I've shared with you my love for pink and red, so I had to show you my new umbrella. It's very happy and I'm looking forward to some rain so that I can use it!
It's from J. Crew (you probably could see that) where I was getting the shoes below for my 15 year old daughter. I spotted the umbrella at checkout and snatched it up. All of ours are lost, so I needed one. Bet I won't lose this!
I had asked for reader suggestions here on shoes for my daughter to wear with this dress. I know you have fantastic taste, and you suggested gold sparkly flats. I took your advice and these were half off. Do any of you have teenagers? Do you know what the girls are wearing these days to dances? Oh. My. Goodness. Let's just say that my daughter will be one of the most modestly dressed there and leave it at that.
You have been so great to leave comments and advice for me when I ask questions. I wanted to let you know what I ended up with on the shoes, and on the slow cooker question I asked a few weeks ago. One of my readers suggested I check out what Consumer Reports had to say. They like the Hamilton Beach Set and Forget. Lots of you recommended Hamilton Beach which I thought was much more reasonably priced especially for a novice like me.
Another question: Do you carry the same bag for the most part all season, or do you change your bag frequently depending on your apparel for the day? I'm definitely in the former camp. I don't ever have time for switching out bags -- I just grab mine and run. I found the above tote for 1/3 off last summer and used it through September. It's almost time to retire the brown bag and the black bag as spring will be here soon. Only, I'm not that excited to get this back out of the closet. I'm wanting a bright, fun, happy colored tote, and have been perusing options. Lots of these are far out of my budget and of course they're my favorites.
What are your thoughts? Would you carry a bright, bold bag like any of the above? Do you have a favorite?