Eileen Fisher washable crepe ankle pants | size medium petite (there’s still an XL available on sale at Neiman Marcus)
Madewell tunic top | few years old
Robert Clergerie Nalo loafers | on sale at Totokaelo
Admnoish leather bag | coming soon
Fridays are for random-ness around here lately, so here goes…
The pants: I know, I said I was going to wait until fall to get these, but I couldn’t. True to form, I wanted to just get them and be “done” thinking about getting them, you know? And I thought they would be a great travel pant for next month’s trip to FL. AND, I can even see myself wearing them to one of the millions of Bar Mitzvah events that weekend. So, I did it. Truthfully, I haven’t worn them out yet, because I just can’t in this heat, but I have spent many an hour (yes, really) trying them on at home with EVERY single thing I own, and I can’t wait until I CAN wear them more often. They are phenomenal. (I’m not actually wearing the shoes either, because whoa, 102 degrees!! but I wanted to show them on because they’re still on sale in a few sizes for under $200 at http://totokaelo.com/robert-clergerie/naloh/black/L10CD9. I’m wearing my normal RC size – 38.5/8 – and think they run a teeny bit big, but not enough to change sizes)
But you know how you’ll get one thing and then have to get another thing to go with that one thing you just got? Yeah. As soon as I got the pants, I wanted to get a nice silk tunic top to go with them, to layer with sweaters for fall, or just wear alone right now. Of course, it didn’t help that one of the sales associates at Eileen Fisher was wearing her pants with this new silk tunic and looked SO freaking cute.
I spent some time shopping around online for a silk top when I got home, because that’s what I do, and found some good options, even trying the Nordstrom anniversary sale again, but left my cart stranded…
I even tried so hard to buy something during the sale (which ends this weekend), because you know, can’t leave a “deal” behind, but I couldn’t. There’s just nothing exciting or interesting enough for me to spend money on right now. Not even a bra and panties. Hmmm..maybe I’m becoming immune to the call of the sale?? I hope! Have you made several anniversary sale purchases? Any? How did they turn out?
Anyway, beside the fact that I’m out of spending money for the time-being (I sold A LOT of things to be able to purchase what I have recently…) I’d rather work with what I already have in my closet, so I am going to wear this old Madewell top – which used to be a dress until I dried it – for now. It’s not really ideal, but it’s good enough for now. Actually…I wonder if I can dye it black?? Then it would be MUCH better LOL.
Speaking of working with what you have, Sally from Already Pretty wrote to me recently after seeing The True Cost and asked me what to do with some pieces she owns and loves but wasn’t so excited about wearing after learning more about the working conditions in factories where they might have been made. I dedicated a post over at GrechenReiter.com to my answer, but I’ll just tell you that it does not involve throwing everything out and starting over…
Finally, I told my friend at Admonish I wasn’t going to post any pictures with my new bag until he had them up on the site to sell, but I couldn’t resist. I’m obsessed. It’s so simple, but miraculous. I’ve never carried a bag I literally don’t feel like I’m carrying. But I’ll talk more about that later when you can see more details and actually BUY the bag. Sorry!!
Happy Friday everyone!! Who’s ready for August??