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May 1, 2012


I am loving this necklace from The Bauble Bar.  It comes in Mint and Orange, but I think the Mint is my favorite.   It is only $36!!  It reminds me so much of the JCrew version pictured below that retails for $150. 


How cute is this F21 dress?  The perfect shift dress for summer.  Reminds me of some Phillip Lim and Chole dresses that retail for $400+.  This dress won’t break the bank at $32!


I found this gem on special at Bi Lo of all places.  It normally retailed for $15.99 but was in the discount wine bin for $8.99.  A stellar Sauvignon Blanc I would buy again and even pay full price for!


I just read about this wallpaper in Elle Decor and then I came across it again on Pinterest.  It is absolutely adorable for a child’s bedroom.


I have long been on the lookout for a striped maxi dress and yesterday Julia reminded me to amp up my search.  Well I found this on Piperlime and love it.  Navy/White stripes are so classic and neutral that I plan to funk it up with some chunky bright colored necklaces and shoes. 


This is so going to happen on my patio.  Hope the hubby can deal with some neon pink.  This looks like a pretty easy DIY.

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  1. I am ALWAYS obsessed with your obsessions. Love that baublebar necklace and have had my eye on it for sometime. You find all of the goods at Forever. I swear. I had to copy your yellow button down dress you got there. I am obsessed.

  2. Nice find on the dress Nat! And of course I'm loving them all. I can totally justify $150 for the JCrew necklace, but $36 for the other is so much better and means you get a new shirt too!

  3. Hannah says:

    I was just contemplating getting that dress yesterday! I think it would be a perfect maxi for your closet (and mine)! I've also been looking at that necklace. You could do so much with it.

  4. Absolutely love that necklace and dress and those pots are so much fun. Would be such a great DIY

  5. Alicia xoxxo says:

    Really like that necklace! And the fact that it is $36 is even better! I may have to treat myself. And will def look for the wine you suggested, SB is my fave!

  6. I of course want it all! Bauble Bar has been nailing it these days, and that F21 dress? Perfection.

  7. That Forever 21 dress is so cute, I wonder if they have it here. Totally do those pots, I saw them somewhere on blogland too.

  8. I just bought some of those pots at ikea this weekend. Now I want to add some color to mine too!

  9. FYI! There is an amazing knock off of the JCrew necklace on Ebay. You will be shocked at how nice it is when it comes in, at a whopping $30-40!!

  10. A says:

    JCrew has the exact same necklace in their outlet stores for about $50 – doesn't make sense to me, but keep it in mind the next time you're at the outlets!

  11. Taylor says:

    the necklace + forever21 finds are amazing!!!! would never know they cost so little, and makes me want to always look for a steal instead of splurging!


  12. Sassy says:

    I totally just blogged about that necklace too. ha! I've pre-ordered it and am crossing my fingers it comes earlier than June. Whomp whomp.

    I LOVE maxi dresses b/c they're so easy to throw on, but I think I need to invest in some that are made of a lighter weight fabric. Some of the jersey ones I have are stifling on my legs come July in Atlanta. šŸ™

  13. Carly says:

    adoring all these highlights but especially the blue and white maxi..so perfect for summer! Hope it ends up hanging in your closet.

  14. I LOVE the necklace…I'm with you on the mint color. And that wallpaper is darling! šŸ™‚

  15. I LOVE the necklace…I'm with you on the mint color. And that wallpaper is darling! šŸ™‚

  16. Sara Mueller says:

    love the necklace! great stuff!

  17. Ted Baker makes cute stripped maxi dresses too.

    I love the pink pots!

  18. Tori says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVEEE that dress. Too bad they're out of my size šŸ™

    Thanks for sharing! Love your blog.


  19. Val says:

    I'm not joking when I tell you that I need that necklace. It's more than a want it's a need. Ha

  20. Jill says:

    I have seen that wallpaper on pinterest too, love it!1

    OMG I am in love with those blouses from yesterday, thanks for the heads up, I need to check out that line

  21. Alexa says:

    Love love that wallpaper. Especially for the kiddos!

  22. Z says:

    Love the F21 dress and those painted pots! beauties.

  23. The dress. . the fabrics. . . the necklace. Yes on all of it. Such cute finds. I am really in love with that striped maxi dress, though. Yummy.

  24. alicia says:

    love the minty necklace and striped maxi!

  25. Oh goodness…I have such a weakness for big necklaces! Seriously, necklaces and bracelets are going to be my undoing someday! If anyone ever wanted to lead me in to a trap, they could definitely lure me with fabulous baubles (c:

  26. Emily says:

    love all of the above!! and i just ordered that necklace yesterday — can't WAIT to get it!! šŸ™‚

  27. Love that necklace, shape and color!

  28. Thank you SO MUCH for your tip about the necklace! I had been eyeing it on Oliphant for the better part of a year, and just couldn't bring myself to pay $158 for it. They just discontinued it, and here it is — the exact same thing — on Bauble Bar. Thank you!!