Sunday, June 27, 2010

Happy Sunday!

Last night was so much fun...6 of my girlfriends and I went shopping and had dinner together...a much needed night out for sure! I have three boys so a typical shopping trip to the mall for me includes a stroller, a DS for #1, my IPhone with games for #2 and lots of snacks to feed #3. We're a three ring circus I tell ya! So to be able to walk the mall and try on clothes without having to fight for the biggest dressing room in the store to house my crew is a treat. We hit some good sales and almost everyone walked away with a few treasures...including me. I was good though...I could have bought a lot more, but tried hard to restrain. There were a few items that were just calling my name I couldn't leave behind. One of those items was the Perfect-fit Striped Boatneck Tee from J Crew:

I originally had the white colorway in my hand to purchase but my friends talked me into branching out a little with the navy and I'm glad they did. I can't wait to pair it with dark jeans (obviously a favorite of mine since I wear dark jeans/shorts/capris all the time!), white shorts or pants, etc. The best part about it was that it was $10 off at the register! Total surprise to me as there was no sign posted about it being on sale. The second item I scored at J Crew was the Crystal Milano Bracelet.

It was sitting in a little bucket of jewelry that was 20% off. When I got home I looked up to see how much it was online and it is still listed as $60 (full-price). In-store it was $29.99 plus 20% off so at $23.99 I'm calling this one a good deal.

The last little purchase I made was a necklace at Macy''s a long strand of clear chunky beads...super cute and will go with lots of things in my closet. It was 20% off. So those were my big purchases of the night. Those and 3 pieces of See's Candy...YUM! I felt pretty good about not going overboard. Not that I wasn't super tempted!!

So today is Sunday which means we're off to church in a bit. I opened my closet and tried to find an outfit that hadn't seen the light of day for a while and I think I succeeded. I've had this dress for about three years now and still love it.

-Dress-Shabby Apple (2007)
-Wedge Sandals-Banana Republic (spring 2010)
-Necklace-gifted from sis-in-law
-Bracelet-Old Navy (like $3.00 on a 50% off sale a few months ago)
-Earrings-Jewelry party
-Ring-Forever 21

I love the length and the fact that I don't feel the need to wear an undershirt with it. I paired it with a necklace that was gifted to me by my sis-in-law Kristen a few years ago that I've only worn a handful of times, but really love. I need to find a few more outfits to wear it with! EVERYTIME I've worn this dress in the past I've always worn a pair of brown Espadrille sandals with it so today I decided to try something new. I reached for my gold wedge sandals that I picked up at the Banana Republic outlet a few months back at 40% off. When I bought these sandals I felt super indulgent and felt like I was probably just buying them to be buying something, but let me tell you, these pretties are one of the most comfortable, flattering pair of sandals I own and I am in love. I have worn them so many times...totally justifiable purchase! It's the only pair of shoes/sandals I've ever bought from Banana and they have definitely impressed me in comfort and quality.

Time to get the troops going...I'm the only one ready to go! Have a happy Sunday!!


  1. Really great buys - I love the things you picked up! I just bought my first J.Crew bracelet, and can't wait for it to be delivered, a nice little bit of bling!

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