Shades of Green with Busy Philipps
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Actor, author, activist, writer and producer Busy Philipps is gracing us with her cart this week. Like the queen she is, Busy loves to support small businesses – but the pandemic has made it really hard. Despite that and adjusting to NYC shopping, Busy has a cart that will have you rushing to click “buy.”
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- The Clare V. Moyen messenger bag is perfect for storing everyday necessities, like crystals and weed pens
- The gem of Busy’s cart is hands down this Bissell Little Green Portable Carpet Cleaner
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Kulap Vilaysack, SuChin Pak, Busy Philipps
SuChin Pak 00:10
Hey everybody welcome to another episode of add to cart and with this is the show about the things we buy, we obsess over we bite into and what they see about who we are as peoples, as humans. I’m SuChin Pak.
Kulap Vilaysack 00:24
And I’m Kulap Vilaysack, today on our show. We have a guest of many talents and trades. She’s got a voice and she uses it. She’s an actor, an author, activist, writer and producer. She stars in the peacock comedy girls five ever and alongside our friend and past guests […] she hosts the podcast; Busy Phillips is doing her best please add to cart Busy Phillips.
Busy Philipps 00:59
Thanks. I appreciate it. Thank you. I’m happy to be here. I do love shopping.
Kulap Vilaysack 01:06
We’ve been waiting for this very moment. For the wisdom there you’re about to bestow us. Wow. But before we get into your cart, I want to know what’s your style? What’s your shopping style? How do you do it?
SuChin Pak 01:22
Yeah, what’s your shopping persona your personality, what it is like?
Busy Philipps 01:26
I’m immediate gratification. And I really love brick and mortar shopping. Like I’m a mall kid from the 90s Like, I am from Scottsdale, Arizona. I love like a big box store. Costco give me 4000 paper towels at once. Like I want to never run out of anything ever. And living in Los Angeles for as long as I did. That was like actually a thing I was able to do. We moved to New York in during the pandemic and 2020. And when I tell you that you cannot shop the same way that you shop on the west coast in New York City, and it has been a real adjustment for me.
Kulap Vilaysack 01:54
How have you gotten by?
SuChin Pak 02:24
Has it been a dark time?
Busy Philipps 02:34
Before the pandemic, I before, like the first shutdown of the pandemic, I was rarely an online shopper.
SuChin Pak 02:45
You’re an old soul.
Busy Philipps 02:48
I am. So I’m a 90s kid. I’m like a real 90’s kid.
Kulap Vilaysack 02:52
And she said Scottsdale, so she much like my Minnesota background. She’s got to go into these, the mall because it’s so hot. For me it was so cold.
SuChin Pak 03:04
Take shelter. It feeds so many parts of you.
Busy Philipps 03:10
And I think as I, you know, became a parent myself, and like, I know this is gonna sound insane. And certainly, things have changed, right. But like, I was just always kind of not into Amazon like when it first started and I much preferred to go down to Larchmont Beauty Supply like the family run beauty supply place that was near me in Los Angeles and get my beauty stuff there. My shampoo there. I liked going to like, I like supporting independent bookstores. So I would always try to get my books, you know, at skylight or on Larchmont at the bookseller there. And also I just love Target. Like I’ve always loved a Target run. So like, then the pandemic happened. And it was really complicated for me, because all of a sudden, I had to shift like my entire mindset of shopping. And then I became really reliant on the Amazon if at all. Yeah. And then I’ve had to like break that now again, because also like the proliferation of just all these boxes was, I couldn’t deal.
SuChin Pak 04:35
No, that’s a whole other job that you have to take on if you’re going to do online. And then you move to New York, like you said, where are you putting all these things? You can’t, now you gotta go busy and spark joy. You know, every time you hold something. That’s a whole other thing.
Busy Philipps 04:50
But also you guys. I will tell you this. I tried to grocery shop one time in New York and I was like what is, this is literally terrible. I am offended. Oh my god I was, so the […] alone I was like absolutely not. My younger daughter who’s nine now? And was like seven when we moved here she was like there’s something wrong with all the avocados in New York. And I was like, yeah, there has, but so cut to there’s this new like fancier grocery store that opened up walking distance like a block away from the kids like from where we live. And so this is two weeks ago. You know what they had in their in that grocery shop? Is the grocery store, Gourmet Garage is what it’s called. There’s a few of them in New York, they had Harry’s berries imported from LA.
