Thursday, April 14, 2011

It's not a purse....

but it is a ballet flat. And I need another pair of ballet plats like a need a hole in me head. But the lovely blue, the scalloped leather, and the BOW! I had to. These See by Chloe lovelies are on their way with freebie overnight delivery - hip hip for Friday!

P.S. - I pretty much have to have these flats too. Watermelon! A back bow! Oy, love them.

P.S.S. Don't forget to use ebates when you shop on - you're pretty much a moron if you don't take advantage of the 7.5% back. Yea Baby!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Perfect Patent

The newish Kate Spade patent handbags are out in a variety of juicy colors that have been tempting me for weeks now. I love the bright yellow, and punchy salmon, but decided to go with the more versatile Doe colored Harrison Street Wren.

It will be the perfect addition to add to my insanely growing bag collection. Hey, some people collect stamps, some people collect creepy figurines - aren't gorgeous sqooshy purses a zillion times better than either of those?

Up next, think I might need to add something in they beautiful sunshine colorway - I'm leaning towards this or this

And for Pete's sake, definitely don't forget to use ebates before purchasing anything on to get 7.5% cashback. It's like they are paying you to splurge! Kind of...?

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Hello Sunshine!

Sorry for the mega-long absence. I would be surprised if anyone is even still checking my blog. Work, life, travel just got the best of me. Oh and I was hit with a major grody cold bug, so that's had me a little tied up for the past 2 weeks too.

Anyhoody, enough of my excuses: I'm back, and here to share a dress I had to have. Had to. Lilly P. is a pro at making lovely, feminine silhouettes, and I'm a major sucker for the bright sunshine-y yellow. Oh, and kinda a little OCD when it comes to stripes :)

I haven't seen it in real person, so I'm crossing my fingers it works for either a fun night out with the hubs and friends, or can even potentially be dressed down with a casual cardi. I don't have any summer weddings on my calendar this year (first year in a long time!), so I don't need a formal/fancy dress. So please please please, let this gorgeous bright and happy dress be versatile enough for me to justify keeping it.

Friday, February 18, 2011

I'm grinning like the old lady who yelled BINGO

Not sure what today's blog title has to do with the post, but I enjoy it. So there it is :) Now on to clothes and shopping and other uber-serious mega-critical topics I wrestle with day in, day out....

I personally wasn't a fan of the Anthropologie Tracy Reese Dreamy Wanderings dress - the cut and fit was too fluffy and flowy. Just didn't speak to me. I also knew I'd look like a giant cream puff in it, so perhaps that created a teeny bit of bias :)

However, I'm stuck perusing the interwebs this evening while the hubs bogarts the TV watching college hockey (bow-ring), and I saw the Dreamy Wanderings Dress as a top on the Tracy Reese site, and I have to say, I'm intrigued. Perhaps it's the embellishment (read sparkles!!) along the neckline, but I also think the flowy top would look lovely paired with some structured jeans and black patent flats or heels. And, it's on sale! I think it's a pass for me now, but I'm bookmarked in case it goes to a second cut - then I think I'd have to buckle and order.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Seeing Red...

Lately I've realized how much my closet skews towards certain colors (read: tons and tons of blue), and while blue will always remain my go-to fave (all shades, of course), I've been itching to expand my options and wardrobe. I've noticed a few of my fave and oh-so-fashionable friends and fellow bloggers wearing a lot of red.



And I've got lots of pinky/purply/fuchsia's in my closet, but for whatever reason I've obviously gravitated AWAY from red over the past few years, because I have literally not a stitch of true red clothing in my closet.... save for a couple of U. of Wisco sweatshirts, which obviously I can't pair with a lovely new tea-cup printed Anthro dress I finally just got my grubby little hands on.

So I popped on over to the Crew to see what they had. And I almost clicked buy on a Cerise Jackie.

Almost, but didn't.

I love my other Jackie's: they are the reliable 'work-horses' of my giant cardi collection. But I was looking for something specific, and while the color looked vibrant and pretty, I wasn't sure it was truly red... I mean I love the romance ~slash~ quirkiness of the J Crew color names. But they also chap my ass because half of 'em I can't even pronounce much less define.

Plussss, beyond the world of crazy-Crew-colors, I'm also kind of annoyed these days with some recent JC quality issues. Yup. Material is kinda... cheapy, resulting in cardi's getting stretched out of shape in just one wear (holy drycleaner's bill, that's not going to work)! I've also had a couple of seams splitting, and no, NOT because I'm sausaging myself into a size that isn't mine. I know I'm not alone here - I've seen a lot of complaints across the bloggy-world... so I wont go any further on it.

Which then brings to me today's find - this gorgeous Ann Taylor RED V-neck Cardigan (yay! I prefer V's because they don't squish my many ruffly tops!). Double/Triple yay in that it's on special price (not sale, for some reason AT is marking it as a 'special price'... WTF?), and I scored an extra 20% of my purchase (10000000110 - thanks Chloe!) and 3% cashback with ebates - fist pump!

Happy day-before Friday :)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Wishlisting... A.K.A. emptying out the contents of my wallet

Some of these are some recent acquisitions and on their way to my little apartment here in Chicago... well,hello two gorgeous dresses that make me think spring! A few others are pretties I've seen and been dreaming about. I love both pairs of shoes, but can't find the flats in my size, and the heels, well I'm just trying to show some restraint :)

PS... Thanks to the lovely blogger Goldenmean's OOTD today, I went immediately and bought the Eiffel print dress from Modcloth. Oy, for being a e-retailer, and one with an amazing offering of gorgeous items updated daily, why can't shipping prices and times be a little better? They have so many pieces I adore and then buckle and buy, but never once have I seen a coupon code. Boo.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Vday to you....

I hope to get back into more regular posting soon!