Saturday, August 05, 2006

shopaholic in 'da house!

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!!!!!


Eat Peace Please said...

Yay for the digital camera! And everything else of course too, but hey, this camera deal is great!


funwithyourfood said...

well that looks like MY camera! we can be camera buddies too ;)

and i LOVE the blue pea coat. that is so completely adorable


MeloMeals said...

Awesome scores!

I have pink and black checked Vans.. hehe, and pink converse hi-tops.. i've kept buying the same shoes since I was 12.

Can't wait to see food pics!!

Carrie™ said...

I like all of your purchases, but I especially love your coats and boots! The blue pea coat is scrumptious! Have you ever been to the LL Bean store in Maine? It's wild. I went years ago with a television sportscaster guy I was dating at the time. We drove there in his VW bug, an old convertible one. It was a blast. Driving on the highway, cranking tunes. This was in the 80's, so lots of those old songs. I especially remember Prince - Little Red Corvette. Ok, way off track - I spent so much money and came back with tons of good stuff. Not as good as your coats though.
Let the snow fly, Catherine will be the fashion plate of Minnesota!

Anonymous said...

Hooray for shopping! :) The vans really are Van-tastic! The pea coat is super cute. I love the color. Way to go for not being "practical" with the color of your coat.

KleoPatra said...

I love all those shoes!
Great clothes!
Nice camera!

Looking forward to photos here of your yummy creations!

Anonymous said...

wow- you relly did do some shopping. I'm excited for you...expecially for the camera. I have the same camera, but a slightly older version! It's great - I've never had a single problem with it. In fact, everyone in my family has the same camera cause we've all been so happy with them.

Anonymous said...

Don't you just love shopping? You really picked out some great things. I want to check out your cream and orange All Stars. They sound really cute.

urban vegan said...

Score! Nice purchases.

I have a Canon camera and absolutely love it.

I also bought a pair of Chuck Taylo's a few weeks ago--exactly like yours but mustard yellow.

Anonymous said...

Thanx to Culinary in the desert I now know that absolutely delightful apple green converse all star do exist !!
I really am looking forward to find the same in France !...
Adorable !
Magnifique !

Jody from VegChic said...

I really dig the shoes. Bean is a great company. I get to visit the stores in Maine. They treat their employees very well and donate a lot to local charities. Guess what else? They will replace anything you buy from them for any reason. One of my friends was wearing a bean shirt that had a bleach stain on it while he was in the store. An employee walked up to him and asked if he wanted a new one! Can you believe that?

Canon is a good choice as far as cameras! You must be psyched.

Dori said...

YEAH! Is your new camera here yet.

I haven't been around in a while cause I switched to a blogroll. I spelled your site wrong when I entered you , so i've been missing your blog. I have you in correcly now and have some catch up reading to do to find out what's up in Food Snob's life lately!

Love the new duds!

Catherine Weber said...

Les, I can't WAIT for the camera.

Teddy, I'm excited for the blue peacoat too -- it's about time I started adding a little more color to my wardrobe!

Melody, I love the pink and black checked Vans. :) All Vans are van-tastic!!! (har, har, har.)

Carrie, your digression about your road trip was funny! I'm so glad other people love L.L. Bean, too -- I really think they are a wonderful company.

Michelle, it's about time I started wearing colors OTHER than black, right?? :)

Kleopatra, I can't WAIT to start posting food photos! (Did I say that already? Well, it's still true!)

Megan, I'm glad to hear you've had great luck with your camera. I figured I couldn't go wrong with a Canon, but was prepared to pay more for it . . . luckily, this camera was on a major sale for only $199!

VV, I will take a picture of the orange chucks just as soon as the camera arrives!

UV, I finally linked you!

Thalie, thanks for stopping by!

Jody, that's incredible about your friend getting an offer of a new shirt to replace the bleach stain! Wow. Glad to know -- I'm notorious for ripping the lining in my peacoats. Perhaps they will sew in a new lining for me sometime down the road?

Dori, the new camera's not here quite yet -- I ordered it on Saturday, and it will arrive in 7 to 10 business days. I hope it arrives before I have to leave for my trip! I've been wanting to figure out how to use a blogroll -- care to teach me?? :)