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August, 2009

  1. Clothes Crushes

    August 27, 2009 by SavvyInTheCity

    Confession: I want to shop. Sooooo bad. But I can’t/shouldn’t. I partially blame the ladies at Asian Cajuns and Love Maegan for their delicious clothing. Argh! And the Gilt e-mails I receive (but cannot shop from) aren’t helping.
    While I have found some great items at local thrift stores, I’m fighting off the urge to hit up shops like Forever21, The GAP, Banana Republic, H&M and J. Crew. Nothing too expensive, I promise!
    So I continue to job hunt and we continue saving for our next home. But a girl can dream, right?
    Here are a few things I have my eye on:

    Chiffon flower dress from F21 for $26.99. I could start wearing this dress now and transition it into cool weather with tights, boots and a cream scarf. Love.

    Belted lace yoke tunic from F21 for $19.80. I love the sophisticated-yet-funky look of this top. Would look great with black skinny jeans.

    Downtown denim trouser from J. Crew for $108. Dress ’em up or dress ’em down, these jeans are sharp and flattering for many a figure.

    Boyfriend sweater from The GAP. This one’s $39.50. I love jeans and lightweight sweater weather — and I love the comfy look of this particular sweater.

    Harper crackle metallic platform heels from J. Crew ($238). These are more expensive than any shoe in my closet but I adore them anyway. I mean, how fierce are these shoes?

    $125 Geo-print shift dress from Banana Republic. I’m a sucker for black and white and a sucker for shift dresses.

  2. <$50 Outfit Post: Summer Dinner Out

    August 24, 2009 by SavvyInTheCity

    Because I lost my job and we’ve been saving money for a home down payment, we don’t go out to dinner very often. Well, a visit from Dan’s longtime friend Kurt gives us a great reason to go out to dinner — and me a great reason to get out of those athletic shorts and t-shirts.
    Today’s outfit also is great inspiration for something I plan to do often: post outfits that cost under $50. Total. Affordable and cute clothes are out there. You just have to find them.

    If I could just crop out my face…
    • White tank from Target ($9.99)
    • Mossimo lightweight skirt via Target ($19.99 – sale)
    • Old Navy satin espadrilles ($9.99 – sale)
    • Retro elastic belt ($2.99 from Salvation Army)
    Grand total: $42.96
    Leon’s Full Service, here we come [for the fourth time since you opened… whoops]. Shall I order the delicious veggie loaf? The scallops? Two orders of pub frites with four different sauces… hmmm. I’m perplexed!

  3. Haircut Promo!

    August 24, 2009 by SavvyInTheCity

    My last haircut from Mary
    My hair stylist (Mary Verrilli of Verrilli Hair Studio) has started a little blog
    Go see what Mary’s up to, but more importantly, take note of her inclusion of “mention this blog and get 20% off your first haircut.”

  4. Calling all Atlantans: Sale at Kudzu This Weekend

    August 20, 2009 by SavvyInTheCity

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    I bought two of my favorite pieces of jewelry at the fabulous Kudzu market:

    (Genuine) amethyst and sterling ring: $58
    Wood, pink quartz and faux gold necklace: $10. This totally reminds me of those cool vintage-y pieces J. Crew is getting into… except for much less. (Note: the big gold thing is the clasp, not a pendant)
    Go see what kind of treasures you can find! The market carries much more than jewelry; you’ll be amazed at the furniture, vintage clothing, knickknacks, home decor, art and more. (And see an old post on Kudzu here)

  5. Atlanta Meets DC (I’m a Guest Blogger on the DC Goodwill Fashion Blog!)

    August 14, 2009 by SavvyInTheCity

    Well, kind of.

    Even as an Atlantan (Decaturite, to be specific), I was accepted to be today’s guest blogger for the DC Goodwill Fashion Blog. Ch-ch-ch-check out the blog here.
    And if you didn’t already know, Goodwill operates an awesome auction site (kind of like a small scale eBay that’s chock full of great shoes, clothing, household items and more). It’s worth scoping out.