Friday, July 29, 2011

Friday OOTN 7.29

Off to dinner with J and my in-laws!

Dress: Ross
Cardi: Bealls
Shoes: Tory Burch
Earrings: Charming Charlie
Bracelet: F21

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Thursday 7.28

I call this my "Main Line outfit", after a comment left by Lola last time I wore it :)

Cardi: Bealls
Shirt: TJ Maxx
Pants: NY&Co
SHoes: Alex Marie, Dillard's Clearance Center
Jewelry: Stein Mart

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wednesday 7.27

Sorry for the blurry picture! I could not get it right this morning.

Dress/Cardi: Ann Taylor Loft
Shoes: Jessica Simpson, via TJ Maxx
Necklace: Gift from Tricia

A month or so ago, I saw what looked to be an identical dress in purple at the Loft Outlet. Seeing as I love this dress, I eagerly grabbed it and headed to the dressing room. Upon further inspection, I noticed two major things:

(1) No lining. This dress is linen and my original dress has a lining.
(2) No piping detail at the hem and neckline. The piping really gives it a finished look.

So I didn't get the dress and really realized how some of the outlet clothes cheapen their items for the sake of the bargain. Now I've gotten some great items from the outlet mall. However, I'm really starting to notice these details. How about you? Have you ever noticed this at your favorite brand's outlet?

Monday, July 25, 2011

Monday 7.25

I don't think I'll be able to wear this dress past September...too summery? Help!

Dress: Calypso for Target
Cardi: Ann Taylor Loft
Shoes: Tory Burch
Bracelet: from a local boutique (The Lemon Twist)
Earrings: From Market in Charleston

Close up of the accessories!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Friday OOTN 7.22

Bought at Ross last night around 5:45pm...worn as of 6:45pm to dinner with my hubby!

Dress: In Studio, Ross for...$14.99
Shoes: Tory Burch

Monday, July 18, 2011

Sunday 7.17

Worn while running around town...

Polo: Old Navy
Shorts: Talbots
Sandals: Stephen Bonannos

Saturday 7.16 (Baby Shower Day!)

I co-hosted a baby shower for a close friend on Saturday. I picked up this little dress at Ross for $12.99. I didn't even try it on--just hoped for the best ;)

Dress: IN Studio, Ross
Shoes: Tory Burch
Watch: NY & CO
Earrings: bought at City Market in Charleston

The baby shower turned out very well! Because I know some of my reader love all things nautical and preppy, let me share a few pics from the baby shower!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Thursday 7.14

I should I have picked an outfit in red and blue to celebrate Bastille Day!

Dress: Ross
Cardi: Ann Taylor Loft
Shoes: Bandolino, TJ Maxx
Necklace: Premier

Wednesday 7.13

Dress: Ross
Cardi: Merona, Target
Shoes: Bandolino, TJ Maxx
Earrings: Premier
Necklace: Gift from Tricia

Monday, July 11, 2011

Monday 7.11

I am IN LOVE with this dress!!! I'm glad I took a chance on ordering it.

Dress: Cremieux, Dillards
Cardi: Merona, Target
Shoes: Tory Burch
Necklace: Gift
Earrings: Stein Mart

Sunday 7.10

Worn while visiting my parents and running errands!

Tunic: Liz Clairborne, Ross from a couple of years ago
Shorts: Merona, Target
Bracelet: Premier
Sandals: Stephen Bonanno
Headband: Tommy Hilfegar
Earrings: Stein Mart

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Tuesday 7.5

Talk about mixing the high end and low end! :)

Dress/Cardi: Target
Shoes: Tory Burch
Necklace: The Finicky Filly, Charleston, SC
Bracelet: F21
Earrings: Gift from Mom

Monday, July 4, 2011

Recent Purchases

I've been striking out at my usual shopping places (TJ Maxx, Ross, Dillards Clearance Center). I had read some tweets about the salae at Dillard's (30% off all clearance prices). I knew I wouldn't have an opportunity to get out to my brick and mortar Dillards. Luckily, there were great deals to be had on Dillards website. The silver shoes are Antonio Melani. The dress is Cremeiux . I’ve never worn this brand so I’m a little nervous about the fit.

On Saturday, I passed by Talbots while en route to my in-laws. The Red Hangar sale was going on. This is the best time of year to stock up on Talbots. Their regular prices are beyond my reach, so the extra 40% off makes the items more attainable. I already wore the navy eyelet shorts to a cookout yesterday! I also signed up for their rewards card (no fee) so I could get an extra 10% off! The total for the 3 items was a shade over $60. Score!

J and I have just been hanging out today. Back to work tomorrow. Hope you all had a wonderful Independence Day!