Monday, May 24, 2010

OOTW(eekend): pure exhaustion.

There's really no other name for this weekend other than exhausting. It was insanely productive, though! As previously mentioned, our new house must be decorated (aka time to get rid of our college-past and embrace our "adult" future), so the hubs, MIL and I hit up some sales early to check some things off the list. I'd say we managed to save thousands on what we bought this weekend and got some really, really nice things. A gorgeous camel micro-suede couch... hand-tufted rug... 5-piece table and chair set... decorative foyer table, to just name a few... and my personal fave? A zebra-esque vase that everyone else seemed to hate at first and then really warmed to. Heh. Shows them for not having faith in my design-taste! (also on sale for 1/2 off! Nice)

(I've got the best spot for this, too... I plan on filling it with some curly branches and setting it in one of our little stairway alcoves. Perfect!)

We also managed to find some of the pieces to bring my master-bedroom ideas together, which I think I'll save reveal-wise until it starts to coalesce some more. I must say, it's morphing into something a little different than I had originally planned, but I'm loving it nonetheless. The inspiration-colors, though, played a big role in what it's starting to look like. Can't wait to share... eventually.  :)

Here's an outfit of the weekend, perfect for some well-deserved champagne Sunday brunch at Kirby's Woodfire Grill (nom nom nom)...

Top: Robbi + Nikki crepe silk top (my pre-sale score! similar here)
Skirt: F21 ruffle skirt
Belt: F21
Shoes: JS Cedary sandals
Necklace: Express multichain necklace

Wahoo, finally debuting the top I had been talking about for ages! I never could find this online and really never saw it any other place than at NM's pre-sale, but I snagged it for $50ish marked down from $180ish. A good deal in my opinion! The "shoulder pads" are a bit crazy but since the shirt is pretty simple, it's such a fun detail. The material, including the shoulder detail, is so soft and luxurious. A nice piece by the Robert Rodriguez family! Only sucky thing is you can't really wear a sweater or jacket with it since you'd lose its character, so it's a summer top only. Maybe I'll get creative, but we'll see. :)


  1. So I saw the vase pic before reading and immediately thought...

    "This is the fertility vase of the Ndebele tribe... Does that mean anything to you?"

    Mean Girls? No? OK....

    Anyway, that's awesome you got great deals, can't wait to see it all in the new house :) And you are on a PINK roll, but the top is super cute, super versatile too

  2. amber's notebookMay 24, 2010 at 8:40 AM

    LOL Ehayes!! So cute Justine!

  3. hahaha, great movie quote! Yep, it's my "good luck charm" for babies. NO JUST KIDDING. :)

  4. I love that outfit! That top is beautiful. It almost has a vintage vibe to it. The skirt definitely looks more expensive than Forever 21!

  5. LOVE IT! Gorgeous top!!!

  6. OMG I love that top to pieces! So so fun!

  7. Cute skirt, and it's SO exciting to decorate your abode! I can't wait to see what you come up with!

    On another note, I ADORE that skirt. Please tell me it's still available!!!!

  8. That vase is so cool! I love it.
    Your outfit for brunch is gorgeous. That top is so perfect on you and you got a great deal.