happy spring time everyone!
today i have a lot of wardrobe updates to share. but before i do that, i have to explain why i’m writing in all lower case. the shift key on my macbook is stuck and is pretty much dead. the keys on all the new mac laptops with apple’s new butterfly mechanism are prone to getting stuck if any little piece of dust or debris gets lodged into it. and because the design is so delicate and complicated under each key, they are extremely difficult to trouble shoot. if one key is stuck, the entire keyboard needs to be replaced. it’s a widespread problem that apple has been reluctant to address and quite frankly i am pissed off they are expecting me to pay over 300 dollars to replace the entire keyboard when it’s just one key that is stuck. even the repair person at the genius bar acknowledged that it was a very common problem and stated she routinely uses compressed air on her personal macbook before she puts the screen down every single day! she advised me to call apple care and speak to someone higher up to see if i can get it replaced at no cost. if they don’t cover the costs, i’m going to switch to a windows ultrabook type laptop for good. and then i might even get rid of my iphone and replace it with a google phone because the main reason i pay extra for an iphone is for its ability to interface with my macbook.
but anyway, back to some wardrobe updates. i was in the market for warm slip on shoes that i could quickly take on and off to walk the dog or run quick errands, so i joined the bandwagon and decided to try a pair of allbirds loungers. the bf bought a pair first and he seems to like them. i chose the dark grey color to camouflage any unsightly toe bumps that are more visible on the lighter colors. i also knew i’d be using them to walk in the park sometimes and wanted something that wouldn’t show stains. they feel nice, but the insoles feel a little too mushy to me and it feels like it takes more work to walk in them like it would if you were walking in sand. also my heels slip out of them pretty easily but they fit perfectly in the length. i went with my regular size 9. i was able to remedy these problems though with a leather arch support that i put in almost all my shoes and by placing stick on leather heel grips that i bought on amazon. with these modifications these shoes have a good place in my shoe repertoire. they fill a role no other shoe does in my collection.
a little while back i bought a pair of kate young for tura sunglasses secondhand online. they were heavily discounted but they didn’t work out for my very large head. i put them up for sale and went on a search for another pair. i really loved the celine sunglasses i tried on at the beverly center. they looked huge on the rack, but not so huge when worn on my huge head, lol. but i’m not one to spend 500 dollars on sunglasses. on a whim i decided to try typing in ‘large sunglasses’ on amazon and found this pair for only $10. it’s a beautiful shade of brown. they feel like the celines. it’s got a very simple, classic shape. the large size gives em a high fashion-y appearance but they aren’t so large that’d you’d draw too much attention to yourself. i’m super satisfied with them and glad i didn’t spend a lot of money on glasses that i’d probably lose by the end of summer anyway.
there was an eileen fisher store right next to the apple store, so i decided to try some clothes on after i got my laptop assessed at the genius bar today. i tried on two things for fun-zies, with no intention of buying. i had heard about this jumpsuit on a grechen’s closet recent post. it looked really cute on the model but i think on my frame, it makes my already top heavy body appear more top heavy. i also didn’t like the way the bottom edges kind of ripple.
i also tried on this kimono like long cardigan, which looks comically oriental on me. the fabric feels really nice though. it’s very lightweight and feels like a nicely aged nubby t shirt.
i recently ordered a pair of hopp boots that i had wanted for a long long time, but never was able to purchase because they were always sold out in my size, which according to the website is a 9.5 (i’m normally a size 9). recently they restocked and size 9 was available. i knew they’d run small but decided it was worth the risk in case they did work out. i got them today and sadly they are just a tiny bit too tight even without socks. i could tell though, that if they fit, they would be the most comfortable heeled boots ever. there’s nice padding on pressure points along the interior. i sent them back the same day. sad.
in other news, my old watch battery died recently and i tried to change the battery on my own but ended up breaking the glass on the face of the watch in the process, doh! luckily cluse watches are pretty ubiquitous and there were tons selling for a fraction of the msrp on the secondhand market, so i was able to replace it for cheap. i replaced the metallic straps with a brown leather strap. i actually bought the black faced watch by accident erroneously thinking i had ordered black straps to match, so was initially really hesitant about the color combo, but i think these colors actually look really nice together.
anyway, this was a long post. later today, the bf and i are going to finally watch the movie lady bird and will probably take a night walk in the park since the weather is warming up a bit, yay. hope ya’ll are enjoying spring time and this easter/passover weekend.