After a (short) work week, I headed out to explore some new shops in Downtown Naperville (IL) on Friday evening. I'm always looking for unique pieces so shopping local boutiques is usually sure to produce some fantastic finds. Friday's shopping trip was no different - I came home with some great additions to my wardrobe.
I started by visiting a (chain) retail favorite of mine, Ann Taylor LOFT. LOFT is full of pieces that can go from work to casual to evenings out on the town. I picked up this blouse in an army green color. I can't wait to wear it with shorts for a casual evening and with skinny jeans and heels to dress it up... it will probably even show up at work.
However, my real find was this necklace - it's chic, versatile and classic. Not to mention, down right affordable! On sale (15% off) I scored this beauty for just under $7! I found it at Karisma Boutique, an accessories haven! The shop is nestled above another storefront and bursting with handbags, rings, bracelets, etc. in every color you can imagine, in every style you can imagine. The shopkeeper was absolutely wonderful - offering casual conversation, personal shopping services and even a glass of water (Friday = sticky, hot mess of a day)! I will definitely visit this boutique again for its unique pieces, large selection and great prices.
I've worn the necklace for two days now and racked up quite a few compliments on it. My proudest moment: exclaiming it was less than $7! The bonus? The quote written on the necklace's packaging:
"Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul; the blueprints of your ultimate achievements."