the time I watched Lost

IMG_8375 IMG_8376 IMG_8377 IMG_8378 IMG_8379 IMG_8380 IMG_8381I got engaged in St. Augustine, Florida in August of 2010. It was an amazing trip that ended with a gorgeous ring on my finger and a promise of a new life with my best friend. This was not, however, the thing that defined that trip. No. You see we drove there. And back. My dad loves a road trip and it was one of the final times that a large majority of us Lutz’s would be able to jump in a car and ride for hours upon hours upon hours together. So in preparation for the drive I gathered up tv shows on dvd to entertain myself. One in particular. LOST. I didn’t know. How could I have.

I started watching LOST on the way down and got through  all of season 1 by the second day of the trip when my DVD privileges were revoked. I enjoyed the remainder of my vacation as best an addict can enjoy something with out their fix. But in the back of my mind I couldn’t help but wonder what was in store for Jack and Kate and Sawyer.

On the way home from our week at the beach, with a bright and shiny new piece of jewelry sparkling on my left hand, I plowed through season 2 like a champ only taking out my headphones for bathroom breaks and snack stops.

This is where the story turns sad. Once we returned, we were thrown into the crazy year that is planning a wedding. Especially when your not getting married in the continental 48. LOST got, well, lost. It got shoved aside and put on the back burner. It got packed away and moved several times. And then in January we bought a smart TV. That has Netflix right there on the remote. And there was my gateway back into my addiction. I, of course, had to start the series over. And here I sit, updating my website, editing pictures, writing descriptions for @jolly’s. And obsessively watching LOST.

If you haven’t ever watched LOST I want you to pretend you never saw this blog post. Don’t start. Don’t become curious as to what your missing out on. It’s too much. Unless you have an open week with nothing else to do. Or a 12 hour car ride…

I promise I will get dressed tomorrow. And share that with you. But for now. I must continue on this journey. I must find out if Juliette is really a bad guy. I have to see if Charlie dies. I must know if Jin and Sun have a healthy baby. I can’t rejoin the world until I know if my friends are ok.

Is there a support group for this?

until next time,

xx

Mal

the time I shopped forever

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Ok, so its time to get real. Not “Real World” real but real life real. I, Mallory Kirsten Lutz Kammeyer am a perpetual shopper. You might be thinking at this point-What in the heck is a perpetual shopper? Well it’s me. I have always had a ‘see-want-buy’ mentality. Ok, to be fair I have had a ‘see-want-buy-oh and throw in the ankle boots and that fabulous tank top oh and I didn’t even see that pair of boot socks, I have to have them-mentatlity. And usually I throw in a blazer for good measure (read more about my compulsive blazer purchasing here-is there a support group for that?)

So,  after a long talk with my mom (and loads of encouragement from Joel) we decided i should not only go on a spending diet but work to make a $300 wardrobe last me 30 days with no repeat outfits. Easy right-holy smokes so not easy. For the last 2 months I have scoured the sale racks or Target, Macy’s, TJ Maxx and beyond in search of really amazing (and cheap!) pieces to add to my ‘$300 dollar 30 day’ collection. I went, I shopped smart (and didn’t impulse buy) and for the next 30 days here I will be showing you what I have come up with. Oh and I won’t shop. Promise. 😉

This first outfit is entirely from Target-because I love Target, its a magical place. The sweatshirt was a left over from fall that I got for 11 dollars. HELLO! The shirt underneath is amazing and at $14.99 full price you just can’t hardly beat it (but right now it is on sale for 11 too so I guess you can beat it). I love the way they look layered up and if it weren’t for the snow today here in KC I would have thrown them on with a fabulous little skater skirt that you will be seeing more of this month. The jeans are Mossimo-boyfriend jeans.  I once had a pair of Mossimo overall shorts. I wore them incessantly for years and years, well beyond both the age and time of overalls had passed me by… Anyway, Boyfriend jeans are my best friend. They are cozy, they look stylish and they kinda feel like sweats.

Total cost of this outfit: $56. Only because I bought full price denim…

Ok, darlings, let’s see what tomorrow brings-on a budget.

Mal