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Friday, February 7, 2014

The Friday Five

Woot, it's Friday! We had an unexpected snow yesterday, which caused all kinds of excitement. It's pretty much gone now, but ridiculously cold temperatures remain. And not just Texas-cold...we're talking wind chills of 3 below! That's cold even by Canadian standards, eh?! #harhar Needless to say, we Southerners are not dealing well with it. I'm hunkered down inside making friends with my laptop...here's the Friday Five.

1) So I've had my eye on this Michael Kors tortoise watch for awhile. But the price tag kept me from pulling the trigger. Imagine my shock and glee when I found the exact watch for $150 less!! So I did a little sleuthing...and did you know that Fossil actual makes Michael Kors watches?! And Burberry? For real. And the online reviews for the Fossil watches are through the roof! Not to mention they come with an 11-year warranty. All of a sudden I'm feeling really good about the $100 Fossil version. I even found the same watch on Amazon for $73!


HI Sugarplum | fossil vs michael kors watches


That got me wondering just how many styles are available in both brands....turns out a lot! These were two of my favorites...


Hi Sugarplum | Michael Kors vs Fossil watches


Hi Sugarplum | Michael Kors vs Fossil watches



2) Sarah Dorsey made these Geometric Gold Lamps. You read that right...she MADE them! And for $11 each!? I think my head just exploded. From this point on, I can no longer say I DIYed anything.





3) A few weeks ago I posted this fun, flirty weekend outfit. I guess some of you liked it, because when I went back later to grab the adorable elbow-patch heart sweater, it was sold out!? So rude!


weekend cool




I'm relieved to announce that they've restocked a few red ones (for some reason these sizes are on sale), and plenty of them in mint and hot pink. Rest assured I ordered mine before sharing the good news. Here are a few more cute options...I'm crazy for those elbow patches! (P.S...the wedge booties have been restocked in all sizes, too. Run! Get them...trust me, you'll love how cute and comfy they are!)


Hi Sugarplum | Heart Elbow Patch
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4) My friend Emily created a list of her Top 10 Go To Home Accessories. Her home is always perfectly styled, and she has great taste, so I was thrilled to find out I already own several things on her list!! I think that makes me stylish by association. 





5) I love the look of leggings and boots, but I struggle finding tops long enough to cover the lady bits, without drowning my entire frame in a mumu.  This cozy Cowlneck Tunic looks like it might be the magic key...covering the jiggly parts, while still looking pulled together. My leggings are black, so I'll likely go with this speckled ivory/grey




How's that for a big mosh-pit of random greatness today?! Stay warm and cozy, and happy weekend, lovebugs!

29 comments:

  1. Stylish by association? You is crazy :) Great find on the watch. Thanks!

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  2. wow i love the fossil version of that first watch! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  3. I have the Fossil tortoise watch...it's so versatile and goes with everything!

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  4. Sarah's lamp is crazy town! I think my eyes popped out of my head when I saw it - she's amazing!

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  5. My daughter wanted to know what I wanted for my birthday next week and I didn't really know. But that first watch! I think you just found my gift. Thank you!

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    1. Woot for the perfect bday present! And happy early birthday!

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  6. I am actually wearing the MK tortoise shell watch today. Love it. It was a Christmas gift a couple years ago. Good to know about Fossil.

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  7. I went to Loft this week and fell in love with the Lou & Grey stuff! I knew I should have tried on the sweater from #5. I bought the Lou & Grey Texture Stripe Sweater instead, and I love it!! I even paid full price (gasp!), which I don't think I've done (especially at Loft) in years! I just loved it too much to leave it behind.

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    1. Great to know that collection is so good! I love that striped sweater, too!

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  8. I fell in love with that heart patch sweater too and was so bummed when it was sold out. So excited it's back, and in pink! And rest assured I ordered mine before I commented. :)

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    1. Ha -- rest assured you're a smart cookie! ;)

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  9. Thanks SO much Cassie for including our lamps!! You're too sweet :)

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    1. You're too awesome! Thanks for sharing your awesome ideas with us!

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  10. I heart the elbow heart sweater too! But I've never ordered from ASOS and was hoping you could clue me in on the sizing. This sweater says it comes in 00 US, 1 US, 2 US,... I've never seen a 1 in US so I was confused. How does their stuff run, size-wise? Thanks!

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    1. I haven't received my order yet, so I'm not sure either...but I ordered based on the fact that the model is wearing a 4! Free shipping and free returns, so we're safe either way! ;)

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  11. Oh, I think I see my answer. The one I was looking at was petite!

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  12. Isn't it ridiculous that the same mother company will sell practically the same watch for more than twice the price just by slapping a designer name on it? And in my opinion, the Fossil versions are much more appealing. I've always loved Fossil watches...great quality.

    www.styleoyster.blogspot.com

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    1. I tried them both on, and the Michael Kors was gorgeous, but I actually preferred the lines of the Fossil better. It wasn't as raised on my arm...I don't need any more help banging it on stuff!

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  13. Good Friday 5 m'lady - I bought myself a Fossil watch waayyy back in fall of 2002 and I still wear it just about EVERY day. All I've ever done is replace the battery. I love their stuff! And now I now i love it even more - that tortoise one is so pretty!!

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    1. oh and that "m'lady" is said in my best Phil Dunphy voice ;)

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  14. I love those sweaters with the heart elbow patches, too. Seems to me that it would be pretty easy to add that touch to any sweater yourself. Especially the painted on heart. Super cute for a little girl's sweater! I know you're always saying "this girl doesn't sew" but with a little fabric glue or a simple stitch by hand you could customize your own sweaters. I think I'm going to get busy on that myself...

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  15. I have the tortoise Fossil watch and I LOVE it. I've had it for about 2 years and I wear it every single day and it still looks brand new.

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  16. I love, love my Fossil watch. I've had it for two years and it looks mint.

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  17. I've known for years that Fossil makes MANY of the big name watches out there - which is why I refuse to pay double for a name! I have the pink-faced Fossil. It's so fun! My husband's friend works for Fossil corporate, so I was able to get it at her employee discount too! :D

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  18. I love the tunic legging look. I actually found a similar grey cowl neck sweatshirt tunic at Target on clearance for $9. It might be worth a look.

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  19. I LOVE the heart elbow patches!

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  20. That lamp is awesomesauce! I can't believe she made that! Wow!

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  21. Love fossil watches! I got a rose gold one a couple years ago and it still looks fabulous. Sarah's lamps are unbelievable:)

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  22. Relic brand is made by Fossil too and their tortoise version is even cheaper.

    http://www.amazon.com/Relic-Starla-Womens-Quartz-ZR15577/dp/B00417QYP8/ref=sr_1_23?s=watches&ie=UTF8&qid=1393015183&sr=1-23

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Your comments are like popcorn with milk duds, I just can't quit them. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive thoughts! xoxo, cass

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