Shopbop Pre-Spring Shopping Event


shobop pre-spring event

Fellow shopaholics, it’s time for Shopbop’s Pre-Spring Shopping Event. I’m sure most of you already know about Shopbop, but if not, it’s the greatest online retailer EVAH. (I mean, okay, in terms of personal dollars spent, it’s a tie between J. Crew and Shopbop, but you can’t really compare because Shopbop has a million brands. Also, J. Crew is bugging me with all of their pre-spring pastel crap which makes me look like a corpse, but I digress…)

Shopbop. I buy all my jeans, shoes, many of my accessories, and well, I’m starting to sound like a mad woman. The event started this morning and lasts through Thursday. Stock up on some goodies while saving some cashola, friends. And by “saving some cashola,” I mean spending most of your hard-earned money. Bygones.

Wait. What’s that? Shopbop has so much stuff you don’t even know where to start? Oh, let me share my wishlist with you. It’s only, uh, 40 items long. A girl can dream, right?

Shopaholic Update: I bought the Clare Vivier Haircalf Clutch and the Turquoise Claw Ring.


Mighty Metallics at the Oscars


Yesterday at lunch, for fun, I asked Wito what he thought the big trend would be at the Oscars that evening. He tilted his head, paused for a moment, and said, “Silver. Sparkly silver, mom.”

Well, the kid called it, and I have to say, absolutely loved all the metallics and pale neutrals. Sometimes you need a bit of black, white, silver and gold to keep things classy, ya know?


And this.


Can we talk about this perfection?

photo credit: Harpers Bazaar, Yahoo


Book Update (+ More Books)


Okay fellow librarian wannabes, quick update on the book situation. I finished The Paris Wife last week, and, well, I find most books fit into one of two categories.

1. I can’t wait to turn the page because I’m completely enthralled in the book OR,

2. I can’t wait to turn the page because I’m one page closer to being done.

This fell into category #2 for me. Maybe I would have felt different if I was a Ernest Hemingway buff, but regardless, I felt no connection to the characters. (Although the last quarter of the book picked up for me.) Moving on!

I’m reading Night Circus right now, and I’m hooked. Cutting for Stone is next. Can’t wait. (If you all are looking for a new book to read, please check out the comments on this post. Great suggestions!)

Also, as I was browsing through my favorite peeps on Sweet Relish, I found this list of books by Addie H. (Holla, Addie H! Thank you!)


Didn’t even think about using Sweet Relish for books and such. (If you missed my post on Sweet Relish, all the details are here.) Genius, I say.

Have any of you read any of the above? I read about half of Born to Run, but never finished. What about Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling?



February Favorites


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After months of holding back, I’ve gone a little clothes crazy this month. Let’s chat about some items that I am currently coveting and/or buying.


Fan Fringe Necklace – I am so in love with this necklace – my three favorite colors? Together in perfect harmony? I will stalk this puppy until it’s sale time.

Silk Day Dress – Tried this on at Madewell. Absolutely adorable, but couldn’t justify the cost.


I will, however, keep an eye out for this one in the sale section.

Zac Posen Satin Dress – If I married a sheik, I would wear this to meet some important dignitaries or something.

Clare Vivier Fold Over Clutch – Well, this is just perfection. Golden, sparkly clutch? Yep.

Camouflage Skinny Jeans – So cute. I need some camo in my life. Maybe I could wear them while stalking my bearded Duck Dynasty boys?

ASOS Skater Dress – Perfect silhouette, although I have a feeling the waist would sit too high on us long-waisted gals.

Sweatshirt Sweater in Stripe – Has my name written all over it.

J. Crew Sera Top – Cute for spring, and I’m a fan of white with subtle patterns. Once again, please go on sale.


Gap Printed Pointy Flats – Bought these in the leopard print, and they are super comfortable. Perfect with skinnies, boyfriend jeans, dresses, skirts, the list goes on and on.

Skinny Skinny Ankle Jeans in Black Frost Wash – I stopped by Madewell to return this necklace (I was trying to find a less expensive replacement for the fan fringe necklace to no avail…) and saw these skinnies. Now, I haven’t had much luck with Madewell jeans in the past, but I loved these black ones. The rise, length, and pocket placement are perfect.

MiH Marrakesh Kick Flare Jeans – Wow. Wow. Wow. I adore these jeans, which actually surprised me. Let me elaborate. Mid-rise, kick flare jeans are usually really flattering from the front view, but you have to be careful about the rear pockets. The rear pockets on these looked like they were sitting a bit too high. (Not too high, generally speaking, but a little too high for us ladies with perky rear ends. You know what I’m talking about, my fellow perksters…jean pockets too high + curve of butt below the pockets = serious butt curvature.) Anyway, yes, the pockets sit a little higher than what I usually wear, but the jeans are really fab. And! D loves them on me, so SOLD. I’ll try to get some photos of them for a post.

Mix and Mingle Rings – I couldn’t pass up this deal – 28 dollars! These rings are so. fun.

Mossimo Striped Dress – Ladies, let me tell you a little bit about this dress. On the same day I tried on the above Madewell dress and didn’t buy because of the price, I had to pick up some stuff at Target. Lo and behold, this little coral striped number caught my eye and I decided to try it on, even though I never have good luck at Target. And! It fit!


(Please excuse my washed out, disheveled self.) $27.99, people. 27 DOLLARS AND 99 CENTS. And! The waist sits in the right place, even for the long-waisted set. Get thee to Target, and if coral isn’t your thing, there are 5 different fabric choices. (Teal and navy stripe was way cute too.)

What about you? Anything caught your eye lately?