SuChin Pak 06:07
At a more expensive price. Or at the normal expensive price.
Busy Philipps 06:12
I think they were $17. But I was so excited to see Harry’s berries. For those of you listening at home who are not from these Los Angeles. You get them at the Hollywood Farmers Market on Sundays. They sell out you gotta get there early, they always sell out like, they’re fantastic. You get them at the farmers market. They’re not $17 generally, I mean, they’re not they’re not are like 12 Yeah. But anyway, so um, I had brought one of those little like rolly carts that people in New York have, that I had purchased thinking for ahead to this very moment. But I was using like the, I was using the grocery cart in the grocery store, and I did my shopping. And I was like, this actually was great. Like, they had great produce. I was feeling good. I start checking out and the lady comes over to me because it’s everything self-checkout now, which is again, I can’t like I hate it. Although it does kind of fulfill some sort of childhood the scan is saying for me. It is satisfying. But like juggling all of the things and you know, like I’m, like, have headphones in and I’m listening to music and like, you know, like I’m doing 17 things at the same time. But So anyway, this lady comes over who works there. And she’s like, do you have a car somewhere close? And I was like, is someone picking you up? And I was like, no, no, I’m just walking. I’m just gonna walk and she looks at me and she’s like, you’re not gonna be able to walk with all this. I got the rolly cart. I got the rolly cart. She’s like, you have three rolly carts worth of groceries right now. I started laughing I’m like, I’m from California. I’m not good at this. I don’t know what to do. She’s like, you buy the food you need for that day and the next day. That’s it. Like you can’t over whatever. So anyway, check out it is so much stuff like so many bags. It’s not possible. I have a rolly cart. I’m like weighed down with bags. I’m like, no, no, I can do it. I couldn’t do it. And she just starts laughing and she’s like, I’m walking you home. Don’t worry about it. Like I just let me walk you home. This is hilarious. And so she walked me home and I was like almost in tears because I was so like, what an idiot like you know what I mean? Like I just felt like she’s just going to tell the story about this dumb White girl from LA who like bought too many groceries. Not New York amount of grocery.
Busy Philipps 07:03
Exactly. You have that part of your brain hasn’t developed yet. That takes time. It’s like a spatial thing. It’s a weight thing. I mean, these are very fine tuned muscles coming from California that we don’t use.
Busy Philipps 09:15
No, because I had a car. We just put everything in all the time. And it was so easy. And I lived out of my car. And now I’m carrying things I schlep like 47 bags daily. I’m having like all kinds of weird shoulder problems like it is not for the faint of heart. And it’s also just not for a maximalist like me. Because that’s like maybe more to the point.
Kulap Vilaysack 09:53
Like we do over here over on this side over on the west side, all of the healers, all of the various things. Unless have you filled your bench with some East Coast healers.
Busy Philipps 10:05
It’s so interesting that you say that because I have the most incredible energy healer Val Oula. and she has her own like sort of private practice but then she works out of this place called the well here, which is a real like that’s the it’s the most LA place in the middle of New York. Have you guys been to The Well?
SuChin Pak 10:31
Busy Philipps 10:37
It’s like integrative medicine. Slash spa slash healthy food bowls restaurants like the bowl. Yeah, apples. So you can see it’s like, lots of crystal. Oh, yeah, there’s a there’s a meditation dome in it has, like, crystals. And it’s just like, really, everything is just is that sort of like, the aesthetic that’s like, no harsh lines just lots of curves, neutral, lots of just neutral. He just like beiges tones, creams and whites. And then and they do. So they have like functional wellness stuff. Like they do all kinds. They have all kinds of things. But Val, I met Val not long after things started to like sort of open up in early 21′. And it was, it was like the greatest day it was like the first time I felt like, Oh, I could maybe live here for longer than a minute. You know?
Kulap Vilaysack 11:55
I love it. Let’s get into your current Busy. I’m really excited about your items. The first one is the Claire V. Moyen Messenger bag.
SuChin Pak 12:07
We’re clicking on the link here.
Kulap Vilaysack 12:10
And it’s evergreen.
