That exists, right?
It totally should because I need to thank someone for acknowledging my super saver-ness. I got this email Monday:
This wasn’t a big surprise. Anyone who has snooped in my bathroom knows I’m a health and beauty hoarder. Continue reading
How was your weekend?
Brooklyn is such a big borough – NYC’s 2nd largest and most populous – that I sometimes feel bad for not exploring more. On Saturday, I saw friends and checked out new-to-me places without ever leaving BK. I loved it!
Brunch was terrific.
Remember my jean stress? Rejoice! I found a pair of jeans I love:
They’re DKNY Jeans, Skinny-Leg Tuxedo-Stripe, Mamba (!!) Wash.
It’s a good news/bad news situation.
The good: I found them at Marshall’s on sale for just $29. The bad: because they’re already at Marshall’s and priced so low, I probably won’t find them elsewhere, perhaps in another color.
Macys has a few pairs left as of press time. If you buy, go a size down. They run big.
What should I wear with them?
I almost bought these Steve Madden boots before spotting the Bussolas. The Steve Madden pair was a little cheaper, but far less comfortable. Plus I preferred the extra buckles.
What will you be buying for fall?
As you may have seen from my tweets, I went to Massachusetts to visit one of my favorite people.
The weather cooperated Saturday so we took a day trip to Cape Cod. I had never been!
We made the most of the beautiful day, checking out three towns.
We browsed at the Sandwich Artisans show at the public library.
I bought myself a pair of earrings from Mei Mei of Lexington.
Later we had lunch at the Brown Jug, also in Sandwich, on their charming patio.
Have you been to Sandwich? If so, what did you think?
I needed a new pair of heels for an event.
Yes, I do know the difference between “need” and “want.” The event in question actually had “stiletto” in its title and the invitation made it clear I’d feel dumb if I wore wedges.
I bought these:
I was nervous because – hello! – ankles. But the straps of the sandals made me feel somewhat secure.
Guess what? These shoes are actually pretty comfortable. Like any shoes, my feet hurt after a few hours and my bum ankle is never pain-free. But in the grand scheme of things, I got just what I needed from the Gideon sandal.
I like ‘em enough to buy them in black.
Note: the toe box is narrow so I went up a half-size.
When my friend Candace visited me a few weeks ago, we rambled all over the part of Brooklyn where I life. One of our stops was In God We Trust, a boutique on a quieter block of Bedford Avenue.
We browsed and tried on sunglasses.
Then I noticed these roughly engraved pendants. Look closely.
I won’t be buying one of these R rated charms for my mother. But for one of my smart ass friends? Perhaps. How about you?
When I lived in DC, I forgot about Ricky’s.
My bad. Ricky’s is awesome.
Picture a supermarket but filled only with beauty items. I inevitably go there for one thing and leave with, like, seven.
This time I stood in confused awe by the styling wands. Ricky’s had such a range of options that I realized I needed to do some research before committing.
Paralysis by analysis.