As promised, here is a rundown of some lovely new pieces I acquired during my week-long stay back home in Kentucky.
My favorite thing about shopping in Kentucky is that, save for J. Crew trips, I almost only shop at boutiques. Louisville is known for being extremely local-business friendly. In fact, I stopped in Macy’s at one point and none of the designer clothes and jewelry even remotely appealed to me after spending most of the week hitting my favorite Louisville boutiques. Another perk is that all of the boutiques are fairly cheap and sales tax is 4% lower than in DC…which justified my two separate trips to J.Crew…no judging.
This clutch is made by Street Level handbags.
I found this awesome leopard clutch at a boutique call Collections in one of my favorite shopping areas, Westport Village. I saw the bag and I was like, holy leopard. Then I called my mom and I was all, “Can I?! Can I?!” and she was all, “I suppose…” and then I was like
Sometimes my mom likes to re-gift things to me she got from her friends. Most of the time, I not-so-kindly reject these hand-me-downs but this one was a score! I love the cool intertwined wire effect in this copper bangle from an awesome home good/accessories/wacky gifts store called Work The Metal.
Still working on the arm party to end all arm parties (I’m overselling this way too much), I got these blue and coral bangles from J.Crew. Find similar ones here and here. And I picked up this adorable hunter green patterned cuff at Scout on Market, which is located in NULU, the new neighborhood downtown known for the best, newest and most unique restaurants, bars and people…no wonder I love it there, I fit right in! (jokes, jokes)
And then I went BACK to J.Crew and went home with this zebra pendant long necklace. I’d seen it when I got the bangles and I knew it belonged with me. I always wanted a pet zebra! So, when my mom sent me out to pick up the catering trays for a party we were hosting that evening, I made a little detour for myself. Worth. It. Find a similar one here.
Oh! And my A-Thread bracelets arrived the day I got home! Oh, happy day!