I finally bought a few things last month from a few independent artists who I admire and had been wanting to buy from for awhile. Up top is Shanna Murray’s hand drawn, illustrated wall decals. Isn’t the packaging charming? I bought 2 decals. I haven’t applied them yet to our walls, but I know exactly where I want them. You can check out what they look like on a wall at Shanna’s website.
The bag is from bookhou. I haven’t bought a new bag in years and I’ve been wanting a more lightweight summery bag than the leather black bag that I usually carry every day. This one is perfect. It even has a zippered top which is what really sold me. Actually, I love everything that Arouna designs and makes. Totally up my aesthetic alley.
And now that we’re into Fall, I’ve had boots on my radar…
Like these rain boots. When did I become that person who wears rain boots? In all my years on this planet, five of those living in the Pacific Northwest, I never owned a pair of rain boots until 5 or so years ago. I think it was all those years of pushing the stroller in the rain, and now I can’t imagine NOT owning a pair of rain boots. But I need a new pair as the ones I have are cracked at the seams and lets water in. I’ve tried to seal the crack multiple times with shoe glue. Doesn’t really work for long. I’ve bought the same Tretorn brand rain boots on sale for the girls one year and they seem very well constructed.
Speaking of the girls, Claudine and I took a trip into Manhattan to get these cute little booties from Zara for new school shoes. We got a similar pair last year from Zara in brown, and she wore them nearly everyday. They looked great with jeans, leggings or dresses. Mia picked out these short biker boots at Target (sometimes I can’t quite figure out her “style”. One minute she’s in girly floral sundresses and the next minute she wants biker boots and to dress in all black).
While I might not be buying myself a pair of boots this year, I really have been wanting these Hudson Horrigan wrap strap boots for a awhile. Meh. No more in my size. Just as well…And while we’re dreaming…these Opening Ceremony boots…oh, you slay me.