Friday, June 24, 2011

Caveat Emptor

I just got this dress in the mail. I was a little nervous how it would turn out.

I've been on a bit of a watercolor kick lately and so is the rest of the world too apparently...

Back to the dress though, it's definitely a little different than most of my closet (besides being a dress and from Anthropologie). I'm usually more of a solid color, smaller print floral, geometric print, stripes...kinda girl. This dress however, appeared at Anthropologie some time ago and I was very intrigued. I'm used to wearing lots of blue and red but orange, yellow, green and purple too?! I'm not sure if I ever even saw it in the store so I totally took a risk by buying it online when it went on sale.

Which leads me to my next topic-the wonder and danger of shopping apps. After getting my iPhone a few months back I downloaded the Shop Style app. On here, you can browse clothes, shoes, and accessories from any store you can name. You can also favorite items you like which is nice but my favorite part is the sale alert. The sale alert is perhaps the best/worst invention on my iPhone right now. If there is a certain item you like you may hit the $ sign and it will alert you by text when the item goes on sale. Dangerous right? As long as you don't tag too many items you should be good. On Monday morning my phone woke me up with an alert that this dress had just gone on sale. $148 to $79. Needless to say I hopped out of bed much faster than I ever have to my alarm clock. I couldn't decide right away if I should buy it or not having never seen in in person or tried it on but after reading the reviews I made up my mind. Luckily I did it before this color sold out. That's the thing about Anthropologie sales, you better act fast!

So how did it turn out? It was a great purchase. Fits perfect, very soft and the colors are beautiful. It should travel well too which is always a plus for summer trips. Of course sadly it's sold out now but they still had the blue color online last I looked.

Maybe sale alerts are a little bit like tatoos- you know how they say to draw out what you want, then hide it away for a month or two, and then if when you come back to it you still like it you should get the tatoo? I'm not sure if it's the same level of commitment but it worked in the case of this dress.

Monday, June 20, 2011

This would be lovely

I'm not one for blog contests, mainly because I'm too lazy to keep up with all the rules and so forth but this one is way to lovely to pass up...

You can see all the details at Oh Happy Day. But don't enter because I want to win!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day

I've always been able to admit that I am a complete Daddy's girl. I mean, you even drove a pink race car just for me. And even though I've explained what a blog is to you before, it's okay if you don't have any idea what I'm talking about. Love you!

When I look back at photos of my dad when I was little I now notice 2 things. 1. My dad would be a total hipster today. Dads are the Original Hipsters. 2. My brother Tyler looks so much like him! Crazy.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

On a Roll

I've been in love with this print forever. I think I saw it at Ruche first but it was out of stock. Usually my rule is if they have it at Ruche they probably have it at Modcloth or vice-versa. Of course it was out of stock there too. Then today, I got my little notification that it was back in stock and they had only 1 small left! I've never made an online purchase so fast in my life. This will be my last online impulse purchase this week...I think.

Oh, and I got this dress just because it was already in my shopping cart and it's pretty much a perfect dress.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Summer Heels

I'm a little tired of wearing flat sandals all summer long. I've already invested in one good pair of summer heels and after seeing these on sale today I'm happy to add another pair to the shelf. And right after I got them they ran out of my size, talk about good timing.

You can never really go wrong with a pair of Seychelles. I sure did (and still) wear out these little flats last summer. Next on my list: red!

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