Saturday, February 26, 2011

Practical vs. Impractical

I received an email from Nordstrom this morning (I feel like that's how all of my blog posts start out lately, "I received an email from fill in the blank", ha ha!), showcasing Spring shoes.

I've always loved shoes...but with my line of work (hairstylist) and a suburban mom, the shoes I love are very impractical. So I decided I'd share a few of my favorites here and live vicariously through my blog. ;)
This Stuart Weitzman 'Kimbow' pump is gorgeous. But at $375 and a 5 inch heel, it's not likely I'll be rocking these any time soon!

I do love this Jimmy Choo 'Cosmic' Platform Pump as well...but $695 is a little out of my price range!

I really like this Enzo Angiolini 'Sully' Platform Pump as well, and at under $90, it's a little more practical for me. A basic color and fairly basic pump (with a little bling) is a reasonable choice. I'll let you know if I pull the trigger on this one!
ETA: I just tried to add the Sully platform to my shopping bag on and they don't have my size. :( Before anyone tries to tell me to check Zappos or anything else...of course the glitter version of this shoe is a Nordstrom Exclusive. Darn!!!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

St Patricks Day 2011

How Lucky Green St. Patrick's Day Card
Modern greeting cards and party invitations by Shutterfly.
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I received a code from Shutterfly this morning for 10 free cards. I didn't have any intention of purchasing any photo cards any time soon, but figured, what the heck! I logged on and saw this adorable card, and decided to use my most favorite recent photo of the little guy. In addition, I used another code from the website, for another 5 free cards! What would have cost me nearly $45 was FREE!! I'm so excited to share these cards with my friends and family!

For anyone who's interested, you can use promo code 5FREECARDS to get 5 of your own. If you do, be sure to post to your own blog for a $25 gift certificate to Shutterfly! Happy card making!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Vera Wang Bedding

As many of you know, I had surgery last week...which means this week has been very mellow for me. A lot of laying around resting, watching tv, and looking through my huge stack of magazines that I've neglected recently.
Last night I was looking through the October 2010 issue of Elle Decor and came across some Vera Wang bedding that looked lovely in the glossy magazine photos.

I looked at the Vera Wang site this morning, and wasn't all that impressed, to be honest. The website automatically links you to Bloomingdales' website to view the collections. Which is fine...but I didn't like the way the bedding looked all put together. I much preferred it in the pretty glossy pages of the magazine!
This is the Bloomie's photo

I decided to check her collection at Kohl's, and decided I liked it even better! And the price points are great, as well!

I love these Simply Vera Lagoon sheet sets as well. Nice and simple, but still pretty.