Thursday, September 10, 2020

A Few Things I Want (and one thing I bought)

Even though it's still basically summer outside I've suddenly started wanting fall-like things and it's as if a switch flipped. Always the way, right? Here are a few things I've been thinking about:


A friend of mine visited recently and was wearing a pair of wool Allbirds, which I'd never really considered until I saw a pair in person. They appealed to me because the style is so minimal and they seemed like a good segue shoe as the weather starts to turn. My current walk-around sneakers are showing their age, so I checked out the Allbirds site and was immediately much more into the Tree Runners than the Wool Runners. They just look so light and sleek. I really like the peppercorn color (above) and the lychee color is also really good. Does anyone have a pair? 

Next up, I was totally on board to buy Marianne's leopard sweater blazer but it sold out pretty much immediately because of course it did. However, I also  really love this one:

But it's sold out of my size. (Quick aside: I was pleased to see that my favorite from last year, the J.Crew Juliette collarless sweater-blazer, is on NR because it's so good! That's not a bad price, either.) There's also this one that definitely has it's appeal, but it's pretty similar in shape to a sweater I already own so, for now, my leopard cardigan dreams have been put on hold. It's fine, it's nothing I need RIGHT THIS SECOND but it's annoying when everything sells out so quickly. 


Even though it's currently 80 degrees outside I am thinking about fall candles (MARIANNE'S FAULT) and of course I want my stupid bougie Diptyque Feu de Bois candle because it smells like a French fireplace and isn't cloying in any way. (I can't handle cloying.) I am hoping I can find something similar that doesn't cost a million dollars. This one by Woodwick  looks promising and has that crackly wooden wick thing which is fun. I'm also open to suggestions if you have a fireplace candle you really like. 


Finally, while I've been enjoying my weird fake EVA Birks, it turns out you shouldn't do yardwork in sandals. Oops. Marianne suggested her favorite garden clogs by Calzuro so I immediately bought a pair. They are SO GOOD. Like, really, really good and surprisingly comfortable. You might be thinking to yourself, "Um, they look just like Crocs." But I am here to tell you that you are wrong! They are ITALIAN garden clogs which makes them far superior to Crocs. I don't know why, they just are. Don't argue. 

8 comments:

  1. So so funny about the Not Crocs!! Do let us know your review if you do the Allbirds. I've been looking at them for years now but haven't pulled the trigger. Tried Rothy's btw, which IMO are nothing special.

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    1. Agree re. Rothy's. I really liked them initially but whoever said they'd give me sweaty feet was 100% right.

      I did order the Allbirds so I'll definitely give them a review.

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  2. I have both the wool and the tree runner Allbirds and I love them equally. I love the wool in the late fall early spring as an alternative to boots because they are really warm and cozy.

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  3. I like the Maison Margiela "By the Fireplace" candle but sadly it is also a million dollars. Sometimes Target has good candle dupes -- maybe the Hearth & Hand "Fireside" candle or the Threshold wooden wick "Whiskey & Oak" candle?

    Love the feel of the Allbirds but the wool version seems to wear quickly. Haven't had a chance to try the tree runners yet.

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    1. Ah, I will check Target! That's a great suggestion.

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  4. I have two pairs of Tree Runners and love them so much! I don't need socks with them and I can't say that about any other sneaker. Been wearing them non-stop this summer since pedicures are just a distant memory...

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  5. I have 4 pairs of Allbirds, both styles, need i say more?

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