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
la pavillion iphone 4 case
la pavillion iphone 4 case
broome street dot denim
broome street dot denim
hailee dress
hailee dress
pilgrim hill quinn
pilgrim hill quinn
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

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:


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: 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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