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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  Get up to date with the out of date this summer.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!)

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

Poncho Libre

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As if I don’t have enough coats and jackets already.  I’m in love with this Hooded Poncho from Victoria’s Secret.  Yea, it is on sale for a good price (HALF OFF), but can my coat closet handle one more thing?  Well, I don’t have a poncho yet so maybe?  Seriously though, isn’t it just freakin’ adorable?  I can’t stand it!  My rule of thumb is to not buy something I like right away.  I’m supposed to wait at least a week to see if I still think about it and want it…well it’s been months!  And now it’s ON SALE!!  Honestly, my self control is really testing me today.  To buy or not to buy?  That is the question?  Lord, help me!

Hooded Poncho. $74USD

Knitted Vest – Perfect For Winter Shopping

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Are you planning on venturing out into the blustery cold on Black Friday?  Thinking of bundling up for your Christmas Shopping but a little concerned with how warm you’ll get once you’re inside?  Don’t lug around your layers.  I suggest the Knitting Stitching Clim Hooded Cotton Vest that I found on Luulla.  Wear cute long sleeves under your cute warm vest and you’re ready to go.  Top it off with a matching hat and gloves and you’ll be a winter beauty for sure.  If you’re not the shopping type but like the look I suggest you share this page with Santa so he knows what’s on you’re list!  What’s even better?  The price of course!

Get yours now. There’s a limited supply, they are certain to sell quickly.  Luulla.  $33USD

WATCH OUT

 

It’s true.  Watches are back in style.  Don’t go out and just buy a boring piece to tell the time though.  Go out and find a watch that can make a statement.  Look for chunky, bling, shiny, unique styles that fit your personality and style the best.  I’ve been trying to find an affordable watch for myself, but it seems that they are all more money than I’m willing to spend or too ugly.  I’ve taken my search to the internet and have decided to share my finds with you!

Check out the Hannah Diamante Watch.  A someone classic look with a hint of sparkle and modern style.  This watch is my favorite.  Choose from white, gold or rose gold.  Get a better look at Forever New.  $30USD

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Get Pastel Perfect with this beautiful watch.  Available at oBaz.com  $40USD.  Pastel Perfect Watch.

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Maybe you’re more of a digital fan?  Check out the Water Change Watch.  With an LED Face and digital numbers, telling time is a cinch!  Made with a thick silicone band, this watch is comfortable to anytime wear.  When you aren’t checking the time the face mirrors…so you can check for spinach in your teeth or check out that hot guy behind you in the cafe.

More importantly though, this is a fashionable tool for a cause.  After selling a total of 625 Water Watches, the brand provides funding for Charity Water to construct of one well in Rwanda.

Want more information on this watch and the charity that goes along with it?  Check it out on Fab.com.  Water Change Watch.  $40USD

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If modern isn’t your cup-of tea, you might like this COWHIDE BRACELET, found on Etsy.  An authentic cowhide bracelet with a working watch, pearl and enameled rose vintage locket.  $39USD.

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Which style time piece is your favorite?  Would you wear a watch or are you perfectly content without one?  Maybe you’ve found another chic watch that you’d like to share?  Let me know!