BLOWING ROCK

A couple of weekends ago, I took a short trip to the little mountain town of Blowing Rock, NC. The town hasn’t changed much as a whole, but the shops have improved significantly and I really enjoyed sticking my head in every one of them. The air is cool there, which makes the flowers last so much longer and beautifully arranged planters and flower beds are everywhere.

I fell in love with a tiny store called Take Heart that happens to be in one of the oldest buildings in the town. They sell flowy tunics, night gowns and little rememberances. I purchased a super cute top ($29.50/could only find the yellow version online), white bon bon ($17.50/not pictured) earrings and a Lulie Wallace lunch pale ($17.50).

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Down the way, I popped in Finley House Couture and fell in love with these Susan Shaw earrings. Because I work at a resort built around Equestrian Sport, I had to have them.

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I also stopped in a quirky store called Mrs. Brumbles. It was full to the brim with victorian lamps, jeweled figurines and positively littered with funky jewelry. What really caught my eye were the small selection of shawls. They looked just like the cashmere poncho/shawls you would find in a really fine boutique, but they were acrylic and only $30! Of course I bought two… one pale green and one red. I don’t have photographs of them so I will have to post about them when I wear them next.

Blowing Rock is a super cute place with fun restaurants and the scent of fresh fudge billowing rom their centrally located Kilwins can be smelled all over town. It’s a great place to cool off in the summer and a very pleasant place to take a stroll. I’m going to be spending more time there in the summers now that I know how easy it is to get to!

STACKABLE JEWELRY BOX

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The speaker I purchased on Prime day turned out to be a dud and I had to return it.
Instead of replacing it, I took advantage of a sale at the Container Store and bought my dream jewelry box. I have been stalking their site for a while and am really excited about this order.

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This order should have cost $99.97, but the promotion took of $25.00!
I have also recently joined Ebates and I should be getting 4% cash back from my order.

BETTER THAN EXPECTED

A couple of weeks ago I bought a pair of earrings through an Instagram sale.
They looked cute in the photo but I wasn’t too impressed when they arrived. It turns out that they are actually pretty great.

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Apologies for the dumb selfie.

I wore them for the first time over the weekend and I’m in love!
They were perfect with my teal piped sweater!

Keep an eye on this vendor through Instagram.
You never know what might pop up!

BON BONS TO FOLLOW TASSELS

Not only are tassels a huge fad right now, so are bon bon earrings. It’s crazy how quickly these caught on! Like the original tassels, the original bon bons are very expensive.

Once again, thanks to Etsy, we can get the look for less.

These earrings are super cute and well made.
I bought them in yellow because it’s just such a happy splash of color.
This vendor does offer different styles and other colors.

INSTA SALE

I love Instagram!

I’m not sure how I stumbled onto this account, but I’m so glad I did.
I believe the background story is this is a new store in Texas and while their store and website are developing, they are selling items via Instagram.

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I decided to try it out and bought the teal beaded earrings circled below and they are great!

They are selling the cutest things and the prices are reasonable! Check them out!
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TASSEL CRAZE

I’m loving the tassel trend and Misa’s hot pink earrings are all the rage right now, but man those things are expensive!

I have found the same look for less!

I found this vendor on Etsy who is selling these tassel earrings for $9.99. With shipping it comes out to $13 and change. They are made in Thailand so it took about a month for them to arrive, but they were well worth the wait! Other colors are available so check it out!

NOW THESE ARE SOME COOL EARRINGS

Pardon the quick selfie, but these earrings must be shared.

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I haven’t purchased a pair of earrings in a long time. I think the last time I posted about earrings was when I had my drop earrings remade into studs. I haven’t purchased earrings since then and that was a full year ago now.

I was in Pink on Main at TIEC over the weekend and they had these super cool earrings for sale. I just had to have a pair! I loved the blue and the pink ones, but the blue didn’t show up well with my dark hair. I bought the pink ones and LOVE them. They are so light weight and are going to look super cute with a plain dress this summer. I’m not sure who makes them, but I am going to keep my eye on this store for more super cute statement earrings.