Thursday, March 16, 2017

Backpacks, Boy Shorts, Baby Dress, & Poetry

As this week is winding down and I don't have any outfit pics in the hopper, I wanted to share a few retailers, books, and thoughts that have been swirling around in my outfitting and reading life...

First up, a new retailer that I'm online flirting with Cuyana

Their catalog is so elegant, and low-key, very much playing in the chic neutral pond that I enjoy. Plus I'm slowly falling in love with this bag--

This Leather Backpack can also be a shoulder bag, how versatile. This has gone up on my Pinterest Board "Things I Crave"!!!!

Also currently hanging out on that board are these men's pleather shorts from Zara!

These shorts are kind of ridic, but I also kind of love them... they are sold out, but the idea of browsing in the men's department isn't ridiculous at all. I'm a big fan of both Zara and Forever 21's male section. 

But enough about retail fantasies for myself, let's move on to baby girl!

Recently received a catalog for Tea Collection out of Australia. How adorbs are these embroidered dresses!!!!!? I have to be very careful when shopping for baby girl. I can easily get caught up in the preciousness. So, I've implemented some ground rules, first and foremost never pay full price, 2nd nothing "branded", and 3rd never buy anything that's not machine washable. 

I don't often HAVE to buy clothes for the baby, her grandmothers and aunts are always getting her things, so it's not like the child is going to go naked anytime soon. 

From the body to the mind--BOOKS!

I'm waiting to buy this story book for my baby until she's a bit older. This volume contains bedtime stories of 100 (!!!) extraordinary women. I can't wait to share this one with Little Miss in a few years. 

Speaking of extraordinary women I've been spending time with "Jackknife: New and Selected Poems" by my teacher Jan Beatty

This brilliant collection has all of my poetry cylinders pounding. The emotion, energy, language, raw power is just amazing. I don't have the space or words here to go into the in-depth praise this books deserves, but trust this work will change you, for the better! 

Have a great rest of your week. I'll be back with outfits on Monday! 

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