AUGUST WISH LIST

Out of the items on my list last month, I purchased an Akola necklace (x2, great sale!), a Barbara Gerwit dress (another great sale!), and I am striking the Apple Watch off of my list because I bought a new little Fitbit instead. It was absolutely the right choice.

Custom Ring – I went to try on my new ring over the weekend and it’s still not quite ready. This process has taken way longer than I had hoped, but I can’t wait for the final result!

New Computer – This is still on hold. I’m going to wait a bit now that I am settling into new car payments.

There’s nothing else on my wish list at the moment, but I’m sure that will change come September!

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!

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.

BEST DRESSED

Knocked an item off of my July wish list!

Barbara Gerwit currently has a number of items on sale for the 4th of July.
This dress was originally $110.00 and was reduced to $44.00.
Because I signed up for their newsletter, I received an additional 15% off!
My end total with free shipping was only $37.40!

 

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NOW THAT’S A DEAL!
Check out their website to get a great deal on their sale items!

JULY WISH LIST

Custom Ring – My ring is in the works and here’s a sneak peek! I’m so excited and you can be sure I will be posting about it when it is finished. Hopefully I will have it back by the end of the month.img_4944

New Computer – This is still on hold. I’m going to wait a bit now that I am settling into new car payments.

Apple Watch – I’m having second thoughts about this again. I have heard people complain about the battery life. I may wait until the next version comes out to see what improvements they have made.

Persifor Dress – I would love a Persifor dress, but may settle for a fresh Barbara Gerwit. Both are very cool and comfortable for summer and excellent for travel.

Akola Necklace – These necklaces are popping up all over the place in boutiques. I love them and with so many colors to choose from, you can bet I’m having a hard time picking just one!

Polaroid – I would love to have an old Polaroid 600 Camera. I have always wanted one and just never pulled the trigger. They are harder to find now which is such a shame. I’ll be keeping my eye out for one for certain.