Antique Shows

Summer is the time for antique shows.  I have been making a point of traveling to as many shows as possible this year.  Here are some of my favorites:

Best Bra For Size B

Many of you may have seen the Aerie promotions lately.  They are claiming to have a bra that increases your cup by two sizes.  Being blessed with babies my whole life, I had to try this.  I can honestly say this bra is magical!  It works wonders!!  Now, if you are already endowed, this might be a little over the top, but for the ladies size A or B, this let’s you live vicariously through your fortunate friends for a day.  Added bonus – the quality of these undergarments rivals Victoria’s Secret and other expensive brands.


I saw a reference to Trohv, a home goods and gifts store based on the East Coast, in one of the blogs that I read frequently.  The meaning of Trohv is so perfect- a collection of artful objects discovered or found.  Perfect.  I am determined to visit their Baltimore, MD or Washington DC location soon!  Check out the adorable items they have for sale and the most unique displays they showcase on their website.

I love everything about this picture – the metal chairs, the strong wooden tabletop, the mason jars, the bright yellow backdrop….

Practical and Fashionable

While working downtown, you are exposed to all the latest professional fashions and latest technology trends.  My co-worker and dear friend seriously stalked a woman to check out this amazing find – a wallet and phone case for iPhones.  How perfect!  When you are running out for lunch or even going out to the bars, you don’t always want to carry around a big purse, but carrying around a wallet and those iPhones that just don’t fit in your back pocket as well as the flip phones, is not fun at all.  Check out some of the cool styles.

CB2 – Coming 2 Uptown

CB2 is coming to Uptown Minneapolis!  I am in love with this store – an off-shoot of Crate and Barrel, but cheaper!  How much better can it get?  The style reminds me of a higher quality version of IKEA.  I’m like IKEA just like the next person, but let’s be honest – you buy the items for a starter home or with an expiration date in mind.  CB2 is a higher quality, which does come with a higher price, but nowhere near its parent store.  Check out some of the new styles and start the countdown until Fall 2011 in Uptown!

Spring Flowers

Floral prints are very in this season – how perfect for spring!  I’m in love with this look – whether it be in a shirt, scarf or dress.  If you would have asked me 5 years ago, I would have said this is a print my grandmother would wear, but as it usually happens, fashions become cyclical.  Check out Banana Republic for some amazing prints and styles.

Furniture with a Soul

Isn’t that what everyone wants?  Furniture with character, a conversation piece, something no one else will have.  Well Nadeau is halfway there.  Yes, there is the possibility that someone else will have the same piece, but they do have fun, colorful pieces that will spice up your home.  They have  a store in Minneapolis, but for my friends across the country, they also have locations in Birmingham, Buckhead, Charleston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Huntsville, Marietta, Miami, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Savannah, and West Hollywood.

Budget App

For those of you with an iPhone, you must add the AceBudget App.  It is an easy way to track monthly finances.  The app allows you to put in your disposable income and add categories for the types of spending you have each month – Groceries, Eating out, Clothes, etc.  I started using it in the beginning of February, and it definitely has given me an “ah-ha” moment already, considering I have $33.00 left to last me until the end of the month!  🙂  Make 2011 a fiscally responsible year!

Loving Lace

Lace is everywhere right now, and I’m jumping on the trend.  I love how feminine it looks.  The delicate fabric is a nice change from the traditional heavy winter attire.  I am totally digging the shoes from Steve Madden, this awesome purse and of course the work appropriate yet still fun dress.