Shopping

Shop For Summer, Plan For Fall

jerseytopI love this time of year when it comes to expanding my wardrobe. Stores are filling the clearance racks with summer clothes trying to unload and make room for their upcoming Fall 2014 Collections. If you’re smart, you can snatch up these deals.  With a little planning you can also stock up on some cheap fall clothes! My Three Simple Rules to Mid-Summer Shopping:

  • Choose warm colors.  Pick colors that will look great throughout the year.  Whether there is sun in your eyes or snow on your boots!
  • Remember layers.  Find shirts that will look good under your favorite cardigan or jacket once the chilly air arrives.
  • Stay away from super trendy sandals.  It’s easy to buy super cute trendy shoes on the cheap right now but you might not wear them much longer this season and by next summer they might loose their cool…

Check our the Jersey Top from H&M.  For less than $13 you’ve got a shirt that will last you all year!  Pair with shorts, maxi skirts, jeans or leggings and you’ve got a great outfit on the cheap! Plan ahead, it will save you the headache and money by the time fall comes around.

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Hand Carved Ceramic Beakers

ceramic.beakers Collecting things that are homemade are a novelty.  It’s so special because every piece is different.  Made by hand, with passion and love. On that note, why spend money buying fakes when you can get the real deal at a reasonable price? Check out these Hand Carved Ceramic Beakers by Dimity Kidston (Sydney/New South Whales).  Beakers designed layer by layer from another part of the world! Honestly, how beautiful are these?  You could use them in the dining room, kitchen, as toothbrush holders or planting pots. What would you use these Hand Carved Beakers for? Let your creativity run wild! Hand Carved Ceramic Beakers on Country Culture – Australia.  $45USD

Birkenstocks Are Back Baby!

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My feet are so happy to see the newest blast from the past.  Birkenstocks are back baby!  Your feet can rest easy during the warmer months knowing that they won’t get hot and blistered!

Comfort is in and why should it be?!  The flips are such a flop.  Get up to date with the out of date this summer.

In case you didn’t know (because I didn’t), there’s a wide variety of Birkenstocks to choose from (Birkenstock Milano featured above).  So many styles and colors.  You’re sure to find one to fit your style.

Which Birkenstocks are your favorite?

Have you snagged your pair yet?  If not, get yours now at Free People.

Your dogs will thank you. Trust me.

Birkenstock Milano. $12o USD (toe-tally worth it!)

City Gardens, Apartment Therapy

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Just because you live in an apartment doesn’t mean that you can’t have a garden.  Put your railing/balcony to use and create a calming, serene outdoor area.

You can plant flowers to herbs in the Railing/Balcony Planter by Greenbo.

Add some indoor plants to your railing inside and freshen up that stuffy city air!

Simply slot your planter onto the railing.  No nails, no tools.  Relax and enjoy!  Designed in Israel and made in Europe, the Greenbo is a city dweller’s ticket to green.

Choose from a variety of colors (red, gray, white).

Get your Greenbo Railing/Balcony Planter today at A + R Store.  Just in time for late spring planting!  $28USD

Spray The Bitch Away

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I don’t know how your Monday went, but mine was a typical Monday.  If only there was something you could spray into the air that could chill everyone out.  Now you can with Frankie & Myrrh!  Check out Spray the Bitch Away Aromatherapy.

To help with PMS, hot flashes, menopausal issues, and overall general bitchiness, Frankie & Myrrh combines a variety of essential oils that induce a calming effect and help to ease muscle tension.

You may wonder what essential oils are in this glorious spray?  Lavendar, Bergamot, and Frankincense provide the calming effect, with added hints of Rose Geranium and Clary Sage for prominent notes.

Spray the Bitch Away is a light perfume with a purpose.  Always breathe the aroma as you are using it.  Use as a body mist, room freshener, car freshener, or linen spray.  You can even carry it in your purse as a hand-sanitizer, or use it to help repel insects (insects cause bitchiness too, don’t forget).

Spray near co-workers, friends, and relatives as needed.  Spray it into the air and let them soak it in.

See ya later bitch!

Stock up on Spray the Bitch Away Aromatherapy Spray at Frankie & Myrrh’s Etsy shop.  $18USD (not too shabby for essential oils!)

**Buy 2 Sprays, Get 1 Free!! Mix ad match however you like.  Use coupon code “hookmeup” for a free bottle with free shipping.  Purchase 4 bottles and just enter in the coupon code!!**

 

Pump In Your Step

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Spring is finally here!  I know it’s hard to believe, but it’s true!

Finding dressy shoes can be tricky for spring though.  You don’t want a full sandal because it might be too cold, but if you go for a pump, 90% of the time the pump is too dresses.

Don’t worry though, Francesca’s has you covered.  Get your money’s worth with the Jude Wedge Pump. The classic Mary Jane has been taken to new heights, and I’m diggin’ it.  Rock me to my sole, you can wear these suckers through Spring and Summer!  Simply pair with a vintage styled dress or dress them down with cute crops or skinny jeans.

Be that confident, vivacious self that you were born to be!

The Jude Wedge Pump can be bought in sizes 6 -10.  Yes, half sizes too!  Sweet glory.

Get your Jude Wedge Pump today at Francescas.  $48USD

Bringin’ Sexy Back With A Fanny Pack

I don’t care what anyone has to say.  I’m fairly confident that I will be responsible for bringing the fanny pack back in style. Yes, you did read that right, I said FANNY PACK.

Seriously though, lets think.  It’s almost summer.  From farmers markets to music festivals, we’re all on the go but we need something to hold all of our goodies in.

Yes I know when you’re reading this that you most likely think that I’m off my rocker and I’ve lost it.  Why bring back such a fashion no-no like the fanny pack?  It’s almost as scandalous as bringing back the mullet (For the record:  A cause in which I will NEVER support).

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We can totally spice up the fanny pack though and make it a fashion statement with a few useful tips:

  • Wear it on your hip.  Don’t be a dweeb and buckle that baby on your front or back.  To the side is much cooler.
  • Tight is not right.  Keep it loose and easy.  No pun intended.
  • Think “hipster“.
  • Leather is awesome!
  • Don’t be self conscious…OWN IT!  If you look like you know what you’re doing, people will believe you!
  • Buy vintage…believe it or not, people are just looking to unload these things.  Especially do this if you’re looking for a leather fanny.  Vintage scuffed up leather is totally cool and you’ll be able to find some pretty old school fannies for a fraction of the price that you’d find a new leather fanny for.  Seriously…Spring is here and there are garage sales everywhere.  Go rummage and I’m sure you’ll find something great.

I’ve scoured the internet looking for my favorite fannies and you’d be amazed at how many really cool fanny packs you can find!

Keys? Check. Cell phone? Check. Moolah? Check. Doggie poo bags? Check. I could go on all night…but I won’t.

You go girl.


How do you feel about fanny packs?  Love em or leave em?  Let me know!