5 Steals and a Splurge

Happy Monday dear readers!  After a super relaxing weekend in Tahoe, I'm ready to take on the week, and hopefully finish this monster of a work project.  I'm super excited for today's post from Jeanne.  Please check out her blog, especially her Twenty Dollar Mondays...such amazing, thrifty finds!
Hello everyone! It's me from Shop Sweet Things with Jeanne. I've been a fan of KC's blog for a while now, and it's been her thrifty-chic styles, down-to-earth personality,  and her obsession with "menswear" that keep me coming back for more. So when KC asked me to guest post for her, I was completely flattered. While I am a lover of all things thrifty and stylish, I am also a firm believer in splurging for that one classic piece. I hope you will all enjoy my  "5 Steals & a Splurge", and really,  I hope my husband is reading this so he'll know exactly what to get me for my birthday this year. :)  Have fun and Happy Monday!!

1. Notebooks ($4.95) - Let's face it, the cooler the notebook the more creative we get! I picked up these wonderful notebooks recently at a San Francisco Japanese store called New People, and I couldn't resist getting just one because of the cool neon colors. They come in perfectly handy for list-making and jotting down those random ideas that constantly pops up for my blog.  

2. Fresh Soap Bars ($12 - $14) - I have a huge weakness for pretty packaging, and Fresh will always be on the top of my list. I bought these pretty soap bars over a year ago... not to actually use them, but to have them smelling and looking pretty on my desk. They really do make a great room freshener!

3. Statement Necklace ($38) - While this Sweet Drops Necklace from Anthroplogie  would never make it to my Twenty Dollar Monday, I would never think twice about buying a chic statement necklace. This one here is not too expensive, and I think the colors for this particular piece is quite unique. I can already see myself wearing a crisp white shirt and blue jeans while easily throwing on this necklace to make a statement. 

4. Reusable Shopping Bags ($6 - $12) -  Sure, I enjoy grocery shopping and farmer's market trips. But I would enjoy it even more if I am going in style with these Baggu reusable shopping bags. These eco-friendly bags are so chic and inexpensive that getting just one would totally be a tease. These Baggu bags come in over 40 different colors (solids & patterns) and 3 different sizes. I can seriously use one as my lunch bag, grocery bag, and a laundry bag.  

5. VIntage Magazine Print ($3) & Ikea White Frames ($10) - One of my favorite thrifty finds is this original vintage tearsheet from the late 1950's. It was an actual ad for a gasoline company, and it absolutely reminded me of Mad Men. I got this a year ago at the Cannery Row Antique Mall in Monterey , and I framed it with an inexpensive Ikea white frame. It is still one of my favorite wall arts in the house - all for just 13 bucks!

Tuxedo Jacket ($225) - Alright, here comes the splurge...I've seen this piece in the market for a while now, and I simply cannot get over how crazy I am with this Emersonmade's Tuxedo Jacket. It has the three C's I'm looking for - cool, chic, and classic! And I can pretty much say that this jacket is as essential as that classic trench coat you just gotta have in your closet!


  1. love the necklace, great find!
    xoox em

  2. Hi KC (and readers!) Thank you so much for having me here today. It's such a pleasure to showcase my personal finds here, and I really had a good time putting it all together! Hope you all enjoy my picks!

    Cheers, Jeanne

  3. Jeanne did an amazing job at picking all these unique items. I'm intrigued with those adorable shopping bags, stripes look so Chanelesque :)


  4. Love the idea, love the post Jeanne. Thanks to KC to have this series too :) will be back again :)

  5. I love your picks, Jeanne! The madmen inspired art is a little bit of genius :)

  6. so funny, i literally just posted about that emerson made jacket too!


    I've been wanting some baggu bags for a while now too, they're so cute!

  7. oh, man. so excited to find your blog! loves it. came over from design me daily ~ ox


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