Monday, June 4, 2012

Recent Acquisitions...

I don't know what has been up with me lately.  I have been splurging more than usual on pretty little things and can't seem to exercise my typical self-restraint.  As I've talked about before, my #1 priority with my spending money is traveling.  It's so important to me to see new places.  But with my latest purchases, I'm not sure I'll be going anywhere in the near future!  At least all these things make me happy.... right?


I am totally digging my new Cozamia print.  It came in the mail last Friday, and I placed it in a silver Ikea frame.  What do you think?

{Via my Instagram}

I justified the purchase of the 3 dresses by telling myself I could wear any of them to work with a light sweater over my shoulders.  After last Wednesday's post, you all convinced me to buy the Mod Cloth mint one!  I love the bow.

Another recent obsession of mine is Lafco candles.  I randomly found them while looking around in one of my favorite Houston home decor stores, Area.  There is a separate candle for each room in a home- the Boudoir, the guest room, the bathroom, the foyer, den.... etc.  I purchased the Master Bedroom candle and I seriously can't stop burning it.  Go check out their website- it shows a floorplan and you can click on a particular room to see what candle they recommend!

I have been adoring the topiaries featured on the Design Darling boutique forever- so excited that I finally bought a few!  One Kings Lane recently featured this Los Angeles coffee table book, and I had to buy it.  I definitely judged this book by the cover.  How great is the cover image?! I have it on my shelf and can't wait to sit down and flip through it.

Have you made any fun purchases recently?  PSST.... today I am over at Michaela Noelle Designs guest posting.  I hope you will check it out! :)

36 comments:

  1. wow ;))

    www.live-style20.blogspot.com

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  2. such good buys! I might have to to follow suit on a few :) Happy Monday!

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  3. I know exactly what you mean because I have been spending lots as of late, too. The dresses are so cute!

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  4. Hey, I found your blog via Michaela Noelle Designs. I am looking forward to reading more in the future. Such a fun, cute blog!

    Silver from A Silver Snapshot
    http://starthinker-silverbarter.blogspot.ca/

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  5. hot stuff Sam!! those dresses are super adorable!

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  6. I am SUPER jealous of all of your dress purchases! I seriously want ALL of them. I agree with you on the spending thing though. I wish I was better at saving, but sometimes the immediate satisfaction of buying things wins out! Actually most of the time :/ oh well :)

    xoxo, me

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  7. Jelly of all these purchases! Clicking over to check out your guest post...

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  8. Ah yes, May is always my splurge month because of my birthday...I mean, that can justify all *SORTS* of things right??? (c: I am completely in love/lust over your Cozamia print...I can't even tell you how long I've been drooling over those little pieces of lovely!

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  9. I've been the same way recently, lacking self restraint! I'm not very good at saving, my boyfriend shared this quote with me today...
    "it's not your salary that makes you rich; it's your spending habits" -Charles Jaffe

    Ha, If only I could control those spending habits!

    www.cassierogers.blogspot.com

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  10. Love, love your new purchases! The dresses are adorable.

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  11. I just LOVE that print!! Great purchases! xoxo Elizabeth

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  12. All such great purchases, even if not necessary ones. That iPhone case is just darling!

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  13. That print is gorgeous. Where did you get it? I've been doing a little retail (therapy) of sorts lately, too. And I'm sure it will continue once I'm home and start re-doing my bedroom! hehe :) It's okay sometimes. Thanks for posting today!! :)

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  14. I love the print, and the topiary! Both items I've been itching to splurge on. And I always justify buying outfits if I can wear them to work too! Multi-functional. ;)

    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

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  15. Did you see my post on COZAMIA last week? I love this Peonies piece!! I'm sure it looks fabulous in your home! I love all your new purchases... maybe it's the summer heat that's getting to you ;)

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  16. yay you have the print! so beautiful!
    and i want to wear all of those dresses!!

    <3Amanda
    feast.fashion.faves

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  17. The mint dress is too cute, and I love that iphone case, madly in love with it ;)

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  18. The peony print is absolutely incredible! I can't tear my eyes away. Also I'm adoring the adorableness of your dresses. I need a dress that flares out like that!
    Tiffany
    tiffanyleighinteriordesign.blogspot.com

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  19. I know, sometimes I go through these spurts where I don't purchase anything and then I go on a spree where it seems like I can't stop. I'm so with you on saving for travel.

    What a genius idea those Lafco candle people have.

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  20. these are all so gorgeous and definitely justifiable!All those dresses are so chic!

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  21. Gorgeous! I have that iPhone cover on my wishlist! I'm still using a BlackBerry (eek!) but when I switch this summer I so want that cute case!

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  22. I'm in love with topiaries lately, too! Definitely love the print and the iphone cover. Great choices!

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  23. Love all your new buys!! Your new print is stunning as well!

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  24. So many great purchases, but I'm loving the green dress!!

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  25. LOVE LOVE that print...and that iPhone case. Great purchases!

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  26. I adore Nancy's prints! Ant that Anthro dress is adorable. Hope to see pics of you in it!

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  27. I've driven by Area so many times but haven't ever stopped in to take a look. Next time, I shall!

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  28. That LBD is adorable!!! Might be calling my name.

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  29. A little splurge every so often never hurt anyone Sam! And what gorgeous things you've chosen :)

    Abbey x

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  30. I'm loving your purchases! Each is so pretty. I've been on a little spending spree lately myself : )

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  31. It's all super cute! The print is a definite winner!

    xx
    Kecia

    http://www.couturezooblog.com/

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  32. Finally!! You've come to the dark side like me!!! I'm the worst influence. Love the Cozamia print. Obvi.

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  33. Completely understand what you're going through! I did a few stay-cations in neighboring cities until I got back on track. That way, I still experienced something new but saved more than I would traveling further. Hope this helps!

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  34. What size frame did you get? I just purchased the Lucid Surf Print (32x26" I think?) and am not sure where to start for frames!

    xx
    Carissa

    www.mean-maharani.com

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