Thursday, May 31, 2012

Frugal Option: Marc by Marc Jacobs Preppy Straw Canteen Bag

I love to use a small crossbody bag when running around on the weekends.  Marc by Marc Jacobs has some cute straw ones with colorful accents that are perfect for summer.  I hate to spend too much on such a small bag that I'm not going to use everyday though.  Ebags has a similar style to the Marc Jacobs Straw Canteen Bag for a lot less.

MARC BY MARC JACOBS 'Preppy' Straw Canteen Bag
$158 – Nordstrom

Magid at ShopStyle

Magid Seagrass Straw Crossbody  
$35 ON SALE $28 – eBags

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Get The Look: Maria Menounos

I did not go to the Indy 500 this year but I did go to the 500 parade.  Those of you who aren't from Indy may not know there is a parade on the Saturday before the race.  All of the drivers are in the parade along with some "celebrities" that are in town for the race as well as the normal parade fare bands, floats, etc.  This year's Grand Marshall was Olivia Newton-John.  I know, I don't know why either.  Regardless of their celebrity status, I always look forward to practicing my paparazzi skills and get some pictures of folks you don't normally see around Indianapolis. 

On Saturday it was 90 degrees and humid. I felt so bad for the people in the parade!  How do those kids in the band uniforms not pass out?  Maria Menounos looked so pretty in her coral sun dress.  It looked perfect for the hot day. (I was really excited to see Derek Hough in the car with her.) You can get Maria's dress at Last Call by Neiman Marcus for just $110.

above images taken by me

Single Plisse Halter Dress  WAS $197.50 SALE $110 – Last Call by Neiman Marcus

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Frugal Option: Eyelet Shorts

These white eyelet shorts are so pretty. 

Milly Floral Eyelet Beach Shorts  $175 –

LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl's has a similar pair for less:

LC Lauren Conrad Eyelet Shorts
LC Lauren Conrad Eyelet Shorts
original $50.00
sale $37.50

Friday, May 25, 2012

Friday List of Pins

On some Fridays I put together a shopping wish list of things I'm loving at that moment.  I have been spending way too much money lately so am going to try and stay away from looking for things to wish for.  Maybe if I don't see it, I won't want it, right?  So this Friday I thought I would share some of my current favorite non-clothing or style related pins from Pinterest.  You can see all of my pins and follow me on pinterest here.

These homemade pretzel bites from are SO YUMMY!  I made them last weekend and they were a big hit. I seriously have to make them again soon.

I had to add this one for my sister.  I think this is what she really wanted for her birthday.  He He.  :)

This is so true.

I really like this.  Again, so true.

If all else fails...

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Frugal Option: DV by Dolce Vita Archer Flat Sandals

I've seen these Dolce Vita Archer Flat Sandals and similar styles all over already this spring.  They aren't too expensive ($69) and are available at many retailers and come in assorted colors. Target has a similar version for a lot less, only $14.99, and it also comes in a variety of colors.

Dolce Vita at ShopStyle

DV Archer Sandal - as seen on Kim Kardashian - by Dolce Vita  $69 – Singer22  

Dolce Vita T-Strap Thong Sandal  $69 – Urban Outfitters (free shipping on orders over $50)

Women's Mossimo® Poeske Flat Sandal - Assorted Colors  $14.99 – Target

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Interior Ideas: Decorating in White

I love a minimalistic and clean look while still being comfortable.  I think all of these spaces fit that description.  Plus I love how decorating predominately with white makes the spaces look so bright and airy.

Source: via Jill on Pinterest

Source: via Jill on Pinterest

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Red Carpet Trend? Retro Satin Dresses

A satin dress never really goes out of style but I have to admit I was surprised to see this fabric on the red carpet recently, especially in a bias cut.  The dresses below remind me of old Hollywood glamour of the 1930's.  I do happen to remember a slight resurgence of the slinky bias cut satin dress in the '90's.  I wore a pale blue number to prom one year...sorry no pictures available of that! 

Juliana Marqulies in a silver Narciso Rodriguez gown.  Very reminiscent of the bias cut slinky dresses first popular in the 1930's (and then again in the 90's).

Bette Davis in a bias cut gown.

Source: via Jill on Pinterest

Jean Harlow

Ralph Lauren SS 2012 Runway

Nina Dobrev in Dolce and Gabbana.  A more structured cut for this shiny material.

Claire Danes In Vivienne Westwood at the 2012 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner.  A  modern take with a satiny fabric.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Friday Shopping Wish List: Work

As I bring out my more summery work attire from last year, I feel like most of it is awful.  Either it doesn't fit properly or it looks or worn out or I just don't like it.  I might try to add a few (ok let's get real - more than a few) items to polish my work wardrobe a bit. 

Ann Taylor at ShopStyle

Madison Skirt  $48 (On Sale for $39.50) – Ann Taylor

jcpenney at ShopStyle

worthington_pp Worthington® Belted Cowl-Neck Dress  $30 – jcpenney

Ann Taylor at ShopStyle

Cotton Back Zipper Tee  $34 – Ann Taylor

Charlotte Russe at ShopStyle

Lightweight Coral Blazer  $36.99 – Charlotte Russe

The Limited at ShopStyle

Cassidy Stretch Gabardine Pant  $59.90 (On Sale $39.99–41.93) – The Limited

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Kate Spade One Day Sample Sale

surprise sale. hurry one day - online only. enjoy up to 75% off. shop now. ends may 16th at 11:59pm. we've lowered the prices on a few of our favorite items just for the sale, so hurry. all sales are final.
I love the Kate Spade online sample sales.  They always have huge markdowns.  Here are some of my sale picks:

essex scout

WAS $395.00 -- $179.00 sale
jubilee stripe bon shopper
bilee stripe bon shopper
WAS $278.00 -- $129.00 sale
japanese floral coin purse
WAS $50.00 -- $19.00 sale

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