Friday, July 30, 2010

Bye-Bye Shopping ban (a bit early)...I won't miss you

It's Thursday night...I'm super excited to watch Project Runway tonight!! We took it easy today as this whole week has been super busy with activities. It was nice to lounge around in our pj's all morning before we got ready to go meet some friends at the park and then have dinner with them. Tonight I'm driving my parents to the airport so they can catch a plane to London tomorrow...jealous! I told them to find me something good on their 3 week vacation. =) So this week ended my shopping ban. I gave up. Way too many good sales to pass up. I know, I know, I'm a little bit of a disappointment, but in the end the point was to really pay attention to what I buy and make sure I only get what I really love and know I'll wear and I think it was a good reminder. So what broke me? A few places...Anthro, J Crew Outlet and Banana Republic to be exact!

Here are a few of the culprits:

Banana Republic Skinny Dark Wash Jean

I saw Banana was having a 40% off any one or two items promo yesterday and was excited to pick up a new pair of skinny jeans to replace the pair I just got rid of but then I read the fine couldn't use the code on sale items. Bummer. These were on sale. So today I was really excited to see a new promo for 30% off ANY purchase PLUS free shipping with a $50 order (we all know how I feel about free shipping--LOVE!!) so I took the plunge. I got these regularly $89.50 jeans for just $41...score! I really hope they fit well...especially the length. To make the order $50 I found this cute ring that looks like no other I fact, I don't know that I own a single piece of true green-colored jewelry at all!

Candy Bowl Ring

Now I have this...and it was just enough to get me my free shipping!

Now onto the next two culprits:

Anthropologie Torsade Tee

This cute top has been on sale for quite a while but has been sold out in the red colorway online for a while. I didn't get to it fast enough! Every time I go to an Anthro store I always look for it on the sale racks with no luck. I finally had one of the sales associates track one down for me and it should be arriving this shipping and still of course, on sale. Go me!

Double Torsade Necklace

Apparently I have a thing for the word "Torsade"...totally just noticed that! I actually got this necklace for my sis-in-law for her birthday earlier this year and now, months later, decided I wanted one too. It's definitely a statement piece...I'm excited to figure out how to wear it!

I did grab a few cute things at J Crew outlet last night when I was out...I went to JoAnn to pick up some fabric for a little project I'm working on and when I was done I realized I had 30 minutes till the outlet mall down the road closed and I had no kids with me...I just couldn't resist. I picked up a Maya cardigan in a purpley-rose color (just made up the word purpley I think) and this really cute grey-heather fitted lightweight sweatshirt. It is so comfy!!! I know, I know...bad shopping banner me. I have to admit I'm already super excited about heading to LOFT next week to try on a few things and maybe bring a few "necessities" home with me since their Friends and Family promo starts Monday (30% off entire purchase--online and in store)!!

I have my eye on these:

I love this sweater in the Autumn yellow color!

This one above comes in a really pretty mauve color that I think is so pretty

Lastly, I have two OOTD's to share with you...the first was from yesterday. We went to the park in the morning and then to a doctor appointment for my one year old's well-baby visit so we were here, there and everywhere. Getting a picture was a challenge yesterday as all my boys were crashing in my room as we were trying to take little one wanted in on the action...

I was trying to hold still...promise I wasn't trying to ignore him! =)

-Climbing Cowlneck Top-Anthropologie
-Matchstick Jeans-J Crew Outlet (Spring 2010)
-Wonder Tee-Down East Basics-Wedge Sandals-Nordstrom (Summer 2010)
-Necklace-Tiffany (gift from my hubby)
-Silver Bangles-Gap
-Silver Hoop Earrings-American Eagle (OLD)
-Fossil Watch (OLD)

And today's look:

-Floral Art Tee-J Crew (Spring 2010)
-Wonder Tee-Down East Basics
-Denim shorts/capris (can't really decide what they are)--Target (Mossimo)
-Necklace-Lisa Leonard Designs

I'm trying to grow my hair out but it's been driving me crazy so today I curled it...not sure I like it curled as much as I would when it's longer. Wishful thinking that it'll hurry up and grow!! =)

Wow, that was a long one. I gotta run and get ready for a little trip to the airport. Have a good night!


  1. Your hair looks great curly! Hope your parents have a good time in London, are there any shops over here in particular that you are fond of?

    Love your Readers Outfit on Anthroholic btw, so jealous of your cardi and winding road tee combo : )

  2. You look awesome in the Climbing Cowlneck! I tried so hard to make it work on me, but it just wouldn't do it.
    I didn't know about the ATL sale coming up - thanks for the tip! I love that first sweater up there :)

  3. Wow you scored some great things!! I love your hair with the curl in it on the second OOTD! You look great!

  4. Looks like a successful way to break your ban! And I'm in awe that you held out for so long! I love your hair curled, it looks great.

  5. Jenni - I just got the cardi I'm wearing today just last week and it's actually navy and white even though it looks black in the pic. So I bet the outlet near you still has them available. Hope that helps!

  6. Love all of your picks. Not a bad way to break a shopping ban. You look great.

    Ramblings of a Small Town Girl

  7. Really cute looks on you! I think it's okay to break the ban, esp since it's made you consider purchases more carefully. I've been going through a similar thing, and it feels good to buy things that you really want/will appreciate rather than for the sake of buying :)

  8. That floral printed LOFT cami is gorgeous! That red top you're wearing is such a pretty color on you so I'm sure the torsade top will look just as nice. Happy end of shopping ban!

  9. I agree, I love you in the Climbing Cowlneck - the color is gorgeous on you, and layered with the white tee, it's perfect! How cute is your little guy, too - the first year goes way too fast!

    Glad your ban is lifted! I want to check out some of those AT pieces too - I hope the fit works for me this fall - super pretty stuff!!!

  10. Thanks for all the sweet comments! When my parents got to my house the other night they both commented on my curled hair and how they liked it...maybe it isn't so bad curled when it's short. And I'm convinced the secret to the Climbing Cowlneck fitting is that you have to have a small top-half...which I surely do. Once in a blue moon it comes in handy. =)
    Jessica--thanks for the tip! Navy blue and white is even better! =)
    Oh, and I should comment that the LOFT sale starts for the general public Tuesday--not Monday. I had my days messed up!

  11. If you were going to break the ban, at least you broke it WELL! You got some great stuff. I love both outfits on you, and your hair looks great curly! How did you do it? We have almost the same length hair, and I can never get the wave quite right.

  12. Ahh I completely forgot about that special Banana Republic sale and missed it! Oh well - I'll just live vicariously through your picks haha.

  13. Jammer---the sale goes through today so you can still jump on it!!

    AppGal...I use a 1" barrel and curl each piece away from my face...not towards it. There's a tutorial here if that doesn't make sense:

  14. I didn't make it through the July shopping ban either but I made it over 24 days which is much longer then I have made it before. The new LOFT line got me as well as the extra 30 promo at J Crew.

    I have those BR jeans and I love 'em. Also, great LOFT picks. I like your hair curled, I think it looks adorable and is a fun change