March 11, 2012

..Will Power

 The deets: J.Crew chambray shirt and skirt; Banana Republic boots; Michal Kors watch; Urban Outfitters shades; Lancome Midnight Rose lipstick.

I need to make a confession here. Today I made great strides. I popped into J.Crew after brunch with the ladies (which I DO NOT suggest doing whilst on a shopping diet) and locked eyes with this beauty.  I even went as far as trying. it. on. and I became intoxicated with it's fresh white cotton-y, polka-dotted, twirly skirt deliciousness and came oh so close to making the purchase.. but then I thought about how I didn't want to let you guys down so I stayed strong and didn't do it.  This is HUGE people.  Huge.



60 comments:

  1. I can't see the link of what you turned down but whatever it is, well done!! That does take serious will power. I'd have probably failed or got someone else to buy it for me and told them I'll give them the money and get the item after my shopping diet was finished! haha!

    Very cute outfit btw, I think you've inspired me to look out for a denim shirt, you make it look so cute and cool too!

    Amelia @ UGLY DUCKLING x

    Come say hey at Ducklingtoswan.com!

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  2. wow. that IS huge! congratulations are certainly in order!!! also, how do you like your chambray shirt?? I have one from express, but i know the j.crew one is like, the ultimate. is it worth it??

    CupcakesOMG!

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    1. YES! I waited a month for it because it was back ordered because I found the texture/color/wash/pockets to be just what I was looking for so well worth it!

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  3. Way to hold back. That dress is really adorable. But just think, if you wait, it might be cheaper by the time you are shopping again!

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  4. That dress is pure magic, and I am SO impressed by your will power! I'm going to start my 30x30 in 1 week and you are totally inspiring me! Virtual pat on the back to you! High five! :)

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    1. Good luck!!! I am getting to the point where I am ready to be done with it!

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  5. I love the denim with the cheetah print!

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  6. oh girl, that is so dangerous! i did the same thing, with popping into J.Crew while on my shopping hiatus... but I didn't cross the line and try anything on! stay strong. Love your chambray + leopard
    xx

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  7. you look adorable in that outfit!!!

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  8. Love that shirt! It's on my wish-list ( although I am on a shopping diet too!)

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  9. Way to be strong! I like the polka dot dress you had on the other day much better anyway!
    --TS

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  10. that dress is so cute! maybe when your shopping ban is over it will be on sale...

    Love this look, leopard and chambray is one of my fav combos!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  11. Oh I love this one! You seriously look fabulous!

    See Me Rwar

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  12. loving this look!
    -kare

    www.hellopretty.net

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  13. i love the chambray shirt and leopard! i just got a new chambray shirt from Old Navy and you've inspired me to wear it!


    http://spinning-threads.blogspot.com

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  14. Love this combo - I've wanted a chambray shirt for awhile now - I need to pull the trigger! Looking beautiful!

    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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  15. Wow, that is awesome! I am so impressed by your will power.

    I love your skirt! Great outfit, you look amazing!

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  16. Wow, Erin, I'm impressed - that definitely takes will power - so way to stay strong! Loving the leopard and chambray - so cute :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  17. Congrats Erin on holding back! I find the only way I can cut down on my spending is to not even set foot in the mall, it's just too tempting :(

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  18. Love that skirt! And sounds like you had great willpower :)

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  19. Wow that is some willpower!! That's awesome! I really love the chambray and leopard together!

    Xo,
    Angela
    Headtotoechic.blogspot.com

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  20. really cute Erin. Love how you tied it up front.
    http://roccitystyle.blogspot.com/

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  21. I love this pairing! And way to go on that will power!
    rolala loves

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  22. I love the leopard and chambray combo. I'm also jealous of your will power. Maybe that dress will be on sale by the time your shopping detox is over.
    I awarded you the 7X7 award on my blog. Stop by and check it out. It's a fun post to write.

