It must be a combination of Spring and house-moving stress that has made me so spend-happy! It’s not that I’ve been shopping excessively…it’s just that I’ve been picking up a lot of stuff that is cute but not essential. The first place to sucker me in was Old Navy…they’ve brought out such lovely transitional items – and everything seemed to be marked down – who can resist that?
My favourite purchase was this tie-front sweater for $15.39. It’s ballet inspired – very feminine but not at all fussy.
I also loved this hunter green Boyfriend cardigan ($20.70). It’s very roomy and comfy, and would look great with brown accessories.
I loved the ruffly details on this cropped cardigan – I have a lot of cropped cardigans, but nothing this cute! I bought it for $24.15 but I just noticed that it’s been marked down to $19.50, so I’ll try get a price adjustment the next time I’m at Old Navy (I have to go there anyway to return some of my mail-order swimsuits).
As soon as I tried this dress on – I imagined myself in a hot climate wearing flip flops, beachy accessories and a straw hat. I don’t need anymore “holiday” clothes – but clearanced for $12.59, I thought I’d regret NOT buying this dress.
With regards to my swimsuit search, I ended up keeping these 2 tankinis from Old Navy. I wore the black one this past weekend at the waterpark – it offered a lot of coverage while the ruffly neckline kept it from looking too boring. Hubby said I looked “tiny” in the black suit – which I’ll assume is a compliment LOL!
I’ve been wanting a leopard print H&M scarf for a while (they are somewhat inspired by LV’s leopard stole) but since they came out last Fall, I wasn’t sure I’d find any left in stock. I couldn’t believe my luck when I spotted this reversible scarf, I grabbed it and headed straight for the register. I’m not usually into animal prints – but the black and white print is quite subtle and goes perfectly with my black trenchcoat. I’ve already worn it (on the leopard side) a lot!
Here are some toiletries I picked up…nothing is noteworthy apart from the Body Shop Almond Oil Nail and Cuticle Treatment. If you like the look of neatly groomed cuticles, you NEED this pen in your life. The fragrant almond oil moisturises while the built in pusher-head softly shapes your cuticles I’ve bought many “popular” cuticle products (including Burts Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream and Sally Hansen’s oils) but this is the most effective product by far – and it’s gentle enough to use every day. These were marked as $12 but only rung up for $5. If your Body Shop is offering them at that price – grab two…although they are even worth it at full price!
The last item I’m sharing today is my Mahogany leather Sophia bag by Coach. I’ve wanted a Sophia bag since their debut in 2010 but I had no specific plans to purchase one. As we were visiting Niagara Falls this past weekend, we dropped by the Coach outlet. When the SA brought out this bag, I knew it had to be mine! I loved the colour (brownish black is so versatile and classic) AND the style (the bag is really light and the wide-zip opening makes it easy to use). As I’ve previously posted, I’ve gotten lots of use out of my leather Coach Sabrina bag – and I hope this bag will be as practical.
I think that’s enough posting for this week…Next week I’ll be sharing part 2 of my purchases (mainly Internet buys).
Have you been tempted by any Spring merchandise?