Friday, August 31, 2012

Friday Shopping Wish List: Kate Spade Polka Dots

I've been loving Kate Spade lately (although I have been just looking and not purchasing) and the new September arrivals are no exception.  The pattern for September is Polka Dot which I can't get enough of anyway.  Here are some of my favorites.

la pavilion ipad folio
la pavilion ipad folio
$85.00
 
 
la pavillion iphone 4 case
la pavillion iphone 4 case
$40.00
 
 
broome street dot denim
broome street dot denim
$228.00
 
hailee dress
hailee dress
$378.00
 
pilgrim hill quinn
pilgrim hill quinn
$298.00
 
all images via Kate Spade
 

Friday, August 24, 2012

Friday Shopping Wish List: Crossbody Bags for Travel

A lovely reader asked me to be on the look out for a budget friendly, not too big, crossbody bag for her upcoming trip to Rome (ugh, so jealous!).  So today's wish list is a list of bags that might be options. 

Style&co. at ShopStyle
Style&co. Handbag, Metro Top Zip Crossbody
WAS $62  NOW $29.99 – Macy's

Bernini at ShopStyle
Giani Bernini Handbag, Flap Triple Entry Crossbody Bag
WAS $108 NOW $55.99 – Macy's


Old Navy at ShopStyle
Women's Buckle-Flap Crossbody Purses - comes in black too
$19.94 – Old Navy

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Washed Faux Leather Crossbody Bag
$21.99 – Tilly's


The Sak at ShopStyle
The Sak Iris Crossbody - comes in many other colors
WAS $59 NOW $47.20 – eBags

Thursday, August 23, 2012

A Trip To Forever 21

I really meant to take more pictures and do a great fitting room review post about some items I have been eyeing at Forever 21.  I'm not sure what happened...but...well...this is all I have.

I really wanted to find this jacket:

 
I did find it.  But it didn't fit.  It was way too long on me and the shoulders were HUGE on me.  I think it would be fantastic on someone taller.  (Sorry for the bad pic - there is a shirt behind the jacket)

 
I liked the black outline on this top and thought it might be a good option for the Rachel Zoe Lara or Banana Republic Laura.  But the sleeves were a strange length and I didn't like the tie (although removeable).  I just didn't love it. 

 
Here is what I was wearing...a casual Saturday outfit of chambray top (Old Navy), black jeans (Old Navy) and sandals (Clarks).  After seeing this pic I buttoned the chambray shirt.  I think it looked a little better that way than it does in this picture. 
 

This bag is a lot like the Celine leather shopper that Miranda Kerr has been photographed carrying.  I really like the zipper details.  It's a good size and didn't look too cheap.  But I didn't like the straps.  They were a different material than the rest of the bag and I just didn't care for how it looked.   Also, they were a strange length.  Almost too short to go over your shoulder but too long to just carry.  So far I am not buying anything on this trip.

Forever 21 at ShopStyle
Forever 21 Zipped Tote
$32.80 – Forever 21

So after all of that, this is what I bought:



$17.80
 

I love this dress!  Since I'm not that tall, the dress isn't inappropriately short on me.  It falls just a few inches above my knees.  I think it will look great with tights and boots in the fall and great now with black flat sandals.  I don't know where I'm going to wear it but it's awfully cute.  Also, I don't have a picture of it IRL or me wearing it...  I told you this wasn't a very good blog post!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Pinteresting Wednesday

I've spent less time on pinterest this past week.  Crazy, I know.  I must have a fever or something. 

I may have pinned less but I still have a few new pins to share.  I'm linking up with The Vintage Apple again this Week.

Source: elle.com via Jill on Pinterest
Such a chic and simple outfit!  And a cute dog!

Totally agree

I would like to see all my money hanging in a closet like this.

Wish I was relaxing here.

Need to Remember

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Kate Spade Sale: Up to 75% Off

surprise sale for two days -- online only. save up to 75% off. shop now. all sales are final.

Kate Spade is having an online sale today and tomorrow.  One of the bags I wanted to put on my bag wish list a few weeks ago, but didn't because it was too expensive, is on sale!!!  Now it is a little bit more reasonable...hmmm...

cobble hill kori

cobble hill kori
WAS $478.00  NOW $199.00
 More Colors Available


I like the black...

Monday, August 20, 2012

LOFT: 40% Off Select Styles

LOFT is offering 40% off some of their full price items.    Use code SHOP40 at checkout.  Here are a few things I like.

LOFT at ShopStyle
Textured Cotton Short Sleeve Cardigan
$49.50 – LOFT

LOFT at ShopStyle
Cheetah Print Shirt Dress
$69.50 – LOFT


LOFT at ShopStyle
Paneled Colorblock Shift Dress
$79.50 – LOFT

Friday, August 17, 2012

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