Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Elephants Everywhere

Elephants appear to be showing up in fashion lately and since they are one of my favorite animals, I'm keeping my eyes peeled for some fun pieces.  I found this skirt at Forever 21 about two months ago.      
There are a few Mixed Paisley maxi skirts on the Forever 21 website still available.  I wish there was another layer of elephants closer to the top of the skirt instead of only one row at the bottom, but I will take what I can get.   


I have shown this older Anthropologie necklace before but I love how the brass elephant looks with the colors in this skirt.  

Here is a link to a cute elephant necklace at Anthropologie on sale now.  Druzy Elephant Pendant.


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Pinks and Florals

My daughter wanted me to showcase my Fauvism skirt by Troubadour from Anthropologie.  I rarely buy full price but I fell for the unique print that looks like a painting.  This skirt has been back ordered for about three months and at the time I placed an order, Anthropologie was having one of those 25% off sales.  I loved the idea of it being back ordered until May since then I would not have to worry about my card being charged for months.

My bill recently came and all I can say is, between Lilly Pulitzer for Target and my other favorite stores having good deals, my credit card needs a rest.  I also have two bigger ticket items on my wish list, one of which is the wicker frog handbag from Kate Spade.  That froggy needs to be marked down a couple of times, so I am keeping my fingers crossed that it hits sale.        
I'm cutting back on shopping, so for example, the espadrilles from Target pictured above will have to wait.  I love these Hawaiian style shoes and they remind me of what was everywhere in the 80's, along with all of the other shoes with floral prints.      
I took this picture of a Michael Kors daisy print top at Macys because it could pass for a vintage early 70's shirt.  This would look cute with so many things from pants to various lengths of skirts.   
I'm loving the lace and pinks that are showing up in stores lately.  This Macys INC dress would be nice for spring/summer events.
This is another darling INC maxi dress with a Pucci inspiration in yet again, pink.  I'm usually too preoccupied with my favorite stores so I rarely walk around Macys like I used to when I was in my teens and twenties. I had a lot of fun snapping pictures and this leads me to a question for anyone who wants to leave a comment. 

As you can see, I just took pictures of garments instead of dressing room reviews.    
My question is, do readers mind if I just show pictures of clothes that are currently available without a model?
As a reader of blogs who share the same taste in clothes, I certainly would not mind seeing just clothing shots showcasing what is currently out in stores.
Anything I find that is either Anthropologie or vintage style I love to share with readers.

Cardigan: Anthropologie Sparrow. Old
Necklace: Forever 21 roses from last year.
Pants: QVC Isaac Mizrahi 24/7  Stretch Ankle in different colors.  QVC offers these year round and colors change with the seasons. 
Shoes: Old Isaac Mizrahi QVC flats.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Fun Cheap Items


One of the things that I have enjoyed about some of the maxi skirts sold at Anthropologie is that when I roll the waist band to shorten the length, the underside of the band looks like a decorative belt.  This is the case with the Vanessa Virginia Petaled Paisley skirt that is marked down to $40 now.
While at Target yesterday, I snapped this picture of a cute Merona maxi skirt and Anthro looking necklace.  I like the idea of bringing out the orange in this skirt and I might have to wish list this one. The skirt is only $20 and the necklace is $13.  There is a part of me that loves a great cheap bargain and because of this, I have to watch out for the impulse buy.
This is why I have started making a list of desired items I have a crush on and need to stick with a monthly budget.       
The hair clips and makeup were found on a Dollar Tree run.  Since I wear ponytails a lot, I like to shop for cute floral clips.  I love these Hawaiian themed Plumeria blossoms that come in a two pack.  They seem to do one color with a black flower and I'm hoping there is a pink one yet to come out.

The makeup was fun for me because I love green mascara and there was a huge lot of green Maybelline Great Lash.  I first tried this color when Maybelline came out with different fun colors for either an anniversary or some other limited edition promotion.
Of course when a makeup you like becomes discontinued or a limited edition it can strike panic.   

I really like this bright teal/blue nail polish from Revlon with the cobweb art on the lid.  So this was most likely made for Halloween and the other funny thing was how sparse the packaging is.  Notice  the white background with minimal writing and color.  I wonder if this was given out as a promotion at an event and not meant for the mainstream market.
The eye shadow is a glittery black color and I thought I could play around with it as an eye liner.  I really need practice in the eye lining department.                     
Necklace: Anthropologie Rona Layered. Still available.
Shirt: Anthropologie Meadow Rue Cuyama Tee from 2014.
Shoes: Old J.Crew pointed toe flats.

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