Accidental Ban

Here we are at the unofficial end of summer and I came to a realization the other day. I haven't gone to the mall in over a month! What the what!

{Shirt: Forever 21 (old), Skirt: Forever 21 (old), Shoes: BCBGeneration c/o Chippmunk (old), Bag: Kate Spade (sold out), Sunglasses: Cole Haan, Watch: Marc Jacobs, Bracelets: David Yurman, Forever 21, Alex and Ani}

With the craziness of summer... vacations, weekends at the Cape, bbqs, weddings, bachelorette parties, and working around our house, I haven't had time to go shopping. GASP. Now that I've realized this, I feel so... strange. It's like I don't even know who I am. I'm just kidding, it's not that dramatic. Sorta.

On one hand it's good, because that means I've just been remixing all my clothes. On the other hand, much to my husband's dismay, this probably means I'm due for a big shopping trip. Labor Day sales here I come!

Have a great weekend everyone. And those of you who live in the U.S. enjoy your long weekend! See you in September!

157 comments:

Rachelle (http://pinksole.com/) said...

I love this low bun on you, sooo cute. And cobalt is your color lady.

xo
http://pinksole.com

Meaghann Bendis said...

I love your summery, cheerful outfit! You always look cute and I admire that you are remixing your wardrobe! I should do that more often. xo, Meg
www.sealed-with-style.com

Everday Fashion said...

Such a fun simple outfit. I am drooling over your Kate Spade bag! Love the bows

Rakhshanda Rizvi said...

OMG, I love this lovely outfit! You look really very beautiful! Love your skirt and heels! Low bun suits you so well! Kisses <3

Adeola Naomi Aderemi said...

Beautiful look and I am loving your cute bag!

Niki Caron said...

I comepletelu understand what you mean! I haven't been shopping in soooo long! It sounds like you're having a wonderful summer though! Have a great Labor Day weekend and enjoy the sales!!!

Niki Caron said...

PS - I love your hair up like that! Gorg!

Sofia Donatelli said...

Love your shoes.


Kisses,
Sofia

stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

SydneysFashionDiary.com said...

You always have on the cutest outfit. Yes, I am so ready for the long weekend. Enjoy your holiday!

Emmylou said...

LOL....have fun in the upcoming shopping spree:D Seriously, that's good though that you haven't gone in a mall in awhile. I need to do that!
Happy long weekend to you and yours:)

Milex said...

soo impactful!

Gina said...

You look so gorgeous. I love love love your hair like this. And that outfit is so simple yet so perfect. Very cute bag:)

Gasp is right! No mall trips... I've been doing so much shopping that hubby has put me on a ban. For real this time. So shop for the both of us this weekend:) Can't wait to see what you get.
XO, Gina
http://classyeverafter.blogspot.com

Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} said...

Those shoes are so fun! Enjoy shopping this weekend!

Lauren
Fizz and Frosting

Pooja Mittal said...

U look amazing like always.. :) even i have not gone to mall in ages... Just lazying around..
Keep in touch,
www.beingbeautifulandpretty.com
http://instagram.com/beingbeautifulpooja

Sarah said...

Love that skirt, I've been eyeing a similar J.Crew one. Yes I am ready to hit up some sales this weekend!

TheTinyHeart said...

I love these aviators on you! I haven't been to the mall in forever either. I'm usually busy doing other things in the summer, so I've done more online shopping.

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
So Kate Giveaway!

Anngelik Martinez said...

No shopping in a month? Whattt?? haha I love that Kate Spade bag, it's sooooo cute and also your shoes. I love the colors.

-Vogue&Heels
www.vogueandheels.com

Happiness at Mid Life said...

I like your hair styled this way and all the fun colors of this outfit.

I rarely go to the mall much (mostly just to return stuff). I just prefer to shop online now. Have fun with your shopping trip :)

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Jane said...

have a great time with those labor day sales! love the way you're rockin those sunnies!

Kathleen Harper said...

I always go through some sort of withdrawal if I haven't shopped in that long haha! I adore your sandals here - the color is phenomenal and this is such a cute fresh look!
<3
katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

Ashley said...

Oh this is the cutest outfit!! Love that bag and those shoes! I also LOVE your hair like that!

