My New Happy: I Only Bought Five Things...

Friday, October 26, 2018

I Only Bought Five Things...

Well...maybe six.  Or nine.  There's no need to count, really.  The point is, I showed great restraint while shopping during our Blended Blog meetup in Hilton Head a few weeks ago.  Today we're all sharing our five favorite purchases, and you'll want to hop around and visit everyone, because some professional shopping happened!

Deena | Abbie | Lana | Shaunacey | Katie | Alison | Sarah
On vacation, there's that balance between wanting all the things, and knowing there's not room in your suitcase.  Unless you're Abbie, who doesn't let such minor details get in the way of a good shopping trip.  There are always new suitcases to buy.  I need to be more like Abbie.


Anyway...here's my five favorite purchases, in no particular order...

Speaking of Abbie, she arrived to Hilton Head in the cutest Blowfish Camo Sneakers, and I knew they had to be mine.  I found these floral ones instead, although I may have stalked the camo pair online and bought them when I got home.  But that's for another post.  These sneakers are amazingly comfortable right out of the box.  They run a 1/2 size large so size down.


Next, the Vera Bradley store, which I believe was recommended by Katie.  Why have I never purchased anything there before?  The entire place was a gazillion dollars off, making everything practically free.  I got this medium traveler bag, and I will never fly without it again.  It fits easily under the seat, and holds all the things you need.  Plus it's colorful and pretty and no one else will mistake it for theirs.


I bought a few things at Loft, although originally I didn't get this pendant.  Then I saw how gorgeous it was on Deena, and went back the next day.  It goes with everything.


No shopping trip is complete without a trip to Target (although why wasn't it on Target Street?), and Sarah, Katie and I got this adorable pullover there.  It's super soft and comfy, perfect for movie watching with friends.


I've been looking for a new black puffer coat.  It's hard to find one that fits over the girls, but doesn't make me look like a marshmallow person.  Who would have thought the perfect cold weather coat would be found in the most humid place on the planet?  But Michael Kors had a great selection, and Shaunacey got a beautiful red coat there too.  Bonus...this one is packable down, so it doubles as a pillow for long flights home.  


That's five...but I'm adding a bonus item, because I love it so much.  I've mentioned before that I like to purchase something to wear from places I travel.  Alison introduced us to this beautiful store, except I still can't remember the name.  Spartacus? Spiriva?  Oh yeah, Spartina.  Isn't this the cutest wristlet? It will always remind me of this very special time with six amazing women!


Be sure to hop over to the other blogs to see what everyone else got.  And have a great weekend!

31 comments:

  1. LOVE what you got, the puffer is perfect and I really like the VB bag, great size and print!! I am an Abbie, if need be, I just buy another suitcase, lol. Happy Weekend!

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  2. I like the black puffer jacket. I am looking for a new jacket. That SC clutch is so fun - and great way to remember the trip.

    Lisa
    Daily Style Finds

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    1. We missed you! And I thought of you when I bought the puffer because it would look so great on you!

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  3. Abbie has great style for sure. That suitcase! And you do too! I just got a puffer jacket although it's not black. I finally got a non colorful one, though. It's white!

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  4. You made amazing choices. Love that we have matching shoes (makes me feel special) and I love that jacket. Such a great choice!!!

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  5. I love that you included the shopping purchases....it's fun to be inspired by everyone. And that wristlet is super perfect...a memory and functional!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. It's so cute! I wish they would make one for Washington

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  6. Wow! You weren't too far from NC for your blogger visit, and sure looks like you all had tons of fun! I have a black puffer jacket with sequins on eBay right now for sale(lol) I absolutely adore those tennis shoes and can see them in my closet right now! Hugs and happy National Pumpkin Day! RO

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    1. I'd love to get back to NC one day - I lived in Charlotte for 5 years and it would be fun to go back!

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  7. I forgot about my puffer! I love all the things you got!

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  8. What a gorgeous necklace! And that puffer looks perfect for those cold days!
    And after seeing that wristlet/clutch you all are posting I think I need to order one!

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    1. The clutch is so cute. I wish they made all the states!

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  9. Man I should have listening and gotten that necklace too! Darn it! I like being twinsies with you. Also when's the next shopping trip!?

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  10. I super love the wristlet and sneakers! laurensparks.net

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  11. Bahaha. Be like Abbie, just buy luggage. I’m so jealous of that Vera bag! So pretty!

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  12. Now I totally need that Vera Bradley bag! Love it! You bought great items and I'm like you - I love to buy something special from each place I visit to remind me of the time there. In Nashville I bought a Kendra Scott ring I had my eye on - I couldn't find anything with a real signature Nashville style. Your wristlet is PERFECT!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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  13. Oh I just LOVE Vera Bradley and yet I do not have any luggage pieces by her.. I think I need to fix that ASAP! Looks like some great purchases.

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  14. Why did I never see that beautiful necklace!?! Love that!! And of course your puffer! Too cute!! So many great picks...love shopping with you!! Miss You!!

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  15. YOu got some great things, but that cute wristlet is my favourite! What a nice way to remember your trip! :)

    Hope that you had a lovely weekend :) Saturday was a little busy for me but Sunday was much more relaxing :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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