Saturday, April 02, 2011

Gifts, Finds, Purchases & Whites

I'm so glad spring is here. It means lots of happy things are coming, like birds chirping, enticing cocktails, breezy walks, outdoor trysts, vacays to the beach and sexy clothes. But, this week was pure madness in my crazed world. People upset me, hurt my feelings and challenged my authority. That left me running for retail therapy. Such a cliché, right?! But it's the true and I make no apologies.

These are some fab finds my mom and I came across while thrifting in DC and Atlanta, a few gifts from a friend, and a few must-haves for spring... there were a few more loveables that made it home with me, but these in particular made me very happy this week! I'm still finding that right vibe I want to go for this season, but I'm loving everything I'm seeing so far, especially whites and neutrals!

1. Thrifted high-waisted skirt for a whopping $2!
2. Gifted Israeli designer octopus ring! LOOOVE this. It's huge and takes up two fingers.  Funny since my animal of choice is the owl. 
3. Uberlarge vintage leather cognac portfolio clutch. Found this in my office, in an old USPS bin underneath paperwork from 6 years ago. Major score considering I was going to buy either the big Marc Jacobs clutch or another one similar I saw online. 
4. Purchased lace-up oxfords from Aldo. 
5. Vintage glass ball necklace with the baddest panther clasp, ever! And the balls have peach spots on them! Haven't officially worn it but used it for a photo shoot. 
6. Purchased booties at 5.5" from Aldo -- major happy moment.
7. Vintage crystal earrings my mom found for $5! All pieces are in full tact. Sweeeet. 
8. Entirely too large crystal flower ring I bought at a kiosk in the mall. Lurves it. 

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Bijou's Style said...

very cute picks! love it all!

following u back girl ;)


Leather & Lace said...

love those booties!

hunt4anarnia said...

I don't think many folks understand the power of "retail therapy"! It can be soothing, I've been away for awhile but I actually looked you up because your blogging topics and writings never let me down! :-) Thanks for sharing Bren!

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

me too lades, we just have a bit longer before the weather actually piques into the real deal though. still wearing a scarf and coat to go outside but soon i can join you in the goodness of nylon-less legs!!!!

sorry to hear you've had a bit of a bummer week, retail therapy sesh looks like a success and hey whatever helps a girl out right? i do it too and no apologies either. love your finds, especially that pretty skirt (2 bucks???? omg) and killer kicks! Aldo is seriously rockin' out some rad styles. hope the upcoming week brings you into a better space with less challenges to face. ♥

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Great finds! The vintage earrings look like a pair of current Oscar De La Renta earrings - fancy!

5.5" - woohoo!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Vanilla said...

Great finds! :) thank you for your lovely comment. I don't know how I got the posts to change colour when you hover over them... :S I think it already did it.... sorry I couldn't be more helpful

Love, Vanilla

Is ♥ La 5th con Bleecker st. said...

shopping always make me happy!! great stuff!

vivo en España, pero he cruzado ya el charco muchas veces ;)



Diana Mieczan said...

What a fantastic finds and that skirt is totally adorable:) Happy Monday, my dear

Giselle said...

What a find, $2 dollars for that skirt?! Awesome ;)

Annabelle Fleur said...

Love your latest Aldo purchases! Fantastic!!! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your sweet comment:)


Anonymous said...

LOVE the octopus ring!

and retail therapy? - cliche's are called cliche's because they are just so true! :)

xo denj

Rania K. said...

I love the skirt and the bag,so nice!

Bren Herrera said...

Thank you, girls! I've not worn the skirt yet, but can't wait to and will share with you the look when I do. The octopus ring rocks! Wore it today for a photo shoot. And the Aldo booties are fantastic! Haven't worn them either!

Chic & Cheap: I'd love to see those Oscar earrings you mention!

Thanks to all the new followers, too! :) much love. xo.

Cynthia Fox-Giddens said...

Great finds that will surely bring smiles, I like them all!

Miss Woody said...

lovely !

Santa Claws said...

There are few things so bold and enticing as a bronzed beauty in shocking white. Its rather like call of sharp stars on a piercing crisp eve.

Keyla M. Rosas R. said...

so pretty!

are we following each other?? I always follow back! i love the feedback! = )

kisses from La Mode En Rose = )

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Hope to speak soon. xx

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