Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Eight dollar shopping spree

Don't worry, I'm not waxing (philosophical or otherwise) today.

Yesterday, I found a little somethin'-somethin' for myself that I didn't even know I wanted and now I can't imagine living without: a Bella jacket from J.Crew in midnight blue velvet. New, in my size, $4.95. No, there are no missing zeros or ones. A $150 jacket for less (much less) than the sales tax alone.

If you turn the collar up, it's got some quasi-Elizabethan gathering going on underneath. Perfect for New York, with some dark skinny jeans for the evening. I hear we're visiting a speak-easy with some friends who live there (in New York, not the speak-easy).

Oh, we've also traded the stuffy (but beautiful) Upper East Side flat for a vast photographer's loft in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. It's the entire top floor of a brick building, all windows and light. A block from Pratt Institute and close to Prospect Park, shopping on Dekalb Ave, and the almighty Brooklyn Flea. Woot woot!

Another acquisition yesterday was this gorgeous piece of Mid Century West German studio pottery. You can snap it up at the MOD SWAP this Sunday if you like!


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