Wednesday, December 28, 2011

day after christmas shopping

my dear upstairs neighbors decided to have a party at 2.30 am. after trying to go back to sleep for a few hours, i gave up and started ordering things from stella mccartney kids. it seems the only thing i can buy these days is kids clothing. i still can't make up my mind about a maternity-friendly winter coat or new boots, so i'm wearing a ratty patagonia fleece under a down coat that no longer fits around the middle and a pair of 13-year old uggs that look their age.

holt renfrews was a zoo on boxing day, and i couldn't deal with the crowds. i ended up buying a few pairs of oeuf alpaca leggings for baby and leon at kolkid on queen street west. i was desperate to go to gaspard, which looks beautiful, but it interfered with leon's lunch and nap. maybe this afternoon if i finish my syllabus and make a head start on a cover letter. it was so nice having 4 days off to loaf around, read 'persuasion' and 'a moveable feast,' and bake sugar cookies.

p.s. i'm in love with these punto pigro boots that stephanie posted at unruly things.why is it so hard to find slush-appropriate boots that are relatively nice-looking, light-weight with a flexible sole? the ice from last night's snowfall is making me anxious.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

barneys sale

i just spent 30 minutes waiting in line at anthropologie in order to buy holiday cards (as always, i'm way behind), all the while wishing there were a barney's in toronto. 
bodkin kelvin sweater, $179 (marked down from $460) in x-small, small, and medium
boy by band of outsiders grey flannel blazer, $409 (marked down from $1030) in a 2. i would definitely get this if there were a 6 left.
isabel marant grunge jacket, $329 (marked down from $825) in a 2. oversized fit, but more structured.

i guess boxing day sales are a big deal, so i'll probably be at robber on monday. lots of last minute christmas shopping, and maybe a trip out to crate and barrel. matthew requested shortbread cookies, so i'm going to try my hand at these.

mayle on gilt today at noon

i wasn't expecting to see this in my inbox, but there you go!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

maryam nassir zadeh

bodkin caos sweater, $282 medium (i would take this in a small)
isabel marant vertilla dress, 30% off

isabel marant jabeth dress, 30% off

lots of lovely things on sale at maryam nassir zadeh...

i'm dreaming of a thomas sires coat to ward off the imminent cold. if i'm lucky, i'll catch it on sale in january.

Friday, December 16, 2011

rennes yard sale and back from nyc

photo from w magazine

after nearly 11 rainy hours on the road, i'm happy to be back home. oddly enough, i didn't do much shopping for myself while in nyc aside from muji socks, although i did fall in love with a new (to me) store, thomas sires, on elizabeth street. lots of eating and talking with good friends, which made it all worthwhile.

also, have you ever checked out julia (rennes)'s yard sale? she just added a bunch of very nice things including the isabel marant striped zita sweater. i LOVE mine, although i have to be honest, it's a bit delicate for my rough and tumble ways. at any rate, it looks great alone or paired with a button-down in the winter.

Monday, December 05, 2011

Creatures of Comfort private sale

25% off with "PRIVATESALEFW11" starting today. i *think* it works for pretty much everything, but i haven't tried the code for fear of temptation!

we're heading to nyc in less 6 days, so i'm saving my pennies just in case i can't resist ABC Home and Carpet.

Friday, December 02, 2011

IM pretties on sale at Heist

Kobby jacket, $495
Ina coat, $350

Vertil top, $170

Isatan jacket, $325

Heist's contact info: