Monday, July 07, 2008

Northeast Parade Pics

I took a ton of pics from the Northeast Parade a couple of weeks ago. Of course, I manage to miss our great next door neighbor, 101 year old Mary Marino, who was the parade's Grand Marshall, but I'm sure there are some out there. Heck, the thing was rebroadcast twice or three times on local TV.

Here's a couple to start, more later. This is one of the "chicks on sticks".

And here's me messing around with sepia and whatnot for the Klondike Kates:

This was the first year we went - it was a little long (121 participanting groups and over two hours) but really well worth it. We'll be regulars next year!

The CPW Update

I was doing a semi-scientific study on how fast clothing truly gets down to "pennies per wear" as the fashion enablers claim. Here is what I purchased during winter/spring clearance, and here's how it's going - thank goodness for a cool June:

Neiman Marcus brick red cashmere turtleneck sweater - $61.00 (sale price and shipping)
divided by 6 = $10.16

Style & Co giraffe Print short trench coat- $35.00 (sale price) divided by 7 = $5.00/wear

Eddie Bauer cassis colored cords - $19.99 (sale price and shipping) divided by 7 = $2.85/wear

I put them away for now, but once the fall hits, you'll see those CPWs drop.

Still, come on about "investment dressing". If you're not buying hardcore couture, bespoke, Hermes accessories or exquisite vintage, clothing is not a traditional investment. Shopping lady at Talbot's who was rooting through the sale racks with me the other day - I don't care what Stacy from WNTW says, I'm still waiting for that red chambray jacket to go down another 20%.