they came home with me, october edition
- Margaret Howell shirt
- Orla Kiely for Uniqlo scarf
- Seafolly bikini
- Uniqlo linen shirt
- Massimo Dutti linen knit henley
- MHL by Margaret Howell cotton-linen sailor top
- Filippa K navy cotton twill shirtdress
- COS cream chunky cotton knit tank
- Pointer cream canvas sneakers
- Massimo Dutti low-heeled t-strap pumps
- Sam Edelman sandals
Shopping died down for me a bit in the last few months. I was distracted by other things that cost money - holidays (Bali this month, NZ in December) and so I wasn't inclined to spend on other things. And for the most part I hadn't fallen in love with things.
I had a serious moment with a navy Céline Phantom Cabas, but shall be content with borrowing my sister's black one from time to time. It's superbly made, - holds a laptop without losing its shape, discreet yet distinctive. If I didn't already have perfectly gorgeous day bags, I would buy it without a second thought.
Well, onto these Sam Edelman sandals. They were definitely a lemming moment. All year, various bloggers (you know who you are) raved about them and they looked great. I admired them but never for a moment thought they had a place in my life. Then one of my sisters bought a pair in beige and I tried them on and it was a "wow, this changes everything" moment. It took me 15 minutes to get online, locate a pair in tan on endless.com, and buy them.
I felt anxious immediately after. It felt impulsive and I was convinced it was a mistake. I felt embarrassed.
They arrived a couple weeks later. I tried them on, and felt better. They felt right. They are very comfortable (the soft cushioned soles!) and they add a different dimension to all my usual outfits. My eyes had gotten so used to my usual uniforms that it was refreshing to have shoes change the dynamic in a small way.
I don't wear them as often as say, my reliable ballet flats, but I think they're a pretty great variation in my shoe collection. When you stick pretty much to a uniform, it's great to find the right shoe that helps change the tone a little to keep things fresh.