Wednesday, August 4, 2010

[ you can shop til you drop ]

SO AFTER a week in NY, did I buy anything? Seriously, how could I not?! The problem was deciding where I was going to spend my money. This trip couldn't be an all-out shopping spree so I would have to choose my purchases wisely.

First stop: J.Crew. Without a J.Crew I could visit in Canada, I knew I would be spending some time there! Luckily they've got some guy's stuff to keep my man occupied while I browsed. Finally, I chose this cute embroidered top on sale for $28!

Next, a cute little shop called Apartment 48, a little bohemian-ish in style with all kinds of fun home accents.

I was drawn to how pretty these branches were with their clip-on butterflies and decided to buy a package to recreate the same look. And for $15 and some branches from the woods, it would make a cheap and cheerful display!

Next stop: Anthropologie! Filled to the rafters with beautiful clothes and an amazing home department, I could have spent the afternoon in just this store alone. My hubby quickly realized that he'd better find a spot to get comfortable since I would be a while!

I love all of the cute dish towels they have and after pondering all the lovely things I was finding, decided to limit my purchase to a cute new one for my kitchen.

We strolled around and I came across West Elm and decided to take a peek. I wasn't planning on buying any bedding, lamps or furniture but it doesn't hurt to take a look!

I loved this table arrangement with the little bird plate and when i realized that they had an assortment of them, I decided that they would be cute hung on a wall. And at $6 each, how could I resist?

But my main plan was to hold out for one extra special purchase and I knew that with my obsession for handbags, that's what it would be. A new LV wasn't in the budget but for a fraction of the cost, I found the most adorable bag at Kate Spade that's girly and makes me smile whenever I look at it. I found my splurge! With all the temptation, I think I did pretty well!



Katy @ Pie Bird Blog said...

So much fun! I love all of your finds - especially the bird plates. It's so much fun to shop when we're out of town (especially since the only store in an 80 mile radius is western wear) - and yes, my husband has also learned to find a comfortable seat in Anthropologie :) Kudos on all the restraint!

La Dolfina said...

Nice choice!!!
I found a similar one at Nordstrom Rack a few years ago by Valentino. It's tres chic and be dressed up or down depending...
Your husband sounds a lot like mine... perfect :)
So glad you had yourselves a wonderful time together!!!

Stunning... said...

ooo - yay for great shopping!

Love your new bag!

Miss Val's Creations said...

I'm so jealous! It looks like you had a great time in these fun colorful shops. I love that Kate Spade bag! It is super cute!!!!!

Sherry said...

Oh, wow, you did great. Love the J. Crew top. I usually shop J. Crew on line, but it just so happens one has opened no to far from me....


JCB Design Studio said...

I am so jealous! I would seriously love to go on a shopping spree in NY, yeah not in the cards anytime soon *sigh* Glad the trip was good, and LOVE the choices and all the shops were amazing!

Dyche Designs said...

Oooh I'd have loved to have gone shopping with you. Looked like you got to check out some amazing places and came away with some wonderful purchases.

annechovie said...

Looks like you made some great choices, Lisa!

Sarah said...

I'm headed to NY in a few weeks, and I'm loving all your choices! So excited to get to spend some time shopping myself (and good thing, my husband loves browsing too!!)


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