Happy Sunday, everyone. It’s been a gloomy weekend here in Indianapolis, so I’ve spent as much time as possible curled up on my couch with the pets, binge watching Netflix and Hulu.
However, I did venture out of the house a couple of times, and one of those ventures included a quick trip to the mall. I’ve been trying to pinch pennies a bit, so I tried not go TOO out of control in what I picked up. To suppress these “PURCHASE!” impulses, I put together a little wish list for y’all of what I would have snagged, had I unlimited funds. Since I do NOT have a money tree, I only picked up two things. Wanna guess that I got? I’ll tell you how you can find out at the end of the post.
There are all outdoor pillows. And I have no outdoor space. But such things matter little when you consider these pretty patterns. How many pillows is too much, you might ask… and I don’t have the answer for that yet. If I HAD to give a response, I might swing at a limit of about 6 per room. Also, this is like, “Interior Decorating 101” but pillows are the EASIEST way to change up the look of a room by adding some new colors and patterns.
If West Elm was all about pillows, Free People would have been all about clogs. I desperately want a pair, and have been waiting for the right love connection to get me some of that action. (I should note, I DO technically own a pair of kinda-clogs, but I’ve been told by my fashioney friends that wearing my original black crocs out of the house is something I should think long and hard before doing.) I love the clunkiness of them, the ease of them, and the fact that I’m pretty sure I would be an accomplished river dancer if I wore them.
It’s hard to go wrong with Madewell. You can basically walk into the store with your eyes closed and pick something up, and walk out confident that you’re on-trend. I generally avoid the store for that reason – it just feels too easy, ya know? Pick something up and it’s undoubtedly all over the blogosphere, and you’re a no-brainer fashion girl. However, whenever I allow myself to go in there, it can feel refreshing. No bad choices. No questionable options. No hard thinking required. I just have to get okay with the idea of spending more than $20 on a shirt. (WHAT?!) That bandana… I already have the red polka dot one, and I basically want to own every color and pattern they offer.
Predictably, there are polka dots here. Ugh. I just can’t resist their siren’s call. I also need a new denim button-down (as I realized a week ago that my current one from Madewell is completely covered with stains), and BR is one of my favorite sources for blazers. The fact that all regularly-priced items were 40% off this weekend was also quite a draw. I think BR made a great choice when they brought on Olivia Palermo as a global style ambassador. The minute I heard that, I started taking them more seriously as a fashion brand. Which is exactly the effect a partnership like that is supposed to have. I fell for it hook, line, and sinker because everything Palermo does is genius even though I thought she was kind of a b&%$@ a decade ago when she was on “The Hills” spinoff, “The City.” (Whatever happened to that Whitney Port girl?) (Okay I just googled it. She’s a blogger with a lifestyle brand. Groundbreaking.)
I’ve been wanting a white blazer for over a year (and still kicking myself for not snagging the white schoolboy blazer I found almost a year ago in a consignment store for $22), and this one is appealing. Plus, adorable teeshirt and bandana! Were these beauties parting gifts from Jenna Lyons?
So. There’s are some things I WOULD have picked up. (I would have likely stopped in at Crate and Barrel, Anthropologie, Sephora, Gap, and Nordstrom too.)
Wanna take a guess what two items I ended up purchasing? For the answer, hop on over to my instagram (@lessyloo) and check out my Story. I’ve done the big reveal there.