Here’s what snuck into my belongings for the month of November (and as you will shortly see, I have a thing for acquiring orange items.)
1. Ecco Sculptured GTX Bootie (similar): two weekends ago some friends and I went out to a nearby outlet mall to check it out. I found an Ecco outlet that had this boot in my size. It was comfortable from the get-go and the heel is manageable. Best $160 I’ve spent thus far, and the priciest out of this entire month’s purchases. I’ve already worn it throughout this week and through a spat of rain over Thanksgiving weekend. Worth it!
2. Kipling Adara Medium tote: this was my Black Friday “ooh shiny new thing” purchase. My mother and I have gone to BF for three years straight now, as a sort of bonding-time. There weren’t really any deep sales, but we did enjoy seeing the fall merchandise displays. I saw this in the Macy’s handbag sale section for $52, but initially balked at the price. After I went home that night and researched the market price, I realized it was not too bad and went back the next day for it. It’s going to be my overnight/away bag in my car which will store some emergency clothes in case I decide to stay over somewhere or need more layers. I currently keep my clothes in plastic bags in the trunk. I’m hoping this will be an elegant solution to “now where’s that extra tee-shirt I keep in here?”
3. Carhartt Men’s Acrylic Watch hat: we had a few cold days in a row that had me scrambling to find my head gear. I fished out a Disneyland Stitch beanie (of Lilo and Stitch fame) from my car and felt silly wearing that in and out of work. Granted a bright traffic-cone orange beanie doesn’t make it any less ridiculous to wear into work, but I have had a hankering for orange-colored accessories lately. I will try this look and see if I can incorporate it into my life. It tends to smash my bangs down, which I’m not a fan of. Anyone have tips for dealing with hat hair after beanie usage?
4. Samsonite luggage tags: more orange. My carry-on bag has a tag with my initials on it, but other than that if I were to check my stuff in, I’d have no way of quickly identifying my bag. Problem solved and I get an extra one for a backpack or maybe a larger checked-in suitcase.
I want to say that’s it for orange-colored items for now. 🙂 Did you find anything good during the Black Friday sales? Looking forward to anything specific today (Cyber Monday?) Happy holiday shopping and good luck!