weekend purchases

Today was a beautiful day for enjoying the weather and getting some warm weather shopping in.  My legs are currently two shades shy of albino (sigh, this Jergens Natural Glow better start glowing soon) but that didn’t deter me from picking up these great pieces at Old Navy.

weekend purchases

weekend purchases by sassyinsequins featuring long sleeve tees

I’ve been in the market for printed shorts ever since someone mentioned it in their blog (more like everyone has mentioned them).  I picked up these black and teal paisley shorts.  They’re really cute for the summer and despite the busy print, I think they will be very versatile.  I tried them on with the coral crochet top and loved the color combo!  The paisley and the crochet will be too much together, but it gave me some great styling ideas.

The only downside to these shorts is the side pockets–why, oh why does anyone make anything with side pockets?!  They add about 2 inches to my hips so I’ll have to sew those puppies down before wearing them.  Speaking of which, who wants to teach me how to sew?  I just inherited a machine and have no idea how to use it!

The coral crochet top was on sale for $10 so I couldn’t pass it up.  I have a weakness for coral and lace/crochet so this top was a no brainer.

Also on sale for $10 was a belted striped tshirt dress.  It fit nicely and is super soft.  I tried it on in store with a red pair of flats and, had my legs been tanner and the weather been warmer, I could have walked out of the fitting room with a cute outfit on.  It’s the perfect vacation dress because you can dress it up with wedges and some fun gold bangles or throw it on over a bikini with flip flops for the beach.

Did you score any great deals this weekend?

little black (wool) dress

I’m linking up again with Whitney from Along the Lines of Style for the 5 Days, 5 Ways challenge.  I chose my little black wool dress because it’s super versatile and I love wearing it.  I got it as J.Crew about 100 years ago, back in the dark days of law school (aka 2007) and it’s worn like iron.  Since it’s wool, I find myself wearing it in the fall, winter, and spring because I can pair it with flats on a warmer day or break out tights and boots in the colder weather.  
Today I paired it with a colorful scarf for the spring.  It’s a bit chilly out so I might end up switching the flats out for boots when I go out later but I love the edginess that these studded flats added to the flowy, feminine scarf.  
Dress: J.Crew // Scarf: Echo // Flats: Henry Ferrara
As you can see, this dress has seen everything from leopard to statement necklaces to biker boots and a utility jacket. It’s one of my favorite pieces in my closet.

weekend wrapup

This was a weekend filled with family and Target packages.  
My shoes arrived from my Target order last week (when shoes were buy one, get one 50% off).  I had bought the girls’ glitter flats in silver in store but ordered them online in gold.  Although they’re both cute, I decided to return both pairs.  The aforementioned wide toe box makes them look a bit too juvenile for me.  For not much more money, my leopard Payless Dexter flex flats are about 100% more comfortable. Payless makes them in both a gold glitter flat and a tan and black Chanel knockoff.  They’re currently on sale for $19.99, which is too good to pass up.
I also got my black espadrille wedges that I had tried on in store and wrote about here.  They’re super comfy and look great.  I walked around my house in them for a few minutes before my knee started to hurt so I think it’ll be a few more weeks before I wear them (which is just fine because I woke up to snow today).  
I had also ordered an E.L.F. blush from Target.  I had used an E.L.F. blush that was a dupe for Nars Orgasm and thought that the color I ordered online was the same one.  But when I got it in the mail, I realized I had ordered “Tickled Pink” instead of “Twinkle Pink” (which was unavailable from Target.com even though I had bought it in store and currently sold out online).  The color isn’t right so I will be exchanging that in store.

Twinkle Pink, perfect Nars Orgasm dupe

I’m still waiting on the fringe bikini bottoms I ordered to match that fringe bikini top that, when I ordered it last week, was only sold in stores.  Of course now I can buy it online.  Why must you do these things to me, Target?  Why can’t you sell both the top and the bottom online at the same time as when I place my order?!  

Target
I got to spend some much needed time with my parents, brother, sister in law, nephew and baby niece this weekend.  My niece stole the show in her adorable outfits, complete with matching hair barrettes.  This budding fashionista is just about the cutest thing I’ve ever seen (completely unbiased!). 
How was your weekend?

spring cravings

This wintery weather when it’s supposed to be spring is getting old.  Naturally, I’ve been dreaming of warmer weather and planning my revenge on the winter via my debit card.  My plan of attack is to get as many adorably spring-ish things as possible, starting with some of the following.  
As usual, I’m obsessed with stripes.  I need to break out of my black and white stripe slump (yes, I just referred to myself being in a stripe slump) and get some fun colors, like this bright blue, for the warmer months!

Joe Fresh
I also won’t feel fully ready for the spring until I get something mint colored and polka dotted.  Bonus if I can find something that’s mint AND polka dot.  Enter, this adorable cardigan that can go from work professional to weekend casual.
Forever 21
Graphic tees are popping up again for the spring.  There are several that I’ve been eyeing for my upcoming country concerts, but that’s a post for another day.  In the meantime, this one is really cute and will do double duty as both everyday and concert wear.  

Gap
Bright necklaces are great accessories for the spring and summer months.  I’m looking forward to adding pieces like these to both colorful and classic styles.  I’m a huge fan of plain white tshirts and tank tops and both of these necklaces will make bold, but very different, statements.
Francesca’s
Forever 21
Nautical is always a big spring trend and although I can’t get on the Sperry bandwagon, I love this nautical inspired belt!  It’ll look great paired with white jean (or jean shorts) and a colorful striped top, or with red skinny jeans. 
Gap

Another must have for me for this spring are these white Chuck Taylors by Converse.  I have a brownish grey pair that I’ve worn to death but they’re a little drab for spring.  These bright white sneakers are a fresh look for the warmer weather…if only it would show up already.

Converse Chuck Taylors

What are you craving for the spring?

happy friday!

I’m linking up again for High Five for Friday!  This week flew by for me because I was busy every night after work.  I’m looking forward to a bit of down time with family this weekend.
1. I decorated my apothecary jars for Spring
2. It got cold and I made a fire and s’mores
3. The weather laughed at my Spring decorations
4. I went through some old pictures and found this great one from a camel trek with my mother in Israel.
5.  It was NJ Craft Beer week.  Here’s an IPA flight from Flying Dog brewery.  They had taken over the taps at a local bar.  Good night with friends.

How was your week?