Xo,
Sincerely Miss Ash

lisacng @ expandng.com said...

Hehe enjoy those sales!

Carisa @ Bunnies and Pearls said...

you look great, Im loving those shoes!! As much as I love shopping, I kinda like when that happens a little extra money saved or an excuse to spend a little more next month, either way it works out nicely ;)

carisa
Bunnies and pearls

Kim Alston said...

I was just about to say, this weekend will be great because of all the Labor Day Sales. Enjoy! You should get some really good deals and get more for your money. Great outfit and I love your hair like that.
http://www.averysweetblog.com/

Nathan Moy said...

cobalt blue looks sooo chic on you. Glad I clicked on your comment on Milex's blog. LOVE and followed you blog too <3 Btw, I'm hosting a giveaway of a MAWI spiked sphere ring that retails for £295, I guarantee it's a very provocative piece to own!

xx The Provoker
http://www.the-provoker.com/2013/08/mawi-giveaway-or-bling-ring.html

£295 MAWI RING GIVEAWAY
£295 MAWI RING GIVEAWAY
£295 MAWI RING GIVEAWAY

Frannie Pantz said...

Those are the best kind of bans in my opinion! I have loved shopping my closet lately. It is the best feeling when you realize how much you really have!

Lauren said...

LOL it's almost like a blessing in disguise because now you can crazy on fall shopping :P

Lovely look! Those wedges are just too cute. xo

Love and Ace said...

Haha what the what!? Well it's always fun to get creative with what you have. Love the shoes! xx Kat

Love and Ace

Kristina said...

Wow, that's super impressive!! I feel like I've been in shopping overload lately with all of the new fall styles. Love your bright blue skirt!!

Kristina does the Internets

Shannon Rice said...

Adorable as always! Especially that bag! I wish I somehow managed not to shop for a month (without trying) - my bank account could use a nice break like that!

Shannon
clothesandquotes.blogspot.com

Cece said...

Cute outfit! I'm about to have a totally intentional shopping ban. I've gotten out of control lately.

RoselyC said...

Cute outfit. The good thing about your unintentional ban is that now you get to make up for lost time ;)

smk053078 said...

GASP is right!!! Girl, are you feeling okay??? LOL!!! Watch out mall, here she comes!!!! Go do some damage!! :)

Susannah said...

I'm sure your pocket book is enjoying your accidental ban. ;-) Hope you don't put your hubby into too much shock when the ban is lifted. ;-)

Rakel said...

love your bag!!

two birds said...

i realized yesterday that it had been a while for me to shop, too...so i went shopping!! easy enough! =) i hope you find some great sales this weekend!

Nicky mywishstyle said...

love your blue skirt!
ciao

Anouka K said...

Very nice skirt! I like the colour and the cut.

Maiken said...

happy shopping then, Yi-chia! ;)
I looove those sunnies on you and of course that bag since it's clearly the cutest.

Maiken,
Maikeni blogi - part of me

nancy @ adore to adorn said...

not shopping must have been so nice for your wallet! teehee. =)
Love this cute outfit with your hair up!
xo,
nancy

Mili said...

Hahah not shopping for a month is an excellent reason to go to town at the labor day sales ;) Love the cobalt color of your skirt!

Mili from call me, Maeby

Ricademus said...

Wow! I think you've been away from malls longer than I have--and I don't even look at sale ads anymore. Instead of keeping up with what's on the market, I wait until I need something to go shopping. Typical guy approach, I guess.

The other good news is that you've been busy with some really fun activities, so fun they distracted you. Has your husband suggested that not going shopping in so long might be a sign that deep down you don't really want to go??? I suspect I might tease my bride that way. :)

Have a great holiday!!!

Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes} said...

That Kate Spade bag is so cute!

xx
Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

Who is that Girl Mo? said...

Shopping is more fun when you haven't gone in a while. :-) Loving the mix of colors on your entire outfit. Cute!

Mo

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I want to forget to shop!! Hehe :)

You look adorable. Have a great weekend!

Pia J said...

I try so hard to stay away from the Malls, then when i do get there look out. Heres hoping you find tons of Labour Day Sales.
Love your bag so much!!

Pia
pjmscloset.blogspot.ca

Afroditi Kat said...