SuChin Pak 12:13
She’s bringing it out. Let’s see. Look at that. I love this color.
Busy Philipps 12:21
Guys, there was a theme to the things I picked for you. That are of my latest purchase.
Kulap Vilaysack 12:26
Just gorgeous. So tell us about this bag. And why it’s such an Add to Cart.
Busy Philipps 12:32
I’m like not a person that changes my purses out a lot. You know, unless it’s like an evening situation. And I’m doing like a real evening bag. But I need a purse that’s mid-sized. I’m not a tiny purse person. Obviously we’ve already established that. Yeah, I’m a goldfish. So I will expand to my tank size. You know. And so I have to I can’t carry like a tote, like a giant tote because that’s right, the tote will be full. Like I will fill it up and like case in point I was carrying a bigger tote bag for a minute. And then one day my kids dad picked it up and he’s like what do you have in here rocks and I literally had like giant crystals that I was just carrying around and he’s like, you can’t get that is not going that’s not sustainable busy like you do that.
Kulap Vilaysack 13:28
The size of the crystal has to be, it has to make […] with the bag.
Busy Philipps 13:37
Well, I do have some And so anyway, so this messenger bag that Claire V came out with, I’ve seen it in other like color ways it comes in like six different sort of versions playing leather, the woven Brown, which I love too, but I was just really looking for something like cute with a little bit of color for fall. And it feels transitional to me because of the texture like it feels like it’s almost like a basket weavy like end of summer thing and can take me into the fall.
Kulap Vilaysack 14:12
Two ways to carry it. Comfy shoulder strap and a crossbody strap.
Busy Philipps 14:17
Which I appreciate, that’s what I need always I need like both options. And I need a zipper it has to be zipped shut. Otherwise I was carrying a bag that just had like a snap for a while. I like lost many things; you know what I mean? Like I don’t know where they went there. Mostly weed pens, which maybe had more to do with the fact that I’m a stoner but then the snap but..
SuChin Pak 14:43
That’s why you need a zipper.
Busy Philipps 14:45
You guys I fall a lot like I don’t know if you know this about me, but I do I fall a lot like it’s a thing that I’ve always done. I fall a lot. And last night my friends and I were like running basically back to my house and I fell so hard but like I told Mark I was like oh my god Mark I fell in the middle of the street and he’s like, oh, you fall like a basketball player like have you know like how a basketball player flop, because I’ve fallen so much in my life and I did have the […] I know that like the best way to not really injure yourself is to flop, you go you’re like protect your head, fight don’t fucking fight it go yeah, just go. That’s where you like really break something is when you like tense up. So if you just like flop like a basketball player chances are you probably won’t really like you’ll get like, like I have like a little bruise and like my I feel like my hand is kind of swollen but it’s not like broken. My wrist is fine. And my knee has like a scrape on it. My falls are very dramatic. And people often are just like, like it stops people in their tracks because..
SuChin Pak 16:24
Is a zipper on that bag?
Busy Philipps 16:34
That’s another reason your right.
Kulap Vilaysack 16:46
Let’s get into your next item. The little green portable carpet cleaner.
SuChin Pak 16:51
I do love this green theme.
Busy Philipps 16:54
Yeah, I picked green. This is like, honestly a thing that because I have a 14 year old who shows me TikTok’s Sometimes I’m like, made aware of things that I have passed me by, and I didn’t know about cleaning TikTok and it..
SuChin Pak 17:14
What’s cleaning TikTok?
Kulap Vilaysack 17:16
It’s just people who do cleaning on TikTok, we’ve done stuff with Claire. That was cleaning TikTok.
SuChin Pak 17:23
Got it. Yeah, so tips on how to clean stuff?
