Despite, a hot sunny Saturday, it’s been strangely foggy for the last few days at the beach and looks like the next day or two will be the same. I feel like I need to combat the dreariness with an extra dose of color and a little something to help feel pretty. Who doesn’t want that? I found a few girly blouses to help the mood, so gray skies — take that!
We do have a LOFT at both Destin Commons and Pier Park, but sadly the only Urban O shopping I can do is online.
A few of my favorite Christmas gifts came from the Coach store in Silver Sands and I’m sure were super bargains. I’ve already switched the essentials to this new black leather Legacy purse with a leather and chain strap. It’s positively delightful and I think it kind of looks like a Chanel cousin. Of course, I wasn’t the only one getting fab gifts. My dog is a little more GQ with his new Coach signature collar in black. It took him a little while to get used to it, but I think he loves it now, almost as much as I love my new bag!
DeJa Vu in Pier Park is offering 50% off all clothing AND 40% off all shoes now through the end of December! Only 10 shopping days left! If you go, I’m sure you’ll walk away with something. I love my new red plaid jacket!
SoWal-ers know the familiar light blue VW Bug covered in bright smiley faces and flowers cruising around 30A belongs to the very cool 96 Degrees Surf Shop. The store used to be right next to the Wheelhouse but moved to an even better location by the Old Florida Fish House. Everyone loves the sushi bar there and the Grouper Fish House (sooo good!), but even better is doing a little shopping on your way in or out. The store is really small, but there’s plenty of room for cute tops, beachy dresses and fun tanks and accessories. Right now they have a totally cool leopard print dress and a bunch of cute Karlie tops. I even found a great tattoo print burn out tee to wear to yoga! Stop in on your next visit to the Fish House or make a trip just to shop. I’m sure it wouldn’t be the first time.
SOHO boutique is having some great sales right now at their store in Gulf Place (393 & 30A)! They have tons of Juicy stuff (as always) but a bunch of really cute tops and dresses to add to your wish list. In the contemporary store, they carry lines like Michael Stars, C&C California, True Religion, 7 for all Mankind, Hype, Free People, Yag and lots, lots more! I saw several great pieces of jewelry (like these bangles) and a cool leather clutch with studs on the outside. I picked up a superthin, supercool tee by Yag for less than 30 bucks.
The SOHO website shows a few available items but you have to go in person or phone in an order to one of their locations to get the goods. They have 3 stores in Houston, but their one and only beach store is right here in Santa Rosa Beach!
I got the latest issue of InStyle in the mailbox a few days ago (which is always big excitement!) and saved one of those little cards that usually fall out and end up in the trash. This one was for 20% off at Ann Taylor LOFT
and armed with my coupon, I stopped by the store in Pier Park. I got this black and white jacket
for $29.99 and a cute yellow cardigan for $19.99 THEN because I spent over $50 I got a $25 cash back card for my next purchase over$50. Not too shabby! They’ve got a few new things to choose from so go check ‘em out (Destin Commons or Pier Park) and maybe buy an InStyle beforehand.
Photo: Ann Taylor LOFT