8/17/09

Mail Call!!

Oh thank Jehovah and Allah, I finally got paid! I feel like I've been waiting for this paycycle for 2 months, when it's only been 2 weeks. And as usual, I already had my spending planned out. First things first, I'm finally getting my camera sent off for some fixing. My large and wonderous Canon 40D has been on the fritz for a bit and I've been missing out on some good photo ops, and it's making me all bitter inside.

However, the real issue at hand is of course all of the material goods that I feel will enrich my life and somehow make it better. Maybe they will, maybe they won't, but I'll definitely feel more festive and fancy. So Friday afternoon, with credit card in hand, I set out for some internet shopping fun.

After the devastating blow I received from Topshop last week (see the previous post), I really thought my hunt for the perfect shoe was about to hit a lull. Then low and behold, I received an e-mail update from Nasty Gal Vintage. Yes yes, I know the name is a little ridiculous, but there's also a little part of me that likes them for it. Anyhow, the e-mail alert was about a boot that they are accepting pre-orders for because it's finally coming back in stock. Now, I have seen this boot before, and I have lusted over it many a time, however, the fact that it would actually be attainable has never crossed my mind.



And after seeing them waved in my face, looking oh so enticing, I began the hunt for a pair that I wouldn't have to wait 7 - 10 weeks for, and I FOUND THEM! Google is a magnificent tool, you know. They will be mine. Oh yes, they will be mine.




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Next, in typical Adrienne style, I hit up my trusty online shopping cart at Urban Outfitters. I know Urban gets a lot of shit for being too trendy and overpriced, but if you do it right, you can get some great pieces to add to your wardrobe that'll stick around for a while and won't break the bank. They tend to have really good sales online too, so that's exactly what I hit up.




Silence & Noise Low Back Dress - $58

I ordered this dress because I am OBSESSED with the low back, and I'm into the fact that the rest is not too revealing, so it's still pretty classy. With some festive jewelry, some sheer tights, and my new boots, I have a feeling this may become one of my new favorite outfits.



UO Sheer Tights - 2 for $20!

At 2 for $20 I had to get these, as I'm pretty positive they're going to be a staple in my fall/winter wardrobe. I am especially a fan of wearing them with shorts, and maybe (rarely) some oxford flats.






BDG Breezy Button-Up - $48

I LOVE THIS SHIRT. And in this color. While this isn't my usual style, I'm loving anything seafoam right now, and the fact that it's kinda sheer makes it hot. I feel like I may be pairing this up with those sheer tights and cutoffs ;) Oh, and a black bra, did I mention that I love wearing a black bra with anything sheer? Maybe that's the Bama coming out in me..



Bug Charm Necklace - $12.99

Bugs are horrifying and I do not condone their existence in any way. However, I do appreciate their presence on art and jewelry.




BDG Below the Knee Pencil Skirt - $48

I ordered this in black, for fear that the grey may look a little cheap and not go with as much. This skirt is awesome because it goes with everything and can easily be dressed up or down. I cannot wait for it to come in!




Truly Madly Deeply Pima Slub V - $14.99

Sooooo maybe I already have this shirt in yellow, but it is without a doubt, the best tshirt I own. So of course I found it necessary to purchase another one (specifically in a color that was on sale instead of the normal $28 tag.) It is so super soft and comfy, but really flattering at the same time. A few weeks ago I wore the yellow one tucked in with super dark jeans and booties, and fixed my hair pin-up style to go to a show @ Lenny's here in Atlanta. It looked tough.




Truly Madly Deeply Asymmetrical Smoke Tunic - $24.99

well, I thought this was cute, but it was massive and not so cute on.  oh well, you can't win em all.




Ecote Hurache Sandal - $19

Once again, not my usual taste, but for some reason I really dig these. They look comfy but also a little festive because of the gold color. Aaaand a bit more importantly, my current flops (which are the only sandals I ever wear) have been going strong for almost 6 years now and look pathetic at this point. While I'm usually an avid 4 in. and up fan, sometimes I just gotta give the ol' back a break. Seriously...I'm getting old..




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Once upon a time, many a year ago, in a far away land, I did some pin-up modeling. Thankfully some of those days have stuck with me, and from time to time I feel the need to show that side of myself with a classy little number like this (obviously not from UO)...



The Super Spy Dress - $49.99

Gasp! I have been LIVING for this dress since the first time I saw it a few months back. Luckily I have the most perfect black patent pumps to go with it. And I can wear it to my office job, hooray! One less day they have to look at me in jeans, I'm sure everyone will be thrilled.



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Lastly, since I am a bit on the nerdy side and have to purchase some sort of electronics any time I go on a shopping spree, I purchased these festive little headphones (because I've broken every other pair I've come in contact with over the past 3 months and I need them to make it through the days in my cubicle)


Boosted Stiloso Headphones - $39.99

Cute, right?! Yes, I'm sure I will look very "hip" now sitting at my cube. Ha.



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Welp, I hope you all enjoying that little preview into how I blow my mid-month paycheck. Or at least part of that paycheck, anyway. Sadly, I do have to save a little for food and bills, noooo fun. Coming tomorrow I should have another new post for you that's going to include some of my favorite things as of late. Home things, nerdy things, whatever things.


xo


Adrienne

(ps. don't forget, all of the item titles are clickable links, so click click away)

2 comments:

adrienne said...

an update, everything that I ordered ended up being AWESOME! well, except for that last shirt from UO, it was huge. and my sam edelman's are FLAWLESS ;)

Lauren said...

AHH the Sam Edelmans! I remember trying to order them when they were 90.00 on clearance through Victoria's Secret. They were out of my size, so I ended up paying what I thought was a FORTUNE for them on ebay. I feel a little less embarrassed about it now that they're being re-released for $350.

Great blog, by the way! Just stumbled on it today.

X Lauren

http://www.indecoroustaste.com/