Retail Therapy for Friday: Chic Cheap Spring Duds

Old Navy, $20, Women’s Striped Fit & Flare Dresse in Creme Caramel

I love this dress. I think it would look great with coral jewelry. The cut would be flattering on most body types, and I just love the warm mocha color.

Forever 21, Essential Sketched Floral Dress $29.80

I saw this dress in person at Forever 21 in NC. I am still kicking myself for not buying it. So cute.

The customer reviews on it are great, too.

And it’s really not that short. I think this model must be giant height.

Cap-Sleeve Striped Print Dress, $35

I love the flattering lines of this dress by JcPenney…it would hide lots of imperfections.

I would wear it with cute little flats and some chunky bangles.

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Okay,don’t judge me for this next grouping of spring picks.

Walmart (yes I said Walmart) just started a new line called The Fitting Room.

They are trying to compete with Target (in my opinion) but I have to say that some of the stuff is super cute, especially the highly rated swim suit collection.

Sail-Away Lightweight Cardigan, $12.88
Lace Back Chiffon Flyaway Cardigan, $13.88
Miss Tina Draped Peplum Top, $13.94

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If you ever shop with me you know I am a huge fan of the wedge shoe.

I like that I can wear them all day and my feet (usually) don’t hurt.

Women’s Merona® Marguerite Closed Wedge Canvas Espadrille -Neutral, $29.99

These neutral wedges from Target seem like the perfect thing to pair with all my spring clothes.

They also come in lots of fun colors.

Lulu by Lulu Guinness™ Bow-Tique Mini Crossbody Bag, $30

And last but not least, I am usually a leather bag only kinda girl but these crossbody bags by JcPenneys are so cute and fun for spring.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Retail Therapy for a Friday- West Elm and Home Depot

I have been collecting some items to finish the guest bathroom that I recently painted at my fiance’s home. A mirror, frames for some art, shower curtain, towels etc. It’s slowly coming together. Yesterday(ok it was Thursday Retail Therapy but work with me) I scored a mirror at Marshalls that will be perfect….I think.

The funny thing about this project is I had no plan when I started. No color theme, period. I just started picking up items I like and surprise! They all work great together. I love when my instincts work for me!

Guest Bath, fresh paint
West Elm shower curtain, $39

See this post for my great deal on this West Elm shower curtain.

Smoky Mountain Trees – Archival Print , $15 Off the Map Art etsy.com
Pottery Barn Outlet, Cotton Rug, $9
Marshalls, Large painted mirror with architectural details, $49.99

The next items we need to purchase are a pedestal vanity and tile but I will probably have to wait a while for those. I can dream in the meantime.

Foremost Series 1930 Lavatory and Pedestal Combo in White $198.

Love the vintage feel of this unit from Homedepot.com. And love the price!

After I found the mirror I killed a little more time just walking around the store. ie I didn’t want to go back to work.

I spotted these beauties! Gosh, if I had some extra cash lying around these chairs would have gone home with me. Love the Danish modern lines and the rush seats. Swoon!

Danish Modern Dining Chairs, $129 each

And last but not least I spotted this bad boy. You would have to really love cats to have this thing reside in your house but for $29.99 you can be the proud owner of a faux fur cat ?stand? (insert sarcastic tone)

Happy Friday!

This post was featured on West Elm’s Front and Main blog. http://blog.westelm.com/2012/07/15/budget-finds-wine-design-in-toronto-more/

Tortoise Shell Jewelry

If you are a turtle, keep an eye out for me. You are in danger because I love tortoise shell accessories. The real vintage tortoise shell would be nice, but since I have not won the lottery recently, I can settle for the faux stuff. Sunglasses, earrings, rings: you get the picture. It’s classic, timeless, neutral, yet so chic. I did a little round up of some of my favorites from around the web. I think the key to wearing tortoise shell is to get pieces that aren’t too gaudy or bedazzled. A little gold or silver accent is all that is needed. Hope you get some inspiration to jazz up your spring/summer wardrobe with a few new (mostly inexpensive) pieces of jewelry.

Vince Camuto Ring, Square Tortoise Stone Ring $48 Macys
Merona Bracelet Round Case Watch – Tortoise, Target $12 (what a deal!)
Tribal Fringe Earrings, Baublebar.com $38
Turtle Pendant, Baublebar.com, $52 (So cute and whimsical)
Buckle Bangle, aprilm.com, $92
But my favorite is the pair of earrings that I am wearing today. Purchased at Lulu’s in Beaufort, SC

And check out these knobs from Anthropologie. Swoon!

Tortoise Shell Furniture Knobs

Nautical Spring Fun- Polyvore(my new addiction)

Nautical Spring

Cut out top
$50 – anthropologie.com

Nine West open toe heels
£105 – houseoffraser.co.uk

Lauren Ralph Lauren zipper bag
$328 – piperlime.gap.com

Kendra Scott blue jewelry
$60 – charmandchain.com

Kenneth Jay Lane longs jewelry
£52 – kabiri.co.uk

Zenggi thin belt
€35 – zenggi.com