Since I haven’t worn heeled pumps in a year now, my feet refuse to tolerate anything but flat sandals or boots with a two inch heels or less. My trusty Isabel Marant Dicker boots were worn to the ground after 5 years of constant use, so I was thrilled to find these moto boots at 70% off. They are just as comfortable as they look, and should last at least another 5 years.
i have been feeling very eh about everything, especially my wardrobe, so i went to my old stand by billy reid. i haven’t bought anything there in years, but found some gems to bring home. the fabrics are so lovely and feel wonderful on.
i used my time in isolation to clean out and organize my portion of our shared closet. i believe in marie kondo’s advice that you should never clean your family’s possessions for them – it is too fraught with emotion and would lead to a fight.
as part of our renovations, we used the container store’s elfa system. custom closets were too expensive and didn’t seem worth the cost.
i still haven’t switched out my seasonal clothes, but that is coming soon. it makes me so happy to open the door.
gone are the days i choose to run around at work in 4 inch stilettos (except for my manolo bbs of course). i tried these on at the dior boutique while waiting for an appointment, and fell in love. the 3 inch feel is so much more manageable, yet still very elegant. the black swiss dot is so fresh and looks great with tights.
as promised, here are the other two shoes i bought during the sale. i also have the suede bbs in a hot pink that i love, and i just couldn’t resist the beautiful and delicate hangisis. i think these shoes and i will be very happy together.
okay, i have a confession. i hit up the manolo blahnik sale hard. the boutique, a nyc institution, is closing in december, which meant the selection was unreal. i am also back on the heel train at work after taking a break, and i am so thrilled to have these to chose from.
i treated myself to a beautiful pair of sandals from the summer sales from 24sevres. i usually don’t expect much from sale packaging, and was delighted when my purchase came with a personalized box and a paris pop up. oh and the shoes are pretty great too.
the calendar says it is spring, but the weather doesn’t agree. at least there are tulips, lilies, and pastel lace lovelies from lonely lingerie to get through these gray days.
you might have noticed a lack of shopping posts over the last few months. one of my resolutions was to go three months without buying any clothes or accessories. the apartment renovations and carrying two mortgages has been $$$, so this was one way to help relieve some financial stress. i’m happy to report that i have mainly stuck to that resolution, with the exception of one $60 j.crew sweater.
before the shopping ban started on january 1, i found this gorgeous celine tote on the realreal for a fraction of the store price. i know i have another burgundy celine bag, but i just love them both so much. i also sold a few other bags so my overall number has remained the same. man, I will justify anything won’t i? 🙂
i had been looking for wool panty hose all winter until i came across the brand swedish stockings at reformation in nyc. the store was sold out of my size, so i checked out their website. swedish stockings is the first sustainable hosiery brand, and the lovely packing and overall experience sure beats trying to find the right pair of hose at bloomingdales (the last time i was there, i was stuck behind a woman for 20 minutes who refused to complete her transaction without her hosiery stamp card…it was special). i ended up getting two pairs, and will report back on how well they hold up.