If You Like It, Then You Should've Put a Ring on It

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rompers: Charlotte Russe: cardi: thrifted :: wooden clogs: Target ::
ring: Etsy :: Panda necklace: Forever 21


Another hot day in Illinois. I apologize for not posting more often. To be honest, most of the time, I am in shorts and a tee or in jammies: requisite clothing to cope with this insufferable humidity.

One thing I rarely do is pay full price for an item. This ring is one that I decided I just HAD to have. (I'm sorry I can't remember the seller name on Etsy). I mean, wings on a ring. How can I resist? What I love about huge pieces of jewelry is that all I have to do is wear one, and I'm set.

It's been more than a week since I started my 6-month challenge, and as I expected, it was hard. A good friend of mine asked me to go shopping with her, since she's leaving the country in a couple weeks. Of course, we got to the mall right when all the stores were having their end-of-season sales. Express had an extra 20% off their clearance items; Victoria's Secret was having their semi-annual sale; and the GAP was renovating their space, so they basically had everything for under $15. But! I prevailed. But, I ended up buying some VS cosmetics since they were $1.50 each, and I spent a grand total of $12. I've quite proud of myself.

34 comments:

  1. That ring is adorable, but also dangerous looking. I would take out an eye so fast... Perhaps that's why people like you have such things and people like me admire via a very non-pointy photograph.

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  2. yes, i love statement pieces like these, because one is all it takes! of course, i'd have to choose ones without sharp pointy objects. i once rubbed my nose while wearing a small, yet pointy v-shaped ring...i wanted to SCREAM!

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  3. L-O-V-E is all i can say about this outfit.. your black khaki romper is SO CUTE!! i love that you threw a pink cardi over it!! i'm going to look for this black romper right now!! hahaha it's so cute on you!

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  4. love the bright pink cardi with your black romper! matches your nails nicely! XD

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  5. I live in my house coats now that it's winter here and I look woeful and like a bag lady haha at least you look wonderful out and about!

    The ring is awesome, definitely worth the full price paid. :)


    xoxo,
    Addie
    The Cat Hag

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  6. That ring is crazy awesome. And I'm super jealous of your romper - I so want one buy can never find one that I would dare to wear but yours looks damn perfect! Also, you are super disciplined...way more so than I.


    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  7. Love your romper! Adorable! Great ring too:)

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  8. Way to go!! You survived all those temptations at the mall. I would definitely say that's smashtastic! :D

    Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

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  9. Ohh.. love the ring. It's great, and the pop of pink in the outfit! I really need to go on a no spending thing too. I think I'm going to try!

    xo, Jill
    http://jillybeanstalk.blogspot.com

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  10. I cannot believe you could pass up that sale. I would have exploded. Seriously. Bonnie bits would have been allllll over that mall.

    That ring is uhhhh-maaaazing. I lovelovelove it. :)

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    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  11. That ring is AMAZING! I am Seriously LOVING that romper too! You look Great and you should be proud of yourself at the mall. You have more strength than I do lol.

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  12. wow killer ring...such an amazing statement piece.

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  13. Wow, I love that ring on you! Such an amazing statement piece :)

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  14. Love that ring! It's so cute :) Fab blog dear

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  15. wow your ring is amazing! great pick! ronan x

    http://ronanronanronan.blogspot.com/

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  16. Love your sweet ... beat the humidity ... outfit! That ring is a statement piece for sure, well worth the investment, you are going to get tons of wear out of it!

    ❤ Cat brideblu

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  17. Seriously love chunky jewelry and your ring is so perfect!! I mean who can EVER resist wings??? Anyway black with pink is too cute!! And I salute you for the 6 month challenge, I can never do that!! but i need to!!!
    <3
    http://reserveradefashion.blogspot.com

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  18. Laura, I love, love this outfit on you! That cardi is incredible and the sleeves are so neat! Not to mention the color is just perfect! This ring is incredible! How perfect for your Thor outfit! :)

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  19. Ugh, not shopping can be so tough! So can dealing with humidity! It was sooo humid here yesterday and today, but hopefully tonight's huge storm will clear that up a bit.

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  20. haha a "ring with wings" is brilliant. you are so cute! and iknowwhatyoumeanforreal about the heat and everything. i'm not a slutty girl by any means, but i am just struggling with the balance of dressing appropriately & wearing the least amount of clothes possible

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  21. Very casual but stylish! (The shoes and the bling-a-ring make it all awesome! Awesome...r.)

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  22. love your ring!

    your newest follower, Michelle
    pinklemonincrystal.blogspot.com

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  23. That ring is EPIC! LOVE IT! :D

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  24. You look adorable!!! I LOVE that romper. I'm still terrified to try the trend but you make it look way cute.

    I'm impressed by your restraint at the mall! I'm not sure I could handle that! :)

    Come take a look inside A Working Mom's Closet

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  25. Ooh...i gues i have to check in at VS too

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  26. The ring is totally worth it! I have never seen one like that! I'm also happy to see another cute lady wearing black in the hot summer!

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  27. Wow, amazing ring dear! :)

    Take a look at my blog if you want to? ;)

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  28. wow and YES - that is one winged and wonderful ring!

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  29. Laura, I cannot even begin to tell you how much I like this outfit! At first I thought you were wearing separates and I thought "Oh cool, a black blouse with black shorts" until I realized this is actually a romper. The detailing on it is perfect - giving it an edge yet still keeping it sweet. And I'm really quite captivated by those big sleeves on your cardigan :)

    Bravo on resisting the sales! Cool ring. I agree with a previous commenter that it'd be great for your Thor outfit.

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  30. O.M.G THAT RING!!!!!!!!!

    PLEASEEEEE TELL ME THERE IS SOME WAY I CAN GET IT IN THE UK????????????????

    Love your blog btw, so cute x

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  31. Loving that romper! And your nail color is so pretty!
    We are now following you and would love for you to visit our blog and follow us back if you like. Thanks!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings
    http://www.herlatenightcravings.blogspot.com/

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  32. Your romper is perfect,I am really jealous as I had one really similar that I loved to death but then I put on weight and the next summer i tried it I looked like I stole it from a small child. I have been after a new one ever since! The ring is so pretty x

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