the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Houndstooth coat

This is a bit of a luxury item that I bought a couple months ago at Express for $128 (it’s listed here on their website for $198). I had no intention of purchasing it until I put it on, and then some sort of magical thing happened, I felt pretty, and when Jon saw the look on my face he forced me to go against everything I was brought up to believe and pay more than a hundred dollars for an item of clothing. The best part is the silky, hot pink lining that peeks out here and there and feels like warm milk against the skin. Now, if only I could wear it snowboarding.

Sarah Jessica Parker has something similar for much cheaper ($19.98) in her Bitten line for Steve & Barry’s.

Heather B. Armstrong

Hi. I’m Heather B. Armstrong, and this used to be called mommy blogging. But then they started calling it Influencer Marketing: hashtag ad, hashtag sponsored, hashtag you know you want me to slap your product on my kid and exploit her for millions and millions of dollars. That’s how this shit works. Now? Well… sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the ride.

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