Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Recent Purchases

I've been trying REALLY hard not to buy a lot, but I've needed to update some pieces in my wardrobe and get some items I know I'll get a lot of use out of this year. 

 
Women's Faux-Leather T-Strap Sandals in Turquoise $19.50

I did a post last week about this sandal in Leopard (check it out here), but my leopard sandals are in great condition (going on 3 years woop woop!) and I thought this color would be a perfect pop of color. It was really difficult deciding between the Yellow or Turquoise, but I wear a turquoise necklace all the time so I thought it would be a great addition to my closet. I own a few pair of Old Navy sandals, and they're really comfortable, true to size, and last for more than a few seasons.

Maya Twist Bandeau in Classic Leopard
I bought the above top only and thought it would be great to mix and match with pieces I already own. How cute will it look with solid black, pink, yellow and blue bottoms? That's like four swimsuits with just one additional piece. However, this top did not give me enough support for my ta-tas and I'm going to return it. I think it would be best for women with a smaller chest.

Heart Bikini in White

This new swimsuit I got with my bach party and honeymoon in mind. I love the heart ring accents and think it's so cute and kind of romantic. I was a little bit worried on how the top will fit, I don't want it squishing down my boobs like some bandeau-style tops can so I figure I'll keep the bottoms regardless and wear it with a solid white top. I don't mean that all bandeau styles squish your goodies, I have a few pair that are great, but some of the ones I own and have tried on don't do much in the support region. Fortunately, this top provides enough coverage and support and I'm keeping it!

I can't wait to try them on after a spray-tan when I look 10lbs skinnier. Usually I buy swimsuits pretty early in the season, and my bach party is next month so I wanted time to order them in case I need to return or exchange anything. My best advice if you're ordering suits online is to buy them in two sizes so you only need to return and not wait for an exchange. I ordered both tops in a M and then the white bottoms in both a S and a M because I'm usually on the border between the sizes in Victoria Secret swimwear.

 
Ali and Kris Ruffled dress from Nordstrom
Check out my OOTD here with it.

I couldn't find this dress anywhere online, but it's finally availabable online at Nordstrom, but only in Fiery Purple and Black. Mine is a bright kelly green color, the lighting in this pic is pretty poor. I almost went with the lavender color though, it's so pretty. I bought a Large because the straps aren't adjustable and was cutting a little bit into my arms. There wasn't much difference in width luckily and it was even a tad bit longer which  loved.

HIP Draped Tops from Nordstrom
Check out the blue one in this OOTD

Again, I still can't find them online, but I love these tees! They're really comfortable and hang just right. They'll also be perfect tucked into a skirt. I bought both in a Small.


Sephora Blush Me! Trio in Abricot 11

This blush is really sheer and gives just a touch of color. The three colors add depth and highlight together and it looks great over my MAC Pink Swoon blush (see review here) and alone.  It's going to look awesome in the summer when I'm all tan and don't need much makeup. I did have to use a blush brush with shorter strands (see similar one here) to get a better application.



Baked Moonshadow Trio in Sunbaked 02

I know I have enough shadows to last me the rest of my life (Don't believe me? See this post), but after seeing JLo's glittery eyes on American Idol I had to find something similar. The middle shade in Sunbaked is the most gorgeous glittery shade and the other two colors are perfect compliments. I'll have to do a review soon to let you ladies see the gorgeousness.

 
Twist of Line Slate Blue Skirt from Lulus

I got this skirt in a M from Lulus  and LOVE it! It's so cute and I've thought of so many ways to wear it already. It's a really soft cotton, but the back is only one layer of fabric and a bit sheer so I'll HAVE to wear a slip with it. I usually wear a slip with most skirts/dresses, but this one is a must. The skirt is pretty stretchy so you can wear longer/shorter or higher up on your waist or your hips which I love because I have a short waist and skirts aren't always flattering on me depending on where they fit my waist.


 
OPI Lites to Darks Minis

The left two pinks are so cute and are what really sold me on the set. I can't wait to try them asap and I know Lincoln Park After Dark is a huge hit as well in the blog world.

The only thing I wanted to buy and didn't was the Sephora by OPI Glee (from this post) because I wasn't as impressed in person as I was online. There were two colors from the set that I really wanted, but Sephora didn't have them solo. Maybe next time!

What have you ladies been buying or eyeing? Do you have any of the above items? How did they work for you?
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