Spring

Spring List

The Sun is Shining Today

(well it was yesterday when I wrote this post)-

Thank you Mother Nature!

I know it is still cold but we can dream of warmer days, right?

I like to plan in my head what I want to buy in the upcoming months.

Look at what I have from last season and just tweak it a bit.

I desperately need some new leopard flats and possibly a pump.

I wear these almost three days a week.

They look great with bright colors for spring and I love to mix them with patterns as well.

They make me feel a little less “office-ish” when I go to work.

Cuffed jeans. They look great with flats, sandals, flip flops and even with pumps. I can not live without them!

This season I want a pair that is a little more worn,

a hole here or there.

These sandals are by Joie and we fell in love with them at Market in New York.

Coming soon to Poppy’s this Spring!!

Can’t wait!

Coach has stepped up their game, fo sho!  I love the color and the structure of this bag.

I swear I don’t have anything like it in my closet.

Color, color, color.

This DVF skirt is a small sample that I am going crazy for anything striped this Spring.

My mom bought me a great navy and white striped blazer for Christmas.

I can’t wait to pair it with my favorite coral jeans or this yellow scarf

AND my new leopard flats.

Army green is one of my favorite colors for Spring and Summer.

It look s great paired with white and my favorite denim shirt.

This light weight J. Crew jacket will be perfect for cool Atlanta nights.

I think I’ll add a flashy rhinestone necklace or two to dress it up a bit.

This Campari Necklace by Stella & Dot will do the trick!

Hope this helps for your Spring Shopping ideas.

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Bargain Shopping!!

I love to shop. Seriously, it is something that truly makes me happy. I know I sound like every other girl in the world but shopping really is my happy place.  When I was having a particulary hard semester during college people kept telling me to do things that make me happy. So I went to the Neimans on Wisconsin Avenue once a week and looked at the purses. I kid you not. I never bought anything but just looking was enough to put me in a good mood. 
Unfortunately, my love to shop has never matched my ability to buy.  My fashion wants always seem to be a tad bit larger than my fashion budget. And  by tad, I mean … alot.  So with my law career ehh… only in its beginning stages, and my attempt to win the lottery yielding no success, I had to find a way to maximize my shopping budget but still get the fashion fix I need.
Thus, I tell you I have I become a master of what can only be referred to as bargain shopping and I thought I would share a few tips ya’ll.  
1. Know your bargain stores
I wish I had all the money in the world to go to Neimans and buy everything I ever wanted for full price…but alas, this is not the case. But there are numerous stores that are crawling with designer clothes for literally half the price. My favorites are Nordstrom Rack, Loehmanns, and TJMaxx.  

 



These places are full of designers such as Hudson, Theory, Marc by Marc Jacobs, JBrand, Nanette Lepore, Rebecca Taylor, Trina Turk, Joie only to name a few. I have bought over five pairs of Hudson Jeans from Loehmanns for $60.00. I have bought a Nanette Lepore bucle’ jacket for $70.00 originally $365.00, a Rebecca Taylor bucle jacket for $120.00 originally $425.00, a pair of JBrand courdoroys for $69.00 originally $198.00 all from Nordstrom Rack. Last weekend I found a pair of Paige turquroise colored denim jeans for $70.00.  I could go on but you get the idea. The possibilities are endless. Now be warned, these stores require some looking – and by looking I mean actually scouting things out. But I promise you its worth it… And if you are like me, shopping makes you happy anyway, especially when you get a great deal.
2. Know your sale cycle, and be patient.
Most fashionistas/a.k.a. hopeless shoppers know when things go on sale; the end of the season. Mid to late January, the winter items at your favorite boutique will go on sale to make way for the fabulous spring clothes. Mid to late August, the spring and summer stuff will go on sale to make way for the beautiful winter and fall stuff. But as the old saying goes, good things come to those who wait. I cannot tell you the number of times I have purposely waited (painfully I might add) for a beautiful piece of clothing to make it through to the end of season to be put on the 75% off rack.  I typically only do this for extra expensive items that I would otherwise not be able to afford, and ones that I know will take me into the following season as well.  Case in point, a beautiful, cashmere, Joie Sweater that was orignally $448.00 that I got for 75% off at $112.00 in mid January. I wanted it since they day it was unpacked.



3. Use the internet
My last bargain tip; use the internet.  Sign up for email promotions. Check websites. Join sale websites like Gilt Groupe. I cannot tell you how many times I have recieved email coupons from stores like Loehmanns that will not advertise or tell you about the coupon, but will happily accept it. Usually it is an additional 25% off or 20% a sale item. Also, glance at those email updates you get everyday. In this internet age, many websites like Piperlime or Banana Republic will do additional percentages off during low traffic times such as 8am to 11am on a Tuesday.  Now I am not saying go online shopping at work… but if you happen to stumble across a great deal while drafting a contract, say yes and quickly get back to drafting. 

 

HAPPY SHOPPING, 
XOXO
Jennie  

 









The Short on Shorts

We Wear Short Shorts





Old Navy rib tank
$8.50 – oldnavy.gap.com

Alice Olivia short
$90 – theoutnet.com

Alice Olivia cuffed short
$154 – bloomingdales.com

J Crew denim short
$80 – jcrew.com

Jessica simpson shoes
$75 – piperlime.gap.com

Beach Wear By Echo – Beach Bags, Bathing suit Cover ups for the beach,…
echodesign.com

I love that it’s shorts season, I HATE that I’ve ignored that part of my body that looks good during shorts season. It’s not too late ladies, I still have hope. Lunge two three four, squat two three four…..

And I absolutely love short SHORTS!
 (que the Nair commercial from the 80’s)

Shorts and short jumpers are super sexy for the summer and you can really dress them up for a night on the town or dress ’em down for lunch with the ladies. Don’t be shy, if you’ve got it -flaunt it! And if you don’t got it, fake it! Add a big wedge and a spray tan and you are off!
(if you are in Atlanta- Laura from Jolie Spa ROCKS
for a spray tan!)




I’m loving Alice + Olivia‘s linen gold shorts, they are my fav. Luckily, dressy shorts are everywhere this season so you don’t have to spend a fortune. Try J. Crew, Banana Republic etc. for a less expensive pair.


Akiko, BCBG and Rolando Santana have great shorts jumpers!

bcbg.com



Add a tank, blazer, cute hat, great pair of shoes, 
a little Keri Hilson-Pretty Girl Rock
 and Life is Good!


xo, a fashionable chick

PS. Tory Burch’s Spring line looks oh so seventies! Check it out for a little inspiration.