Busy Philipps 17:27
Right? Or they’ll do like a or they’ll do like a whole video. That’s like, you know, with that voiceover that they do. Yeah, because I sound like such an old lady. But here’s the truth that I promised birdie I wouldn’t get tick tock for myself because it’s birdies, like that’s my generation’s thing. Not your Instagram. Please don’t I don’t want you there. And I was like, okay, fair enough. Fair enough. So birdie, like shows me these things. Okay, so like, fast videos of like, guys, I hadn’t cleaned my car in two and a half years. So this is what I decided to do. And then they show you and it’s like, disgusting, disgusting. Disgusting. And there’s one video that birdie showed me it was like a three part cleaning car. TikTok and the woman had like two kids that were in car seats. Like, it was disgusting. It was so gross. And she had this little Bissell little green cleaning machine thing. And when I tell you I was like sold, I’m sold. I’m getting it like I have to have it. It was like instantaneous. Now I have two kids who are like, like occasionally will like just wipe their catch up on the couch. You know, like their hands have ketchup on it and they’ll just like wipe their hand on the couch. And I’ve like often in my last 14 years of being a mom, I have been really bummed at times about stuff you know. And then I got this thing.
Kulap Vilaysack 19:06
I have questions. It’s in a cart. Okay because and then I’m going to ask some questions before I hit purchase. So it’s a, uses steam. What is the cleaning mechanism?
Busy Philipps 19:27
You put hot water in it and also like a cleaning solution. It’s very little and portable. Okay, so like it goes anywhere in your house easily. So it’s not for large areas like you don’t want to do like your entire. It’s spot cleaning except I will say this. I did our entire like Restoration Hardware so far with it like all of the cushions and the whole thing. And watching the dirt get like some knocked out. So there’s two containers, the one container you put the hot water in the cleaning solution and the other containers where the disgusting water goes to. So it like sprays the cleanse, the hot water and cleaning solution directly onto the thing, while it simultaneously is sucking it off. Sucking it off guys, what?
Kulap Vilaysack 20:26
I’m having the same sort of ASMR reaction when I watch.
SuChin Pak 20:34
Is it dry, is it wet?
Busy Philipps 20:36
Like it’s wet, but it also is like, not super wet, like it’s damp.
SuChin Pak 20:45
And then you just let it air dry.
Busy Philipps 20:46
And you keep using the vacuum thing and it sucks more and more water and grime out of it until it’s like really almost completely dry. So like, for instance, the sofa when I did the sofa 10 minutes later, it was like, it wasn’t like, you can’t sit on the sofa because it’s wet. It was like I gave it like 5-10 minutes. And then it was fine. Because it was already I had sucked all of the water out of it but had been used to clean. And I initially got it because they have like a pet neutralizer they have like the enzymes that you can put in for pet stains as well. But then I just like kind of went nuts. And I have done every, but also like, we have these really gorgeous vintage chairs that like you know, I would be nervous about generally speaking, but I liked it a little test and it seemed fine. And they were in storage for so long. When we moved to New York, our stuff was in storage for a chunk of time. And we really only got all this furniture back like six months ago. And I did the thing and when I tell you that water was black, they’re like they’re like these gorgeous, like light blue chairs. They look like different chairs.
Kulap Vilaysack 22:06
SuChin’s got her fist in her mouth, so she doesn’t scream.
Busy Philipps 22:11
It was so satisfying. And also like when I first got it I had there’s like there was like a stain on the rug here in my office. And Blake who’s been working as my assistant was like oh, I’ll just bring that little green machine thing over there and take care of that stain, and I was like you will not, no, that’s for me, that’s my job. When I tell you that this is what I’m getting my sister and her husband for Christmas.
Kulap Vilaysack 22:45
My eyes have been dilated this entire add to cart.
SuChin Pak 22:50
Busy Philipps 22:53
I like no longer have any you know you’re I really am not even like weird when the kids we have some like nice stuff in this in the house that we got you know like I don’t eat I’m not even weird about where they’re eating their chicken nuggets anymore. You know what I have? I’ve got my little Bissell machine green machine little green machine. You know what I did? You’re gonna die. I did the front steps of the house with it. The cement Yes, because after we had done construction in the home, and like, there was like wood and like there was just like weird construction debris. And it had bugged me every time in these like little crevices I couldn’t get to like, I’ve swept I’ve hosed it down, whatever. And then after, I don’t know, I was walking up the steps and I was like, I bet you that little green machine can do it. Fully Bissell, the people walking down the street that Saturday must have thought I was like, out of my damn mind. I was out there with my vacuum my Bissell little green machine getting your satisfaction. It was delightful.
SuChin Pak 24:04
Oh my god.
Kulap Vilaysack 24:06
I know my eyes are watering.
