Okay, okay, I know I said several weeks ago that I’d have some new posts up. And I had them planned out and everything, it’s just I didn’t plan on being sidelined in the hospital for two weeks with walking pneumonia. Once I was out of the hospital I had a lot of stuff at work to catch up on, so the blog has fallen by the wayside.
Anyways, Memorial Day has officially passed, thereby bringing us the summer fashion season. I now officially approve of the wearing of white, tropical prints, and Lilly. Well, hell, I approve of Lilly anytime of the year, it’s just so damn happy. To welcome the suddenly much warmer temperatures, here are my accessories for Summer 2011:
I got one. I FINALLY GOT MY HANDS ON ONE! One of the purses I have most lusted for some time now is a Lilly Pulitzer Bermuda Bag. It’s the wooden handles that you see in the picture above, and there is a white lining that holds your stuff. The beauty of the Bermuda Bag are the interchangeable bag covers, this one being an adorable pink and green Lilly hippo print. These tend to go high (read=more than I want to pay) on Ebay, but I got the handles and three reversible covers for $40, which is an amazing deal as the covers retail for$20. This cover reverses to a light pink embroidered with mint green flowers. Here are the other covers:
The bottom one is the reverse of the hippo print. The top left reverses into a mint green butterfly print, and the orange floral reverses into just a plain mint green. Yes, this bag is much smaller than what I normally use, but at the same time, it will carry more than it looks. I can get a French purse wallet, iPhone, keys, and a lip gloss in there and could probably carry another small item. unfortunately, Lilly Pulitzer doesn’t make Bermuda Bag covers at the moment, so I’ve been looking at Ebay and other places online to find some. I haven’t had much luck, but there is a website, All About You Design, that does carry a great selection of Lilly fabric and will make you a reversible cover for $20. I haven’t ordered from this website, as medical bills are causing my wallet great pains, but it looks to be a reputable site.
This is another adorable Lilly Pulitzer clutch/purse. This is actually a basket with fabric sides, with the pink ties you see. This one is very small, I can get my keys, ID holder (if I don’t need everything in my wallet), and phone in there and that’s about it. I actually bought this back in January for $10 off Ebay. They’re now going for upwards of $70. Crazy.
For those days I need to carry a bit more, I got this tote from the Calypso St. Barth for Target line. It’s a linen tote with the beautiful embroidered design on the front. The linen has gold metallic threads running through it, giving it a lovely glow. The only thing I’m not crazy about with this tote is the handles are very plastick-y feeling, but for the price ($16.99), I’m not going to complain too much.
I picked up these wedges, also from the Calypso St. Barth for Target line. These were $29.99, and also came in a turquoise wave/tie-die print. These are not made with the same fabric from the tote above, the linen is woven more tightly, and these have a silver effect as opposed to gold in the tote. They’re surprisingly comfortable, I was able to get through an entire wedding and reception without dying to take them off. For those who are interested, these shoes are pretty light, if you’re not into heavy shoes.
Normally, I say fashion goes to die at Fashion Bug. However, maybe a month or so ago they had a 40% off Friends and Family sale, so I went in to have a peek and came out with these and an amazing pair of khaki Bermuda shorts for work. I have super high arches, so a lot of sandals in this style don’t fit well. These fit well and are comfortable as well. These have a silver piping around the outside of the sole which gives them great detail. I think these are normally around $20-ish bucks.
I really haven’t purchased much in the way of clothing, I’ll talk about that in my next post.