Wednesday, September 25, 2013

A Little Fall Shopping

WHOOPS. Totally did not mean to fall off the earth for more than a week. We had a four day weekend due to the Jewish holiday of Sukkot - and we have ANOTHER one this week too! - but after getting yelled at a couple times for "blog neglect" I am back!

Over the past month or so I've been doing a little fall shopping. I'm sure in the next few weeks I'll post a whole list of the things I still want to buy, but in the meantime, here's what I've already picked up!


OH MY GOD I love these jeans. Perfectly faded denim, adorable polka dots, nice cropped length... great job, GAP! I cannot wait to wear them with a white button-down and my scalloped black J.Crew ballet flats. Classic with a twist!

Old Navy has been killing it with their tops lately. These sheer blouses come in a whole bunch of patterns but I liked the mint stripes and beige snakeskin print the best. In my opinion, they run small, so you might need to size up, and one more tip: buy in-store! I looked at them online and they were regular price (I think $32 each) but in store they were on sale for $15 - I got two for the price of one!

My mom gave me a few months of Birchbox last year for Hanukkah, and I must confess I didn't love it... but I DID love one of the moisturizer samples I got one month! I used it all up and finally bit the bullet and bought a full size. I've been using the Embryolisse moisturizer as night cream the past week or so and can already tell a significant difference in my skin - much softer and clearer.

We finally chose a wedding date - more on that coming soon, I promise - and even though it's a year away, I think I better get started on collecting cute white dresses to wear to all wedding-related functions, don't you? I ordered this one from ASOS during a sale and love the swingy shape and pretty lace - I think it'll look so nice with a black ribbon belt!

While in Bloomingdales with my mama over the weekend, we stopped by the Clinique counter so she could pick up a new bronzer. Due entirely to my incredible powers of persuasion, I convinced her she also wanted to purchase me a small gift. It worked, and I am now the proud owner of this exotic eye shadow quad. Over the weekend I used the turquoise shadow as eyeliner!

Okay, I didn't buy these for myself, but they are definitely part of my fall fashion finds! My friends Blair and Rachel gave me these pave pyramid stud earrings for my birthday, and I've been wearing them nonstop. Love the gold and silver accents.

Here is a short list of things I like: black leather. Leopard print. Wedge heels. These Dolce Vita boots incorporate all three for less than $150! I have a feeling these will be a major staple in the months to come.

I have no idea when I first came across this awesome necklace but I've been waiting and waiting for it to go on sale, and last week it finally did! I bought it with a birthday giftcard from my dear friend Cary and I cannot wait for it to arrive. Love the multicolored gems!

Wanna know a weird thing? I don't like lychees. I don't like roses. But I CANNOT get enough of this lychee rose soap. True story: I randomly picked it up while browsing through Anthropologie and could not stop smelling it while I carried it all throughout the store until the manager Chad (who is HOT by the way) gave me a weird look and started calling me "Soap Girl." Yes, I am on a nickname-basis with the employees of The Grove Anthropologie. No I don't care. This soap is worth the embarrassment.

So that's about where I'm at. Anddddd sadly, additional shopping excursions have now been postponed due to my car unexpectedly needing new brake pads TO THE TUNE OF ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS. CoolthanksAudi. Cue the creation of a major wishlist in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1...........


whybuyitdiyit said...

Great Buys! I love the polka dot jeans!

cara said...

ummm i just bought the boots because of this post. you should get commission! love them... last thing i needed was more boots! but with that price point it's easy to get out of control ;)