SuChin Pak 24:08
My eyes are watering. My body is warm and tingly. You know I’m flush, you know? This is an unfamiliar feeling. Let’s just say.
Busy Philipps 24:25
You guys are gonna get, I mean you’re gonna get it like.
SuChin Pak 24:31
Bed Bath and Beyond. I can I feel like this thing if I walked into bed bath and beyond this afternoon. I could pick this up.
Busy Philipps 24:40
That’s where I got it with my 20% coupon.
SuChin Pak 24:42
That’s right. Oh, God, I love you.
Busy Philipps 24:45
Except because it’s fucking New York. It wasn’t in stock. I did have to wait one day.
SuChin Pak 24:51
‘m very excited about this. I know because you know what you really do? Staring at I’m staring at this couch, this gorgeous mint green hay couch that I bought. And there’s I don’t know what who did it. I don’t even know what it is. But there’s like a grayish smudge.
Busy Philipps 25:22
It’s gone. I’m telling you. I’m telling you
SuChin Pak 25:24
And I have tried toothbrush, baking soda, All of it. Tiny scrubs. I’ve tried every little thing. And then and because you know when it’s wet, you’re hopeful. You’re like, I think this is it. I’ve done all the YouTube videos that they say it’s a little bit of dishwasher. It’s a little bit of baking soda, hot water. This is it. This isn’t new. Do all the combinations and when it dries, you’re like still there. Little gray shadow of a stain.
Busy Philipps 25:56
Is it oil?
SuChin Pak 25:57
It could be someone’s face oil. It could be maybe one of the kids like, dropped an egg sandwich on it and then freaked out and scooped it up and then like walked out. You know what I’m saying? My girl loves eggs and eggs.
Busy Philipps 26:16
I was also like; how did you get your kids to try egg sandwiches? Oh, I need help with that. My kids do not eat creatively at all. Did you see the chicken nuggets? I’m like, at least they’re organic?
SuChin Pak 26:36
I have one that eats and one that doesn’t. So stressful.
Busy Philipps 26:42
I think you get one of each if you have more than one kid.
SuChin Pak 26:45
Because you can’t have everyone that way. Like that’s too much right there. You know, my universe says no, that’s a big load. But it’s like that every there’s always anxiety, restaurants travel anxiety on my part, but now that he’s old enough, he’s 10. He gets anxiety. And I’m like, now he has anxiety about going out to eat. You know, like, did I put this on him? Of course. But at the same time, I’m like, we’re at restaurants. I’m like, Dude, you got to eat something. I just went to a wedding. A friend of ours. Yeah, I was that lady that pulled out a lunchbox. I mean, I felt I was like, I’m sure this is so rude to whoever. You know what I mean? Like that’s, it’s so rude.
Busy Philipps 27:29
Because he is 10, it’s not like he’s 3.
SuChin Pak 27:32
And you’re pulling it and it’s so specific. It’s white rice with seaweed. Chicken Nuggets. Ketchup. Do you know what I mean? And grapes. I’m like, I’m so sorry.
Busy Philipps 27:45
Maybe, I think he’s maybe cricket soulmate is that, this is literally you just described what cricket will eat, full stop.
SuChin Pak 27:54
Really, we have we have gone so far as talking to our energy healer, and she is now clearing him of I don’t know some other stuff that she says is the reason why he is so picky about what he’s eating. So we shall see. I’ll let you know if that ends up working.
Busy Philipps 28:13
My theory is that those kids are super tasters. And they don’t know how to like, articulate what that is. They just know that it’s too much. And they don’t like it. And then as they get older, I know that the trick is to keep introducing and to keep trying. And honestly, it’s exhausting. And I’m just like, who has time for that? So we don’t really do it like but weirdly, cricket will get influenced by kids at school or like going over to someone else’s house and you know, crickets a very sweet kid and doesn’t want to be rude, you know, and we’ll try something for another parent. And then it gets added into the rotation for a bit but like we go back to that white rice seat cricket will do seaweed often on broccoli cricket will do, which is good. And then chicken nuggets is basically that’s the lifeblood, if you will, of our child. And also takes after Ben Affleck, Dunkin Donuts just only wants a Dunkin donut, like that’s cricket would eat dunkin donuts every day for the rest of her life if we would let her.
