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Spontaneous Spring Shopping

The other night I randomly decided to go shopping, I needed to find some outfits for a couple of upcoming parties/events I was going to. I was trying to avoid Nordstroms because I know that they have this adorable coral Kate Spade Bag that I have literally been having dreams about, but am not ready to drop $500 on…

Isn't she so pretty? ๐Ÿ™‚ Sigh. It may be an early birthday gift to myself...

So I took a trip to Marshalls instead- I was so excited with my finds! (Well most of them)

I tried on this super cute pants/jumpsuit, but it was SO huge! I was literally swimming/tripping over it. ๐Ÿ™

I guess us short girls have to stick to our rompers… ๐Ÿ˜‰

Ahh...can't wait for Summer country concerts ๐Ÿ™‚

So, back to my shopping trip… I was looking for color! I’ve been trying to buy more (only)ย colorful clothes lately. Look at how cute these two dresses that I snagged are!

This green dress is perfect for summer- I actually thought it was a romper when I picked it up. It's so light and can be dressed up for work, or down for a picnic/weekend. I was excited about this find, and it was only $17 ๐Ÿ™‚
This was the winning ticket...I'm in love with this dress! Aside from the vibrant orange color, it is so comfortable, forgiving, and it was only $25 ๐Ÿ™‚

I was so thrilled with my dress finds, and I was completely content… until I walked by this black DKNY purse. I just could not turn away (probably because it reminded me of my Kate Spade dream bag :(…)! Every time I walked by I found myself picking it up, trying it on, feeling the ridiculously smooth leather, then putting it back. But every time I left I’d immediately turn right back around to make sure nobody else had grabbed it. The more I thought about it, I figured it’d be the perfect purse for work, going out, or any special occasion…and truthfully I don’t have a small bag like that. I had to have it…

Swoon!

When I got home I discovered all of it’s functionalities! It appears as a traditional 2-strap handbag, but can be converted to a 1-strap shoulder or cross body bag. How convenient. My purchase was justified ๐Ÿ™‚

AND when I opened it up, I discovered that it came with a sham tucked inside! That is very rare for a Marshalls purchase!

What have you picked up lately? Anything fun or colorful?

Bringing My Wardrobe to Life!

I am completely guilty of having a pretty dull wardrobe- lots of grey and black! With this recent Spring/Summer weather we’ve been having I decided it was time to step it up! I told myself that from here on out, when shopping, ย I would ONLY buy colorful clothes. I put my maxxinista skills to work at Marshalls, TJ’s, some consignment spots, Forever 21, and H&M over the past few weeks.

Here are some of my recent, *colorful* purchases…

I've been on the hunt for colorful skinny jeans and I've finally found the best pairs of fuchsia and peach! Only yellow and green left ๐Ÿ™‚

New shoes! ๐Ÿ™‚

A pair of camel suede slingback Guess heels ($22 at Marshalls!), and a brand new pair of gold cork Charlotte Russe wedges (on sale for $10).

Lots of chunky new necklaces…

A new bag, belts and hair accessories…

Head band $2.80 Forever 21, Bag $15.50 Forever 21, Nude/Orange belt $3.50 H&M, Red belt $2.50 Forever 21

I wore this new beautiful fuchsia dress with a beaded gold necklace to a recent work event.

Forever 21 dress- I think it was only $15!

I’ve even started to break out my spring polishes!

New "Gelish" colors! Left: "Sugar N' Spice and Everything Nice" Right: "You're So Sweet You're Giving Me a Toothache"

I’m currently wearing this pastel blue color, I’m loving it!

Forever 21 Polish- No name :-/

How does your wardrobe and shopping habits change when the weather warms up?

Beating the Winter Blues…in Blue (OOTD)

I must admit, I am so grateful for the beautiful New England weather that we’ve had this Winter, I’m not as seasonly depressed as I usually am! However, today we are having a mini snow storm, and I must admit- I am slightly excited about it (not to mention, I got to head home from work a bit early! Who doesn’t LOVE that?!)

I wanted to share my work OOTD (outfit of the day) because I felt that it was totally appropriate with today’s forecast.

I wore this top (Marshalls $15) ย with my blue skinny jeans (Marshalls $12) for a night out a few weeks ago, and was dying to repeat.

I had on my favorite black suede pumps (which I probably wear more often then I should- but they just go with everything!)

Simple diamond studs, and a couple of my Tiffany & Co. bracelets…

Nothing too crazy, but I was still feeling fresh and fun today! A little color definitely goes a long way.

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