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Thoughts For Thursday

Jul 12, 2012

Thank you Pinterest for directing me to this super cute mint blouse for, wait for it, $23 plus free shipping.  You are welcome ladies.  This silky number is going to look perfect with my skinny jeans this fall.  You can get yours HERE.

Thanks to all you girls who told me about Reality Steve.  Have I been living under a rock??  He has all the secrets to all the reality shows I love.  If you aren’t reading his site you should be.

Spoiler alert, he claims Emily and Jef are engaged.   Sorry to all you Arie fans but I could tell as much as Emily liked kissing him (how many times did they make-out Monday?)  I felt like she felt awkward around his family.   Also does it bother anyone esle that Jef only spells his name with one F??  Even the autocorrent on my phone has a problem with it when I tried to text a message about him it added another f.  He does genuinely seem like a sweet nice guy though. 

 Speaking of the Bachelorette.  I love this Maxi Dress Emily was wearing on her date with Sean.  I found out It is by Rory Becca but I cant find it for sell anywhere online, if you know where I can get my hands on this beauty let me know!

Found a new breakfast I can’t wait to try out.  English Muffin topped with Tomato, Mozzarella and Hard Boiled Egg.  Looks simple and delish.  Although lets be honest I would cover mine in way more cheese than that tiny sprinkle of mozzarella.

Check out my latest Ebay necklace score- thanks to my girl Anna for alerting me.  These necklaces are only $6.  Of course I needed the black and mint.  You can order one HERE.

It has been hot as heck here. Thank God for our baby pool.  We have been using this daily!

For all my local gals Pixie Lily is having their huge sample sale this Friday!  You can’t beat the prices on the baby stuff.  I stock up every year for baby gifts.

Pixie Lily Samples and Seconds Sale

Friday, July 13th

48 Society Street (corner of Anson and Society)

Layette and Toddler Styles 18.00

Accessories 2.00-5.00

Blankets 14.00
Toddler Playsuits/Loungewear 22.00

Lastly I leave you with this gem.



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  1. What? I need that shirt! And ever sine Anna tweeted about those necklaces I can't get them off my mind!

  2. gorgeous mint blouse! pinterest lately has been helping me shop a lot too! xo


  3. love that top and those necklaces! These scores are going to be the end of me!

  4. Have you tried the possessionista's site for finding Emily's dress online? She's a great source and offers deals on some of the items she sources.


  5. I was not aware of that website but I will for sure start following! I'm a reality TV junkie!

    AS the season went on I started to really see a connection between Jef and Emily so I wouldnt be suprised if she picks him. I totally agree that she seems awkward around Arie's family…more like it was weird when they started speaking in Dutch in front of her….about her! How rude! I definitely would not have thought Jef would make it this far earlier on….his hair kinda bothers me too. Lol!

  6. Alicia xoxxo says:

    I found the maxi dress at piperlime a couple months ago, but didn't get it. You need to check out Posessionista. Her website gives you all the deets on the clothes, shoes and jewelry. She is a fave of mine!

  7. Christina says:

    oh that e-card is the story of my life. i was in trader joe's last night and thought "why am i here again?" i walked out with pita chips and wine. of course.

  8. Just ordered the mint blouse! Thank you! Got it for $20, since I signed up, I got the extra 15% off.

  9. Lala says:

    Seriously? You made my day on the blouse and the necklace! Thanks love!

  10. Jaime says:

    Too funny, I ordered that blouse (I also found via Pinterest) a few weeks ago and am wearing it for the first time today with white pants and a fun yellow statement necklace. I will say that it arrived dirty with spots and with no label, which had obviously been cut out of the blouse. It did have a She Inside tag but it was detached. Very strange. But, after I washed it and have been wearing it for an hour or so I love it…especially for $23!

  11. My munt blouse came in the mail monday. Cant beat it for the price, but it isnt quite as minty as expected. Do you read http://www.possessionista.com? She gives you the scoop every week on where to get the clothes you see on tv, including Emily's!

