Friday, September 21, 2007

The Great EBAY Shower Curtain (Jenny)

Jenny found this super cute shower curtain for her brand-new house! She got it on ebay for a mere $3.25 plus shipping. She's painting the walls the pretty sage green color from the curtain.
Send in all of your good home decor bargain spottings so we can send Jenny out to get them!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

My Clinique Goodies

I was on the fence about getting the free gift. However when I showed up to look at it there was a divine gift set that lured me right in.Just look at that cute little metallic pink bag with a mirror on the outside. The bag is long and thin which is really nice for a change of size. It's also soft and quite roomy. It's filled with lipsticks, make-up remover, eye cream, mascara, and a whole gaggle of eyeshadows that are in one little case with a mirrored cover. I'm in love!

The set was about $30 plus tax but so worth it when combined with the great free gift.
*Sorry for the shoddy photo quality. Clinique photos online are all like that!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Cute Fall Shirt

I love this little shirt! It's the perfect style and colors for fall. This quickie cell phone pic doesn't do it justice at all. It's a beautiful rich teal color. The shirt on the underlayer is the same teal color with a white design and lime green specks where the designs intersect. The underlayer is also sheer which gives it a great dressed up look. The collar area is rouched for a ruffly effect. The best part? It had been $45 and was on clearance for $14,99. What a deal! I happned to find it on a random walk through JC Penney.There were lots of other beautiful colors too: browns, magentas, blacks, khakis, and reds.

I love that I can wear this in so many ways. I've paired it with dark denim trousers, red wedge open toed shoes, and large sliver hoops. I can also see it with khaki walking shorts and loafers, as well as with a black pencil skirt and faux croc pumps.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Bonus Time at Clinique

Hurry up! Clinique is having a bonus in Dillard's stores through September 29. I simply cannot resist a good bonus time deal and this one is rather nice.

(sorry for the poor picture quality! go to for a better look.)This great gift includes:

Rinse-Off Eye Makeup Solvent
All About Eyes Rich
Colour Surge Eye Shadow Duo in Mochaberry
High Impact Mascara in Black
Different Lipstick in Think Bronze
eyelash curler
honeycomb-print bag

I use a great deal of Clinique products. First and foremost their perfume! I became hooked on Happy many moons ago and then also Happy Heart. My husband bought me Happy In Bloom to wear on our wedding day and I love it as well. Here's a run down of other Clinique products I use:

  • Take of the Day Make-Up Remover
  • Rinse-off Creaming Cleanser
  • All About Eyes (eye cream)
  • Superbalm Lip Treatment
  • Moisture Surge Extra Face Spray
  • Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
  • Self-Sun Body Tanning Lotion
  • Self-Sun Face Tanning Lotion
  • Superbalanced Liquid Make-Up
  • Soft Finish Pressed Powder
  • Touch Base for Eyes
  • Blended Face Loose Powder
  • Bronzer in Sunkisseed
  • High Impact Mascara
  • Eye Shadows in Strawberry Fudge, Like Mink, Mocha Berry, Lilac Truffle, Rose Wine, Coffee Shop, Lucky Penny, Rum Spice, Spring Wedding, and a couple that have names worn off the back.
  • Blush in Pink Blush and New Clover
  • Lipsticks in Sugar Maple, Think Pink, Rasberry Glaze, A Differnt Grape, Candy Pink, Watermelon, and Black Cherry
  • Lipglosses in Sunset, Juicy Apple, Trilling, and Air Kiss

Ok, so I have a thing for Clinique. Most items have been free gifts or been bought to get the free gift. Plus, I used to have a great Clinique girl that really took care of me and game me tons of goodie and specials. Unfortunately she's now a stay-at-home-mom. (Well unfortunate for me--great for her!) I have a few complaints about Clinique. The lip treatment is souped up petroleum jelly so I don't deem it worth the price, the superbalanced make-up and regular moisturizers do not have sunscreen, and the eyeshadows aren't super pigmented so I have to layer a lot to get color. Most people don't do the eyes as much as me, so they're perfect and soft.

However, as I've said, I have a mad love for the perfumes. They are very light and fresh. I have severe allergies (four shots a week!) and super perfumy scents give me headaches to boot. With Clinique I can wear the scents everyday with no consequences.

What are you waiting for? Go to you local Dillard's Clinique counter!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

White Serving Bowls

I love serving pieces and tend to collect the majority of mine in white. I love entertaining and often host soirees and get-togethers and I love to do it up right. I think I like the white serving pieces because they match any piece and any season. I decorate other items thematic or seasonal. I have tons of different trays and platters but no white serving bowls. I was excited to find these on clearance at HomeGoods for $3 each (I purchased two of them). They're also a great size for serving dinner on the table when it's just J and I.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Nine West Purses

As a congratulations gift for getting a new job, I decided to go handbag shopping. I found tons of great little purses at T.J. Maxx. It was hard to choose but I finally decided on this, only in chocolate brown:

Retail price was $89 but the T.J. Maxx price was only $25. Plus I had a gift card so I didn't really "pay" anything.

I also thought this one was cute:

It to was $25. It's a bit of a Coach knock-off but I do like it. There was also patterns in all shades of beige and then one with green. T.J. Maxx has the best accessories at great prices.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Leopared Ballet Flats at Target

These cute little leopard ballet flats are at Target for only $7.48. These will be so cute with jeans and orange shirts for football games this fall. Also with red or pink shirts. These will make a nice brunch outfit with khaki pants and a nice black top--the perfect fall ensemble. Great possibilities! Don't miss them.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Rusti's Outlet Bargains

My darling friend and blogger Rusti hit the outlet malls and found lots of goodies!

The white & chocolate brown shorts are from the Tommy Hilfiger outlet store - they were 50% off - $14.99 each! The khaki bermuda's and the capri dress pants were at the Old Navy outlet - 30% off - the shorts were $13.99 the capri's were $17.49!

I love the chocolate brown shorts and the khaki bermudas. The thing I love about shorts and capris is as fall approaches they are cute and fun to wear with long sleeves and ballet flats. I also enjoy shorts with a jacket or hoodies and sneakers.