Tag Archives: Nordstrom

Still Crushing Hard Core

If you see some random chick walking down the street in head-to-toe PURPLE, it’s probably me.  I’m still in love, and completely craving….

{Mo & J Ruffled Boiled Wool Jacket, Nordstrom, $98}

{Spun by Subtle Luxury, Animal Print Scarf, Piperlime, $40}

{Just-So Hat, Anthropologie, $39.95}

{Line of Latitude Sweater, Free People, $168}

{Betsy Johnson Owl Ring, Piperlime, $35}

Natalia dip-dyed satin ballet flats

{Decker Chronograph Purple Dial Watch, Fossil, $115}

 

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Buy This, Not That: Reader Question

Dear Spark!,

Would you please find me a less expensive version of this bag??  $500 isn’t in the budget right now!  It’s Tory Burch and j’adore!

Your Biggest Fan (ok, and sister)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

OK, Sis, here goes:

LOVE THIS?

 

{Similar: Hexagonal Hobo, Tory Burch, $450}

BUY THIS!

  

 

{Pleating Moment Large Hobo, Kenneth Cole, $169.98}

OR THIS!

 

{Silverlake Bucket, The Sak, Piperlime, $169}

OR THIS!

{Puma First Round Shopper, Nordstrom, $59.99}

OR THIS!

{Gwen Metallic Hobo, Nine West, $39.99}

I hope this gave you some good, lower cost alternatives!  Happy Bargain Hunting!

Also, wishing everyone a very Happy Easter and Passover — have a great weekend celebrating!

Perfect Prezzies: 71 Days

I am starting a new series, Perfect Prezzies, that will run periodically from now until Christmas (71 DAYS AWAY!) to share some fun and affordable holiday gift ideas.  There are some years that I am brimming with inspiration for everyone on my list and other years that I am struggling on Christmas Eve to find ANYTHING for my family, friends, colleagues and neighbors. 

So, I hope this series will give you some motivation to get shopping early so that you can be sipping spiked cider and eating cookies in front of a roaring fire on Christmas Eve, instead of battling traffic and throngs of procrastinators at your local mall!

For Her

I love this delicate and understated bracelet ($95) by Kate Spade.  It is perfect for both work and weekends.  Isn’t she lovely? 

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How awesome is this Guess Drop Waist Peacoat ($138) from Nordstrom?  It’s almost an outfit by itself — pair it with black leggings or jeans and head out the door.  I have been waiting for it to go on sale because it would be a perfect present for my 17 year old step-sister.   

 

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I spotted this glam Nate Berkus Throw ($79.99) over at Matters of Style earlier this week and immediately thought that it would make a terrific Christmas present.  I could design a whole room around this beauty!

 

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For Little Girl

A friend gave baby spark! one of these adorable Lexy Lu hats ($20) for Christmas last year and we wore it all winter.  They are soft and sweet and I love the “whale spout” of grosgrain ribbons!  (For Richmonders, these are available at Rattle & Roll too).

 

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For Him

Aren’t men the hardest to buy for?  My husband, dad and brothers-in-law are always the last ones left on my list.  This masculine, black and white, matted and framed photo of a vintage jaguar ($69.95) from Z Gallerie would make a welcome addition to any man’s office or “man cave.” 

 

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For Neighbors or Teacher

I have been eyeing Red Envelope‘s gorgeous oversized candles for a while and think that this Cherry Blossoms Candle ($49.99) would make a beautiful and thoughtful gift.

 

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Acacia offers the most amazing sets of tableware.  These Japanese Botanical Bowls ($59.95) are so simple and elegant and could be used for everything from soup to cereal to serving snacks. 

 

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For the Dog Lover

We are a family of dog lovers and this fun Buddy Pillow ($88) by Serena and Lily would be perfect for my in-laws who have an affinity for labs and golden retrievers.  It also comes in yellow with a white background and orange with a light blue background.

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Go get shopping, friends! 

Oh, and time is running out, so please don’t forget to click on over to enter into the Shades of Light GIVEAWAY to celebrate spark!’s 100th post.

Buy This, Not That – Fab Fall Finds!

Enjoy this eclectic mix of Fall accessories to cozy up your home and your wardrobe….

LOVE THIS?

btntpillow

[Lost Garden Pillow, Anthropologie, $88]

BUY THIS!

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[Linen Suzani Toss Pillow, World Market, $19.99]

LOVE THIS?

btntboot1

[Biviel Tall Boot, Nordstrom, $244.95]

BUY THIS!

btntboot

[Aerosoles Lasticity, Piperlime, $80]

LOVE THIS?

btntwreath

[Autumn Harvest Wreath, Crate and Barrel, $49.95]

BUY THIS!

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[Fall Berry Wreath, World Market, $19.99]

LOVE THIS?

btntdecanter

[Skull Decanter and Glasses, Gump’s, $98 for decanter, $48 for 2 glasses]

BUY THIS!

btnttray

 [Skull Tray, Pottery Barn, $24]

AND THIS!

btntplate

[Skull Plate, Pottery Barn, $7]

LOVE THIS?

btntthrow

[Haverhill Afghan, Garnet Hill, $348]

BUY THIS!

btntthrow1

[Pine Cone Hill Squares Crochet Throw Blanket, Layla Grace, $234]

OR THIS!

btntthrow2

[Granny Square Afghan, Etsy, $145]

LOVE THIS?

btntcoat

[Betsey Johnson Brushed Plaid Coat, Bloomingdales, $536]

BUY THIS!

btntcoat2

[Steve Madden Hooded Duffle Coat, Nordstrom, $99.90]

LOVE THIS?

btntmat

[Flying Witch Silhouette Doormat, Wisteria, $34]

BUY THIS!

btntmat1

[Halloween Skulls Mat, World Market, $12.99]

Happy Fall Bargain Hunting!

Buy This, Not That — Shoes!

I have had a few requests to expand spark!‘s recurring “Buy This, Not That” series to fashion.  So, welcome to the first edition!

Flats are so popular this Fall, so I have narrowed my BTNT shoe selections to loafers, moccasins, and ballet flats.  Also, I am showcasing my new fave bargain brand — Me Too. Enjoy!

LOVE THIS?

shoes1

[Miu Miu Ballet Flats, Saks Fifth Avenue, $450]

BUY THIS!

shoes[Me Too Swann Cap Toe Ballet, DSW, $39.94]

LOVE THIS?

shoes4[Kate Spade Sabrina Loafer, Saks Fifth Avenue, $225]

BUY THIS!

shoes2[Me Too Nexi Patent Leather Penny Moc, DSW, $44.94]

LOVE THIS?

shoes7[Demi Flats, Kate Spade, $225]

BUY THIS!

shoes8[Wanted Wild Flats, Piperlime, $35]

LOVE THIS?

shoes5

[Salvatore Ferragamo ‘Letteke Canoe’ Moccasin, Nordstrom, $450]

BUY THIS!

shoes6[Sperry Top-Sider Marina Moccasin, Nordstrom, $97.95]

LOVE THIS?

shoes9a[Beverly Feldman Rosetta Flat, Nordstrom, $179]

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[Zigi Soho Petunia Suede Flats, DSW, $49.95]

LOVE THIS?

shoes11 [Miu Miu Velvet Ballet Flats, Saks Fifth Avenue, $315]

BUY THIS!

shoes12[Jeff Campbell Haley Flats, Norstrom, $94.95]

Happy Shoe Shopping!