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March, 2012

  1. March Thrifting in Photos

    March 20, 2012 by SavvyInTheCity

    Lately almost any time my sister Anna visits, we take a short trip over to one of the nearby Goodwills to scope out their goodies. Here are just a few shots from one of our recent jaunts (also featuring Anna's friend Sarah). Paul (one of my younger bros) needs to free up his schedule so he can join us!

    I was stoked to find a camel leather skirt (though it did hurt my self esteem — holy cow sizes have changed in the last 20 years). I wore it to work the next day with a white tee (tucked in), a black oversized blazer (cuffed) and black platform pumps. And I love the Etienne Aigner bag — will be great for the summer and it was half off! Anna could go straight to work or on a date in that light and flowy (but business-approp) top and grey skirt. Love!

    These shots were taken at the Buford Highway Goodwill (near the intersection of Buford Highway and North Druid Hills in Atlanta).

    3337 Buford Hwy NE # 340A, Atlanta, GA 30329
    Northeast Plaza Shopping Center

  2. In-home Parties: Stella and Dot

    March 15, 2012 by SavvyInTheCity


    Today I'm wearing a new-ish cocktail ring for the second day in a row.

    I love this thing. It's faux gold and crystals, goes with black or brown (the stone is a brown/amber color) and the prongs are claws! So ridiculous and obnoxious that I love it.

    Where did I pick up all this bling? I snagged this bauble at a Stella & Dot trunk show a coworker of mine hosted last month. I'd been invited to a few S&D parties before but hadn't given in. Especially since this was an opportunity to get to know a colleague better, I bit the bullet.

    I knew before I walked in the door that I would want to buy something or feel like I should buy something. I told myself I would try to spend less than $35. That's how it usually goes with me and in-home parties. I don't go to many but know that when I do, I'm going to want to buy something.

    In the end I spent about $56 on this ring, but i like it very much. You can snag Stella & Dot earrings for less – or maybe a clearance ring, but the necklaces will run you much more. While it's not inexpensive by any stretch, Stella & Dot's stuff is actually very cute. And I have to give to the company for really putting thoughtful, classy and creative touches into everything they do (even down to the packaging your jewelry arrives in).

    How do you feel about in-home parties? (Think Passion Parties, Tastefully Simple, Mary Kay, Avon, Willow House, etc.). Great way to socialize and purchase some cool stuff – or not your scene?