Tuesday, March 24, 2009

I'm back from Savannah and the trip, although emotional, actually turned out to be a lot of fun. Don't get me wrong here, I wish that the trip had been under much different circumstances, but I was with some of my closest friends and we made the best of a difficult situation. Thank you for all of you warm thoughts and kindness and please continue to keep my friend in your prayers.
On a more superficial note, on the way back from Savannah we stopped at a local Urban Outfitters (I know I'm on a budget, but following rules was never a strong suit). The "impromptu" trip ended with me spending a bit more money than I had planned, b/c I had planned on spending NO money. But hey, at least I spent my money well and if I'm going to be poor, I'll be stylishly poor. Here's what I bought:
Round Circle Stamp Rug $14
I'll place these two rugs in the stair landing leading to the upstairs space. The stairs double back on themselves so we needed something to bring our decor "down" into the stairwell. They will also serve the purpose of getting the dirt off of our shoes before entering the living area.
Round Indigo Floral Rug $14
This dress is so comfortable and the vertical strips along the side helps lengthen the figure. Had it been horizontal all the way across, it would not have had enough shape for me. I'll throw on a cropped blazer, belt and boots for work and a simple pair of sandals for non-work time. I have a feeling I'm going to live in this dress come summer. You can't see the little pockets at the bottom in this photo, but they sealed the deal for me.
BDG Striped T Shirt Dress $39.99 (sale online) I payed $48 in the store...grrrr.
These sandals are comfortable and the off white will go with pretty much anything. The back zipper make them just a bit funky.
Twist Filigree Gladiator $38
Here are a couple of items I didn't buy but totally would if my self control hadn't kicked in:
Metallic Linen Ruffle Wallet $28
The light gray color and exposed zipper combo are a perfect nod to the 80's. Click here for more exposed zippers.
Silence and Noise Denim Zipper Skirt $68
This belt is the perfect width (any bigger and I'm uncomfortable.) The stretch makes it super easy to wear.
Knot Leather Stretch Belt $24
Ok, so I had been doing really well not impulse shopping, but I think seeing things in person makes my self control crumble. Do you have the same problem? Do you think online shopping allows for more self control or are you able to walk away regardless?


Anonymous said...

Glad you made it back safely.

I love the dress and those sandals. yes please! If I can find things less expensive online, I will go for it. Shopping is about knowing your limits, but it helps when you can splurge with sales!

Blair Friedeman said...

I am glad that trip had a silver lining!

And on a less serious note, that wallet is just fatastic. You truly find the best things!

Rachel Follett said...

I'm glad your trip wasn't all sad and you had friends with you!

Love that pattern on those rugs! Great choice!

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

the rugs are so lovely! i want the skirts & that pair sandals too! :)

Anonymous said...

Ooh--you totally scored! I'm loving their sandals this season for sure. Some super cute ones online right now.

And those rugs are darling. You'll have to post pictures of how they look!

Anonymous said...

stylishly poor is the way to go! Love the finds :-)
Glad to read that you had a good time in Savannah..obviously under the circumstances it must have been difficult but at least all of you were able to be together during that time.

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