I came into the Fall season with a little wish list. Nothing extravagant– just a few things I wanted to add to my wardrobe to add some variety. My focus has been on shoes…which I honestly do not buy often. And once I find a pair I love, they stay with me forever. Although I live in the North, you would be totally unimpressed with my winter shoe/boot collection. I think I have a pair of black ankle boots and a pair of tall black ones (which I do not care for). It was time to add some punch to the shoe wardrobe. So I decided to hunt for the following three types of shoes:
1. Cognac/british tan ankle boots.
2. Two toned ballerina flats
3. (Hopefully) a pair of brogues (have been searching for these for months).
AND to further challenge my frugal sensibilities, I decided I would buy only on Ebay, Etsy or in a thrift store. I need to save my pennies and I am becoming more and more resolved not to buy new… when it can be avoided (there are always exceptions, ie: some electronics, underwear, etc). Well guess what! All three items were found with very little effort (kind of scary). Two of the three pairs were found on Ebay (from sellers with return policies) and the third on Etsy. This post will feature my awesome new (to me) Etienne Aigner boots which match my vintage Coach Willis bag perfectly.
Aren’t they sweet with their darling equestrian detail? I am so happy with them! Here I paired this brown color with grey…I love these colors together.
In this chic (remember what I said in my About page–what is chic in my world, may not be chic in someone else’s : ) ) ensemble, my husband and I went off to run some errands. One of the errands I wanted to do was buy my dear hubby his own Nook Color. Brett and I are on the down side of technology…very rarely do we buy into the hype of newest, latest, greatest (uh…you should see our archaic dumb phones). But after using mine for the past year, I have convinced him of its value and ease of use. So we went into Barnes and Noble, got the pitch from the saleslady on the pros/cons of NOOK Color vs. NOOK Tablet and Brett chose to go with the NOOK Color. I already had a leather cover for him to use (I bought it for mine last year but didn’t like the style/heaviness of it) so that meant (in my rational way of thinking) I could buy this one for moi!:
NOOK Color Cover by Kate Spade
OK, OK…I KNOW! It is so totally cute and chic–and uneccesary! But it was half-priced– which still made it RIDICULOUSLY over-priced at $39.50– and so completely irresistible. And so NOT on my Fall shopping list. However, since it looks vintage, has a French vibe and is Kate Spade chic, it has been a justified purchase in my little world.
Reminder: Don’t forget about my Chic Giveaway! You can enter until September 29th.