Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Recent Purchases: July 12

I usually keep my cell phone on silent at night.  Without fail, it will vibrate on my nightstand and wake up my husband.  I put a washcloth underneath my phone to absorb the sound, but it wasn't very attractive.  I needed to find something that I enjoyed looking at.

If you have been reading this blog for a while, you know that I LOVE elephants.  I found this phone stand on ModCloth, and it was love at first sight.  It comes in three colors (red, blue and gray) and is a sturdy piece of plastic at what I found to be a very reasonable price.  
Tusk Me Phone Stands  $6.99
I have had these pug bookends on my wishlist since last summer.  Unfortunately, Modcloth sold out shortly after that post.  I signed up to receive an email when they were back in stock, and a year later, here we are.  Good thing I am patient.  Z Gallerie has a cheaper version that is just as cute here, however, these are very well made and sturdy.

Canine Companion Bookends in Pug  $55.99
I have been working on making my mantle look more "finished" for a while now.  I found this vase and these flowers at Crate and Barrel and thought they would be the perfect pieces to add balance (I have large glass candlesticks on the other end).  I am hoping to find a few pops of brightly colored flowers to add to the vase eventually.  Anyone have any recommendations?  I will post a pic of the entire mantle once it is complete.

Palmetto Vase  $16.99 (on sale), Green Orchid Stem  $4.99 (on sale), Chartreuse Spider Mum  $4.99 (on sale), Iridescent Clear Pebbles  $9.95
Seychelles is probably my favorite brand of affordable shoes.  I stalked these until they went on sale, and then snapped them up immediately.  You would not believe how versatile the colors are. They run true to size and are very comfortable to walk around in.  I find myself wearing these to work on a regular basis.  

Seychelles Good Ole Days Sandal  $40.99 (on sale) also available here
I love how neutral and girly these flip flops are.  At first, I was hesitant to purchase them, remembering the discomfort of the jelly shoes of my childhood.  I had to go to Steve Madden and try them on before I bought them.  Surprisingly, they were very comfortable.  These do not come in half sizes, so size up if you are in-between like me.  

Steve Madden Troppic  $29.95 in peach
Finally, I scooped up these two little decorative trays from West Elm.  I think trays are fantastic pieces to have in different rooms, both as decorative pieces and as functional catch-alls (or even to showcase something specific).  

Goldfish Tray  $10.99 and Initial Alphabet Tray  $2.99 (on sale)
Have you been doing much shopping lately?  What is on your wishlist?  


Antonella C'est moi said...

love Steve!!!kiss kiss

Lyosha said...

very nice shoes! and omg! this pug (from ModCloth) is in my wishlist currently! I've added it yesterday and still give it some time to think if I really need it. could you please tell me how heavy it is? is the quality fine?

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Adele said...

Love your Steve Maddens & the Pug bookends are perfect for you!!!
Happy Wednesday Hun xoxo

el-mundo-en-colores said...

great purchases! enjoy them all! what a great idea for the phone! have to check that one too..

colleen said...

i love your two shoe purchases - very cute!

Sam said...

Hi dear, such adorable purchases, you have a great eye for thats cute and unusual. Very pretty sandals.

Mrs. Pancakes said...

I want those slippers! And the pug bookends are too cute!

rooth said...

Erin, I've just recently picked up some stuff from West Elm as well. I need some more bookends but my bookshelves fill up so quickly, they soon just get tossed aside

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I love those pug bookends and how cute are your trays? I also find myself looking at trays that I can put in a few rooms to both store things and act as fun decor!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Audrey Allure said...

Gorgeous shoes & love the pug bookends!

Mandy Crandell said...

Great buys! The trays are awesome, and I really like the Steve Madden sandals. :)

Stephanie said...

I love those West Elm trays!

Emily grapes said...

These are so great! Love the book ends. The cutest thing ever!!

Those wedges are so pretty. I love all the colors in them so you can wear pretty much anything and have it go!

I haven't done much shopping myself, nothing household-y since I cut myself off. I'm so mean!!
Emily at Amazing Grapes

Heather said...

That phone stand is so cute, and I love the flip-flops!

Stephanie said...

Great finds! I love the shoes and the goldfish tray. I've been looking for a cute little tray for my nightstand. I just throw random crap on there (bobby pins, rings, hair ties, etc) so I figured putting it all on a cute little tray would make it look more intentional. I'll def check out West Elm now!

Anonymous said...

Love the book end! So adorable! I need to buy some too.

Cheryl van den Berg said...

OMG, the pug book end is awesome! And that elephant phone stand is the cutest.

S said...

Loooove these stve madden flats!!!!
Great purchases!


Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Love all your new acquisitions--we have similar taste, I love those shoes and am always picking up little plates etc. at anthro and west elm. Also love those nude flipflops--so pretty!

xo Mary Jo

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

i just bought a phone stand for my phone. love yours! love those seychelle sandals. the colors in them are so refreshing.

Style, She Wrote said...

Love that pug book end! So cute!! I may have to get one for my bookshelf. xo style, she wrote

Adam said...

nice phone stand

Mimi said...

i recently did some online shopping, haha. ;) that phone stand is perfect, btw! :)

<3, Mimi
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Martie @ Spunkyrella said...

Oh I love the elephant and the pug and I am sure you named them, didn´t you?! ;)

Ginny said...

LOVE that "G" tray! :-)

Sara said...

Love you're new shoes :)

A lot of kisses.

Tamra {ever swoon} said...

Love the Steve madden sandals!!!

Portuguese Prepster said...

love the bookend pug!

Beautyshades said...

I like the sandals :)

Pillows and throws said...

Decorative trays
so beautiful! looks so comfy!

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