I've done a considerable amount of shopping over the past few days, thanks in partial part to my property tax return! Here are the spoils:
First, the shoes . . .
Yes, I needed a new pair. Desperately. The old ones had ginormous holes all over the place, the rivets were falling out, and the shoelaces were fraying. Sad.
Now these, I did not need. But boy, are they pretty. (Pretty cute, that is!)
I stuck this picture up here so you could see the embroidery detail -- I didn't purchase this exact pair of shoes . . . I believe mine are completely out of stock in the universe, but they are cream with orange embroidery in this pattern.
Also, I purchased a pair of mary janes by Soda that I can't find a picture of. They are brown with pink stitching, two tiny straps across the front, with a very small bow. All man-made materials, too! Awesome.
Next is new outwerwear (yeah, I lost weight last year and never bought new coats) . . .
My new fall jacket! Hooray for green corduroy!
My new "normal life" winter coat. I've never owned a not-black-or-grey peacoat before. I'm excited. :)
My new "playing in the snow with children and skiing" winter coat.
And some new boots. I have mixed feelings about these. I have been eyeing these boots for quite some time -- they are allegedly super-warm, lightweight, and pull-on, which is a triple-bonus. The downside? There's a little leather. My problem: I haven't found non-leather boots that look like they will stand up to a winter of walking to and from work, the grocery store, and everywhere else in Minnesota. I'm mad enough at myself for this purchase, so no need to be hard on me. As soon as veggie cold-weather footwear catches up, I'll buy a pair of cruelty-free boots!
L.L. Bean is a great company. They have their paper-conservation policies up on their web, as well as their commitment to non-sweatshop clothing. Neat. I also ordered some new long underwear and a new gaiter!
And finally, the last, and most exciting purchase for you all . . .
Be excited . . . be very excited . . . finally, I can consistently post photos on my blog! Hooray, hooray, hooray! I can't wait for the camera to arrive in 7 to 10 business days. Mark your calendars!!!!!