a material girl stuck in a not-so-material work world


Mirror Patent Silver

I read somewhere that this color shoe was going to be huge for fall... I saw these at Dillard's today. Reasonably priced, they might be mine soon, if I can justify another pair of metallic shoes.


New jeans

Since I wear jeans most days to work, I decided to invest in another pair. I love my Paige jeans, but they've changed the low-rise-ness of them and it's weird. I tried on about 15 pairs of various brands of jeans at Nordstrom and these were the best - nice color, cute stitching, and oh-so-long!

I heart marc by marc jacobs bags

I've love the turnlock bags. This one I think is fairly new and I like that it's shiny & structured, unlike his last season bags that were dull & slouchy. Above my price range, but my birthday's coming up, maybe I'll get lucky. [$478 at Neiman's]

Love these shoes

I'm loving this season's "acid brights" (lemon-y yellows, cobalt blues, bright emerald greens, orange) with a neutral (black, gray, brown, white, silver, gold).

These shoes would be a nice addition. Too bad they're super high in heel height and price!

[$218 on Zappos]


I heart Goody's StayPut hairbands

I have long, thick hair. These stay-put, no slip hairbands seriously changed my life. I could not run more than 10 feet without my hair falling down before (using regular hairbands). These are awesome. [Available at drugstores, Target, etc.]


Tory Burch-esque Ballet Flats at Payless

Cute. Wish they came in more colors like the $195 Tory Burch ones. [$19.99 at Payless]


New Shoes

I've seen these shoes all over the place this spring, but they always catch my eye. I especially love them in the basil green. When they went on clearance at endless for $34.89 (including the negative $5 shipping), I had to get them. Not the most comfortable shoes in the world (but not as bad as my prior experiences with Naturalizer heels), but cute for summer.

Also ordered these O Oscar flats. Adorable, especially for $39.89, but they make my feet look like boats. They're going back.


Purse Inspiration

Mmm...Michael Kors. I need/want gold hardware though... even though it wouldn't look good with the gray (or red) patent. And do I really want patent? Love the shape.
[MICHAEL by Michael Kors, $398 at Nordstrom]
Something different from Kate Spade! I don't usually like her stuff, but this is Pretty (& Pricey). [$645 at Nordstrom]
I still heart this one, too. LOVE the yellow, don't think I seriously could pull it off.
I'm starting my hunt now for my fall / "birthday" bag. It is my 30th... maybe I'll splurge. :)


Need new tops

I'm trying to STOP buying trapeze and bubble style tops. At first I resisted them, and then decided they were cute and Oh-So-Easy to wear. Now I need to stop buying them.

I like this one - love the teal color.

I saw this one in Lucky and loved the bright color...

[$78 at BR]