Friday, April 20, 2012

Shopping Haul: Spring 2012

I gave up new clothes for Lent a few months ago. Although I'd given myself a loophole that my husband could buy me clothes, he didn't until the absolute last day of Lent when he bought me and my sister swimsuits and bought me an Easter outfit the day before Easter.  This week, I realized that we are painfully close to LuckyFABB (just 10 more days) and I was woefully unprepared.  I may have gone a bit mad over the last week or so and the bulk of my damage was done yesterday.
Maxi Skirt: Max Studio $29; Jeans: Joe’s Jeans $99
I had a 35% off coupon so I spent just under $100
Let's start with the grand opening of a new Neiman Marcus Last Call Studio in Plano.  This is now the closest Neiman Marcus to me.  I'd been to the NMLC Studio at Inwood before, so I knew not to expect the couture brands.  Nonetheless, I wanted to check it out.  I've been wary of the colored denim trend, but it seems that it's here to stay and the colors just change according to what is trendy right now. These white cigarrette jeans also fit me better than skinny jeans because they are straight and not tapered.  Can you believe I bought a maxi skirt that is NOT black? Gray isn't much better, but let's take baby steps!
Maxi Skirt: Bobeau $19.99; Top: Halogen $9.99
I moved over to Nordstrom Rack and wandered around finding all kinds of things that I couldn't bring home (pony-haired leopard print Prada bow flats for $199! and an XS Burberry shirtdress for $98!) and just when I thought I was going to leave empty handed this patterned maxi caught my eye.  I loved that it's half-lined and the busy pattern and I really loved that it was hanging next to this bright orange top. Fortunately, the skirt was under $20 and the top was on major sale for less than $10!
Dress: Poof Excellence $14.99; Shoes: BCBGeneration $39.00
Before I left the shops at Preston Shepard Place, I decided to stop in at the Marshall's because you just never know what you'll find, right? I walked in and the first thing that caught my eye was this pair of tangerine espadrille wedges.  They are the exact same color as the top I bought at Nordstrom Rack AND perfect for summer. I also loved this striped maxi dress and I had a $50 credit from a previous return so this was a steal!
Dress: Abi Ferren $139
Earlier this week, I picked up this Abi Ferren dress at Nordstrom while I was at Northpark Mall, I was very happy to find it on sale for $139 because I know that Abi Ferren dresses retail for over $300 most of the time and I think I am going to wear this to the evening event after the conference. I love the colors and while they aren't as bright as I wanted, it's a gorgeous dress and I can't stop touching it.
Necklaces: T+J Designs $24 and $28 on sale; Bangles: Kendra Scott $100
Let's not forget the jewelry.  I bought the gold Lila bangles at the Kendra Scott boutique last week during their weekly GNO. I loved that they feel heavy and substantial, plus they go with just about anything.  The necklaces I ordered from T+J designs and I've already decided that I am going to wear the Luxe Twisted Crystal Necklace with the Abi Ferren dress, now I just need to some pretty earrings or a bracelet. The Trio Heart Necklace will be the perfect way to let me wear mixed metals!

Now, what should I wear for LuckyFABB? Skirt, pants, dress? HELP!


  1. Eeeek,those shoes are so pretty!

  2. great shopping!! I like your shoes!:)

  3. Love the jewelry and the floral blouse!! Great haul! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
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  4. Thank you, ladies! I went a little overboard so I will have to cut some spending during the actual trip, but I am excited about the conference and I love the stuff I bought!


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