BIG News. Huge!
My 2001 Ford Explorer only has 68,000 miles on it. (Mechanics are shocked when they hear this.) My entire Atlanta life consists within a relatively small Midtown bubble, and there’s no need for me to make long trips OTP for very much – that is except for my beloved Forever 21 shopping sprees… I can credit at least half of the miles on my SUV to weekend drives up to Perimeter Mall to check out F21′s new accessories. And, I’m not at all ashamed.
Well, guess what?! The day I’ve been waiting for has FINALLY arrived!!
According to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Forever 21 is opening in Lenox Mall in winter 2011! It will be located next to Urban Outfitters, and will be the largest Forever 21 in Georgia. Lenox’s F21 will carry clothing, accessories, active wear, intimates + a maternity line!
This is the best day of my life.
Trend Alert! Double Finger Rings
Sooooooo, I’m kinda digging these double finger rings that I’m seeing all over now.
I’m certainly not talking about the Mr. T look, either…
I’m talking about more like the Tracy DiMarco from Jerseylicious look…
(Close up on Tracy’s hand from an event she recently attended…)
I never thought that double finger rings could actually be cute or feminine, but just look @ these!
And also these!!
I really think that they are kind of precious. Apparently, Lauren Conrad rocks them, too:
She’s a bit annoying, but I definitely like her style + trust it way more than T. DiMarc’s from Jerseylicious – although credit where credit is due – Tracy is the reason I noticed these rings in the first place.
Anywhoo, I decided to start small – so I ventured OTP to Perimeter Mall this weekend to see if I could pick up a double finger ring @ my beloved Forever 21, and came home w/ THIS bad boy:
So, we’ll see how it goes. I love the ring - but def. want to make sure that my fingers don’t feel like I’ve trapped them in a cage before I spend more than $8 on a fancier one.
P.S. Forever 21 had a really impressive selection of rings: http://ow.ly/2RZk3
Just sayin’… If you need some big bling or want to try out a new trend you aren’t so sure about yet (i.e. double finger rings) – Forever 21 is the place to hit! Love, love, LOVE you, F21! I do.
Hit the Target @ Tarjey
It’s no secret that I truly love a good deal. I’d say about 70% of my clothes are either from Forever 21 or Banana Repub. sales, and I happen to be v. proud of that. Finding a really good deal takes talent + dedication + years of practice, and feels so incredibly rewarding when you do.
My two most beloved online-shopping-deal-finder sites are:
Smart Bargains (Loehmann’s online): www.smartbargains.com
(Recently got a really killer deal on a Sir Alistar Rai handmade scarf!)
As far as bargain shopping in Atlanta is concerned, I’ve been very impressed with the extensive shoe and purse departments at Marshalls near the Peachtree + Piedmont intersection, where I’ve seen Badgley Mishka, Furla and Michael Kors purses, and L.A.M.B. and Diane von Furstenberg kicks.
Slick’s been out of town for a week, and I always find that when he’s away on a business trip is such an excellent time for some retail therapy. Last month when he was gone for two weeks for work, I went out on a Saturday afternoon to buy a new swimsuit for our upcoming cruise over Labor Day, but instead accidentally came home with a new Phoebe Couture dress, two work shirts from J. Crew and a pair of Tory Burch sunglasses. Oops..
I decided to reel myself in just a little bit over his business trip this week, and went to Target instead.
I’m usually not a big fan of their shoe department, but I found two pairs of the greatest shoes on sale there yesterday! Feast your eyes on:
+ these sandals…
And, surprisingly, I have to say that both were priced under $20 – and they are COMFORTABLE! I’m wearing the pumps to work today, and my feet feel just fine.
The Tarjeys in Buckhead and Atlantic Station (rumor has it that it’s the largest one in the U.S.) are my personal favs. I’m just sayin’… Retail therapy works wonders for me, but it’s not always as pleasant for my wallet as it is for my well-being and wardrobe. Tarjey made that a whole lot easier this week!
Raindrops on Roses and Whiskers on Kittens…
It’s been raining a whole lot in Atlanta recently. There are just a few things that can immediately rock my mood – and getting rained on is at the very top of that list. I love curling up on a couch and watching a movie while it’s pouring outside or peering out of my office floor to ceiling and seeing the rain fall on Piedmont Park while I am a busy worker bee - but I’ve had to move around quite a bit in our recent nasty weather and the rain has been coming down s.i.d.e.w.a.y.s. Ugh! The horror…
Anyway – when I’m feeling like 50 cents, I like to think about the things that make me feel like one million dollars, such as:
10- McDonald’s Oreo McFlurry
9- Seeing Movies @ Midtown Arts Cinema
Midtown Art Cinema
931 Monroe Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
8- Perusing the aisles @ DSW in Buckhead
Designer Shoe Warehouse (DSW) – Buckhead Station
1 Buckhead Loop NE, Ste. 205
Atlanta, GA 30326
7 – Happy Hour @ Ecco
40 7th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
6- Runs to Forever 21 @ Perimeter Mall
Forever 21 – Perimeter Mall
4400 Ashford Dunwoody Rd NE #1360
Atlanta, GA 30346-1520
5- The National Geographic Channel
4- Pizza @ Shorty’s
2884 N Druid Hills Rd NE # B
Atlanta, GA 30329-3984
3- Banana Republic’s Non-Iron Fitted Shirts
2- Soy Chai Latte + Creative Loafing @ Octane
Octane Coffee Company
1009-b Marietta Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
1- A Visit to the Atlanta Humane Society
981 Howell Mill Rd
Atlanta, GA 30318-5562
(Ready to rotate in at a moment’s notice: Texas)
Well, I finally got what I’ve been asking for – today is our first sunny day all week!! And, it is B-E-A-U-tiful outside! Fingers crossed for blue skies to stay in the A!