Friday, August 10, 2012


This morning, for the first time in months, it was almost cool outside.  Despite the recent blazing hot temperatures, I'm pretty sure that fall is right around the corner.  So let's talk about online shopping and some things that have caught my eye.  Online shopping is so much less risky than actual, instant gratification shopping at the mall.  I'm not really into clothes.  I have a terrible time finding clothes that I actually like and will wear, but I do like to do a lot of window shopping online.

I have a pair of black leather boots that I like.  I have a pair of ubiquitous Uggs that I still like to wear around the house, and of course, I have a pair of snow boots.  But I think I might need a pair of brown boots.

After doing some shopping online, I think I like these.

Or maybe these.

Boots are funny things though, and finding a pair that fit your calves and are the right height is tricky.  Every years I eye a pair of Frye boots, but just can't make the investment.

Ballet Flats
I also want to find a pair of really comfortable flats that I can wear with jeans or skirts.  Imagine my surprise when my old friend from the 90s, Dr. Marten, emerged as the front runner.

I think I'm too old for classic Docs, but these are so darn cute.  I remember that the Docs I used to have were comfy and lasted forever.

Camera Bag
I've been thinking about a camera bag for awhile.  But I'm trying to be picky to find the right thing.  I think I've found it.

Last spring, I replaced our diaper bag with a classic Fjallraven Kanken backpack.  And it's worked better than any of the other diaper bags I've tried.  And I think it will probably last forever - similar to the North Face backpack my parents bought me when I started college, I used every day for 7 years through college and law school, Rykert carried every day for 2 years during grad school, and now, 15 years later, he still carries to work.  And it shows no signs of giving out anytime soon, but I digress.

This is my current diaper bag.

So imagine how happy I was to see this.  A camera insert for the classic backpack.

I'm considering a second bag and the insert for a camera bag.  Of course, I have some time to think about it because it appears the insert is only available in Europe and appears to be sold out everywhere online.

I also saw a girl at the farmer's market last weekend with a Mini Kanken, and I think it would make the perfect purse/ mini diaper bag.

One more thing
Also, for my birthday this year, all I am requesting is this cake.  Not the cake pan, the actual cake with the star tip frosting in obscenely bright colors that stain your teeth.  And a clean house.  That's it.

2 comment(s). Tell me what you think!:

Aleta said...

Lol, I like the wonder woman cake! That's funny! Used to be my favorite show to watch when I was young.

Love the boots. Oh, please send us some cool weather!!!

Knittripps said...

I am on the same page. I wear flats almost daily to work. In the fall I wear boots. I have a nice pair of black heeled boots and a pair of green/gray boots. Now I am coveting brown boots. I really want a pair of Frye boots but that may not be in the cards.

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