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.

West Elm

 

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.

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Free People

 

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.

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Madewell

 

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.

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Banana Republic

 

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.)

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J. Crew

 

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?

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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.

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