Little Luxuries (all under $20!)


bank sunnies top coat blouse scarf

No seriously. The Frenchie piggy bank. It needs to happen. A huge thank you to Old Navy for sending me the striped blouse! Can I tell you guys something cray? I’d never owned a pair of white jeans or a tunic at all similar to this one. I tried both on and was like, hello, what have I been doing with my life? Some things really are style game changers!

Hope you all had a fantastic weekend and are enjoying the extra daylight hours! Um, March is almost half over as of this week. What the what?

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  1. 3.11.13
    brighton said:

    oh nice! I want to try that top coat!! Sounds legit. :) I currently use sally hansen double duty, which works pretty well but i’m willing to try this one too!

  2. 3.11.13

    I love all of these! Can’t wait to try the top coat and the tunic seems like the perfect addition for Spring. Thanks!

  3. 3.11.13
    Christina said:

    I’ve also never owned white jeans before, but am seriously considering it….. you may have just convinced me :)

  4. 3.11.13
    Emily said:

    I have the Julep top coat, and I love the finish it leaves on my nails. I definitely recommend it!

  5. 3.11.13
    Kimberly said:

    Totally love those sunnies & the scarf! Hasn’t Old Navy been hitting it out of the park lately? Great picks here :)

  6. 3.11.13

    That top coat is SO GOOD! I’m obsessed as well.

  7. 3.11.13

    Love that little scarf for Spring! I have never owned a pair of white jeans either…maybe I need to jump outside my comfort zone!

  8. 3.11.13
    alyson said:

    must check out this gel-ish top coat!! could use the staying power without the chemicals. and, scarf= so spring!

  9. 3.11.13
    Megan said:

    I can’t wait to try that topcoat!!! I’m in love with all the wonderful spring shades but less in love with chipping and waiting for my nails to dry… I did discover a new trick the other day, soaking my nails in ICY cold water to speed up the drying. Painful, but you really only need your fingertips in the water and I definitely added a day or two to my manicure.

    • 3.11.13
      vmacandcheese said:

      Huh, interesting tip!!! Thanks for sharing. :)

  10. 3.11.13
    Tracy said:

    Great finds, really want those sunnies!!


  11. 3.11.13

    Dying to try that Julep top coat! Now that its official that gel manicures cause skin cancer, I’m looking for a new long-term manicure solution.

  12. 3.11.13

    A Frenchie Piggy Bank! Consider this in my cart.

  13. 3.11.13
    chelsie said:

    march is seriously moving a long too fast! but back to that frenchie – get it.

  14. 3.11.13

    I want that piggy bank! Too cute!

  15. 3.11.13

    That piggy bank is too cute!! Love the striped tunic as well – looked great with white jeans!

  16. 3.11.13

    looks like i could get a couple of months out of that ON top….maybe they have something similar in their maternity line? #gettingbigger

  17. 3.11.13

    love that french piggy! also that you used cray in this post… sometimes its just needed.


  18. 3.11.13

    I love this scarf! Who knew it was from Old Navy…

  19. 3.11.13

    Have you tried the top coat? I love it! I don’t feel like it lasted as long as gels, but I’m also terrible about wearing gloves when washing dishes, cleaning, etc. It did live up the claim of insta-dry, with no sheet marks or gouges. That alone makes it worth it, in my opinion!

  20. 3.11.13
    Nnenna said:

    Ooo, love those cat eye sunnies and they’re a steal at that price! Also, I recently started using the Julep top coat too because my Seche Vite clumped up and so far it’s pretty good. I’m haven’t tested longevity yet because I change my polish so often, but as far as shininess/the overall look, it’s great!

  21. 3.11.13

    That Julep top coat is definitely one to try! Thanks!

  22. 3.11.13

    Love the Old Navy shirt. I have a Jcrew sweater that’s similar and I always get compliments.

  23. 3.11.13

    Those cat-eye sunnies…gotta have ’em! I’m currently crushing on anything in tortoiseshell and I love retro feel cat-eye glasses bring to a look.


  24. 3.11.13
    Krisitna said:

    That scarf is so adorable, I love the colors!


    Kristina does the Internets

  25. 3.11.13

    Old Navy is KILLING it lately! Their Diva pants fit as well as the Minnie, but for a fraction of the price. Great for indulging in the printed trouser trend without breaking the bank.

    That scarf and sunnies – NEED.

  26. 3.11.13
    Megan said:

    I just wanted to tell you that I came across your blog through pinterest and I can’t stop reading. Seriously, I’ve sat here over an hour checking out your mini-alt series, your blog tips of the day, etc. Your blog is like reading a magazine! So pretty and fun!!

  27. 3.11.13
    Sara said:

    I think I have to try out that top coat, sounds amazing!

  28. 3.11.13

    ahh clicked through to buy the sunglasses and immediately got sucked in to all the cute things at Ruche! Thanks for the links Victoria :)

    xoxo, Kasia

  29. 3.12.13

    You said the magic word…under $20! I have to get those cat sunglasses! They are too cute not to pass up! =)

  30. 3.12.13

    Nooooo. That top was Old Navy!? I’m very impressed! Looked super stylish at brunch!