Apparently I’m taking a break. Not on purpose, or planned, but as I get older and travel more to see my parents/family, it’s harder and harder to get back into the routine of things when I get home. Life, and things outside of work take over.
And maybe because it’s still SO HOT and I want it to cool off so I can wear all the fall things, or maybe because I feel overwhelmed having to do things I don’t feel very good at, or maybe because I’m feeling increasingly discouraged and out-of-place in the blogging world, I’m finding it easier just to do other things. And by other things, I mean shop. No, not exactly, but it is almost-fall, and I get antsy for “new” when season changes are imminent.
So, here are some things I’ve purchased recently:
I ordered (with credits from Everlane) and took the Everlane dipped mini backpack with me to Atlanta and got used to it eventually, but was really frustrated by it some of the time. The straps don’t cinch up enough for it to be comfortable carried as a backpack, and when I carry it on my right arm and have to get into the small front pocket where my phone, etc. is, I have to unzip it from the right which leaves it completely open; I wished it had a double zipper, and could be unzipped from the left and only halfway. It’s the little things. When I carried my camera with me, and we walked for hours at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, I was pretty uncomfortable carrying the backpack, no matter what I tried. So, still looking for a good travel bag that will serve as a carry-on for the plane, and then as a handbag at my destination. It HAS to do double-duty.
I ordered these Amour Vert jogger pants (organic cotton/modal/spandex blend) when they came back in stock a few days ago. Just wanted to try them I guess…and I can never have too many black “sweatpants” for fall/winter, especially ones with pockets.
I’ve been wanting to try tenoverten (8-free and cruelty free) nail polish for a long time and couldn’t resist these fall colors. We’ll see how I like them in person. I also ordered black, because I love black on my fingers in the winter, and on my toes in summer.
Everlane luxe wool square cardigan | I ordered a small with credit at Everlane – although I sort of wish I’d waited to try the chunky sweater that just launched today instead. BUT, I wish it didn’t have the nylon in it.
Everlane luxe wool turtleneck | I ordered the medium with credit at Everlane
The Detox Market offered 15% off orders over $200 for labor day so I stocked up on my favorite CLEAN essentials shake (in Vanilla, so I can add frozen blueberries and lots of spinach; I use it as a meal replacement), and ordered this Laurel Organics eye serum to try because someone left a comment about it here when I asked about eye cream. And to round my order out, I got another Hurraw lip balm (I must have 6-7 of this brand by now!!).
I ordered this Rag & Bone Nadine skirt – 100% cotton, made in the US – (in size 10, with credits from Shopbop) before I left for Atlanta. I tried it on in the store, and had to go up to a size 10 to fit my hips, but it’s REALLY large in the waist. I’m taking it to my tailor today to see if she can take it in enough in the waist without ruining it because I LOVE IT so much. I tried it on with everything I possibly could, and especially love it with my Everlane cropped cashmere sweater from last year.
Oh, and for my birthday this year (it’s not until November), my mother ordered me these LL Bean duck boots (always made in the US), which should arrive today. I’ve been wanting a pair of rain/winter boots since we moved to Dallas, and wanted to wait for these. I’m so excited about them!! Now, where is the cooler weather??
What have you purchased lately? What are you wanting?