* Spring Shopping * 2009 Neutrals

I must confess that I’ve spent the entire morning shopping online …and maybe a little a couple days ago as well. You see, I haven’t purchased a thing outside of necessity since the beginning of the year because, as you know, my paycheck has been cut almost in half …oh and, we’re saving for a house, etc., etc., etc. BUT, I was starting to go insane and since spring is just around the corner, I splurged a bit …with my husband’s approval, of course 😉

When I shop I consider what will enhance and/or work with what I already own. I think about the upcoming season and the trends and figure out how to make what I already have work with minor updates instead of buying all the new looks {which, don’t get me wrong, would be fun too}. I have also taken into consideration my husband’s most recent wishes and have been looking for more dresses and classic pieces …because, let’s just face it, I’m not 20 and trends that look great on young fashionistas don’t always cut it for us 30 somethings. Beyond that, my wardrobe has to be work appropriate.

I splurged on some things …for instance

these were a fairly big splurge for me but they only had my size left so I took it as a sign that they were meant for me {but, it’s also possible that my feet will be too wide for them and I’ll have to send them back}

I’m clearly having a nude shoe-a-thon because I also bought

Jessica Simpson Halli Sandal in Honey …and

these Pour La Victoire Women’s Fiona Open-toe Platform …and even though they are all technically in the same color family, the styles are so different that I will be able to wear items that I already have to create new looks with them. {also, nude shoes are huge this season …which means, they may go away for a season then come back with a vengeance}

spring dresses, bcbg, cynthia vincent

Both of these adorable dresses were on sale and should satiate my husband’s need to see me in semi fitted dresses {which he informed me would be even better with no panties on underneath}

Left: Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent Mesh Yoke Satin Dress and Right: BCBGMAXAZRIA Trapunto Stitch Jersey Dress …there were about 3 more I actually would have also purchased if they had my size.

Luckily I won’t have to buy a new handbag for spring. I’m currently still in love with my Marc by MJ bag but I also have an old LV that is absolutely perfect for spring …no it’s not the IT bag of the season, but it’s a classic nonetheless. The NOE in Damier Azur canvas

I’m still on the lookout for a few frilly floral frocks which I’ll most likely look for at Forever 21 or vintage shops. However, Victoria’s Secret has got some great stuff right now as well …which is surprising because it’s been a while since I’ve seen anything promising there. I also need some new flat sandals because the ones I have make my ankles hurt which once again reminds me that my 30 something feet need just a little bit more support than my 20 something feet did …and I guess I’m okay with that …I guess I have to be …lol.

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Summer

    March 4, 2009 |

    I am IN LOVE with those platforms. In. Love.

  • Zuzuli

    March 4, 2009 |

    I ♥ that nude shoes are so HUGE!! I bought (too) many pairs seasons ago and still wear them through the winter with dark tights. Great purchases!

  • Aubrey

    March 4, 2009 |

    Love…Love…Love the PINK dress!
    Where is that from? I want it 🙂

  • Nina (femme rationale)

    March 4, 2009 |

    love the CL wedges. you can’t go wrong with nude shoes…which reminds me that i need to get some, too.

  • drollgirl

    March 4, 2009 |

    i love the shoe pics! you must be so excited!

    i did a little shopping over the last few days, too. eke. i’ll be sad when i get the bill, but the season changes always make me feel panicky to get more stuff, STAT!!!

  • kelly

    March 4, 2009 |

    how weird! I did a little shopping for you too on my blog! When you have the chance please tell me if you like what i chose!

    Great picks by the way! i cant wait to see which outfit you pair them with!

  • Milly

    March 4, 2009 |

    Love all 3 shoes…i need to get some in Nude…all i have is nude flats…great choices!

  • Fabi

    March 4, 2009 |

    wow! this post was so exciting for me and I didn’t even buy anything! all amazing new things, esp the jimmy choos. I need to get on buying some nude heels, asap, too. btw, i want your advice on what outfit you think would work with some earrings i have.. visit my blog when you get a minute, and let me know your thoughts! thanks! xo

  • Nicole Marie

    March 4, 2009 |

    love the jessica simpson heels (i hear her shoes are super comfy) and the pick/fuscia dress!

  • Julia

    March 4, 2009 |

    You found some of the sexiest heels! Never one for nude colored shoes, but these are changing my mind! And the dresses are beyond fabulous!

  • Carolyn

    March 4, 2009 |

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the shoes and the blue dress. GORG!

  • Hanako66

    March 4, 2009 |

    All great finds:) I am in love with those J Choos!

  • bianca

    March 4, 2009 |

    I’m absolutely in love with all of those shoes. Especially the Jimmy Choos. Gorgeous!!!

  • Kelli

    March 4, 2009 |

    Great buys! Your hubby is great letting you spend a nice chunk of change getting ready for the spring.
    I have 2 nude pairs from last spring although I want a new, 3rd, pair for this year! I love that the options are endless 🙂

  • Diabolina Da Fashionista

    March 4, 2009 |

    Just wore my one and only pair of jessica simpson heels and they were PAINful. i am loving the pour la victoria line. That’s my vote.

  • ~alison

    March 4, 2009 |

    Those Jimmy Choos do look a bit narrow. I am in love with the last pair of shoes! But – DAMN – I’d die in the those heels! Can’t wait to see those dresses On you…I am not a big fan on them on THOSE models…

  • Sheri

    March 4, 2009 |

    I love those Jimmy Choos and those dresses! I’ll one day own a pair of Jimmy Choos… 🙂

  • The Seeker

    March 4, 2009 |

    Gorgeous stuff dear!!


  • Frank&Remy

    March 4, 2009 |

    dig the jimmy choos!

  • Frank&Remy

    March 4, 2009 |

    dig the jimmy choos!

  • miky

    March 5, 2009 |

    i love that shape of lv!


  • TLT

    March 5, 2009 |

    The Pour La Victoire shoes are my favorite!!!!! The nude color, the tassels, stacked wooden heel, and bit of yellow trim are all so perfect. I have my eye on a pair of cute nude shoes from Jeffrey Campbell… I can’t wait for warmer weather to wear them 🙂

  • Belle

    March 5, 2009 |

    Haha your husband is cool, i liked his comment.

    Gorgeous purchases! I am in love with the shoes and the dresses will look gorgeous on you.
    I think its about time i pull out my credit card and do some online shopping as well!

  • Lilo

    March 5, 2009 |

    <3 i love the choos... <3
    i also like the jessica simpson ones-and as for the lui vui, its timeless chic <3 j'adore ;p

  • A Country Wife

    March 5, 2009 |

    oooo shoes… oooo bags….hmmmm where’s my credit card 🙂

  • Manja

    March 5, 2009 |

    Absolute love! Those three pairs of shoes are so pretty!

  • lisa @ luxe

    March 5, 2009 |

    love those last pair of platforms, so perfect for spring!


  • Mama Kat

    March 6, 2009 |

    Cute!!!! Will you be my personal shopper? I am SO going after those Jessica Simpson shoes!!

  • lookrichbitch

    March 9, 2009 |

    hmm.. may have to check out those jessica simpsons.. the bow remind me of some lanvins that i was lusting for but couldn’t bring myself to buy.

  • MariamMonroe

    April 9, 2010 |

    whats realllly strange is that i own those jimmy choos but mine are micheal kors..i bought them in 2 colors cause it was a sale and who can say no to a sale?

    but yeah..weird…mine are leather, no patent… verrrryyy weird. soo comfortable nonetheless!

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    June 19, 2010 |

    I love that handbag,quite fashionable and looks pretty.Well the two dresses are also pretty.especially the pink one.

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