Everything I Considered Buying This Week

I may be broke, but you might not be! Here’s a list of everything I almost purchased this week but didn’t once I looked at my bank account balance:

A’PIEU Madecassoside Needle Spot Patch

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Summer Dawn (my fave Instagram girl) posted about these on her Insta story and said they are the best pimple patches she has ever tried.

Kiehl’s Age Defender Eye Repair Cream

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My Instagram boo @Tynanbuck storied this eye cream and said it was “fucking unreal”. Excuse me, I want that!!!

UGG Slippers

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Kate and I have long discussed purchasing matching fluffy UGG heeled sandals a la Marta from Nice Paper, but these Coquette Clog Slippers seem a little more functional. I would wear them around the house, to walk my dog, to grab coffee, to a friend’s house, and probably….everywhere else lol. Did I just re-talk myself into buying them? MAYBE! But they’re like walking on a cloud!

Gola Classics Women’s Tennis Mark Cox Trainer

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I saw these bad boys while I was shopping at Lou & Grey. I love the off-white color and the saddle brown stripes. They’re simple, they’re chic, they’re very fall.

Tilda Swinton Like This Eau de Parfum by Etat Libre D’Orange 

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My beautiful Twitter friend Chelb is responsible for this one. She gave me a sample of this scent and I can’t stop wearing it. It’s at once spicy, soft, musky, and green. PLUS, IT’S INSPIRED BY TILDA SWINTON. It’s awesome and I want it in full-size.

Madewell’s 10″ High-Rise Skinny jeans

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I used to work at Madewell and am a full convert for Madewell denim. It’s stretchy, soft, and holds you in in all the right places. Plus, the washes tend not to have unflattering whiskering or weird green-tinged washes. I have a favorite pair of Madewell jeans that I bought when I worked there in college almost 5 years ago. I beat the hell out of them and wear them practically every day. They’re just now starting to wear a little thin on one inner thigh. I was thinking of getting these as a replacement! The insane part is, they’ve pre-cut the bottom to make it a step-hem. I did that to mine, only to mimic our super cool store manager all those years ago. It’s just now catching on!

Julie Houts “Become Your Pasta” Illustration

I love this illustration so much I want it in my house!!!! Nothing has spoken to me more in life!

LuMee Duo Phone Case with Front & Back LED Lighting 

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For bomb pics in dark cabs/restaurants/bars/bathrooms, at any angle.

Trashboy Shirt By NapkinItems 

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My favorite Instagrammer Napkin Apocalypse made shirts inspired by her son’s love of garbage trucks. Her son designed that little truck under the part that says Trashboy. Even if you hate this shirt, you gotta check out Napkin Apocalypse. You’re welcome.

HUDA BEAUTY Easy Bake Loose Baking & Setting Powder Pound Cake

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I borrowed some of this from my beautiful friend and makeup expert Julia, when we were in New York. It sets your face like a motherfucker. Highly recommend. Would LOVE to own.

Anyway, instead of buying any of this I bought like 4 airplane tickets, infinity Ubers, stayed in 2 airbnbs, some cold medicine, 100000 gallons of soup, a new sweater, and some candy corn.

The Summer Sandals That Got Away From Me

Granted, it’s still 90º outside and I live in Los Angeles where there is no chance of it being less than sweltering any time soon–but the season for these magical-looking sandals has come and gone.

Pumpkin Spice Lattes are being served and candy corn is lining the shelves of Walgreens once more. That means I have completely fucked up and missed out on getting a pair of my dream sandals, AGAIN.

I discovered Brother Vellies from someone on Instagram. I want to say it was IG cool girl Pandora Sykes? Or potentially my own personal fashion icon Marianne Theodorsen. Regardless, I had never seen sandals as perfect as these.

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Seemingly totally flat–and not at all arch support friendly–vegetable-tanned leather soles topped with just the absolute perfect PUFF of feathers on cross-front sandals in various sherbet and other shades. The Madewell mules I regrettably purchased last year with matted grey rat-fur could NEVER.

These sandals are like functional boudoir. They’re sexy and fun and unnecessary and expensive (all words that describe me LOL) and I had plans to buy them all summer long and now as I feel as though I have definitely missed my chance.

It wouldn’t make sense to be walking around in October or November even though I’m sure I’ll be sweating balls in LA. Should I ferry off to Chicago, New York, London, or if we’re being realistic–San Francisco, my poor toes would absolutely freeze. They would go with jeans, but would look incongruous with a coat. Brother Vellies also sells a heeled version that would look incredible with a long dress and a leather jacket, BUT IT’S NOT THE SAME!!!

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As summer draws to a close, and people push pumpkin loaf on me until I have to unbutton my jeans, I have nothing left to do but mourn the loss of what could have been some freakin amazing summer ‘fits.

Until then….I guess I’ll be in my Uggs.