Did I mention I ordered the Elizabeth Suzann mules? I didn’t intend to, but oh a whim, I decided to try them. I love mules, and already have a pair of rose suede by Robert Clergerie, and my well-loved Emerson Fry mules, but not a basic black pair. To be honest, I don’t have super high hopes for them; I’m sort of afraid they’ll come up too high on my foot, which I don’t like with my thick calves. But we’ll see, although I’m already planning what to use the return credit on if I have to send them back 😉
I also ordered a few pairs of Teva platform sandals after I mentioned them last week. I ordered two non-leather versions with printed straps to try, and since I was ordering from Nordstrom and they were price-matching the leather version for $70, I decided to try those too. I like the way the leather version feels/fits better than the non-leather for some reason. I also didn’t really like the printed straps. I ordered the size 8 and they fit, but might be a teeny bit big? I’ve worn them a few times and they’re really comfortable, aside from the straps rubbing my feet a little bit. Really happy with them.
Of course I already have these Melissa platform sandals that I got earlier this year, but haven’t worn much because they’re just a bit too “girly” for me. I would put them on and take them off again because they just didn’t “work”. They were comfortable, and I love the company, but I like the look of the Tevas better. They’re more androgynous? Or something. Anyway, I’m going to be putting my Melissa sandals up on Slowre next week if you’re interested. I ordered my sister a pair earlier in the summer and she loves them too…
On the skincare/beauty front, I placed an order via The Detox Market this week for my Clean shake and got some samples to try. BTW, Detox Market offers 4 samples for $7.95 and Integrity Botanicals offers 3 samples for FREE with any order. I prefer Integrity Botanicals because of that, and also because Teri always sends a personal note and sometimes she throws in a little gift. BUT, Integrity Botanicals doesn’t have my Clean shakes. Anyway, since I don’t wear a lot of makeup (or any at all), I’ve been trying to wear some lip color lately, and wanted to try Ilia, so I got a sample of the lipstick in “ink pot.” I like it, but any lipstick feels so dry for me. And I don’t like shiny glosses. This color is pretty, and I didn’t find it overly drying, but I’m going to keep trying before I decide to order anything.
I also ordered this Indie Lee cleanser to try. I have no idea why, actually, just because it sounded good, and while I LOVE LOVE LOVE my One Love organics cleansing oil, I was ready to try something new. I love the Indie Lee cleanser – I don’t know if it’s “better” or “brightening,” but it cleanses my skin and smells AMAZING. Good enough 🙂
And, I’ve almost entirely transitioned away from shower gel & bottled hand soap in favor of bar soaps. More on that later. I was just really tired of consuming so.much.plastic.
You know I love Garmentory (use my referral link and sign up for an account and you’ll get a $20 account credit. so will I), but I REALLY love one of the founders, Adele Tetangco, who was recently featured in VOGUE. VOGUE!!! I’ve “known” Adele for probably a decade, since she was working with Canadian designer Dace. She was always in touch with what Dace was doing and then when she started Garmentory, continued to reach out. I am super-impressed by her as an entrepreneur, and have so much respect for her style, and for what she’s done with Garmentory, it’s an amazing platform, and executed perfectly IMO.
I finished the Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes for book club and liked it a lot more than I thought it would – it’s definitely worth a read. I’ve found myself doing things I wouldn’t have done before as a result of reading it, and thinking about her process…
I’m still re-watching Sex in the City – it’s my guilty pleasure in the evenings lately. Usually while I watch it I think about how different it would be if it were filmed now. I’m always shocked that they actually EAT FOOD on the show, and not “healthy” food. Now they would be gluten-free, vegan, and doing soul cycle constantly. Also, the lack of mobile phones is so refreshing….at least up until season 3.
This weekend is our wedding anniversary (can you believe I got married in Madewell?? in that dress?? I need a do-over LOL) and my step-son leaves to go back and get ready for school. So, summer is over…sort of…
Any fun plans for the weekend??