Friday, August 5, 2011


Bird is one of my favorite online stores.  By which I mean I pretend shop there all the time.  So imagine my excitement this morning when we were trying to figure out where to have breakfast and I saw their logo on a sign up the street.  No, I thought, it couldn't be!  But YES!  It was!  I am staying just a few blocks from a brick and mortar Bird store!  And the first thing I see inside?  These lovely oxfords:

Dieppa Restrepo!  The stuff oxford legends are made of!  In person, ready to be handled and fondled and tried on.   They are lovely, and really substantial, by which I mean the leather feels thick and like it will last years and years even after softening around your feet.  As you can tell, I am seriously tempted.  How do you think they compare to all my other bone-colored oxford choices?

Being inside Bird was seriously exciting to me.  Husband waited patiently while I touched every single thing in the store and asked "Isn't this beautiful?!"  ("uh huh, sure, nice,")  Of course I want to show you all the things I fell in love with, but there's so many items in the store that they don't even have listed online.  After the jump, a few pieces that plucked at my heartstrings...

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

a day off

Don't go away, I promise I won't be gone long.  I'm packing and headed to New York today, and I may take a day or two off from posting as we get settled in our temporary home in Williamsburg.  So forgive the short absence; I'll be back online in a "pis pas" as they say in Spain.   So hang in there, like this little guy who never loses focus!

headed east

Tomorrow we're off to new york city, I'm so excited!  I'm going to be there an entire month.  So many things I want to do, including not overplanning/overbooking myself and finding time to actually relax and enjoy the city, which I usually don't manage at all.  But first on the list?  McQueen Savage Beauty at the Met, of course!

Monday, August 1, 2011

oxford mania continues

I warned you there might be more...

These guys don't come in the nude I was originally searching for, but sometimes when shopping with a mission you run into things that you didn't know you wanted.  Until you ran into them.  And then you're stuck obsessing.  About yet another thing...

Take these woven oxfords for example; I never even knew such a thing existed, let alone that I had to have them.  And now I know both these facts to be true.  More superfluous but super tempting oxfords after the jump...

Sunday, July 31, 2011

in my virtual gap bag

These pants are currently in my shopping bag at because they didn't have the right size in the store here in town.

And then, because there's free shipping on orders over $50, I had to have another look around the site.  And then, because gap is connected to piperlime, it got a little dangerous.  After the jump, see the rest of what's in my shopping bag now, though I promise I won't actually get it all.  In fact, the reality is, I probably won't by any of it, but that doesn't stop me from fantasizing a bit.