I can tell G is really starting to grow up, because as of late, my online shopping addiction has started to wander into non-baby-related territory. As in, maaaaayyyybe it’s like, not okay that every piece of clothing I put on consists of some percentage elastic, even if “work” means I’m venturing no further than my kitchen office. And maybe it’s not cool that there’s still something regurgitated in my hair from this morning. Sure, the dog and the baby don’t care, and neither does the UPS guy, but geez woman, show some self respect.
I mean, it’s not like I’m round the clock nursing a newbie any more, and we’re starting to fall into a pretty great nighttime schedule, so I can’t blame sleep deprivation. Little dragon is about to approach his sixth month outside of my uterus (CanIgetAnAmen!?!). He’s happy, he’s healthy, and he can even sit up by himself (albeit a bit wobbly-like). I think mama deserves to treat herself, don’t you?
Here are a few pieces of fashion flotsam that I can’t quite justify purchasing right now because there’s always something G could use (like, you know, a college fund), and then of course we’re saving up to buy a house, and we really need to upgrade our crappy old car, and my income has taken a nosedive ever since the arrival of my new boss (a bald one who drools a lot and makes me change his diapers — ew gross).
If I were my old blissfully self-absorbed self I would snap up these fab finds in hot minute. Those of you out there without your own wide-eyed, gurgling, 100 percent adorable ball and chains should go ahead and do that (WHILE YOU STILL CAN!!) and then report back so we put-upon new moms can live vicariously through you.
You know that company that makes those cute but stupidly overpriced cotton shoes that you keep buying even though they fall apart in 30 seconds and you justify the cost because they’re just so comfortable and easy to wear and they go with everything and c’mon, every time you buy a pair the company shods some unfortunate barefoot child in a foreign land? Yeah, well, they’re making some seriously sexy sunglasses now. Yes, I’m talking about TOMS, and even though my husband said I should do it (and I didn’t even have to pull out the big guns and tell him how my purchase of sexy sunglasses will help teach a blind man to see or some such hard-t0-believe do-goodery) I don’t know… they’re still $130 and I can’t promise I wont sit on them and break them or fling them into the abyss with all my other long lost shades… so what do you think? If I were gonna do it, I would totally buy this pair.
My guy likes to make fun of me and say that I’ve been searching for the perfect pair of boots since we first met (for those of you who don’t know we met in 8th grade so that’s a lot of boot hunting… except back then I think my perfect pair were of the Doc Marten persuasion. Don’t tell me they’re making a comeback. Ick.).
Unlikely as it sounds, I think this season I actually may have found the holy grail. The next time I get a free moment (hah) I’m going straight to the nearest Nordstroms to see if these Melissa Button Boots by Frye are as fab in person as they appear online. If I can manage to squeeze them over my increasingly bulging calves (trucking a 20 pounder in a baby carrier up Bay Area hills is quite the Olympic workout) this may be the one indulgence I actually go for.
Living in the Bay Area means never feeling like you own enough scarves. It’s a sad fact (f0r my husband, not for me) that I possess a trunk full of scarves — and yet, I think I really, really need one from this Etsy vendor. Look how lush and chunky they are… perfect for absorbing whatever bodily fluids G flings my way. So pretty… so cozy… come on — her store name is Happiknits! Let’s reward her with our dollars, shall we?
So, dear Doublefab reader, when faced with all these beautiful temptations… what would you do? Buy the scarf? The shades? The boots? Or save your dough for dragon’s college fund? Leave me a comment and share your thoughts.