempting!

Made by Elves Oxford Heel for stomping.


Buy it: Lappert's Caramel Coconut Macadamia Ice Cream ($3.85), Lapperts; Target Xhiliration Bikini ($30), Target; Neutrogena sunblock with Helioplex technology, drugstores; Very Vera Wang short-sleeved coat (Launches Sep. 6), Kohl's; Oxford Heel, Urban Outfitters.


Sarah said...

Sounds like a rough couple of weeks.

I hope the rest of your summer is much better.

juniper said...

what an awful two weeks.hope things look up for you soon,hon.

the glitterati said...

Aw Charlotte. Would I that we were Stalkbook friends, so I could send you some ice cream or a martini or something. Or ice-cream flavoured martini. Or martini flavoured ice-cream. Or check all of the above.

Sorry to hear that you've been having a sucky time, hope your West Coast getaway will help sunny things up!