SuChin Pak 29:35
Not a bad choice. No, just by the way, refined palate.
Kulap Vilaysack 29:39
He ended up okay, he’s married to JLo, come on.
SuChin Pak 29:44
By the way, that’s Kai’s first crush, before even words. He saw her perform on American Idol and she performed ain’t your mama maybe. In a very risky apron. When I tell you that kid was like, again, again, again. You’re like, hahaha at first. And then after a while I was like, no, no, something’s happening to his brain no more, no more ain’t your mama. He would get up in the morning. And he’d have his pacifier he’d sit in front of he said again, and I’m like, oh, oh, some part of his brain.
Busy Philipps 30:32
Im so curious to see if he ends up dating women if they look like JLo. Or like, if he does.
SuChin Pak 30:40
We shall see it because that was his jam.
Busy Philipps 30:42
I think sometimes these things get like imprinted on kids when they’re babies. And then it just like, becomes a thing. So I took birdie, we I just because anecdotally, I took birdie to Sweden, I had to do a European press tour for Cougar Town, when birdie was not yet two years old. And we ended in Stockholm, Sweden, where we were for like four days, which was amazing. And it was the summer so it was like gorgeous. But then on top of it, it happened to be the week that the princess was getting married. And so it was like the entire place was like festivities all the time. And the woman that was our guide was like, this is literally the greatest week in Stockholm’s history. And all of the like, extended ladies and waiting and all that stuff. We’re staying at our hotel. And so she was like telling us who these real life like princes and princesses were and birdie’s, like exactly the age where the Disney princess thing was a big deal in that moment. Cut to last year birdies, like I’d like to go to boarding school in Sweden. And we’re like, I’m sorry, what? She’s like, I’m obsessed with Sweden. I love Sweden. I’ve started to learn Swedish. And I would like yes, I’ve started to teach myself Swedish. And I would like to go I would like to go for high school. I want to go to boarding school in Sweden. And Mark and I like can’t We can’t figure out anything other than the fact that like, I accidentally imprinted her with Stockholm, Sweden being like, the greatest place on Earth. When she was like, 18 months. She found a school. She found a school she got accepted for high school next year. We just have to see if she’ll get a visa. Because it’s like it’s complicated. Because there we don’t have an EU passport. And we don’t have any ties to Sweden. We don’t have any ties to Sweden. Because we have no ties to Sweden. But my child is like I belong in Sweden with the with the Royal,
SuChin Pak 33:05
We gotta get her there.
Busy Philipps 33:10
I’m like such a firm believer people are always like, are you going to let your kids be actors or not or whatever. And I’m like, I am going to allow my children to follow their dreams as long as they don’t hurt others. And you know, like whatever their dreams aren’t my job is to encourage them and help them pursue whatever their dreams.
SuChin Pak 33:39
Get some village on it and get over there
Kulap Vilaysack 33:53
Let’s move on to the last item in Busy’s card in the theme of green, she brought to us the Top Shop long rushed coat.
Busy Philipps 34:09
$158. This is a coat that I’m thinking future. I’m thinking in the in the future. You know, I don’t think I’m gonna live in New York for the rest of my life is what I’m going to say to you guys. You know, I see a West Coast gal but this is a coat that I feel like I can wear in LA the weight of it is really good. And what I have found here in New York is that like, when it’s like polar vortex freezing. I want the super puff for Maritza because it’s like..
SuChin Pak 34:45
It’s like a sleeping bag that you can walk around.
Busy Philipps 34:50
Yeah, exactly. But what I really found is that I was too hot wearing really heavy clothes. Learning how to dress in New York has been such a wild journey for me. But if you bundle up too much, you’re pouring sweat when you arrive to your destination, and no one needs that. What really happened was that I was brought to Nordstrom for the sale. And by the way, I got that coat on sale and then at the Nordstrom half yearly sale.
SuChin Pak 35:34
Nordstrom does that. Nordstrom, you can’t sleep on Nordstrom. There are very few. I’m constantly shopping, obviously. But there are very few shopping apps. And I have a Nordstrom app.
Busy Philipps 35:47
Sometimes I make the mistake though. If a thing is like really on sale. I’ll take a swing.
