Lauren Mannogian alpaca sweater (purchased with credits from Garmentory)
Baja East Cotton sweatpants (purchased with credits from Shopbop) | white version at Amazon
AllBirds wool sneakers (purchased with $$$$!)
Lo & Son’s Hanover recycled polyester backpack (also purchased with $$$)
Oh my gosh…this is total real life for you!! I am racing to get this post up so it goes out in today’s email in time, so I didn’t have time to dry my hair or anything. BECAUSE, the pilot light on our water went out again – I discovered IN THE SHOWER – and I had to investigate, etc., then quick back to work.
So, this is what I’m wearing right this second. Wet hair and all. I am not going to carry the backpack today, I just had it out to show my sister and threw it on so you could see how it looks from the side; it holds it’s shape really well because of the insert, which will be great for traveling I think – and then you can remove it when you get to your destination so it’s more slouchy and doesn’t take up so much room. Genius. Denver, here I come!!
I just received the Baja East sweatpants (I ordered them with the credits I earn from Shopbop every month) this morning, and so far so good. I got these instead of a pair of JP joggers/sweats because 1. the inseam is shorter 2. the zipper pockets 3. 100% cotton – no trim, etc. 4. JP cotton sweats always stretch out too much on me so I can only wear them at home.
I’ve had the Lauren Manoogian sweater for about a month or so, but today will be my first day wearing it. I love it, in general, but I’m REALLY glad I bought the medium instead of the small I was going to order, and I sort of wish it hung a bit better on the sides – like it was boxier. It’s nice and cozy though, and I needed a “color” in my wardrobe!
And I’ve had my AllBirds shoes for almost a week and I’ve worn them every morning to walk Dagny. We don’t walk very long or far anymore now that she has a yard, but so far I love them. No breaking in period, and they’re nice and warm for cooler mornings. I’m actually thinking of getting a pair of the slip-ins too, but I want to live with these for awhile.
Bags. I love bags. I used to have and cycle through many more bags than I do currently, but it seems I’m always on the lookout for one. Now, specifically, I’m on the hunt for a hobo bag: open at the top, ONE shoulder strap, and not all leather (not faux leather either). I had one I loved by Robert Clergerie earlier last year, and had to return it because the hardware was defective. But I miss that bag all the time.
Here are some I’ve run across recently that are intriguing:
Hoi Bo – this is truly a beautiful bag, almost an art piece. The green is gorgeous (but I’d probably buy the black…) and I am just obsessed with all the thoughtfulness that went into making this bag; everything is sourced and made in North America and it is made from recycled polyester and veg tanned leather.
The Transience – I’m a huge fan of neoprene, and if it’s mesh, bonus. I had a tote triangle bag by MM6 that was mesh neoprene, but the two shoulder straps and small opening prevented it from being a very practical bag for me. This one is probably larger than I’d prefer, but I love all the organizational pockets, and that it seems indestructible.
Stella McCartney – This is a non-starter right now because of the $$, but it’s probably my holy grail hobo bag. Not too big, not too small, non-leather & thoughtfully made, interesting enough to not be boring, while not flashy at all.
Speaking of shopping, who’s gearing up to shop the Signature Gen 4 launch at Elizabeth Suzann on November 1? Anyone already see anything they’re interested in?? CLYDE CULOTTES!!!!!! (in my mind they’re just wide leg pants with clyde pockets)
I CANNOT WAIT to start watching Stranger Things season 2 tonight 🙂 Of course I loved the first season, but then again, I’m a child of the 80’s (I don’t listen to much music that was made after the 80’s LOL) and eat up all that nostalgia. I also love a good scare!!
My sister is leaving tomorrow, so I’m making dinner tonight (I have no idea what…) and hopefully we’ll get some time to netflix & chill with Stranger Things. Over the weekend, I have LOADS of yard work to do. Fun 🙂
How was your week? What are you doing this weekend?