Good morning friends! I’m sitting here, eating some homemade donuts and sipping some freshly-ground french pressed coffee. I love leisure weekend mornings. This weekend has been a nice one. I did a couple hour of blog work yesterday and then a couple hours of real-job work. The bad thing about my banged-up knee is that I still can’t work out, but the good news is that I have lots of spare time to get caught up on some things. Like shopping. 🙂
After a week of only wearing flats because of my knee, I realized that I really need more than one pair of flats for work so I broke down and bought these Tory Burch Caroline flats (using eBates to get cash back, of course) that I’ve been eyeing for about 8 months and they finally went on sale! (sorry for the weird square – my screen capture was being weird.)
I’ve never bought expensive shoes until the past couple months when after literally trying 4 different pairs of black flats that all hurt my feet, I bought these Cole Haan Astoria ballet flats (also, using eBates). And I’ve worn them almost everyday to work since I got them. Definitely worth the investment for me! They were a life saver this past week!
I love the nude color of the Tory Burch ones but my brown flats are 5 years old and honestly, pretty gross. So I need a new pair of brown flats and my friend Gabi introduced me to these beauties from Madewell – the French Knot Pointy Skimmer. They are a much lower price point, which is awesome, but I’m still holding out for a coupon code. Then, I’m going to take a serious shopping hiatus. I can more easily justify purchases for work since I wear them all the time, but still, a girl’s got a budget to keep! [Here’s my post about how I budget.]
After working (and ahem, shopping), I made some homemade donuts (more on that this week!) and then went to the WS Festival Ballet’s production of Dracula. Obviously an excuse to wear red lipstick. 😉 I’m also loving the middle part with soft waves. I usually part on the left side but I feel like it’s a whole different look with a center part!
It was a very short show but very entertaining, and the female dancers were so talented. It was such a fun little outing to kick off Halloween. Which reminds me, I need to get out my decorations today!
Alright, I’m off to mass. I’m not really religious anymore but every once in a while I really enjoy attending mass. It’s so different than the church I grew up going to (which I loved for many reasons too) so it’s a little bit of a cultural experience for me. Most importantly, it serves as a good reminder to just be a little better and realize all my blessings.
I’ll have some weekender links for you later today! Have a great morning!
Which clothing pieces do you invest in? I’ll invest in jeans and shoes because I keep my jeans for years and I wear my shoes into the ground. And I’ll invest in purses but I’m very picky about the ones I buy and only buy them very sporadically.
Are you a side or middle parter? 🙂