readers, i don’t think i’ve done enough shopping this week. frightening, i realize…but i just don’t have any particularly exotic, “must haves” on this random friday. so instead, i thought i’d share the ‘must haves’ that have actually made it into my house over the last week or two. mind you, this is no small feat these days, as my shopping account is in serious lockdown mode.
it’s been a long while since i walked into the gap and actually fell for something on sight. but these shoes are just so cute in person, and such a great color & pattern for summer, i couldn’t resist. the $39 pricetag didn’t hurt, nor did the fact that they miraculously run a full size large, so they actually had my size in the store. i was a little wary of the bow in back, but i’ve decided it gives some nice detail, and keeps them from being too generic.
i’m fairly confident i’ve mentioned how much i detest hot weather. besides my massive discomfort whenever the mercury hits 80+, there’s also the matter of my cheeks, which insist on becoming a very radioactive shade of crimson at the slightest increase in my internal temp. literally, i’ve had people stop me during a workout to “make sure i’m okay.” yes, i’m fine – i’m always that color. given the severity of the problem, when i decided to test clinique’s new “redness solutions” mineral powder, i was skeptical…i was pretty sure painting my face yellow was not the answer. but this stuff actually works – and somehow doesn’t settle into wrinkles like most loose powders. i highly recommend it for those of you with fair skin that rebels in heat, or for the post-workout makeup routine.
and last, i mentioned recently how much i loved a new piece by emily elizabeth jewelry, and the designer was sweet enough to send it over as a thank you (yes, i know, my life is very hard). honestly, i’ve hardly taken it off since it arrived…i think it might just be the perfect summer necklace. because the chain is just a bit thick, and the leaves are a bit bold, it dresses up my ultra-casual summer style beautifully, and gives me just a dash of grecian goddess chic (who couldn’t use a bit of that?).
happy weekend, everyone! i’ll be off visiting family for a few days, but should be back bright and early tuesday for more retail therapy.