Things I bought, things I want, crazy-splurgy blow-dryer edition
There is something obscene (I was going to say almost obscene, but there is no almost about it) about spending $400 on a blow-dryer, but reader, I did it. As I have mentioned before, I can’t stand blow-drying my hair. It takes too long, and is so monotonous, and I always end up thinking about all the interesting, productive things I could be doing if I wasn’t doing that. So when I read about Dyson’s newish and very space-age-looking blow-dryer, and a few of you mentioned that you swear by it in the comments, I was intrigued, mostly because it purported to cut down on drying time. The manufacturers also say it’s better for your hair and makes it smoother and shinier, and I suppose it does do a little bit of that, but the headline here is that it is supersonically fast at its primary job—I would say it cut down on the time I spend drying my hair by at least a third. I justify the high price tag because I wash my hair every two or three days, so the cost-per-use will work out nicely.
I think these shoes are just the cutest in that berryish burgundy hue, and imagine that they’re deeply comfortable (here is the classic Wallabee if you’re more interested in something along those lines).
Emerson Fry has a number of good caftans at the moment, and I’m really liking this leopard print version for lounging and sleeping, and perhaps for wearing to the beach if the weather ever turns warm again. I also like this short iteration of their classic design.
Having just shelled out a fortune for that blow-dryer, I am in no position to do the same for this paper geranium plant, but it is just so bright and gorgeous, and I really like the idea of permanently having something “flowering” on my kitchen table as I write.
This Jerome Dreyfuss handbag exceeds the GOACA price limit by a fair amount, but it is so rare to find a good leopard print on a handbag, and the duffel shape is pretty much aces.
I like how nicely slouchy—and yet not sloppy—these trousers are.
And finally: a gorgeous silk blouse with a nice deep neckline in an excellent, poppy yellow.