Saturday, September 6, 2008

Virtue is Highly Overrated

I've done a few shameful things in the name of fashion before today, but now I'm defacing (semi) public property.

It's raining. It started last night, it rained this morning and it's still raining now. Once we finally got up, we went to the gym. Seemed like a good idea at the time: the weather prevented us from doing anything more interesting outdoors and we could feel virtuous, right?

I was on the elliptical exercising my newest skill - reading on the elliptical without getting dizzy and falling off - when it happened. There aren't many magazines at my gym, especially if you've had your fill of news already, so I've been reading back issues of a magazine called More, which I'd never heard of but is apparently aimed at women in my age group (40+).

So I'm reading, and there's this picture of Lili Taylor, who I like, wearing a jacket that I immediately covet. I think about it for maybe 5 seconds before carefully tearing the page out of the magazine and folding it gently in my towel. Maybe 5 seconds.

I require this jacket. The actual one in the photo looks like the fabric is quilted, or at least textured, but I wouldn't mind just doing it in a stripe. It's the general shape that I like, and the zip pockets, and the contrast bands. Oh, and by the way, her shoes.

After we got home, I was going to actually take the picture into the back room and start futzing around, but instead I traced a set of PJs out of the December 2006 BWOF for either a September birthday gift (or a Christmas present, depending on my motivation).

Ah, virtue, I'll miss you ... while I'm wearing my extremely fabulous jacket.

7 comments:

Rachelle said...

LMAO! I was in the muffler shop a couple of weeks ago, flipping through a two-year old copy of People, when I came across a picture of a dress that had a neckline I liked. The page went home with me, and I felt guilty for a surprisingly long time afterwards!

I'm so glad I'm not alone.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

*LOL* Seriously, you've never seen the magazine MORE before! Oh girl, where have you been? It has great fashion articles for women our age...okay, I think I must read EVERY fashion magazine out there...ummm, this seems like a problem...but I have an excuse a 2 hour bus ride to and from work?! :0

Sheila said...

Funny post and that semi public defacing... uh.. oh heck it was worth it - that jacket is gorgeous...lol

Cathy said...

I love More magazine--I make a beeline for it everytime we go to B&N. That is an awesome jacket and I can't wait to see what you do with it. So, the end will justify the means. Right? :)

cidell said...

That, was hillarious

Connie Bontje said...

OOOOHHHH! I'm telling! Give me the number of your gym! Seriously though - now I have to gake a look at that mag!

Kat said...

Reading while using a machine is definitely a skill itself LOL. I haven't mastered that one yet.