It’s The Little Things: Small Buys

Last week, I had a return to do at Anthropologie.

I did the return.

But, I also could not resist two things. They were small home items:

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This adorable butter dish. Holy moly! How cute is this? Polka dots. A fox. You know I cannot resist a butter dish. It is a slippery slope. I love him.

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And this tea towel. Another obsession. But it is a bulldog. With a silly saying. How could I not bring him home? If you look closely in these pictures, you might see someone who is very jealous of my new items. How dare I bring another bulldog into my life. ; )

I love the red and white stripes. It is just crazy enough to make it into my house. Another happy purchase.

It’s The Little Things: Impulse buys. There’s nothin’ like ’em.

What have been your impulse buys lately?

11 thoughts on “It’s The Little Things: Small Buys

    • Thanks Lorraine. I just saw so many cat items the other day. They were really cute and I am trying to rack my brain as to where they were. I was hoping they were dogs. ; ). I’ll let you know if it comes to me. Modcloth always has adorable cat clothes and items.

      The link would not work for me. And now I am so curious! I must know what it was!

      This shopper must know!

      Have a great evening!

      Jenni

  1. I’m wearing my most recent impulse buy today. I just got back from Colorado from a cute little mining town up there. They had a little shop there where I purchased a flowy, beautiful aqua blouse with giant bell sleeves. (I’m a sucker for bell sleeves! Loraine, love your impulse buy – may have to check that out myself next time I’m at Anthro (which will probably be this weekend!)

  2. Oh P.S., and Jenni – it’s RARELY a return for me at Anthro – it’s almost always an exchange! Seems like I can never walk out of there without SOMETHING, I’m afraid!

    • Hi Judi!

      First, bell sleeves. Oh, yes. I love them so much. I just blew my August clothing budget (yep all ready!). Part of it was used for the Estelle dress from Free People. I had my birthday discount burning a hole in my pocket. Anyway, I bought both colors. And will probably be keeping both. Because it has bell sleeves! And embroidery! You must check it out. http://www.freepeople.com/estelle-maxi-dress/_/searchString/Estelle/QUERYID/51fad82d8570a30f7f000450/SEARCHPOSITION/0/CMCATEGORYID/683d4023-53f5-4900-b5ce-ecf465df31a9/STYLEID/28779601/. Love! It is sold out in most sizes in the rust color. I bought my usual size 8. But the blue was my favorite anyway. The only bummer is it stops at size 12. Which makes me mad.

      Glad to meet a fellow bell sleeve lover. But you also like crochet. And Anthropologie.

      Yay!

      And I am also so bad at returns. You are right they end up being exchanges. I stuck to my oath of no new clothes that trip, but had to squeeze in those lovelies.

      I hope you have a lovely day! I wish I could see your shirt. It sounds perfect.

      Jenni

  3. Perfect additions to your collections Jenni! This past week while shopping for bedding I was grabbed by a set of 4 dog canvas’ that are now hanging on masons bedroom wall. Had to have them.

    • Hi Kerri! Awesome! Are you almost done with the boys’ rooms? I cannot wait to see them. They sound so cool. Hey, was there a bulldog in the midst of those pictures? Um, because, Ollie wants to know. Yea. That’s it. ; )

      I also cannot wait to hear/see your finished furniture project from yesterday. You are one busy girl!

      Have a wonderful day!

      Jenni

  4. O.K. – Thanks a lot Jenni – LOL! I am now obsessed with the Estelle Dress! It’s not in the rust color in my size, but it’s no contest for me anyway – EXTREMELY partial to the blue! My question is the fit. I saw on here where you bought another Free People dress that I also own. Can’t remember the name – it’s a maxi, and we both got it in a dusty rose color – it has black embroidery down the front and ties at an empire waist. I normally wear a Size Large or 12 (unfortunately) in Free People, and this particular dress I’m referring to I got a Large and it’s absolutely HUGE on me. I still wear it though; just tie it really tight. I was wondering if the Estelle has a similar fit. I’ve got a Size 10 and 12 in my shopping cart right now! Wondering if it’s TTS or I need to size down? Then I’ve got a fairly extensive “wishlist” at Anthropologie right now – some “patchwork-looking” (with blues and oranges in it) Ranna Gill maxi I’ve been wanting for WEEKS now, some new western boots with a feminine flare from Italy, and as I previously mentioned; Quirky Throw! Decisions! Decisions!

    • Hi!

      Sorry to tell you about the dress. ; )

      I know what you mean about wanting something so badly. Like the ranna gill dress (which is so pretty. It would look awful on me, though). I am currently so much in love with the Modena Shift at Anthropologie. But I have to wait until September for my clothing budget to reinstate. Darn! I bought all of my pretties for the month at Free People, all ready.

      Twenty eight days! And Modena Dress, you are mine! : )

      I know which dress you are talking about. It did run huge. The Estelle Dress is tighter fitting than that dress. At least the slip is.

      I bought the dress in an 8, but could have sized down to the 6. It fits me somewhere in between both of the rust colored pictures. If I wanted a more classic fit like the second model, the six would do. I have a smaller chest, though. I wear a 32D, but that is more like a B cup. Bra sizes are complicated. So, for a larger chest, I would go with the twelve. And for a fit more like the first picture, the twelve. But for a more fitted look, the ten. Ugh! Why do they have to make it so complicated?

      I really hope this helps. I would feel so badly if I steered you wrong. Have a great day! Happy shopping!

      Jenni

  5. I think that does help some. I have a “complicated” figure these days – LOL! I definitely have a belly and hips and bust, but yet I still have a waist! I guess I am a “full-figured/hourglass” – LOL! I am leaning more towards the 10. It’s such a beautiful dress, that has everything that we vintage/hippie chicks love – battenburg lace, crocheted, etc. Pretty sure I’m going to be “pulliing the trigger” on it!

    • Free People is so hard. Sometimes things run huge and other times they are so small. With this, I would say true to size, maybe a little big. I definitely think the shape is perfect for an hourglass figure. Let me know how it works for you! I hope it turns out great! Fingers crossed!

      Jenni

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