We were on a mission to find boots and cute vintage goodies but ended up only finding the goodies. Nic had been looking for an awesome pair of flat, round toed leather boots... kind of Equestrian style ever since our trip to San Francisco. She still hasn't found them -they're hiding very well! Little buggers.
Anyways, we walked (well, she walked and I rolled. Team work!) up and down the street, visiting hot little shops. Our favorites included Buffalo Exchange (I scored a sweet cobalt and black shirt, plaid and ruffled. Oh my!), Mars Mercantile and our favorite, Sway. At Sway, I scored a beautiful grey dress and some sunglasses and Nic got a pair of jeans that fit her PERFECTLY. I mean... they fit her so well that the rest of the world should be weeping. It's amazing. The store actually reminded me of a mini Anthropologie, but everything was 1/3 of the price.
*A word on Anthropologie -- I love the store. Everything that they carry is unbelievably cute and fashion forward, yet vintage-y at the same time. BUT (yes, there's a 'but'), that store makes me feel SO poor! I don't think that I know anyone who would be able to plunk down $338 for an above the knee dress. Seriously folks! Who is able to buy a whole outfit there and not go into debt?!*
After a long day of shopping, Nic and I decided that we wanted some kebabs. We headed towards D'Yars, a little place with "fresh and natural Middle Eastern Cuisine." OH MY GOSH. It was delish! They also don't use MSG, which rocks because I'm allergic.
Nic's Beef Kebab plate. Her onions are so purple and pretty that I just want to steal 'em and keep 'em in a little box to look at.
I got a Chicken Kebab plate, complete with yellow (is there a name for this? Saffron? rice, homemade hummus, flat bread, cucumber dipping sauce and a Greek salad.
That concludes our Berkeley Trip.
Here are a few pictures that I took a day or two ago.
Dustin (Bubby) and I goofing around. This was the only picture that didn't have a tongue sticking out or a face scrunched up! I have to beg that guy for a serious picture... no good! He's such a pretty boy. *sigh*
I've been feeling a little bit more crafty lately and these two are the tiny things that I've made and happened to take a picture of.
Lastly, I made this phone dangly-thing a few weeks back. I have this big collection of beading tools and supplies and decided that the little Winnie-the-Pooh plastic toy hanging from my phone was a little... you know.
I each of the little charms means something to me but their meaning is a secret and I won't tell! My favorite is the little glass bird bead that happens to actually be out of focus in this picture. I love birds. Be prepared to see many more.
I've been listening to a lot of Spencer Bell , The Kills and Cold War Kids. More on my the musical loves-of-my-life later. ;]
Hope you all have a great Thursday!