Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Thoughts from a Recessionista

Dear Blog,

I would love, love, love to say I coined the term 'recessionista' but I cannot. I read it today in a style blog and thought; "recessionista...what an amazing word. if anyone is going to look good in a recession, even though i'm not participating in said recession, it will be me. (pause and dramatic look to the heavens) DO YOU HEAR THAT ECONOMIC CLIMATE?!? YOU WILL NOT WIN THE WAR ON FASHION! (pause. regain composure) I will win. 'Cause I always do."

This recession is really cramping my style. Even though every retailer across the U.S is slashing prices and you can get really great deals on shoes and handbags and, well, everything, it's no fun to buy stuff when you hear the unemployment rate is rising and it's the highest it has been since like 1654 or something. Ugh. I guess what I'm trying to say is, it doesn't hurt to be a little cautious. I for one am making good headway in this department. Remember when I rationalized those $400 Louboutins last weekend and didn't understand why the husband didn't understand why I couldn't pass up a great deal? Well that was pre-recessionista. The new and improved recessionista tried on pair of absolutely D.O.P.E Dior's at Nordstrom, admired them in the mirror, sashayed around the shoe section and then gently put them back. Cause who needs a pair of 5 1/2 inch orange (yes, orange but trust me they are hot) heels when all you wear is luon* all day? Pas moi says newly formed recessionista. If I'm going to spend major $, it's going to be on luon. Plus, I need to wear all of the stuff I've rationalized in the past. Now those are the words of a true recessionista.

In non-recession related news, this past weekend I made an effort to make some friends outside of work and joined this random book club. It met on Sunday and I went with nervous anticipation. The women were nice enough but I just don't visualize myself hanging out with them outside of book club. So, I don't think I'm going to back. I tried. Now, on to the next venture. There's gotta be a newly formed recessionista in Seattle looking for a new bff. She's just gotta find me.

*luon=nylon and lycra blend

xoxo,
Alison

9 comments:

jcristg said...

you wear a freaking 5 1/2?

BellaFrench said...

I don't wear a size 5 1/2, they were 5 1/2 inch heels. Duh.

jcristg said...

duh huh indeed. I must have been distracted by the fact you almost bought orange heels.

Kate said...

Oh no, you weren't feelin the book club?! Maybe try another one. They're all the rage these days. :)

Drew said...

is it physically possible to walk in 5 1/2" heels??

mollywarner said...

i am finally on the bellafrench bandwagon. i'm all about provocative and carefully wrought literature that reflects the spirit of the times (just The Bell Jar in its entirety yesterday) :) you're great. miss ya.

confessions of a spu-aholic said...

gasp

Chaveso said...

Interesting read... did you happen to graduate from A.C. Flora in Cola, SC in 99?? My name's Chaveso Cook, or Chevy for short... if you're the same Alison French Williams that I think you are then you know me (hopefully). Check my page in the url link and email me at chaveso@hotmail.com if you could, unless I'm way off with my Google search of ur former name (I'm trying to get this whole 10 yr reunion thingie together).

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