I’m an Alex and Ani fan. I got my first one last year for my birthday from a friend (the Boston Red Sox one) and I have been a fan ever since. I now wear 5 of them on a daily basis and it’s easy to tell where I am from just looking at my stack.
Anyway, once you have one Alex and Ani it is a given that you will want more. And I want more. The hardest part to actually narrowing down when enough is a enough. Not quite sure I’m there yet. HA. Below are the current 6 I’m lusting after. Good thing I have a birthday coming up in August, right??!! 😉
1) Northeastern University Alumni: I’m a graduate of Northeastern…2002(YELP!) and I need to add this to my stack. I think I may have to make a purchase for just this one and do it soon.
2) New England Patriots football: I have the Patriots round charm as you can see in my above photo, a gift from a family member, but I really want the football one too. You know how I love my Patriots.
3) Boston Bruins: Need to complete my Boston sports love on my arm party. I’m surprised I don’t have this one already.
4) Anchor: If you know me you know I love anchors. Enough said about this one.
5) Best Friends: My Bestie and I really want this one. When we were younger we always got the Best Friend necklaces. It would be like an homage to our childhood.
6) Cocoa Glisten Beaded Bangle: I have a blue beaded bracelet that was part of my Boston Strong set I bought at Rue La La. I thought this one would be a nice addition.
What Alex and Ani are you lusting after?
Sometimes it is just fun to get dressed up and all glam. And thanks to the awesome Alexa and Gaby we have the opportunity to do just that. Welcome to The YA Prom.
I had a blast going “dress” shopping and picking out my accessories and my hair style. I wasn’t really sure what I wanted when I started looking. But then I came across this black number that has a fun vintage feel to it like old Hollywood glamor and I was sold. I decided to pair it with simple black heels, a Whiting and Davis mesh clutch (I have been lusting for these bags for years!!!) and since I can’t normally wear a red lip I went for it in my pretend world. It all comes together nicely with a messy up-do that I’m insane about.
Now on to the date. I was going to shock everyone and bring someone else. I really thought that I could do it. But who am I kidding?? I could go to the YA Prom with no one other than my little British American in Paris, Etienne St. Clair. I imagine that he would wear a top hat and tails in a very Titanic kind of way and because he is way cool enough to pull that kind of look off. And he totally picked out a gorgeous corsage for my wrist because he has good taste.
And since a bunch of the other Prom guest have posted pictures of themselves at their proms, here is little me my junior year of high school. This dress was $15 bucks and then I spent about $30 on the wonder bra I needed. 🙂 Love my awesome gloves though. HA. FYI, I wore the same color dress (long this time) and the same kind of gloves to my senior prom. Oh the 90s, how awesome you were. 😀
Thanks Alexa and Gaby. This was a lot of fun. To find out more about The YA Prom and to participate, see HEREor HERE.
*banner by Gaby & Alexa
Since I had been on a shopping hiatus for the month of May and hadn’t really pulled a new shopping post together in the months before that, I thought I would take the time to show you the recent addition I have made to my closet and my technology love. It isn’t a whole lot, but it is something.
I had been hoping that my Stitch Fix would be my shopping for the month, but that was a pretty big bust (read about it HERE). Instead I found myself upgrading my iPhone 4S to the 5S in gold thanks to some prodding from friends. And of course with that kind of upgrade a new case needed to happen (although I may have bought the case before the phone and have 4 other cases at home that I have had for a month, but SHHH!). I was able to pick up the fun Vera Bradly case at the outlets so it was a fabulous price. Also on that trip I was able to pick up the adorable anchor belt which is 100% similar to the one in the picture. Found it at the Gap and it was less than marked so I scooped that up.
The dresses are more recent additions. I love the stripped one at the Loft when they were having a massive sale on line. It is long so it will need to be hemmed and it may be a tab big in the waist, but it was final sale so I will get the alterations done. The other dress I picked up just last Tuesday at J Crew. It was normally $110 (insane right??!!) and it was on super sale so I got it for less than half off. And before I now need a new external charger for my phone, I got the fun printed one while I was there for under $15.00.
Finally the shoes. Oh how I love all my new shoes. The wedges I bought while I was no shopping in May. But in my defense I had a coupon and a gift card so it was no money out of my pocket. I’m only slightly obsessed with them and have worn them HERE. The ankle wrap ones are a J Crew Factory find. I had purchased them in red a while back and what 100% certain about them. But I wore them HERE for the first time and I was hooked. I love how they look with pants. I decided to see how much they were on line and was able to get them on super sale with another coupon on had so they ending up breaking the bank at a whopping $3.93! SOLD. And last but not least are the newest addition to my Sperry family. I blame Jessica at Bows & Sequins for this purchase and feeding my addiction to all things Sperry.
What have you recently added to your closet?
If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram you have probably heard that I am on a “no buy” for the month of May. I recently went through my closet and found that I have a little over an abundance of clothes. Okay, a lot. I have a ton of clothes. I didn’t really need anything new so I’m trying not to buy anything new. And as of my typing of this post I haven’t. But that doesn’t mean I don’t still want things and that I don’t window shop. The other day I happened to find myself on Polyvore and this is what happened. I pretty much want all the things.
Have you ever done a “no buy” month when it comes to shopping? What’s the first thing you do when the month is over? Are you a window shopper? Share with me in the comments.
I haven’t played with paperdolls in a while and thought it was time to put a few looks together. When I was looking at the J Crew Factory stuff, I know, you are shocked by this, I came across this one shirt in three different colors. Immediately my mind started going and think about what you could pair each one with. And then of course I thought of what book I could pair with said outfit and used three of my favorite: Anna and the French Kiss
, Since You’ve Been Gone
(out in May) and Open Road Summer
. And below is what I have come up with. What do you think?
One shirt, Three colors by andiabcs featuring J.Crew