Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Eye Candy: Boots Galore!

Gilt Groupe is having an exciting Faryl Robin shoe sale today. I have been holding these booties in my cart all morning, not sure it's the right time to buy yet another pair of shoes, what with Xmas coming up, but they are so adorable. And minty!

I recently picked up some cute military-chic boots off ebay to wear with skirts/skinny jeans... I heart ebay and how I can find fab deals on Anthro/JC items I may have missed out on.

What do you think? Would they be too much with my new Anthro D'Armee Dress? I'd soften the outfit up with some sparkly jewelry.

Do you use ebay to subsidize your closets?

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

You are the light in a dark room and I'm the moth who can't resist it

Some new Anthropologie roll-outs came online last night, and I fell immediately in love with a skirt I had to buy right then and there. The Soft Sakura Skirt is definitely priced higher than I'd like, but I have a feeling this skirt will go the way of the Fulmar sweater skirt of last year, and wouldn't make it to my greedy greedy little hands, much less sale if I held off and waited. Who knows, I could be wrong, but I love the print and sweater skirts are amazingly comfortable and easy to pull off.

And that coral pink lining? Drool.

So I bit the bullet and ordered it. Full-price, no reviews. Eek, and i can't wait for it to arrive!

I *might* have also threw in the D'armee Dress and this gorgeous green glass bead necklace I think will look smashing with it! Hey, I had my reasons: it got me free shipping, I was sold when I saw the awesome OOTDx5 stylings post from the fabulous blogger Wardrobe Review, AND the splurge quenched my need for something military-esque.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

I'm a Caped Crusader

UPDATE: Cape update - it arrived and I *love* it. I'm typically I size 10 in tops, went with the M/L and it's plenty roomy so if you're smaller, consider sizing down to the S/M. I love the detailing on the shoulders, and the material seems study and soft :) Thumbs up from me!

I'm on a crusade to end crappy meetings. Crappy meetings which wouldn't have happened if you'd been given all the info available prior to said meeting taking place.

LOFT (or ATL as I still fondly call it) is a fab place when a girl is in need of some plain and simple retail therapy. The clothes are cute, decently made, on-trend, but wont break the bank. so when you have a tough day and need a little pick-me-up but your nails are already done and you've already maxxed yourself on vanilla lattes, stroll on over (or log on) to Loft.

I picked up this lovely cape to add to my ever-expanding coat collection (hey, I live in Chicago, it's only fair I get to splurge on cute coats!). At 20% off and free shipping, I think the cost/wear totally excuses this mid-day shopping indiscretion.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

I heart you...

Now this gives a whole new meaning to green thumb.

Make going green a little more chic with the Growing Ring designed by Haffsteinn Juliusson. Each ring is part jewelry, part plant, and a touch of couture. Here's the catch for folks like me: Like any plant, the ring will need to be watered and nurtured to be at its best.

I love this idea - so creative! Unfortunately, I still recall my failed herb-garden, and wont be indulging in and plant-baubles. Don't you smile at that Hubs.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

I heart you...

This is so "me" and its not because my name is Emily. But rather because I love me some slumber, and I'm a total weenie about waking up.

The "Emily" is an alarm clock, built to be wall mounted. The clock's old school red LED display reads sideways, so that you can easily read the time with your head still resting on the pillow while trying to catch those last few blinks.