In which I shop for a car down by the river.
P.S. (Yes, a P.S. before the body of a post; I’m feeling wildly avant-garde today) I’m trying out a slightly new format that I hope will help the home page load nice and speedily. So with photo-heavy style posts, the bulk of the post – all those stories rife with whimsy and disaster and thoughtful, off-camera gazes at nothing at all – will come after the jump.
So we went car shopping last weekend. And we’re going again tomorrow, which means that by tomorrow evening we will be the proud owners of a car (or at least the proud owners of a lease), because the next few weekends are crazy for us – Kendrick is swamped, I’m headed to San Francisco for three days (the first time I’ll have spent the night away from Indy since his birth; sort of panicking/sort of excited to, you know, sleep) – and we’ve got to make this happen, because I am in serious need of checking one major thing off my insanely long checklist of major things.
Anyway. We went car shopping. And I decided to dress sensibly (for me, anyway). It was hot, and humid, and also intermittently cloudy and rainy, which meant:
1) No jeans (I hate the way water climbs up the legs of your jeans when it rains),
2) Layers (to accommodate rapidly changing temperatures,
3) Easy hair and makeup (it was a long day), and
4) Flat-ish shoes.
And moons and bones. Of course.
We were just about to head out for the day, when Kendrick looked down and noticed that I was wearing these shoes. Which are amazing, but which are also…oh, the least appropriate shoes ever to wear when test-driving cars all day. (It’s for reasons like these that I keep the guy around.)
But I didn’t want to wear flip-flops or slip-ons…and so, even though these shoes are much more “cozy fall” than “nautical summer”, I thought hey, let’s give them a go. And as it turns out, I love the look of rugged suede booties with a light, warm-weather outfit.
On me: Sweater c/o LOFT; Forever 21 tank, Sold Design Lab shorts (via Tanger Outlets), GANT sunglasses, vintage rose bracelet (from Sussex Flea Market), black wrap bracelet c/o ROXoxox, chloe + isabel silver bangles, Hannah Warner necklace, Joie booties.