Wishlist 1

Fall Wishlist1.  Mint Strapless Dress – Target $69.99 – I am head over heals about this dress.  Sure it’s not necessarily following “fall/winter” trends, but it is still oh-so-lovely.  It’s made of simple polyester and is perfect for weddings, events, or maybe those times when you just need to traipse around the house feelin’ pretty.

2.  Owl Sweater – Romwe $21.99 – I know foxes are in right now, but I’m still riding out the owl trend as long as possible.  This sweater comes from www.romwe.com (an online street fashion website).  I would pair this up with some warm, black leggings, tall camel riding boats, and my yogi tea.

3.  Apricot Shift Dress – Romwe $53.99 – I’ve always dreamed of the perfect, sparkling dress for New Years or Christmas and I found at Romwe.  I love the flare of the dress which gives a subtle hint of flirtiness, but also the boldness of all the sparkles.  I’m sure it would be perfect to wear during any occasion, it is dazzling. 

4.  Merona Solid Mittens – Target $14.99 – Cable knit is classy, let’s face it.  So when Merona pairs up cable knit, mittens, AND ivory its unbeatable.  Trotting downtown with Tyler while sporting these and a cozy scarf sounds amazing right now. And that’s exactly what I’d be doing with these mittens.

5.  Apricot Flat Shoes – Romwe $36.39 –  I must adore apricot anything, because this is the second apricot item on wishlist 1.  What drew me to these shoes was the delicate, yet intricate details.  They are lady enough to wear with lace, but would hold their own as the center of attention.  I’m sure there are some cheaper versions on forever21, but $36.39 is not a hard price to beat.

6. Heart Bracelet – Unfortunately, this darling is no longer for sale on Romwe, but I think we can still revel in it’s cuteness.  I bet they would especially cut layered with other trinkets and gold chained bracelets.

7.  Fur Trimmed Parka – Romwe $54.14 – It’s amazing how much your style changes.  I remember being a little girl and hating having to wear anything fur trimmed, especially a winter coat.  Now a days, I can’t get enough of it.  I’ve seen quite a few of these on different fashion sites and they’ve even made their ways to local department stores like Walmart and Target! Seems like the perfect winter coat to me.

8.  Studded Cosmetic Bag – Forever21 $9.80 – Talk about personality! I know this is a makeup bag, but there is no doubt in my mind that I would use this as an everyday clutch or purse.  Throw in my phone, a few lip products, and my keys and I’d be ready for the day.  I think it’s the ears that really hit my heart. Quirky and fun without seeming immature – now that’s my style.

9.  Merona Knit Infinity Scarf – Target $20.00 – To be honest, $20.00 is a bit steep for me scarf-wise, in my opinion, but there is nothing stopping me to admire this scarf forever.  It seems so snuggly and warm.  It might not look the best with that parka I picked out, but you bet your bottom dollar it would be perfect with those mittens 😉

So what are your winter wishlists? Any products have you in awe?

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Bibs Aren’t Just For Babies

IMG_5111Finding a job proves to be one of the most difficult things in life.  We spend twelve years educating ourselves, four years mastering a trade and then we are set free to use everything we know.  No one really tells us our wait isn’t over then.  When Tyler and I moved to the South, I scoured both Kentucky and Tennessee for a job.  It took a few months before I was hired at our school, but during that time I occupied myself with my Etsy shop.  I adored making floral bib necklaces and recently decided to get back in the groove of things.

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It’s beatific feeling to put yourself into a creation.  To look back and marvel at what you’ve been able to make, no matter how simple.  That is how I feel about making my necklaces and headbands.  They are nothing fancy, just uncomplicated, yet bold accessories.IMG_5134This is an example of the type of necklaces I like to make.  Perfectly fitting right under the collar of a cute, buttoned up blouse!IMG_5099I’m sure you’re understanding the hints I’m dropping, but if you haven’t, let me tell you.  I am going to begin selling rosette bib and headbands on Blissfully Buis! If you are interested in purchasing a rosette bib, please e-mail me at sarahfbuis@gmail.com.  I will e-mail you promptly asking for your address.  When I have created a necklace, I will post pictures as well as the price including shipping and handling.  If you would like to have a custom order, please allow for three weeks for delivery (plenty of time for me to make and ship it).  I will not ship the order until payment has been made.  If you are interested in purchasing the purple necklace above; I am selling it for $10.00 with $2.00 shipping and handling.IMG_5110

