November 18, 2014

the button

You see this coat? It's missing a button now. Let me tell you why. 

I don't like taking the train. Any train. Be it the LIRR or Subway, I'm not a fan. I liked the tube in London. I liked the solid and reusable oyster cards, helpful list of stops, and coherent announcements. Saturday afternoon, without the hint of a sign anywhere, the 2 was running on the 1 track, local to 42nd Street, express from there. So I pushed my way across the car, packed like sardines shouting "excuse me!" as I attempted to squeeze through the people pretending to ignore me. The bastards ripped a button right off the front of my coat in the process. I heard it pop right off, but I couldn't stop and scoop it up, or find it for that matter. I had to continue pushing my way off the train so I could transfer to the 1 and go local two more stops to my office. 

Well, that didn't happen either. I got on the clown car and without so much as an announcement it decided to go express to 72nd. I may as well have stayed on the damn 2 and kept my button! I pushed my way off the car again, this time trying to be more careful with my remaining buttons. Frustrated and upset I called JD and made my way across to West End Avenue in hopes of catching a cab. By now it was 5pm, I had spent so much time waiting and stuck I was late. No cabs in sight and twenty blocks away in the dark I started to walk down. A single tear rolled down my cheek as I expressed my frustration at the entire process. Finally I was able to catch one that someone was luckily getting out of. I did that crazy person thing that I hate, stalking the car and hopping in the moment the person exited. 

I have one spare button left. I better make this one count. 

* please feel free to laugh, I actually hope you do.


  1. Ah poor gal, that sounds terrible! As a farm girl who has never been in the city I can tell you I would have been quite scared! So glad you made it out with rest of your buttons as that coat is perfection! Sew that baby on tight:)

  2. Oh no!! That sucks you lost your button, I'd be so mad too! Living in FL we don't really have any public transportation so I have to drive myself everywhere which has it's ups and downs. If it's any consolation, you look amazing! Love everything about your outfit!

    <3, Pamela

  3. That seriously sucks!! Sorry girl - I feel your pain with public transportation!! I really do love the coat though - maybe you can get a replacement from the brand!

  4. That sounds horrible!! I hope you can hold onto that spare, haha!

  5. Commuting is the worst! Love the coat, though!

    Heidi D.

  6. Ah, sounds like something that would happen to me too. But, I do love that coat and I love boots with a dress. So you look gorgeous!

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  7. nice jacket

  8. hahaha awww no, at least the button had a long and wonderful life. Ugh, trains. I feel your pain on the ridiculousness. I live in Chicago and sometimes the trains change lines *completely* without a moments notice and zip you away to the other side of town. It makes me want to start a riot in the cart. Instead I grind my teeth silently and try to remind myself it's easier than fighting traffic or trying to find parking spots in a car. At least you have a spare! Hopefully no other brave comrades fall any time soon ;)

    xo marlen
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  9. OMG. I would cry too!! That coat is total perfection so I would probably lose it! Ugh..and the subway really does suck! Especially when you're squooshed and pushed! I'm glad to hear you have a spare button! Oh, and those boots are gorgeous!

  10. OH NOOO!! City living seems so stressful sometimes! I hope that remaining button lasts!! But in other news, your boots are seriously the most beautiful boots everrrr!


  11. this coat fits you like a DREAM! you look lovely :)

  12. Um, those boots are pretty darn perfect. Love!!


  13. LOL Oh my! It is still a fabulous coat!


  14. loving your trench!

    xx Angie |

  15. I love your floral dress!


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