1. I've been wanting to replace my very worn black boots for about five years now I bet. I finally decided on these! They actually resemble the ones I'm trying to replace. These will be my everyday pair of shoes for the fall, so, firstly, a heel under three inches is crucial and, secondly, even though I love a skinny heel, it's a bit rectangular for more stability. My pick is also a short boot so I don't have to wonder if my muscular calf will fit and will be easier to run around in, plus they're $50 cheaper than a taller boot. I find the square toe is more comfortable than a pointy one, especially with my long toes. I like the cute little buckle. I have yet to try them on so hopefully my search will soon be over. My sister and I are going to pick them up on Wednesday.
2. I work in a mall and I had some time to kill this weekend so I wandered around and fell in love with a khaki trench at the Banana Republic Factory Store. Like I said, it's a khaki coat which is lightweight for the fall with a dark brown tortoise-shell belt buckle and buttons which form a single column which I think makes me look less wide when compared to the classic double-breasted variety, (and you guys know how I usually prefer the classic thing.) They didn't have my size and it's a big purchase, so I haven't picked it up yet. I signed up for e-mail coupons so I'd like to wait to see what's the best deal and for it to be my big personal purchase on my next paycheck. Hopefully I can be patient and wait ...because I really want it!
I would be replacing the khaki trench I already own. My old one from Old Navy is a size Large and I think I would probably take a size Small there now... I swim in it, but since it has a belt, I kinda make it work, ...kinda. After seeing its potential replacement, I don't even like the one I've gotten so much use out of anymore! It is edged with multiple rows of visible white stitching, which I could live without. At an Old Navy price, I certainly got my money's worth! When was I last purchasing stuff in large? Years ago.
There are other things I need to replace, like at least another pair of pajama pants and jeans in my size to wear with heels, but those two things I described above are the ones I'm currently truly lusting after.