Dresslink Haul

IMG_5023When it comes to trendy clothes for cheap, I always feel like the U.S. is on the downside.  During my time in England, I frequented a store called Primark. It was the holy grail of fashionable shopping – great prices, amazing styles, and they were HUUUUUUGE! It’s honestly one of the things I miss the most, but my wallet sure doesn’t.  I, honestly, had to buy another suitcase to fit all the clothes I bought while I was there.  Of course I bought the suitcase from….Primark! Oh, it’s my Achilles’ heel.  Imagine Forever21…but better.

Always looking for a good deal since we operate on teacher salaries, I stumbled across http://www.dresslink.com, a wholesale Chinese website.  I purchased a few small items the first time, just to ensure it wasn’t a hoax.  I mean, come on, dresses for $5.00 surely there is a catch.  When I received my purchase, I was greeted by cute Asian packaging and some very cute clothing to go along with it.  To say things quickly, you get what you pay for.  The quality isn’t amazing, but for the price and style it’s hard to beat.

Since we moved, we’ve been going through our stuff trying to slim down on some household items, and bulk up with others.  Which means, drum roll please, I went through my closet and got rid of, oh, probably half of it.  I’ve lost a bit of weight since we’ve been married and hadn’t fully nixed the clothes that no longer fit.  Excitedly, I went onto search for some items my closet was lacking – sweaters, tights, a few more dresses, and whatever else my heart desired, I suppose. I ended up spending close to $150.00 (yikes!) on everything, but in my defense, that also included shipping.IMG_5038

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The first thing I pulled out were the skirts I purchased.  I bought two different kinds of maxi skirts, a red pencil skirt, and two chiffon circle skirts.  They all fit beautifully! One thing you must watch when you are ordering from Asian sites is the sizing.  Asians seem to have naturally smaller bone structures than the average American.  I remember looking at some of my friends from South Korea and Taiwan and wondering “how!” We are the same height AND weight, but I have to wear a size 4, and I’m pretty sure your size doesn’t exist, skinny mini!  Dresslink does provide the measurements for all of their clothing as well as how they transfer into American sizes, so make sure you have your measuring tape handy, just to be sure.IMG_5012

Then came the sweaters, in perfect timing for the chilly, southern weather we’ve been having.  Seriously, Tennessee? Why do you have to be playing me like this – 40 in the morning, 90 by recess time.  The minty green cardi with the hearts is actually from H&M?! At least that’s how it was labeled. It also said it was about $40.00 originally, one point for Gryffindor!  There are no flaws in the sweaters and all were made well enough.  I loved the mustard yellow one, and in fact bought an ivory one as well and wore it get my TN license!

IMG_5014Also on the menu are these two necklaces.  Sweet, light, and feminine. I absolutely adore them! Especially since they only cost about $3.00 each instead of $15.00 at any local boutique.  I wear them under collared shirts tucked into a skirt.  IMG_5020IMG_5018I was pretty nervous to order shoes from the site, but was pleasantly surprised by well-made shoes for a well-manageable price.  The flats have a sparkly lace pattern, which matches about anything in my closet.  I feel like black flats are a must-have in any teacher’s wardrobe, and mine we becoming….to put it nicely….they needed to be thrown away.  I had traipsed and taught my sole out in them (get it?! ha!).  The boots have to be one of my favorite pairs of shoes I have ever owned.  They have a nice heel on them and look cute with jeans and dresses.IMG_5009IMG_5008

Then I came across the scarves I bought.  I paid about $2.00 for each scarf and was a bit sad when I noticed the yellow one had a strange pink stain on it.  It looks like someone didn’t like their cranberry lipstick and decided to take it off on my scarf, but for two dollars, I don’t mind.  It easily is hidden when I wrap it around my neck!

I’m not going to lie, I ended up getting really impatient with taking pictures so I didn’t take any of the dresses I bought.  I’m just telling myself I’ll do some outfit posts to show off how cute they are. Overall, I was very happy with my purchases.  I probably won’t purchase much more from Dresslink, unless I see something I MUST have.  We have a local Goodwill and some other stores that have enough good sales and coupons, I can get clothing for almost the same price.