    Tara
    Penniless Socialite

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  23. Nice skirt! I love leopard print! Im your new follower! xx

    fashiontatt.blogspot.com

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  24. What a fabulous look! Leopard and chambray are two of my favorite things, and of course they look great together.

    xo,
    Hannah
    www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

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  25. Such a cute dress but I'm glad you stayed strong! You're almost halfway through! :) Great look.

    Judy
    SecondGlimpses.blogspot.com

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  26. Love this look! Good for you on holding back, I don't have that type of will power! :)

    www.alwaysmaylee.com

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  27. Oh my goodness, that dress is SO on my wishlist! way to stay strong! Loving the chambray and leopard print :)

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  28. Good girl...virtual high five! Proud of you!! Looking H-O-T in that leopard, my sweet girl!! ;)
    Because Shanna Said So

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  29. Wow you are strong!! haha I would have not been able to do it.

    Oh. And LOVE this outfit! :) The Chambray with the skirt looks awesome on you.

    http://seventwentysomethings.blogspot.com/

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  30. i love jcrew and how you put those two together! i wouldn't have thought of that. lovely blog!!

    www.thedailyeverythings.blogspot.com

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  31. Your outfit looks hot! Love the leopard print!! Now following you! If you like my blog, please follow back :)

    www.cestlaviii.blogspot.com

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  32. love this outfit! and if i remember correctly, topshop had a similar dress to the one you tried on at j.crew. Maybe you'll like that one more? Plus, it's about half the price. Goodluck with the rest of your shopping diet!

    xo
    http://nuhasofiyan.blogspot.com

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  33. Hey! Thanks for your sweet comment :) my nail color is Revlon's 'electric pink.' it's such a great color and price!!

    Xo,
    Angela

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  34. I love your skirt! Especially with the blue top! What an awesome combination.

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  35. love the combination of leopard print and jean, love it!!
    xo
    http://stylegod7.blogspot.com

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  36. Way to go! Will-power after lunch with the girls.. that's tough :) Love the leopard print on the skirt paired with the denim!

    Thank you so much for stopping by today and leaving the nice comment and YES it's a green rose- crazy right?

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  37. I love the skirt, it's so pretty!

    xx, Susann
    Fashion in Pepperland

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  38. This is such a beautiful and chic look. Love the leopard, so glamorous!

    Alexandra xo

    http://tovogueorbust.com/

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  39. I LOVE this outfit - so cute! Following you now. :)

    preethi
    lace, etc.

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  40. Hi gorgeous,
    thank you so much for visiting and commenting my blog. Love yours as well - you look very stylish and are surely beautiful.I'm your new follower !
    wish you lots of success

    kisses
    http://cottoncandy-peaches.blogspot.com

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  41. Thanks for stopping by today and leaving the nice comment! New follower and looking forward to reading more!
    xx
    leslie

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  42. I love the mix of denim and leopard print!

    www.styliststeph.blogspot.com

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  43. Love this look!! Just purchased a similar top from JCrew and I love it. Mixing with leopard is such a great idea!

    xo
    Dana - your newest follower :)

    http://bigcity-farmgirl.blogspot.com/

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  44. Cute as always m'dear!! Love this combo! MUST get some of that lipstick too!
    xo, Jessica
    fancifulloves.blogspot.com

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  45. Loving this look and OMG that polka dot dress from J. CREW... you have the will power of a saint!
    xx
    Justyn
    thoughtsbyapetitebrunette.com

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  46. I love the jean shirt with this print... so gorgeous!!

    xo everything-pretty.com

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  47. love the chambray and leopard together. such a great combo! good for you for staying strong! it is hard! <3

    toni

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  48. lol I'm glad you stuck with it! I wouldn't mind if you cheated though ;)

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  49. oh gosh, could you be any cuter? just love the pattern mixing!!
    xo TJ

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  50. Haha, hooray for your will power! That is amazing, I don't think I could be that strong.
    Love the leopard skirt and denim you mixed <3 Looks so good together.

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  51. it's tough! i went january and february with no shopping. it was hard, but also kind of liberating! i love your skirt and the sunglasses. the whole outfit looks effortlessly chic!

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  52. jean & leopard my favorite combo ever!!
    cco

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