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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Summer Sales

Another beautiful and hot July weekend is ending. I took advantage of the side walk sales in town on Saturday. The sale I was looking forward to the most was the buy one, get one free sale at Shoetique - but I sadly left empty handed.

I made up for it in the next store, but with jewelry, rather than shoes -- I love $5 accessories!

new funky jewerly

I liked the beaded bracelet as I don't have anything like it -- same for the earrings. The gold ones are layered bits of leather, and the others are glitter infused plastic beads. I love funky earrings!

For my day of shopping I donned the poppy dress and my new necklace.

Poppies

The straps on this dress were too long, and I was getting really awful under arm gaping, so I shortened each an inch and a half.

poppy fix

I normally wouldn't buy a dress with thin straps like these. I thought I might replace them, or layer it, but I decided to give a bandeau style bra a try. Support is VERY minimal - but as far as comfort on a hot summer day, I decided I could get away with it.

poppy close

My other acquisition was a (horizontal) striped dress. It's by Free People and was $68 marked down to $15.

new dress

I also did laundry (very exciting, I know) and I thought it would be fun to photograph the new dress hanging with all the other clothes.

Laundry

After a long day of shopping, we stopped for ice cream. I had chocolate, of course!

 (I'm a little sad the front facing camera on the iPhone isn't the same quality as the main camera)

The Rundown
Dress Kohls - Necklace American Eagle - Shoes Ciao Bella - Bag Avon - Belt Thrifted

poppy and bag
I hope everyone had a great weekend!!

42 comments:

La Fille D'or said...

Awesome. The little FP dress is adorable.

A day of shopping should always include a stop for a treat. : )

Diana said...

i love &5 accessories! and i love that red dress!!! beautiful

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Ali said...

Your necklace looks sort of like little waves in an ocean but better. :'D I love it, and it goes perfect with your dress! That was the same dress I almost bought there, hehee. I regrets not getting it now, oh welll, it looks better on you anyway. ;D

&& That's awesome that you got a free people dress for that little! I need to start shopping alongside you, you have great luck! <3

Modesty is Pretty said...

Thanks for turning off the word verification! I also hate it! That dress is very nice on you and I really like the pop of color from your necklace, makes the outfit so fun and great for the summer. Your comment about making the little kid cry when you ruined his name made me smile, children are like that, very peculiar about certain things including their names, that's why it's frustrating when kids come to school and know how to write their names..all in capitals! Very hard to get them away from that! =D

Melissa said...

Those earrings are such great finds!

Berlin said...

There is nothing I don't like here =) Love your dress(all of them), and your bag is just lovely!!

And as you know, I'm participating in the contest A Shaded View of Fashion Film 2010. Here is my video: http://www.talenthouse.com/creativeinvites/preview/berlin/115

Voting starts 20-24 July 2010. There will be a code at the side of the page which you have to do by sms sadly.. I really hope that you and as many of your friends can help vote for me =) THANKS!!

Warm hugs and kisses,
Berlin

Mimi said...

how cute are those accessories?! i absolutely love your dress! :D

<3, Mimi
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Helen [In Elegance] said...

Such a cute summery dress, it looks amazing on you.

Emilie said...

Lovely!

eek said...

Looks like you found some good stuff. Too bad no shoes were in the mix ;)

closet365 said...

That poppy dress is gorgeous! I love it with the addition of turquoise too. Beautfiul!

Lynzy said...

I have that same necklace from American Eagle, what a steal right? :)

xo Lynzy
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chaoskontrolowany said...

Cute dress;)

Krystal said...

i love how you accesorized the dress...very nice!

gospelofstyle said...

Both of those dresses are so pretty!!

MadsaboutU said...

You look great on that dress and I love the good deal you got on the horizontal dress, cannot wait to see you wear them.

Diana Mieczan said...

That floral dress is amazing sweetie....I adore the red:)
Happy Monday and see you soon:)

dennicapearl said...

amazing finds [: you honestly have a real talent for seeking out beautiful opportunities when it comes to fashion.

im a new follower, and ill be a constant reader.

- dennica pearl

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LaToya said...

What an adorable dress and necklace! My jaw dropped when I saw it on you! You look amazing!

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Robin said...

What a fun post! I love your dress!

Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

AMAZING OUTFIT! The print and colour and all of it is so BAAAM. (And, for the record, "Baaaam" is CERTAINLY a good thing!)

I really want to take your necklace. So, you know, be careful...

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Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

AMAZING OUTFIT! The print and colour and all of it is so BAAAM. (And, for the record, "Baaaam" is CERTAINLY a good thing!)

I really want to take your necklace. So, you know, be careful...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
QUIRKYEXPLOSION.blogspot.co

Asta said...

This dress is totally fabulous, love the color, the print and the silhuette, and it goes great with the blue necklace! Also, love all the accessories, just trying to figure out that flower on the bag on the last picture - was it part of the design or did it become one later? In any case, looks great, on its own and with the rest of the look:)

Closet Fashionista said...

Love the dress! And it would be pretty bad if I didn't, since I have it ! ;)
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style underdog said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I knew your name sounded familiar. I have been here before. I'm going to check out you sales next. Great idea.

Kristin said...

So Summeriffic. I loooooove the dress!

Mandy said...

I am envious of all of those new accessories ;) That dress and necklace look amazing; love it!

Frances Joy said...

Love that floral dress! And great job with those new accessories!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

score! ur new black dress is uber cuteeee

Shelley Ann said...

i almost got that dress from kohls! it was so comfortable!

The Fancy Teacup said...

i love that poppy dress on you and that incredible torquoise necklace! those $5 jewelery buys are really amazing too.

don't forget to check out my harajuku lovers giveaway this month! :)

Elaine said...

Love the new jewelry! They're nothing that I have so I would've loved to buy $5 accessories too.

Love your outfit here. That dress is a beautiful red and the turquoise necklace complements it wonderfully.

clothed much, a modest fashion blog

Martwa Marta said...

you look so adorable! the dress is awesome, perfect for summer!

Fashion Butter said...

Great finds and I love how you styled your outfit!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Love your purchases and the iPhone photo is really cool!

shari @ little blue deer said...

Great dresses and jewelry! I love the red floral and the braided belt is a really chic addition, great looks! XO!

à la Modest said...

You hang your clothes to dry? I haven't done that since I was a kid! It really does save a ton of money. Do your clothes get lightened by the sun, though? I may have to avoid it if it does that. Otherwise, it's a great idea for saving money!

Cool accessories!

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Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

Love your outfit! I especially am excited about your free people dress. I can't wait to see how you style your new gem.

Leia said...

That red dress is SO pretty! I have a short torso so straps are *always* too long for me and I have to end up shortening them all the time :(

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Fatima A. said...

I loove the necklace!

Jessica said...

I just love that Kohl's dress on you! I tried it on before my Cali trip, hoping to add it to my suitcase. Then I hesitated and went back the next day to pick it up. It was sold out in my size. Grrr.

Love it paired with the turquoise necklace - and the ice cream cone!