Haven’t done one of these posts in a while. Doesn’t mean that there hasn’t been any shopping; on the contrary, I’ll tell you that sometimes retail therapy totally works, and for a while there in the Fall when I was going through a particularly stressful schedule I was doing more of it than usual.
There are two things in particular that we’re getting a lot of use this cold winter. Up top are the North Face Kids Shellista boots. We have the boots in plain black which seem to be sold out and I bought them on sale last Fall so it was significantly cheaper at $48 (the plain ones are also $10 cheaper than the ones with the Fair Isle pattern). Still on the pricey side for kid boots, but so far they have been totally worth it this winter. It’s always a bit of a gamble buying snow boots. You never know what kind of winter you’re going to get and there are some years where the girls don’t end up wearing snow boots at all if the weather is mild, but if you wait too long in the season, sizes and styles sell out. I always err on the side of caution because I don’t want to get caught unprepared if we end up having a snowy winter like this one and I can always pass them on to Miss C if they don’t get used. We’re really happy with these North Face boots and we could probably get 2 years out of them. I’ve made the mistake in the past of getting snow boots that were a little too short and didn’t have laces to wrap around the calf, so inevitably snow would get into the boots and we end up with cold, wet feet. It looks big and bulky in photos, but they aren’t so much in person. The kid loves these boots and with the weather in the 20s this month, have been wearing them even when it’s not snowy out.
The J Crew scarf was a Christmas present that I bought myself. So cheerful, especially for this bleak winter. It’s 40% off the sale price (last day today), so you can get it for about $25.
This book is so fun! Flip Fashion is a really charming mix and match fashion book illustrated by Lucille Clerc. It caught my eye when the girls and I were out and about the city browsing books and Miss C. couldn’t stop playing with it as soon as I showed it to her. I bought it for me as much as I did for the girls. It reminded me of how much I used to love making paper doll outfits as a kid and makes me want to draw again.
My first pair of Rachel Comeys. Oh man, are these ever comfortable, even with the nearly 3 inch heel because the footbed seems to have some sort of built in cushioning. These are boots from a few years ago so I bought them on clearance sale (if you are a size 10 then you are in luck because there is one size left at Myth & Symbol where I purchased them last Fall). They do run a bit narrow, so if you have a wide foot Rachel Comey shoes may not work for you, though I know some people size up. These particular boots aren’t available anymore because they’re from a past season and they haven’t been brought back, but I have spotted them on eBay. These are similar to the Mars boots, however, and they do go on sale once in awhile on Shopbop (the 2 tone ones are on sale right now).
Buy anything you love lately?