This is a nice, neutral creme. It's a peachy-beige that looks sort of dirty or grungy in some lights. If it looked in all lights like it does in the first photo, I think I would really love this. But in the shade and in some lights it ends up looking kind of washed out and almost entirely beige. Maybe it has to grow on me. But I'm pretty happy with this purchase...I MEAN I'm happy with this polish I got for free. I haven't gotten a new Zoya in quite a while, so I don't know how their formulas have been lately; I did not like the formula on Kennedy. It was thick. And hard to get even. I did only need two coats, but they seemed like a laborious two coats.
But when all is said and done it's a neutral that looks pretty and elegant. So maybe the application pain is worth it. I'm happy to add it to my collection.
So it feels really good to say that I had a great weekend. After having so much trouble with so many things at the end of last year, I finally feel genuinely happy. On Saturday I started studying for my qualifying exams, which was scary. But at least I started. Then my boyfriend took me out to dinner at one of my favorite Thai places. Then we watched one of my favorite movies, Brick, in bed (he didn't like it as much as I do). At 2:30 I finally fell asleep, and the next morning I was up at 6:30 for the Jason Wu for Target release. Let me tell you about my adventure.
The collection had me at black cat (I have one, Raven).
No makeup. Hair wild. Giant sweater. Welcome to my Sundays, folks.
The pieces are all based on elegant, clean lines, which appealed to me immediately. I knew the second the lookbook was released that I needed this dress:
My friend Sam and I got to Target at 7:55, 5 minutes before the store opened. Our Target has two entrances on the bottom floor, and about 15 people were lined up at one of them, while 5 or so were lined up at the other. We headed for the less crowded entrance. Luckily, due to a particularly boisterous Wu enthusiast waving her arms at the employee opening the doors, he came over and opened our set first (Thanks Brent at University Heights Target!). He cautioned us not to run, which was funny. Because we of course all ran. But the 30 seconds between when he opened our doors and the other set of doors allowed me to grab this dress in several sizes, as well as a couple other pieces (including the cat tee, which I didn't end up getting). It turned out that an 8 was a perfect fit, so 5 minutes after the doors had opened I already had my prize in-hand. I only encountered one semi-aggressive person, and we had this conversation:
Her: Hey, do you have that blue dress in a 6?
Me: No. I have an 8.
Her: Are you sure? I have an 8 too. I need a 6.
Me: ...Yes? Yes I'm sure. What?
I was confused by this, and literally scampered off to the dressing room to avoid eye contact.
And then the accessories. Ah, the accessories. The employees ended up bringing the bags out in, I kid you not, a huge bin. Seeing women scramble for them was pretty funny. I managed to score a couple (without damaging my dignity) because my friend wanted one, so that was fun. It was a whole barter system happening of women grabbing whatever they could and then trading.
Anyway, I'm glad I went. It was fun, and getting exactly what I wanted within minutes gave me a weird shopping adrenaline rush that I suspect is unhealthy. Target was followed by breakfast, a lecture at the Cleveland Museum of Art, and hanging out in a coffee shop.
All in all, I'm completely content. And that makes Monday not look so bad. Did anyone else score anything J.Wu? I'd love to hear about it if you did :)