Recent purchases and this month’s obsessions

April 22, 2013 |  Category:   happy purchases life



I’m not sure what possessed me to buy hot pink pants, but I did. Maybe it’s because they ended up being $20, marked down on sale and forever discounted with one of the Gap’s never ending sale codes, but it hasn’t just sat in my closet either; I’ve worn them quite a few times since they’ve arrived in the mail. See? Despite assumptions that I only wear black or gray, I do wear color (sometimes). Another color that I seem to always gravitate towards is bright green which is odd because from 5th to 8th grade my Catholic School uniform was bright green and yellow and I vowed never to wear green again. It was the ugliest color combination I could think of, especially in polyester, and I had to wear it every single day. But that was 30 years ago and green has since worked its way into my closet (but never worn with yellow. I still think it’s a hideous color combo).


Can I give you a tip on some kid shoes? These sparkly mary janes are the best. These are our second pair from this brand called Cienta and they come in lots of colors and a few different styles. I bought some non sparkly mary janes for C last year and they could have lasted another season, but it seems like her feet grew like crazy in the last 8 months. Mia got a pair of these slip on Converse for Spring this year. Chuck Taylors didn’t work on her when she was younger as they always seemed to slip off her feet at the heel so I almost wrote them off, sadly, but I’m so glad I decided to give them another try, especially in these no-laces style. I think every kid should own a pair of Chucks at some point.
Has anyone done any good shopping lately? I swear, I’m not finding much I like at stores and I’ve gone out a few times looking around…AND I’ve been in a shopping mood with some money to spend, I tell ya! I didn’t even find anything to buy when I went shopping on my birthday. Oh well. I guess I’ll just do something boring and responsible like pre-pay some of my mortgage [insert eyeroll here. Just kidding. Maybe].

And something a little bit different with this month’s obsessions…music!
I’m that person who can listen to the same song over and over and these 2 songs have been in my rotation non stop for the last month. They both happen to be Brooklyn-based bands/musicians and these albums were released last year. Hey, I can sometimes get out of that 80s/90s music rut if I try.



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  • sylvï April 22, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    oh, i want those mary janes for myself!

  • Mary Anne April 22, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    We have similar Mary Jane shoes in Australia called Walnut and they are great everyday shoes. Saw those sparkly ones on amazon and was wondering about the quality. Now you’ve definitely convinced me!!! Love the pants! I’m wearing a hot pink sweater now! In the last two years I have embraced lots of colour in my wardrobe! I love it! Love your recent purchases and obsession poss! 🙂

    • Mary Anne April 22, 2013 at 10:01 pm

      Posts!!! Posts! Ipad typing!!! Also Jenna just wondering as we are kind of the same age – I’m 41, did you watch any of the Before sunrise/ sunset movies with Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy? I am super excited to see the newest addition!

      • Jenna April 22, 2013 at 10:47 pm

        I did watch that movie, but it never really made a long-term impression on me like the other movies of that era. Maybe I have to watch it again…

        • Mary Anne April 23, 2013 at 4:21 pm

          I remembered when I rewatched the first movie Before Sunrise 1995 many many years later I wasn’t in love with in as I was when I first saw it. I was older and it wasn’t as relevant for me…. What movies have left an impression on you? Or what are your favourites ones? I rarely go to the movies anymore – only of course to see kiddy flicks!!!

  • Lani April 23, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Wow…thanks for the music tips. Nice!