Tuesday, April 5, 2011

the perfect bed


skirt: GO international @ Targs, tank: i heart ronson @ JCP, sweater: Old Navy, heels: Nine West


remember how i was a flamingo the other day? WELL I GOT MYSELF A REAL PARTY FLAMINGO in the dollar aisle at target. he's so fun. i like him. this skirt is not stretchy. i couldn't even lift my leg to flush the toilet. i had to use my hand. ew.

OK so i have a story to tell. Rah (BTW IT'S HER BIRTHDAY TODAY! still no word from about her package. she's going to be illegal and drop a note in the mailbox so hopefully THE POST OFFICE CAN FIGURE IT'S SHIT OUTTTT) had this wonderful vision that she made into a reality. she told me of this beautiful, wonderful idea. and i became a woman obsessed.

a gray duvet with coral sheets .

simple. beautiful. effortless. summery.

Rah of course already had a gray duvet and picked up some coral sheets at her local TJ Maxx. i on the other hand, had to work. AND AM STILL WORKING to get this gray and coral perfection. i'll start with the sheets. i went to TJ. i went to Ross. i went to Marshalls. i went to Macy's. i. went. EVERYWHERE. and finally found coral sheets at the company store online. i also saw that they had monogramming available. awesome! done. ordered. 

then was the purchase of something that i have been pining after for over a year. the GORGEOUS but ridiculously overpriced ruffle duvet from urban outfitters. so, i did it. i bought it. and i was SO thrilled that i finally took the plunge. when it came, i popped it into the wash and eagerly awaited it's fluffy, wonderful exit from the dryer. and when it came out, i noticed that the coloring was a bit funny.

then that night i REALLY noticed the color. it was green. GREEN. ew. like, i hate green. and it's supposed to be grayyyyyyyyyyy COME ONNNNNNNNNNNN. after reading through the online reviews and doing some home testing, JJ and i realized that in natural light, the duvet looked its gray and proper color...but in artificial lighting, my beautiful ruffled perfection looked GREEN. see below for evidence:

 artificial light = green 


natural light = gray

see what i mean!?!? so sadly, i returned it. and was again on the quest for a gray duvet. WHICH I FOUND. at west elm. it's gorgeous and light and wonderful. and quality. and not green. it's legit gray.

i washed my brand new duvet last night and saw that today my coral sheets were delivered. i skipped to the mailbox with Cle and i skipped back to the apartment and exitedly tore open my package. 

W.
T.
F.
WTF WTF WTF WTF WTF WTF WTF WTF WTF WTF WTF 

those. are. NOT. the. right. initials. IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE JHL. C'MONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN LIFE! THROW ME A BONEEEEE!!! so i immediately called the company store to complain and spoke with the rudest woman ever in life who told me it was my fault. and i said NO IT'S NOT. i was all "it's supposed to say JHL NOT JLH. I WOULD NOT HAVE PUT JLH. POTTERY BARN WOULD NOT HAVE LET THIS HAPPEN!" and the mean woman just kept saying that it was my fault. because i didn't call to clarify. so i told her that the company store had lost my business forever.

then i called my mom to vent.

then i called the company store back. and talked to Nice Pat. who is going to send me a "special case exchange packet" that i will fill out and send back to get the RIGHT MONOGRAMS on my pillowcase. which will probs take like 5 months. because that's my luck.

but can you believe that i've put myself through this!?!?! all to have the perfect bed!?!?!? crimany.

okay i gotta go now and drink a bottle of wine while i edit KKiss' 25-page grad school paper.

4 comments:

  1. you should have just dyed the perfect one from UO grey! dyeing fabric is soooo easy and every time i've done/seen it the color looks good. and i don't see anything wrong with the monogram...you're in charge, right? DONE. i'm such a problem solver today.

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  2. Agreed, Brandilyn, RIT is where it's at L.

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  3. I was totally thinking of the duvets at West Elm...so glad you discovered them!

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  4. DUH, POTTERY BARN! http://www.themonogrammerchant.com/content.php?content_id=1008

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