Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Bargain ALERT! by violet

I grew up on garage sales on Saturday mornings after my soccer games but J. grew up on Church rummages sales. So he knew what was up when he saw that two Churches were hosting sales this past weekend.

Our first stop was a serious sale – room after room of all kinds of discounted treasures. J. fell in love with three framed photos of fishing boats – each at three dollars apiece. For seventy five cents, we also found a Seahawks seat cushion for Orange’s husband for the upcoming football season. We passed on a sweet wrap around grey leather couch; though it’s Miami Vice charm was definitely appealing.

Our second stop was a smaller sale but J. found two books for $0.45 each and then, then I found this for $0.35.

Even at Target a fedora is going to set you back $15. I’ve been thinking about getting one since last year. And before I even got it home I was thinking of all the ways I could wear it once the weather got warm. Inspired by InStyle, I put together a few outfits to showcase the fedora. All with pieces I already had in my closet.

Drinks on the Deck
Tank top (Target); denim shorts (Target); earrings (home-made with beads from San Diego); bracelet (H&M); Cole Hahn bag (Nordstrom Rack); Steve Madden wedges (

I love the pop of teal against the yellow and orange and these shorts, while denim, the dark wash, pleats and cuffs give them a more sophisticated feel.

Dinner with the Boy
Maxi dress (Dream); clutch (gift but I’m pretty sure it’s Target); earrings (H&M); wedges (Macy’s)

I hope the maxi dress comes back this summer once again. They are so easy to wear and are a great effortless chic option when the temperatures rise.

A Day at the Beach
Splendid top (Nordstrom Rack); Bermuda shorts (Gap); gladiator sandals (Nordstrom Rack); gold bangles (H&M)’ canvas tote (freebie from when my stepmom worked at Danger); beach towel (Bed, Bath & Beyond); Frisbee (Target); Neutrogena sunscreen; Bitter is the New Black by Jen Lancaster (hilarious beach read)

I pretty much live in Bermuda shorts during the summer. These black ones I picked up at Gap a few years back easily go from day to night. And the tank top is adjustable to avoid tan lines.

This list makes me realize how much of my stuff is from Target and Nordstrom Rack but as you can tell I'm a sucker for a deal. Regardless, I’m excited for the sun to come out and to try my sweet deal fedora.

Violet in Saucony ProGrid Ride 2 in white/black/coral

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