Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Polka Dot Frenzy

Last winter, I saw the most perfect umbrellas for sale in a display by the entrance of Nordstrom Rack.  Black and white polka dots with red trim.  They were lovely, but I really didn't need another umbrella, so I just looked at them longingly every time I walked by for two months.  There were fewer and fewer of them, and finally they were all sold out.

I regretted not getting one.  I often try to delay a purchase to see if I'll still even remember what I had briefly wanted in the store, but this definitely passed the test - I want a polka dot umbrella!

Now it's winter again, and guess what?  They were back!  I paid my $20 and took one home right away.  It's a big, deep umbrella, and the only way it could be more perfect is if cute octopuses were cavorting around the polka dots.


In semi-related news, I saw this Kate Spade MacBook Air sleeve at the Apple store while I waited for my colleagues to make their purchases. Black and white polka dots with a red lining!  (The pink stripe is just the cardboard wrapped to hold the price tag.)  Not enough reason to get a MacBook Air, of course, but nice to admire from afar.


6 comments:

Bob said...

The polka dots umbrella is adorable. The red trim added a lot to it. Must have been done by a very stylish designer.

Amber Strocel said...

I love the umbrella, and I totally need a new one myself. Clearly I need to seek out some polka dots of my own.

Mayberry said...

Now you just need to wait for some rain!

Asianmommy said...

Hmm..polka dots always add some fun.

Johana C said...

What brand is the umbrella? I want one!

Johana C said...

What brand is the umbrella? I want one!