acquisitions: two-tone oxford pumps


OK, I’ve been liking my Bass Thea Oxfords so I was looking at what else Bass has to offer. Found this discontinued design in brown & white that is so school-marm chic. Bass Glenbrook Oxfords. Oxford pumps! I’ve been looking for these.


Really, though, I’ve bought and returned a few uncomfortable pairs. Some of the now sold out shades in this style look slightly more appealing to me, two-tone browns…but these ones had the virtue of being acquirable, and the white lends a certain formality in addition to that air of impracticality it always does.

I find white so appealing. It really might be the color I find most compelling, most desirable in any given context. This would fit with my inherently impractical (yet versatile, so versatile) nature.

♪ ♫ ZZ Top – Sharp Dressed Man ♪ ♫

Imagine with colored tights? A blazer?

Actually I find myself just now wishing they were entirely white, or if the brown sections were a very pale honey color instead?…maybe I could find something like that…

into: this jade facial roller



This post could also be called…weird stuff I buy in the wolf hours. A tapered cylinder of jade that you roll around strategically on your face.

I got this inexpensive one on Amazon but was made curious enough to buy by the info and reviews on Cult Beauty:

“This facial roller is made of pure Jade, a cleansing stone used in Chinese medicine for centuries to aid the body’s filtration organs and lymph system to expel toxins. The original, medium sized roller is designed to use around the face and neck area to aid lymph drainage and blood flow, eliminating puffiness, toning facial muscles and plumping out wrinkles. You will also find that regular use minimises spots around the chin and jawline caused by toxin build-up.”

Sign me up!

Seriously though, I’m about a month in and I really like this thing. It feels soothing and satisfying, like any good massage. I only use the larger side. Is it doing anything? ::shrug:: My skin doesn’t look worse, and lymphatic drainage is a real thing (I like body brushing, too). I’m inclined to believe it’s doing something. I don’t shy from adding additional steps to my skincare routine when they have a purpose, or are a pleasure to me (ideally both).