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what you love ~ friday favorites

I have a serious weakness for online shopping. One year, I even went so far as to give it up for Lent and I religiously {ha!} deleted all of my “daily deal” emails from some of my favorites – HauteLook, One Kings Lane, Joss & Main, and MyHabit. I didn’t buy anything online for 40 days — and 40 nights.

{Disclaimer: the above links are my personally referral links. If you haven’t signed up, you can do so through those links, but I will get a credit.}

Sadly, that didn’t do much to decrease my habit long-term, but it was still a good exercise. On the plus side, the habit is more of a time waster than a true shopping addiction. I am proof that the thrill of the hunt is real, and that I don’t always need to buy things {especially if the hunt just isn’t fruitful or let’s be honest, if it’s not on sale}. That’s not to say I don’t indulge myself, just not often enough to cause any real problems — and I balance it out by doing far less in-store shopping than I once did.

In order to turn this addiction into something useful, I’m going to start sharing my finds in a series I call ‘Friday Favorites’. Hopefully I don’t cause any upticks in your online shopping habits — but no guarantees!

Friday Favorites from JessAlayne.com | July 19th, 2013

To give you some insight on my choices, 2 of my watches currently have dead batteries, so I guess I’m on a watch kick. And, not that I’m ready to think about fall but the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is on and the little tweed number is to die for, especially at $50! The ASOS gold version keeps coming in & out of stock, so you’ll be lucky if you nab it {I still haven’t}.

I’m also hoping to recreate the BHLDN chair signs for our wedding reception {1 month to go!} except in silver or purple. Gold is just not in my wedding palette.

I also recently purchased the West Elm bedding set. I’m not sure yet if we’re sticking with it, but I love the fresh, modern look of the zig zags and that the colors work with our gray tufted headboard. But, I’ve started thinking that neutral bedding may be the way to go. Thoughts?

And lastly… shoes. Always shoes. Love the mid-heel and the bright pop of color.

{ shop this week’s favorites }
1. Timex Tweed Watch from Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
2. ASOS Boyfriend Watch that’s out of stock; similar here
3. Seychelles Teal Heels on sale at Zappos
4. West Elm Duvet with their Bedding Sale
5. Wedding Chair Signs sadly not yet on sale at BHLDN

Inspired by Passenger – Things That Stop You Dreaming

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