My Live Shopping Trip to the mall

Pier1 Imports: Round Yellow Enamel Canisters, $14.95, Atlas Dinnerware, $4.48, Glass Oil Burner, $8, Dog Bed (not found online) $149

I had so much fun! Yesterday I had a live shopping trip to the mall and invited you all to follow along as I shared my favorite finds via Instagram and Twitter (you can find me there as @lovejoymag).

Today I am posting a recap along with links to my favorite finds for those of you who want to check them out online.

1. My first stop was Pier1 Imports which had a lot of fun "outdoor living" styles including these terrific little gas oil lamps (I love burning oil lamps outside during the Summer nights). I also love this dog/cat bed which comes in two sizes and is made out of a faux wicker which makes it heavy duty and suitable for outdoor use. I couldn't find it on the site which leads me to suspect that it's part of a new series of outdoor furniture that's not listed yet. This is one of the best looking dog beds I have ever seen, and I say that as a connoisseur. My little Boston Terrier friends would look so cute with their chins resting on the edges!

2. My second stop was the Dollar Tree which is one of my favorite places to stock up on party supplies and DIY materials. I have been wanting to try planting some herbs and flowers directly in wicker baskets and they had some that were perfect. The rainbow planters are ceramic and the mini watering cans are enameled metal. Amazing for only one dollar! Think of the cute place settings or gifts you could create with these. They also had these rad glasses shaped like Coke cans. I think the whole lot is calling out for some sort of Carmen Miranda Veranda party with rum and cokes in those cool glasses!

 Dollar Tree: Wicker Baskets (not found on site), $1, Mini Enamel Watering Cans (not found on site), $1, Mini Ceramic Planters (not found on site), $1, Coca-Cola Can Shaped Glasses, $1

3. Nordstrom was next up. I am really loving this line of dresses Presley Skye which I believe is a private label. They have been doing a lot of great slinky 70's styles, often midi-length (and you know how I feel about THAT). The prints and colors are terrific.

Nordstrom: Brass Plum Knit Tank (not found on site), Giraffe Print Scarf (similar style found), $18, Stephan & Co Enamel Dagger Earrings, $12

4. I've expressed my appreciation for Old Navy before when I told you about my great trench coat experience. I was impressed as usual during my visit yesterday, even though they seemed to be in a transition between Spring and Summer (there were some terrific styles at ridiculously low prices on the sale racks). This sweatshirt is just perfection--perfectly slouchy and amazingly soft. The full midi-skirt (this was the last one in the store) was a soft rayon and is a surprisingly forward style for Old Navy. I already did my Espadrilles Round Up but this cool printed pair is another option.

5. The Gap was looking really good yesterday too. Lots of late 80's inspired styles, great color stories. I bought this chambray shirtdress that reminds me of Margaret Howell. The suede shoes are incredible--very stylish with a nod to 20's styling and shockingly comfortable. I had a hard time choosing between the navy blue and brown suede but settled on the brown since it looked so classic. The striped dress is amazing as well and something most women would love to have in their closets. It's made from a heavier weight double knit which lasts and wears well and is also good for hiding panty lines and any other lumps and bumps.

GAP: Suede Oxfords (sale item no longer online), Striped Shift Dress, $59.95

I'll be doing these live shopping trips regularly. Please let me know if you have certain shops or styles you want me to review in person. See you next time!


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