Thursday, July 22, 2010

Closet Craving :: Pretty jewelry...and cardigans...and a bag.

I'm not much of a jewelry person.  I'm terrible at accessorizing daily and get overwhelmed if I have too many choices.  Sparkly jewelry can be a great addition though.  It's such an easy way for me to dress up a more causal outfit for school days.  La Dolce Vita featured some new Stella & Dot lines coming out.  Here are some of my favs...

I love the simplicity of this bracelet. I'm not sure if I could see myself paying the $39 for such a simple piece

Guys!  You know I die over owls!  How cute, yet chic is this?  It's $44

So then I got to thinking...who has some wonderful jewelry...Anthropologie.  I could live and die in this store.  I adore all of the outfits, decor, accessories, etc.  My life would be complete if I won a lifetime supply of clothes from there.  On my measly teachers salary, I can not afford much from here.  I have to scour the sales (and once I start getting paid again I'm scouring the sales rack at the Durham SouthPoint mall).  But nonetheless I'm craving...

Love!  Love the layers (perfect for the school day).  This cardy I have been looking for forever but just haven't had the chance to buy.  I'd certainly have to pair with flats instead for all the standing and walking I do.  So cute. (Ps. not a fan of the model).

Oh my effing god.  I love this cardy.  I'm not sure why I love it so much.  Paired with some flats.  I would wear it everyday.  

Shirts like this are quite flattering on me.  I love the detail on this one.  They have so many colors in it.  And I wouldn't even need jewelry with this neckline!

I can not even express how much I adore this bag.  The combo of the leather on the navy kills me.

Ok...I can't torture myself like this any longer.  I want to start trying my hand at thrifting.  I feel like there's probably potential in the NC Triangle area.  I have to look cute without breaking my bank!  Julie at Helping Dress Myself is totally my inspiration that you can dress chic and trendy for less!  She wears lots of thrifted pieces paired with moderately priced items from Target, UO, etc.


Anonymous said...

I love t-shirts like that coral one because they look good, they're comfy and easy to wash!

Julie said...

Ahh! Thank you! I'm so flattered. I love, LOVE those cardigans too...and staring at everything at Anthro online every day...and I actually just bought my first Anthro item EVER about a month ago. It was only $20, though. :) Here's to hoping someday we have bags of money!

this free bird said...

I love the bracelet and the owl! Really great pieces. Anthropologie? Uh, yeah. I have to stay outta there. It's like my wallet opens up and the money gets sucked out. It should be called Dysonologie - not nearly as chic though.


Claire said...

i love that striped cardigan, too! so cute.

Sarah said...

That owl necklace is so so cute! I could also buy anything Anthropologie and I mean anything and love it...however I'm broke so I tend to just find cheap things that immitate Anthropologie. Maybe someday I'll wear the glorious A:)


Oh such great picks! I could live in Anthro too. It's just so dreamy :)

bananas. said...

i'm a sucker for owls...and cardis.

i just squealed with excitement reading your post.

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Anthropologie has the best everything! I LOVE that bag! It's so unqiue.

And the owl necklace is sooo cute!!

jamie-lee said...

I always overlook the idea of buying jewllery. I'll find pieces I love but can never commit!!!
I need to learn how to thrift well too x


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