Friday, October 30, 2009

beklina and domahoka halloween sale

two of my favorite shops are offering 25% off to celebrate halloween.

rachel comey penpal boots in whiskey for $258 (only size 9 left, probably fits 8.5 best)

steven alan heddy shirt plaid ombre, $141 (size m, runs a little large, i would go with a s)

use 25boo at beklina site-wide
mociun sun moon earrings (the turquoise adds a gorgeous pop of color)

virginia johnson wool shawls (i love the bulldog print in charcoal)

leon (fully recovered from the swine flu) wishes you a happy and safe halloween!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

the un-diaper bag + revised shopping list for fall

so i ordered this not rational hansel diaper bag.

i was considering a tote bag from dwell studio, but i really wanted more outside pockets. kate spade also has a cute tote bag with handy outside pockets, but the price tag is a bit too high for just nylon--plus, i don't think it attaches to strollers.

i still think that this market tote would make an excellent diaper bag. not only is it the cheapest, but you could definitely use it afterward.

i'm not really a bag person, but i wanted to get myself something nice. i've noticed that since leon arrived, i've had a hard time buying myself things. it's like 3 for him, 1 for me...

i am, however, keeping an eye out for the jeffrey monteiro peacoat. so far, i've seen it at metier, bird, and totokaelo (whoops, looks like it sold out). perhaps we should keep a running list of stockists?

my revised shopping list:
mociun dress in sticks and stones print
apc petit standards
rachel comey familiar metal dress in moss green (available at stels)
steven alan gathered sweater in oatmeal and burnt orange

of course, if i happen to be at the steven alan outpost, i'm sure i'll throw caution to the wind and buy as many button-down shirts as will fit me.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

shopping in the oc

it's in the 80s here in south orange county, so i can't wear my No. 6 boots. leon's been sick with a nasty cold, and yesterday i came down with a 24 hour stomach bug. so, we haven't done much exploring, but hopefully next week will be more promising. i'm on the hunt for a diaper bag that doesn't look too babyish.

unfortunately shopping in the oc is less than exciting. i bought this plaid top at anthropologie, for lack of anywhere else to buy at the irvine spectrum. i did, however, find a shop, laguna supply, in downtown laguna beach. it carries steven alan and etoile isabel marant. i didn't try anything on because my mom was scandalized by the prices. maybe next week leon and i will make a quick visit there.

we'll be back in cambridge in about three weeks, and then it's off to nyc to visit friends!

Monday, October 12, 2009

autumn in california

yes, more stripes.

leon and i are off to southern california for a few weeks starting thursday. i have to give a paper at a conference in oakland, and then more research and writing in orange county. by the time we return, all the leaves will have fallen. we're hoping to go apple picking on wednesday since this will likely be our last fall in new england.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

shoes that work (no. 6 clog boots)

i'm so happy with my new no. 6 boots. i'm glad i went with the dark brown, it's dark enough to go with everything in my closet. the 40s seem to fit perfectly, although only time will tell. so far, i think this has been my most successful shoe purchase in since my frye paige riding boots.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

creatures of comfort--no.6 boots on sale

creatures of comfort is having a 15% off sale on all shoes, sweaters and jackets.

if you like the black or tan no. 6 ankle boots, they have a few sizes left for $293. mine haven't arrived yet, hopefully tomorrow. i ordered a 40, which they recommended for a size 8.5 shoe.

the 40s in black are already gone! i am crossing my fingers that mine arrive tomorrow, the weather is perfect for them.

Friday, October 02, 2009

happy friday

we love october! i'm dressed head to toe in knits and couldn't be happier.

i hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. we're off to bar harbor and acadia for two nights on sunday.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

no. 6 clog boots

image from supernice
i can't find a photo of the short boots in fudge, so here's the tall boot version.

as much as i love the rachel comey short penpal boots (especially in navy), i'm pretty sure my feet would thank me to abstain.

matthew kindly reminded me that the quoddy tracker boots wouldn't work with the winters here, especially the salt on the sidewalks.

so i ordered these no.6 short boots in a dark brown. they're supposedly weather-proof, and i'm hoping they're comfortable. the shopgirl was super sweet and helpful. they're being made right now and should arrive by friday.

i still want the quoddys, but i should give my bank account time to recover.