A 15-minute drive south from where I live in Novato there’s a small park around the corner from the Village Mall in Corte Madera with a marsh and views of the San Francisco Bay and the East Bay hills (where my parents live).
I stopped by earlier today to get a look at the water because, as the saying goes ’round here, any day you see the Bay is a great day.
Or maybe that’s just a Karen thing.
Don’t tell Tabs, but while I was down there I made friends with a tiny dog…or perhaps it was an Ewok.
When the Ewok dog bid me farewell, I headed over to the nearby mall, where among other things, I visited the Kate Spade store and spotted some cute new spring bags and shoes.
Yeah, it’s hard to compete with the epic grandeur and sweeping vistas of the San Francisco Bay, but Kate Spade holds her own, and today she did it with comics! And bright colors! And shiny patent leather!
I’m pretty sure my eyes were bugging out TO HERE!
When I asked what was new for spring, the gals working at the store were nice enough to let me see a few items from a new collection that they hadn’t put out on the shelves yet. They said the new collection doesn’t “officially” debut in Kate Spade stores and on katespade.com until next Sunday, so this was like a sneak peek.
The release includes a full range of accessories, totes, clothes and shoes made to go with the playful, pop-arty comic theme.
Three of the smaller bags caught my eye right off the bat — the hot pink and white polka-dotted Daycation Pop Bag ($78), the Davie Daycation Comic KSNY zippered makeup bag ($60) and the Sunglass Coin Purse ($98).
Because I’m such a ho when it comes to shoes, it didn’t take much to convince me to try on this pair of jade green patent-leather Karolina heels ($328).
Solely (no pun intended) for “research purposes,” of course.
Comfy? Well, for three-inch heels, yeah, pretty comfy. The heels felt stable and didn’t wobble, either, and the rounded toe shape at the front didn’t pinch my feet.
One of the sales gals said that she wears them for nine hours straight without any problems, but I dunno… I had a feeling she sensed that I was easy prey and was going for the kill.
Unfortunately, I don’t have room for them in my budget right now (*sniffs*), so I walked away.
I figure, if I’m still thinking/dreaming about them in a month, I’ll try to find them on sale somewhere. In the meantime, I’m going to…
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. If you’re feeling antsy and can’t wait ’til Sunday, Nordstrom already has some items in-store and quite a few pieces from the new collection online at nordstrom.com.