We’re transitioning into fall in the southern part of the world but that doesn’t stop me from shopping for spring (if I ignore winter, it won’t come right? RIGHT?). I needed new sandles (3/4 of the year I am in sandles, after all) so I grabbed these from Fab when Kate Spade was debuting her new Saturday line. Then I saw this Nanette Lepore one piece from Anthropologie and it needed to be mine. We have a pool and so it wasn’t too hard to justify. Since I have 20/10 vision (AHEM that’s sniper vision people) I couldn’t quite justify these Warby Parker tortoise shell glasses in violet magnolia without an Rx (I think I’ve spent enough money on fake glasses to last me a life time). Lastly this turquoise ring from Catbird would look absolutely splendid on my middle finger in spring but I have done nothing to deserve it (unless you count tirelessly instagramming my pup).
I’m looking to re-case all my goods. This usually happens whenever I misplace something (this time it was my driver’s license- a HUGE PAIN when you live abroad) I get the urge to put EVERYthing in its place. I scoured the internet for the perfect everything and also a cheaper alternative (but sometimes better! check out the Dodo ipad case).
In some cases the alternative makes sense (i.e. the camera strap, I am not sure I could justify 200usd on a strap no matter HOW wonderful it is), and in some cases it makes sense to invest in the real thing. Since I always have my passport rattling around my bag I need a wallet with room for my passport and phone and that zips so NOTHING can fall out. One great thing is when you find the perfect camera bag that you NEED to have you can usually find one on Etsy that scratches your itch for half the price (she even makes it in 4 different colors!).
**Welcome to the consumerist column, where I detail things I want. Because I want a lot of things and I’m not ashamed to say it.