Kulap Vilaysack 35:52
Yeah, I do that too. And then I go, oh, I can’t return it.
Busy Philipps 35:57
Right. And that’s like that’s I’ve gotten myself into some jam some clothing.
Kulap Vilaysack 36:05
It’s because with you know, you want there’s a pot that, you’re hopeful. I’m like you. What a reward if we, if we get away with it if we receive something that you know, I mean, that’s we’re dreamers.
Busy Philipps 36:19
We are dreamers. Oh my god, you’re right. And I and it does feel like we’re like, we’re going to tell I’m going to tell a different story. This time, it’s going to be different. And then it shows up and I’m like, damn it. You’re not wearing a men’s button up. dress shirt busy ever. What’s happening? Why did you think, oh, when you bought it in three colors? Okay. Well, sure.
SuChin Pak 36:41
Well, you have to adapt them. You know what I mean?
Busy Philipps 36:48
Have you guys had anybody come because this has kind of changed my whole thing, especially in New York, because I really just needed help. If you’ve ever had anyone come who’s like a stylist that will just shop in your closets and then like, put together outfits and take photos of it and then make a file for you and then say like, but I really think you’re missing like this key piece. This belt, this that.
Kulap Vilaysack 37:20
I’ve done that I did that like right before, like, but it was bajillion was happening. She just like, did yeah, she basically did that. And it’s very helpful just to have like..
SuChin Pak 37:30
Tell me about it. Tell me all about it.
Kulap Vilaysack 37:33
Would you allow it Su, I don’t know if you’d allow it.
SuChin Pak 37:37
It does make me uncomfortable a little bit thinking about it, but I want to hear about it.
Busy Philipps 37:43
First, I want to know what your concern is? Why does it make you uncomfortable? So when going through stuff you would feel judged? That makes sense to me. But you have great style, and you’ve got great taste, and you have great things.
SuChin Pak 38:01
Sometimes, yeah, all those things amazing.
Busy Philipps 38:04
Here’s what I’m gonna say like, I feel like people who are stylist like daily stylists like that, like they’re not, they’re not judging you, and the ones that are really good at it. Like, get a sense of what your style is. And then are able to like, elevate it a little bit. Like, I have so many great pieces, but she was like putting things together that I was like, oh my god, I never literally like didn’t consider doing that. But these three things together are so cute. And it just like then kind of shifted the way I was thinking about all my other clothes too. Like, it just was it made it a little bit more fun. I was feeling really bored with my clothes and like, I wanted to buy more things. And I’m trying to not buy more things right now. Clothing wise, especially because of New York. Yeah. And it just like gave me a whole new excitement. already revised even at my closet. Yeah. And it gave me like excitement. And then also guess what she did for my, she did it for my teenager. And that was the best I had. And she took all these pictures and sent them to me and I like put them all together for Birdie. And Birdie was like, oh my god, this is so cool. I’m not telling anyone I did this. And I’m like, Yeah, no kidding. It’s fine. Yeah, it’s your secret but like she did it with like all Birdie’s clothes that Bernie already had, you know and just was like, this would be cool. This would be cool. This would be cool. And it was a game changer.
Kulap Vilaysack 39:43
Birdie, thank you so much for joining us. You are at @BusyPhillips everywhere, right Twitter, Instagram
Busy Philipps 39:53
Yes. Sometimes people spell it wrong and then they’re confused.
Kulap Vilaysack 40:00
And then the podcasts, it’s weekly, right?
Busy Philipps 40:02
Every week. Sometimes it’s an investment in time because sometimes we just do it for three hours. In case you can’t tell I talk a lot.
SuChin Pak 40:15
But every word must be treasured. I mean, I can’t get off this fast enough to add to cart. I need to do research on what cleaning fluids I can put in the vessel. I mean, I love you. And I love this time together, but I need to add to cart everything you just brought, you know? That’s what I’m saying.
Busy Philipps 40:34
I mean, you I feel like you really do.
SuChin Pak 40:47
Okay, that is it for this episode. If you want more Busy, make sure to listen to Busy Phillips is doing her best.
Kulap Vilaysack 40:54
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SuChin Pak 41:16
Alright everyone see you next week. Bye.
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