Posts Tagged ‘Jewelry’

shopping ban

Friday, August 20th, 2010

Went to another fashion bloggers lunch at La Sombra yesterday:

< top – $17.50 at F21; gold silk shorts – $10 at Express outlet. Please ignore my tank top tanline. Comes with the dogwalking business. >

< These only $2.50 or so at the Salvation Army! >

< Bangles – about $5-10 bucks apiece at Le Tigre Outlet, which I think is now closed in San Marcos; Ring – theclaspofisis Etsy shop >

All these pictures were taken by my fabulous new friend and blogger: Katie of Her Side Project. She and her work are beautiful! Thanks so much Katie!


So, y’all.

I have too many clothes. And quite possibly a shopping addiction. With an upwards of 50 shoes, I can’t stop. I can’t tell you how many things in my closet I have not yet even worn! And Bear doesn’t help because we go garage sale-ing and buy things for the house/knick-knacks. Oops.

Granted, everything I buy is inexpensive since I rarely shop at the mall or buy things not on sale. But I did just that this week. The top I’m wearing above was not on sale and it was from F21. Boo. But it was what I call a Necessary Purchase. As in, it was necessary for me to purchase it to complete either a look and round out my wardrobe or get me ready for the next season or make me happy.

My girl Elia (how cute is she??):

Yesterday I discovered she also has a problem. Here’s her proof: her inventory. I don’t have patience (or a clean enough closet) to do all that right now so you’ll have to trust me when I say I’m just as bad.


So we decided that we need to go on a Shopping Ban!

Here are our rules:

1) You may use giftcards.

2) You may accept gifts.

3) NO frivolous shopping/purchases.

4) 1 month

5) Things on your Necessary Purchases list (5 max) are allowed.


Here’s my Necessary Purchases list:


Nude Pumps

(found courtesy of my girl Sydney, Wardrobe Consultant Extraordinaire!)


Chambray Shirt (I’m thinking a lighter color)


Maxi Dress (not entirely sure about this one)


And I can’t think of 2 other things just now (possibly some more cardigans? I’m sure some unique shoes will also be found necessary at some point – maybe booties!) so I’ll leave them open. Cheating? Yeah but it will still only be the 2 items and only if they are deemed necessary.

Wish us luck!

crouching tiger two-finger ring giveaway

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

Lately I haven’t been wearing much jewelry with my outfits….and I think that might be out of boredom. I’m just tired of the stuff I have and ever since I did my post on the Two-Finger rings I have been craving this one from FashionableRx over at Etsy:


FUN, right?

Ansa has graciously offered to give one away! I’m so jealous I can’t win this.

Here’s the rules:

1) Giveaway ends August 11 at 5 pm CST.

2) You must be a follower on Google Friend Connect and a U.S. resident to participate.

3) First visit Ansa’s store for more awesome jewelry then come back here and leave a comment.

Bonus (1 extra entry each, leave an extra comment each time):

– Twitter about the giveaway

– Become a follower on Twitter

– Blog about the giveaway


Good luck!

the last few weeks + d.c. trip

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

BBQ With Friends: For no reason.

I bought this brand-new romper at a garage sale for 50 cents!

My wanna-be Kors watch ($60 from Citizen) that I’ve had for years now.

Fashion Lunch Two Weeks Ago: Have been meeting (almost) weekly with Austin Fashion Bloggers to talk shop. It’s been a blast!

BFF In Town: The lack of pictures is due to the fact that most of the time we were playing drinking games. Isn’t she GORGEOUS??

I’ve been obsessed with this lightweight French Connection dress I got at a resale shop for $1.99!

Friend’s Birthday: Too busy again to take pictures of the events but did get shots of the house they rented for the weekend.

The best part was this shower. there were three different places the water sprayed from and then a separate but included section for the huge bathtub. genus. i must have one.

Fashion Lunch One Week Ago:

D.C. To Visit Cousins:

love letter two-finger ring giveaway results

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

The winner is:

ANASTASIA of SweetButterBliss!! Congrats!

If you didn’t win, don’t worry….you’ll win next time. Probably.

And next time will be in just a few days…

Love Letter Two-Finger Ring Giveaway

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Hey hey! Time for another giveaway! (Don’t worry, won’t ever say that again).

Remember my post on two-finger rings that I was lusting after on Etsy? Well a couple of the ladies offered to do a giveaway!

First up is the Love Letter Two-Finger Ring from The Clasp Of Isis.

Tamara was kind enough to send me one for my own collection and I adore it!

It’s absolutely precious and incredibly well-made. The envelope opens to the cutest ‘note’ and the ring is adjustable.

The best part about this unique ring is Tamara is donating half the proceeds of each Love Letter Two-Finger Ring sold to 4262 for Kids!

Here come the rules:

1) Visit The Clasp Of Isis to see all the other beautiful items and leave a comment {1 entry}.

2) Follow me with Google Friend connect or Google Reader and leave a comment {1 entry}.

3) Tweet about the giveaway and leave a comment {1 entry}.

3) Leave a comment telling me the favorite piece of jewelry that you already own {1 entry}.

Giveaway ends July 9th at 5 pm CST. And don’t forget to leave your email address so we can contact the winner.

Good luck!

wedding 1 of 5

Monday, June 28th, 2010

We had 5 more weddings to attend by the end of the year. Now there’s just 4 more. Even one ON New Year’s Eve!

I love weddings. Love how they bring people together, love the love, and all the shimmery magic.

Two of my highschool friends (yup, been together since 9th grade) got married this weekend and it was a crazy, fun reunion. And the bride did an amazing job with the decorations, details and theme:

< outfit worn to dinner the night before – Old Navy tank top, couple bucks; skirt found at Buffalo Exchange for $4; and necklace found at estate sale >

< Dress by BNX, bought at Second Time Around Consignment for about $40; Mia shoes at DSW for about $30; bag found at garage sale for $1 or so; indian bracelets from my mom; ring from Aldo from Bear as a present; belt bought too long ago to remember >

Love the Grecian flow of the dress, it was perfect for a summer wedding. I gave it a little extra shape with the belt but it was mostly hidden with the flows which I loved. It had a little bit of detail at the chest but I played it up with all the glittery accessories.

My favorite ring – Bear remembered I had liked it and went back for it in our early days of dating.  <3

wish bowl!

bride and groom exited under a path of sparklers!


Monday, June 21st, 2010

For Bear’s 3rd Birthday/Father’s Day weekend we ate too much and now have a fridge full of takeout boxes.

First, the Etsy Craft party which was a ton of fun and had an endless supply of delicious food. I made Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache

but I’m mad at myself because I forgot to put in the mini peanut butter cups in the middle! Grr.

Didn’t take a lot of pictures AT the party because I was too busy making cute things. But I did get pictures of my outfit before I left:

< shoes are Baker’s but I got them at Savers for $10; dress from Old Navy; belt  $2.50, thrifted; necklace from garage or estate sale; ring from F21, $4.50 >

….then a weekend full of


homemade salsa

playing with the furbabies

and shopping for more hangers. Oops.