Friday, January 23, 2015

Friday Five

Hope y'all had a great week! I'm linking up with A. Liz Adventures again.

Here's what I'm loving this week:

1. Kate Spade Striped Top

I found this Kate Spade top just $25 at TJ Maxx yesterday. Since it has pink, stripes, and bows, and it's made by one of my favorite designers, I couldn't resist it! I love how versatile it is- I could wear it now with jeans and a black, gray, or navy cardigan; and I can't wait to wear it in the spring/summer with white jeans and sandals. I have a couple Kate Spade purses and a TON of Kate Spade jewelry, but this is my first piece of Kate Spade clothing, and I'm excited to add it to my collection. I love that the tag includes the Kate Spade motto "live colorfully." I know I will get a TON of wear out of it!

2. Lilly Pulitzer Cattitude Callahan Shorts
Just when I resolve not to shop as much, Lilly Pulitzer has to come out with another irresistible print. (Hey it's the thought that counts, right?!). Since I love cats, I had to go ahead and get these shorts in the Cattitude print. I also love the fact that there is some purple in this print; not very many Lilly prints have purple in them. Pairing these with a white top and orange necklace would be perfect for a Clemson baseball game!

3. Kate Spade Zebra Figurine
My TJ Maxx seriously gets the cutest Kate Spade home goods, and this zebra figurine made by Lenox for Kate Spade is no exception! I saw it one night back in the fall shortly after I moved into my new apartment. I talked myself out of buying it, but kept thinking about it, so the next day at lunch I went back and bought it. I used a gift card I had so it felt like I was saving more money.

4. Tory Burch Slim Leather Card Case
I had been wanting a slim card case to use in smaller purses that don't have as much space for a full-size wallet. Right before Christmas I saw this Tory Burch beauty in the Saks Outlet and got it for about 50% off suggested retail price. There is currently an almost identical card case for full price on the Tory Burch website, so I felt especially great about getting this for a great price. It is perfect classic Tory Burch. 

5. Lilly Pulitzer Tusk In Sun Glass Catch-All Tray
Back in November my favorite Lilly store, Pink Bee, was giving these as a gift with purchase for Lilly's birthday celebration. I had been wanting one for awhile, so definitely took advantage. It adds a nice touch to a small table in the entryway of my apartment.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Friday Five

Hope y'all have had a great week! I was so happy to see the sun for the first time in five days! I'm ready for Spring already!  This week I am linking up with A.Liz Adventures and friends again.
Here's what's on my list this week:

1. Lilly Pulitzer Refillable Pen
Since I was really bad about posting during the fall, I am catching up on some of my great TJ Maxx/Marshalls finds from that time period. I've always admired these refillable Lilly Pulitzer ink pens, but could never justify paying full price. So I was super excited to find this pen at Marshall's and use it all the time!

2. Burt's Bees Pumpkin Spice Lip Balm
I couldn't resist trying this limited edition Burt's Bees Pumpkin Spice flavor when it was in stores back in the fall and am continuing to enjoy it even after the holiday season. If you find any left in stores, grab it while you can!

3. Tory Burch Sunnies
These Tory Burch sunnies are another epic TJ Maxx find from recent months. I have a bit of a sunglasses addiction, but I justify it by purchasing all of my designer sunnies at discount stores. Even though I didn't "need" another pair of sunglasses, these TB's were so perfect and classic that I couldn't pass them up! I didn't buy them the first time I saw them, and I kept thinking about them so I went back and got them the next day. It's a little tactic of mine for avoiding impulse buys. And they were about 50% off retail. 

4. Tory Burch Caroline Flats
For Christmas I got my first pair of Tory Burch Caroline flats. I have three pairs of Revas which I do love but I know the Carolines are notorious for being more comfortable, so I wanted to give them a try. The gray color will go with so many outfits. I haven't worn them a lot yet because it's been cold or rainy for much of the new year, but they are definitely more comfortable straight out of the box!

5. Lilly Pultizer for Estee Lauder Tote
The Cosmetics Company Outlet has multiple Lilly Pulitzer for Estee Lauder Gift With Purchase sets that you can buy directly. Right before Christmas I found this tote in a pretty lemon print. I have multiple cosmetic cases from the Lilly for Estee Lauder GWP line that my mom gave me, but only one other tote. So I couldn't resist getting this one. The pink wide tooth comb is so pretty and I love that it came with two lipsticks.

Hope y'all have a great weekend!

Friday, January 9, 2015

Friday Five

Happy New Year y'all! Can't believe it's 2015! Hope everyone's year is off to a wonderful start! Here are a few things I'm loving this week:

1. Lilly Pulitzer Riley Scarf in Entourage
I snagged this scarf for a great price during Lilly Pulitzer's online sale earlier this week. I received it yesterday, and getting such a cheerful package warmed up an absolutely frigid day! Lilly prints with animals are my favorite, and the color scheme in this one is a bit different than my other Lilly scarves. The pink tassels add a fun touch as well. I'd love to hear what y'all picked up from Lilly's New Year's After Party Sale!

2. Lilly Pulitzer Elephant Critter Earrings

I have been wanting these ever since they came out, and was thrilled to open them on Christmas morning! They are more lightweight than some of my other Lilly studs, which I like. As y'all know, I'm a sucker for anything and everything with elephants!

3. Tory Burch Cosmetic Case
Right before the holidays Tory Burch sent me a $50 gift card! The catch was it had to be used by December 31, 2014, so I couldn't save it to put towards a bag or pair of shoes. So I ordered this classic black patent cosmetic case. It's so elegant that I keep it on top of my dresser with some favorite pieces of jewelry inside. As a bonus they threw in a free Tory Burch flash drive! What a fun Christmas present to me from Tory Burch!

4. C. Wonder Nylon Tote
So it feels ironic having something C. Wonder right below something Tory Burch. If you haven't heard already, C.Wonder is closing all their retail stores. Some are speculating that C. Wonder failed because founder Chris Burch (Tory Burch's ex-husband) founded it on the premise of "revenge retail" aka to get back at Tory. I feel like I'm betraying Tory by purchasing things from her ex-husband's company, but I can't help it that the prices are a lot lower and there is some really cute stuff. I bought this small nylon tote for 75% off the week after Christmas. At the time I bought it, I just thought they were having a really big post-Christmas sale. Then one week later when the news broke that C.Wonder was closing it all made sense. This purse is similar to a Longchamp except I actually like it better since it has a fabric lining and one zip interior pocket plus two open interior pockets. I like having nylon purses too because I prefer not to carry my nice leather purse when it's raining or when I'm going someplace it might get dirty. 

5. J.McLaughlin Consignment Shop Find
I recently discovered a new-to-me consignment shop in my city. Last week when I had a friend visiting I went for the first time and saw this J.McLaughlin zebra print top. I decided to pass on it that day, but went back this week and it was still there AND marked down 50%! Any non-designer items that have been in the store for more than 30 days are automatically marked down 50%. And even though J.McLaughlin is a nice brand it's not considered designer so it was marked down to $10! I tried it on and loved the way it fit so had to go for it! This is my first piece of J.McLaughlin- I had heard of it because some of the Lilly boutiques I had been too also carried J.McLaughlin.

Hope y'all have a great weekend!