a) You can find a DIY tutorial on almost any project you want to tackle ~ Blessing
b) You see pictures that make you realize how desperately your house needs new projects ~ Curse
a) You find gorgeous furniture makeovers of $20 Craigslist treasures ~ Blessing
b) You spend hours scouring Craigslist and never find anything decent under $200 ~ Curse
a) You fall head-over-heels in love with a stenciled wall ~ Blessing
b) You discover it takes hours of patience you don't have, hence you'll never have said stenciled wall ~ Curse
a) You find fun fashion at Target, Home Goods and Forever 21 from frugal bloggers ~ Blessing
b) Someone posts budget-busting dresses so pretty you can't get your mind off of them ~ Curse
This last one is exactly what happened to me this week! I have 3 weddings to attend over a 4 week period this Spring, and I was perfectly content shopping my closet or finding something fun at one of my usual spots. Until Dana (I'm saying her name with gleeful disdain!), from Southern Inspired, posted the most amazing dresses from her new Lilly Pulitzer catalog!
|Eryn Dress $298|
|Nadia dress $378|
|Blossom Dress $228 I might need to try this pose in my next Outfit Inspiration|
|Shayna Lace Dress $368|
|Kiki Metallic Dress $328|
Now I love me some fashion...especially a pretty dress. But I have a hard time forking over that kind of $$ for clothes! Especially special occasion/single season clothes. (Boots and shoes are a different story!) All I can think in those instances is 'I could be buying new drapes, or reupholstering my wing chair, or better yet, taking a weekend trip!!'
So while those gorgeous Lilly dresses are still weighing heavy on my mind (shiny + bright colors + fun silhouettes = perfect for me!), Dana's post did get me thinking about what the heck I'd wear to all these weddings! Lucky for me, JCrew popped up in my inbox with a promotion!
|Silk Organza Soiree $154|
|Silk-chiffon Zadie $136|
|Silk Taffeta Nanine $56|
|Silk Taffeta Blakely $105|
|Cotton Cady Serena $62|
|Silk chiffon Sophia $42|
|Cotton silk Margeaux $63|
The last two dresses are heading my way as we speak...I adore the colors, let's hope I adore the fit (because of JCrew's ridiculous Final Sale policy!). But I much prefer to have 2 great dresses for less than half the price of 1 great dress. Unless my Sugar Daddy is lurking out there, in which case I'll take the Nadia dress please!
Here's the scoop on the JCrew Promotion....shop fast, code expires Monday, February 28!
** I am in no way affiliated with Lilly Pulitzer or JCrew...I would, however, love to be. Call me!