It’s time for my once-a-month frivolous post on material wants, yay! (it can’t all be serious all the time around here. Guys, all 3 of you who read the blog, you can skip this post as usual).
So you may recall that last month I put myself on a spending freeze, and I did it. I didn’t spend any money outside of what we absolutely needed, but as soon as July 1st rolled around, the floodgates opened. Yeah, I got sucked into the summer sales. I didn’t go crazy or anything, but the girls needed new sneakers! And backpacks and lunchboxes to replace the ones that they’ve been carrying around for 3 years. And then I saw all these dresses! Oh, so easy to get caught up in the shopping wormhole.
So some of my purchases and obsessions this month:
I bought these Onitsuka Tiger Asics sneakers for Mia on sale in orange and black. I have these sneakers myself in green, so the blurring of lines between mother and daughter fashion has officially begun, ergh.
And for Claudine, these purply pink Merrell Kids Solo Origins. She wore them for the first time today because the weather is weirdly September-like and drizzly and 20 degrees cooler than just 2 days ago. It’s still so odd to see Miss C. in real sneakers. Her big sneaker feet always remind me of how Robert Smith looked in his sneakers, if you know what I’m talking about.
I bought this dress for me. Am I too old to wear this? Oh, I don’t care. I’m actually not really a dress wearing girl. Remember this post about this dress I bought last year? Guess how many times I’ve worn it. Once. I have no idea why. I’m just not super comfortable in dresses I suppose, but once summer and warm weather rolls around, I’ll throw them on because anything else is too hot. This dress is perfect for that, and I’ve worn it often.
And speaking of dresses, I am sort of obsessed over this Tsumori Chisato one. I mean I would never buy it at that price, and it is sort of an odd dress, but I love that whole outfit. The sandals with the socks and everything.
Ugh, this mirrored dresser kills me. I will never be able to afford it. But I saw it in real life recently at a friend’s house and now I want it even more. Never mind the fact that I have nowhere to put it.
And the sandals above? On the left are Zara sandals I bought on clearance a few years ago (I think it cost all of $20 and they’ve held up), and the ones on the top right are these that I bought with a partial gift certificate. I don’t love the jute braiding. I think it’s totally unnecessary and would look 10x better without, but I do love everything else about the sandal and it’s super comfortable.
What about you? Have you bought anything good lately?