  12. Morgan S. says:

    I love that both you and Pawley's Island Posh posted about some mint stuff today because I did too! I love Emily's wardrobe, and the girl is just gorgeous. I'll be on the lookout for that dress as well! xoxo

  13. Leslie says:

    Okay, it's pretty ridiculous how many times I clicked on the links to go buy things in this post. What great finds! 🙂

  14. Sassy says:

    I totally just trotted over to ebay and scooped up that necklace. I'm on a total necklace kick lately!

    What size did you order in the top? Being tall with broad shoulders always throws me for a loop, rawr.

  15. Morgan S. says:

    Hey! So I went to search for that Rory Beca dress and found it at a few places but {shocker} they are all sold out. However, I did find this tunic in the same fabric if you're interested: http://rorybeca.com/store/resort-2012-collection/shrilace-up-back-oversized-shirt.html?color=warped-ikat

  16. megan says:

    Ok, I'm about to purchase every item in this post. Great finds!! I love Reality Steve and I always cheat to find out who wins!

  17. Mint is always a fab color! That will look great on you. Thanks for the info on those necklaces. I think I need to get both too!!

  18. Viviana says:

    Ok, I need that blouse AND those necklaces!!

  19. OMG that quote is so accurate it's scary!! tee hee

    Our kiddie pool is used daily too!

  20. Mmm that IS a great breakfast!!

  21. Love the mint blouse and the deal! I just bought a mint blazer at Nordstrom and it is one of my favorite go to peices right now!

    I am not sure how I feel about Jef and Emily (if the rumor is true). I am with you and am not a fan of Arie, but Jef… I just don't see them together… 🙁 Still sad the Sean got the boot!

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  23. Natalie says:

    Aah that shirt is gorgeous! I'd seen the pin but never clicked on it to see the price, thanks for the info. Those necklaces are stunning, too!

  24. LacyLouise says:

    Love the mint blouse and neckless!!! So cute, I totally thought she picked Arie:( ugh… I am obsessed with that maxi as well, and found it here



  25. I NEED that blouse… how perfect!

  26. Thank you for posting that shirt!!! That last quote is for me! LOL

  27. YEP! Just ordered that blouse…thanks!! And I also loved the maxi Emily wore…let us know if you found it. Do you follow Possessionista? She always has the scoop on the Bach fashion? http://www.possessionista.com/

    Also love Reality Steve!

  28. THOSE necklaces are only $6? Steal. And that shirt. So great.

  29. Celia Smith says:

    Ordered the shirt! Can't wait!

  30. Are you serious with the $6? On my way to order. LOVE Emily's dress and I have a HUGE problem with the one "F" thing. It's sort of like when a Tom spells his name Thom. It's rough.

  31. Jaclyn says:

    That mint blouse is so pretty! I love light things like that for summer. Looks like I have to stop by forever 21 too, those necklaces are a great find.

    Stay in the Lines

  32. Sarah says:

    Ladies!For the shirt on sheinside.. if you use the code SUMMER it will take an additional 20% off making it $18.69!

  33. Allison says:

    Love that mint blouse! I just popped over and bought it! Can't wait for it to arrive. That maxi is beautiful.

  34. Nat says:

    What great finds on the blouse and necklaces! I might need to snatch those up. I heard on the radio this week that Emily's 1st choice was Arie but that he dumps her right before the final show (he says he isn't ready to be engaged yet) so she picks Jef- I hope if this is true we get to see that side of the story!
    Sterling looks like he's having a blast in that baby pool- too cute!

  35. june says:

    Found your blog via Pinterest and couldn't resist getting myself the Mint Silk blouse !! And Thanks, Sarah, for the SUMMER coupon code .. what a steal!

  36. Christine says:

    ok so did you ever get the mint blouse?? have you worn it? Is it good quality? I'm thinking about adding it to my blouse collection but would love to hear your opinion first!