Indecision & Ankle Boots

I’ve been called impulsive. Not a complimentary word, but not entirely inaccurate. It’s just that once I make a decision, I tend to act on it. Quickly.

Remember how I posted back in early October that Brad and I were thinking of moving to Brooklyn? And how I said that we’d been thinking about it since mid-August? The fact that we don’t have a solid decision made yet is very unusual for us as a couple, and it is KILLING ME. There are few things I hate more than being in limbo.

Obviously, this is a major life choice, and I know that it’s probably better to take our time. But still – I have no patience. Especially because so many things in our lives are on hold until the decision is made. I’m a woman of action, and I just. can’t. sit. still.

Aside from the bigger things I’m hesitant to do (scheduling holiday travel and medical procedures, making updates to the house, etc), I’m also not letting myself do any shopping, and it’s so, so sad. Fall is usually the season when I pick out some new clothes, but it seems kind of silly to do that when I don’t know what climate I’m going to be living in. I also feel like I shouldn’t be spending money on unnecessary things if we need to be saving for a move.

If I was allowing myself to make wardrobe additions, though, I’d be picking up a pair of basic black ankle boots. I have a million pairs of shoes, but somehow, I don’t have any of those. And there are so many good ones out there right now!

Basic Black Leather Ankle Boots via Glitter and Goat Cheese
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Which ones are your favorite? I’ve been sitting here trying to pick mine, and … I can’t. So I guess I need all of them.

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Inspired by: Rebecca Minkoff Fall 2014

I know the internets are abuzz with photos from the Spring 2015 collections, but I have to admit: I can’t seem to get excited about a fashion season until it’s actually upon me. So, on this, the first day of fall, I’m clicking back through my pinned Fall 2014 looks.

Rebecca Minkoff is one of my favorite designers, so naturally, one of my favorites looks was from her New York Ready-to-Wear show.

Court Sweatshirt with Haircalf Trim | Blessing Over-the-Knee Boot

It has everything I’m into: [faux] fur, leather, tall boots, metallics and of course, a SWEATSHIRT. I spent last night shopping for similar items. I may have gotten a little carried away.

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Did you have a favorite look from the Fall 2014 shows?

Roomy Rustic Camel Leather Totes (Say That Three Times Fast!)

I have about four DIY projects in progress right now, but none are ready to share, so let’s talk bags.

Every day, I walk in and out of work with no less than three bags, and it is no fun. There’s this thing, see – I call it Steph’s Law. Steph’s Law states that if anything can get caught or tangled on something else, it will. I’m constantly muttering obscenities while trying to yank my computer bag out of my car, only to find that the strap has somehow wrapped itself around my emergency brake.

I really think it’s time for me to grow up and get a “work” bag, so I’m in the market for a casual, versatile camel leather tote. I’m obsessed with the color of my current purse – a Rebecca Minkoff Mini M.A.C. in Almond – so something about the same shade would be ideal. Camel is the best because it goes with black, brown, light, dark … everything!

I still have a little bit of birthday money left, but I’m trying to save some, so I’ll probably buy on the lower end of the spectrum. But some of these bags are just so beautiful, I had to share them anyway.

Glitter and Goat Cheese - Roundup of Roomy Rustic Camel Leather Totes for under $350

  1. MIVO Medium Light Brown Leather Tote from Misoui on Etsy: $326.12. This bag is handmade in Warsaw. The shop also sells matching zip pouches that can attach to the inside of the toast with a snapped strap. Probably a little out of my price range, but aren’t they beautiful?
  2. Cuyana Tall Leather Tote in Caramel: $160 ($150 without the monogram). I’ve seen this one all over the place, and from what I hear, it’s for good reason. My friend Bianca just purchased one, and she says it’s “the most perfect thing in the entire world.” I’m digging it for the gold stamped monogram and the super-reinforced straps. I tend to overload my bags, so strong straps are a must.
  3. J. Crew Downing tote in English Saddle: $168 ($178 with a monogram). This one might be a little preppy for me, but the leather is a gorgeous shade.
  4. Maycomb Mercantile – The Scout Leather Tote in Caramel: $225. This bag is locally made in Atlanta, which is always cool. You can also monogram it with gold or blind embossing. I like the brass details, too. The only problem is that it’s constantly selling out!
  5. Leather totes from Joy and Surprise on Etsy: $113 for small, $118 for large. These bags come with a separate zippered canvas inner bag. I’m guessing they’re removable. My only concern is the single line of stitching that holds the straps on – I wonder how strong that is.
  6. Madewell Transport Tote in English Saddle: $168. The black version of this bag can be monogrammed, but it’s not an option for the English Saddle version at this time, which is a bummer. Other than that little problem, though, this bag is tempting. My blog pal Alex posted about it a couple months ago and got a million comments with everyone saying, “BUY IT!” which makes me think it’s a keeper.
  7. Large Brown Camel Leather Tote from MISHKA Bags on Etsy: $180. This is one of the biggest bags of the bunch, and it comes with an attached zipper pouch. So cute!
  8. Brown Leather Market Bag from Sord on Etsy: $235. This bag has two interior slip pockets – always helpful. The leather looks nice and thick, too.

Honorable mention goes to this bag from Candy Ruan on Etsy. I really like it, but there isn’t currently a brown option in the shop. I sent the owner a message to see if they do custom orders – I’ll update this post if/when I hear back!

UPDATE: Just came across this gorgeous cognac leather tote for $178. It’s currently back-ordered, but will allegedly be back in stock at the end of the summer.

So, what do you think? Which bag would you pick?

Dia de los Muertos

Happy Halloween, everybody! In honor of this very special holiday (my favorite!), I have to share two All-Hallows-Eve-approved items that recently came into my possession.

Glitter and Goat Cheese - Gold skull from Z Gallerie

I’ve been wanting a gold skull FOREVER. I managed to DIY some glitter versions last year, but sometimes, DIY just can’t replace the real thing. And while my new version from Z Gallerie isn’t actually metal – it’s ceramic coated with a metallic finish – it’s a lot closer than spray paint! Plus, it was only $14.95. That’ll hold me over until I can afford this one. Oh, and in case you’re wondering: Of COURSE it’s not just for Halloween! Like my glitter skulls, this thing is definitely staying out all year round.

I’ll also be rocking this outside of October:

Glitter and Goat Cheese - Brass skull necklace - Monserat de Lucca Presents Defy

It’s made by Monserat De Lucca, and I got it at an amazing store called Yates & Kennedy in Provincetown.

Glitter and Goat Cheese - Monserat De Lucca Presents Defy - Brass Three Skull Necklace

It’s made of 100% brass, and I’m frigging obsessed with it. Did I mention I really love skulls?

We’re packing up to move into the new house (!!!), so we won’t be doing anything exciting tonight. How are you guys planning to celebrate Halloween?


Nine to Five

I’m way late on posting this – it’s been an INSANE couple of days, and I can’t wait to tell you all why! – but I had to thank the lovely Shannon and Alex for featuring me in their amazing Nine to Five feature!

Every week, they feature a different blogger’s workplace style, with outfit details on one blog and a Q&A on the other. I love reading it, and I’m so excited that I got to be a part of it this Monday!

Outfit - Coral Skirt

Check out my outfit details here and my Q&A here.