I wore my new Elizabeth Suzann Rhodes sweater three times this week. Yes I did. And a few times last week. I think now it’s time for a wash…Turns out the weather has been perfect for it, and it’s the only thing I want to wear lately. It does work best with high-waisted bottoms though, I was constantly fidgeting with it wearing my jeans on Wednesday, trying to pull it down over my waistband…
I bought two pairs of high-waisted organic cotton briefs by Only Hearts on equal pay day, and as you can see here, I have a new bag. If you have a good eye and an even better memory, you may remember I posted about, or commented about, this Marsell bag during a round up or a feature (I’m not sure of what) some time ago. I have been stalking it ever since; it has EVERY.SINGLE. THING. I. WANT. in a bag: minimal/black hardware, multiple carrying options, inside pockets, tote, stays open, etc., etc. The problem is, this bag is one that they seem to repeat most seasons, in different colors and sizes, and it NEVER goes on sale in black. Until now, and totally randomly. I got it at Totokaelo on sale + 25% off during their friends and family discount, which brought it down to a hard-to-pass-up price (we’re talking DEEEEEEP discount). I must have bought the last one, because now it’s gone.
Anyway, I’m still test driving it at home to see if I want to keep it. I have been trying to only purchase leather second-hand lately (trying…not always succeeding!), but after searching and searching, became convinced I’d never find this one secondhand. I mean..why would anyone want to sell this bag?? It’s substantial, beautiful, and will last for many, many years. But it’s not something I necessarily want to carry right now – I’ve been super-happy with my James Perse mini canvas tote, which is perfect for summer.
I binged all of the S-Town podcast this week – actually I still have about 30 minutes left to listen to. I loved it, but I’m still unpacking the takeaways. Mostly, and this is pretty random, I was struck by just how amazing and interesting people are. Everyone has a story, and something to share – a place in this world – EVERY. SINGLE. PERSON. And I’m not necessarily only talking about the “main” character in the podcast. I’m still learning this/working on this, but it’s so important not to judge a person by where he/she lives, what he/she wears, and how he/she speaks.
We’re going to the Atlanta-area on Monday/Tuesday next week for the Passover seder – just a quick overnight trip to stay with my in-laws and enjoy the seder. Eating lots of brisket and matzo ball soup I hope 🙂