apartment vignettes + fall shopping list

we’ve been keeping the apartment pretty clean lately, so i thought it would snap a few pictures of some of my favorite corners.

IMG_0756IMG_0758IMG_0759i also decided to get back to my shopping list method of focusing on what i want for the season.  its funny that some of the items from my prior lists are still on there.  i either never found the item, or i bought one and it has since worn out.

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acne musubi bag

after selling a few of my bags on consignment, i wanted to replace them with something simple, lightweight, and a bit unique (i.e. i don’t see multiple women wearing it every day on the subway).  before my shopping ban took effect, i decided on this acne musubi bag in this beautiful tan/caramel.  the single shoulder strap is so comfortable, and there is a detachable small pouch inside to keep small items.

i’ve used this bag for about a month, and i still love it.  my own reservation is the black interior, which makes it a bit difficult to find some things that are not in the small pouch.  however, i think a simple bag organizer could solve this.

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christian louboutin slingbacks

lately, i’ve been thinking a lot about this article.  as a big fan of ann patchett’s books, and her store parnassus books in nashville, i loved how eloquently she described the lessons learned from a self-imposed shopping ban.  i have had shopping ban flings in the past, but decided after we got back from greece that i was going to do one in earnest for 2 months.  this means no buying anything not from a grocery store except to replace something empty or beyond repair.

since a lot of the content on this blog has been cataloging my new purchases, i will do my best to fill the next few months with other things.

first off, this gorgeous pair of slingbacks i added to my collection this spring.  the heel height is perfect (3.5″) and they manage to be both sexy and work appropriate.

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folegandros

after the busy streets of santorini, we jumped on a ferry to the sleepy yet gorgeous island of folegandros.  the main town, chora, was so picturesque that i felt we were in a movie.  almost everyone we interacted with was european, and there was no cruise ship in sight.

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santorini food

as i mentioned in my last post, the food in santorini was incredible.  i don’t eat meat, but i heard the meat and the fish were very fresh and flavorful.

i personally found it pretty easy to eat as a vegetarian.  in fact, everything pictured here except the last dish was vegetarian.  my favorite was the feta wrapped in phyllo drizzled in honey.

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