Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Perfect Spring/Summer Dresses + My Style Monday + ...

I can't help it...when I'm nervous about something, I shop or I eat.  I'm a huge procrastinator, and I also have unhealthy coping mechanisms!  It's true!  Why can't I be one of those people who doesn't eat when they're nervous?  Although all things considered that would probably add to my shopping problem...annnyways, I have a huge board coming up on Friday, for a huge / important qualification at work (called a SWO - Surface Warrior Officer - pin).  SO, I have been working really hard, staying up really late, and ... shopping.  
And here are the fruits of my labor, one of which which (maybe two, if i don't spend that much money in our next port) will be en route to moi if I pass my board...
www.tobi.com
T-Bags Printed Short Rope Shoulder Dress ($196.00 $62.00 )
Velvet Orxy Dress ($207.00 $78.00)

www.revolveclothing.com
Rachel Pally Athena Mini Dress in Sorbet
Rachel Pally Kayla Dress in Hibiscus
Rachel Pally Classic Halter Dress in Garden
...I think the last Rachel Pally is my #1 choice...soooo sweet with the little flowers!
And I've been talking about my new And(semi-unhealthy) obsession with B.B. Dakota for a while now, right? Look at this article I just found!  Who knew it was all over Twilight??
Finally, my contributions to My Style Monday, as started by Short Southern Mama (check out her blog - SO cute!)...my five home styling requirements, in photo form (these are from photos already stored on my computer, so excuse the quality if need be) :

First and Foremost, my couch.  Z Gallerie Palisade Couch - the first purchase I made as soon as I started getting a steady paycheck, it's incredible and beautiful and so soft and down filled - I actually slept on it fo r about four months because I COULDN'T AFFORD A BED since i bought the couch...hahaha and you see now why i get so excited for clothes on sale!  Secondly, I love artwork and frames and monograms...I think i stole this from Preppy Bride at 2365, who was showing  how to make our own!  Thirdly, this beautiful, enormous hutch - i love white, and i love beadboard.  Fourthly (??), plantation shutters! and more white, haha.  and FINALLY, Christmas time!  don't worry, I am not a year round Christmas decorator, but I am psycho about our trees...at home I reorganize all of the gifts so they're aesthetically pleasing - I'm talking limit my family members to coordinating paper, rewrap poorly wrap gifts and hide ugly ornaments reorganization. 

Aw, that was depressing...I obviously have no home to put those things in (although you know my pink sleeping bag  matches my pink work out mat matches my pink iPod matches my pink sneakers matches my pink water bottle...I could go on forever.  it's kind of embarrassing).

Finally, look - perfect for dressing up all of my delicate spring dresses -
collette necklace - love stella + dot!

11 comments:

jean hsu said...

i am the SAME WAY!!!!! i shop when im happy, sad, excited, nervous, frustrated, ETC...and the SAME with eating!!!!! what do "normal" people do, anyways!?!? drink?

Taylor @ Jimmy Choos and a Baby Too said...

I love this! Im a new follower!

Dollface said...

Love those dresses!! although jersey knit always makes me look so large!!! but i cant wait for warmer weather, xxxoo

Mr. and Mrs. Stoneking said...

Love the dresses. LOVE the couch (ZGalleria is amazing) and LOVE the necklace. All great finds. Makes me want to go out and SHOP! Oh how I wish I had millions....

Headbands and Hand Bags said...

I love love a fun jersey dress for the summer!

California Wife said...

Thanks so much for becoming a follower of CAwife! Love your blog! Great online shopping finds too : )

Short Southern Momma said...

loving those dresses girl! made me smile thinking of warm weather! Thanks so much for playing along!! I LOVE your style!! I am going to go have to search that blog to find out how to make one for me! plantation shutters....ahhhh. Hope your having a great day! XOXO

Kristin said...

That hutch is absolutely outta this world! And so is that necklace actually!

Summer is a Verb said...

Best of luck on the exam! If you pass you deserve a splurge. Or two is my my motto...XXOO

Design A-Peele said...

Hi! I saw you left a comment on A Classy, Southern Bride. Don't you just love Stella & Dot?!?! I am doing it bc I not only love the jewelry, but I also want to quit my job at some point. Anyway, thanks for the support! Have a wonderful day! Oh, and I love the coral, one strap dress. Thats my fav!

Beth Dunn said...

Aw Yes the spring dress, can it almost be time? I hope so. xoxo

SC