In the last few weeks I have discovered that my favorite mascara and my favorite walking shoes have both been discontinued. This is a problem because it took me a long time to find the perfect mascara and the perfect walking shoe, and it's not like I can leave the house without mascara to go try on more shoes. In the mean time, I am wearing semi-good mascara while I search for another good one. I suppose having my favorite things disappear just makes room for new discoveries and as luck would have it, I found one! For years I have been dreaming about a wrist strap for my camera. As you may remember from the whole searching for the perfect not-chokey bag era, I am very picky about shoulder straps and feeling things on my neck. If I use my shoulder strap on my camera, it has to be long enough to be worn messenger bag style and even then I usually just wrap the long strap around my arm and hold my camera, the strap gathered all bulky at my wrist and getting caught on everything. It's annoying! Also, I don't really like the look of seat belt material camera straps. Furthermore, when 5 people with cameras all go to lunch and set their cameras on the table, all the bulky straps hanging down are a recipe for disaster. Someone needs to invent a wrist strap not made of seat belts.
Somebody DID! I almost flipped when I saw the leather wrist straps for DSLR cameras in Lisa Stewart's etsy shop! I could not wait to get my hands on one, er, one around my wrist. I loved the wrist strap the second I got it out of the box. It is beautiful red leather with black stitching- I'd like a pair of shoes like this! I could barely get the shoulder strap off my camera fast enough. The wrist strap was super easy to attach and in a matter of minutes I was on a mini-photo walk in my backyard. It was bright and sunny out and unlike with a traditional shoulder strap, I was not getting any shadows or reflections from a dangling strap in my photos, something that has often bothered me. When I set the camera on the table, the strap was not a messy tangle, it didn't even take up much more space than my key chain (which it looks lovely with!). I could easily get my camera in and out of my Ameribag and my purse without having to wrangle a long strap in and out. It always bugged me how I'd pull my camera out of my bag and the shoulder strap would yank out my lipstick and gum with it. No more! I'm loving this wrist strap.
Have you made any discoveries lately that made you forget that your favorite shoes and mascara have disappeared?
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