if it fits.

I love online shopping (probably a little too much), but there’s something even more appealing with shopping in stores.  Call me old fashioned, but I love the opportunity of playing around with pieces and seeing how they will mix, match, and mesh with other items.  So here are a few snaps of my fitting room fun via Instagram.

patriotic panache.

If there’s one thing I love dressing up for, it’s a theme!  Since the 4th of July is no exception, I rounded up some of my favorite patriotic picks to help celebrate our country’s independence tomorrow.

1. Vestique Don’t Be Alarmed Dress — $40
2. J.Crew Little Edie Purse — $168
3. Topshop Flag Denim Shorts — $68
4. A’Gaci Star Print Romper — $10.50
5. Forever 21 Wayfarer Sunglasses — $5.80
6. Madewell Braided Friendship Bracelet — $10
7. Keds Denim Blossom Print Sneakers — $39.95

summer sale.

It’s no secret that I’m a bit of a J.Crew aficionado.  Their clean cuts and preppy style blends perfectly into my closet.  But I never purchase anything from J.Crew at full price or even at sale price.  About every 3-4 weeks, J.Crew marks an additional 30% off its sale prices and let me tell you, the savings are definitely worth the wait.  The 30% off sale is going on now online (just enter “SHOPNOW” at checkout) until Thursday and I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite finds from the sale (marked with the sale price and the additional 30% discounted price).  Happy shopping everybody!

1. Ella Dress in Garden Floral — $99.99 ($69.99)
2. 3″ Chino Shorts — $34.50 ($24.15)
3. Silk Bow Cami in Stripe — $78 ($54.60)
4. Triple-Stripe Necklace — $59.99 ($41.99)
5. Bette Suede Platform Wedge — $138 ($96.60)
6. Classic Mini in Double Serge Cotton – $79.50 ($55.65)
7. Selima Sun Belle Sunglasses — $88 ($61.60)
8. Skinny Leather Belt — $24.99 ($17.49)