recent purchases

I've been on a little bit of a buying frenzy lately. I go through spurts. I will hoard my personal allowance until I have $200 built up, and then spend a big chunk of it in a matter of days. You just never know when Madewell will offer 30% off their sale items, so I like to keep all my options open.

Here are a few things I fell in love with recently and will be arriving at my doorstep soon:

Madewell track shorts - I only have a couple pairs of shorts in my closet (both are from Madewell last season). I much prefer pants or skirts, but some days (or bike rides) just call for shorts. I like mine to be unstructured like athletic shorts but to appear dressier than that. I'm hoping these will work perfect with a haphazardly tucked in T-shirt and sandals.

Madewell track shorts - I only have a couple pairs of shorts in my closet (both are from Madewell last season). I much prefer pants or skirts, but some days (or bike rides) just call for shorts. I like mine to be unstructured like athletic shorts but to appear dressier than that. I'm hoping these will work perfect with a haphazardly tucked in T-shirt and sandals.

Crown Vintage peony wedge sandals - One of my favorite bloggers (Jen Loves Kev) had a very similar pair of sandals last fall and they hadn't left my brain. When I realized I needed a new pair of sandals this summer (my Target pair is falling apart), I did a few google searches to find her old post and then checked the brand to find a similar pair. The ankle strap is velcro, which was totally a plus since buckles slow me down too much. My local store didn't have this cognac color so I ordered them (with a $10 off coupon) and am crossing my fingers they aren't too dressy.

Crown Vintage peony wedge sandals - One of my favorite bloggers (Jen Loves Kev) had a very similar pair of sandals last fall and they hadn't left my brain. When I realized I needed a new pair of sandals this summer (my Target pair is falling apart), I did a few google searches to find her old post and then checked the brand to find a similar pair. The ankle strap is velcro, which was totally a plus since buckles slow me down too much. My local store didn't have this cognac color so I ordered them (with a $10 off coupon) and am crossing my fingers they aren't too dressy.

Madewell printed baseball hat - I'm only two years behind the baseball hat trend, but I loved this print (and price tag) so I finally went for it. I think it will be perfect for Wednesdays and Sundays when my hair needs to be washed but I don't feel like showering.

Madewell printed baseball hat - I'm only two years behind the baseball hat trend, but I loved this print (and price tag) so I finally went for it. I think it will be perfect for Wednesdays and Sundays when my hair needs to be washed but I don't feel like showering.

Old Navy Drapey Cinched Pants - I've linked to these before, and I'm excited to finally get them (they were backordered) and try the drapey style.

Old Navy Drapey Cinched Pants - I've linked to these before, and I'm excited to finally get them (they were backordered) and try the drapey style.

P.S. And, thanks to a gift from a friend, we just signed up for NatureBox to see how we like it. It's a monthly box that comes in the mail with healthy snacks ($19.95 for five snacks). If you're interested, you can get $10 off your first box using this link.