Such a pretty look!Your blog is lovely!!!! xxx
Gleaming Spire // Bloglovin'

Skylette from Sequins & Stilettos said...

I always shy away from our mall only because we don't have too many great stores. :-/

Rachel Lynne said...

What a great skirt! Such a great color for you :) Very chic!

Harija said...

Cute look and love the skirt

My Lyfe ; My Story
@MyLyfeMyStory 

bestrong said...

you look so chic!
visit my blog : http://nicoraulea.blogspot.ro/

emily | shell chicd said...

Ohh good for you lady! I've tried TWO shopping bans this summer and have failed at both. Silly online shopping (and, cough, Kate Spade surprise sales) make it too easy. Love this sweet + simple look! Great way to rework old pieces.

CodeOverdressed said...

Such a fun comfy look, the shoes are so cute and your bag is adorable, the size is just perfect! I have to confess I haven't been to mall in months, but online shopping that never goes away, I'm such a bad saver, should look up to you!

Cee. ♥
Code Overdressed

Katie said...

good for you for going that long! :) and love this outfit and your hair pulled back like that!

Meredith said...

Haha I love that you did this unintentionally and that you're now due for a big Labor Day shopping trip! Live it up! Have fun girlfriend! ;)
Meredith
createthatoutfit.com

Indulgera said...

Love this color combo <3

x
Liz
Indulgera Blog

Celia Aranda said...

Gorgeous <3
xoxo

www.stylebycelia.blogspot.com

Jeans and a Teacup said...

What?! What kind of fashion blogger are you? haha...just kidding. I wish I could stay away from the mall for a month. But it's worse now that I've gotten more into online shopping...
Love that skirt! The color is great!
~Jessica
Jeans and a Teacup

Maria Wasiak said...

It's really nic to look on your colourful outfit! :) I can still feel summer and holidays :D

Maybe you'd like to see some results of my collaboration with Polish stylist and fashion designer Madame Dentelle on www.marentora-everdream.blogspot.com :) It'll be very nice ;)

Kisses and hugs,
Marentora :)

Jessi said...

Gah I totally want to shop the Labor Day Sales!! I haven't been to the mall in forever either, I do too much online shopping :)
You look adorable here by the way! I'm loving those lime wedges and the cute bow bag - SO you!
Jessi
http://haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

OH my gosh, I was going to start panicking for you when I read that title. Thankfully you are back with a vengeance. Hello Labor Day Sales!

abby said...

you look great. its ok if you haven't gone to the mall in a mo. from the looks of it you had a great summer !

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Well I've been on a intentional ban so I can shop at Savers 50% OFF Sale on Labor Day!!!!!!!! hahahaha

So whether accidental or intentional, looks like we will have new threads to share for the next few posts / months! I'll all for that.

Thanks for liking my tutorial!

E ♥ [refined couture] said...

Love your Kate Spade tote - the bow print is adorable! Such a summery look. Already hit up the Labor Day sales that started today and there are some awesome steals!! :)

xoxo,
E
refined couture 

Sam said...

Sometimes its actually a good idea to take some time away from shopping and malls, it helps us appreciate other things! Lovely and charming outfit, the shoes are so pretty. Happy Friday Doll!

Martha Zuñiga G. said...

Lovely shoes color and style.
Martha Zuniga.
www.dreamsandcoffeemoda.blogspot.com

Abby said...

I will be hitting up those sales on Labor Day too, girl! :) I can't remember the last time I was in an actual mall... has to be at least a month. I've definitely been in Target though... oops! ;)

xo, Abby @ Always, Abby

The Domestic Sweetheart said...

Love this outfit...those shoes rock!

Ginny MyNewFavoriteOutfit said...

I didn't shop much this month at all, except for picking up a couple fall things. Love this skirt, it's one of my favorites of yours :)
Ginny

Carole Fuchs said...

I WANT those shoes!!! Holy amazing!!

Xo,
Carole

Kierra Makayla said...

You always look so cute!
Love, Kierra Makayla

Style Me Endless said...

Lovely outfit! You look gorg!
-Vivian from stylemeendless

libys11 said...

I'm totally in love with your bag!!! so perfect for you and all your colourful clothes! :D

Animated Confessions

Annie L said...

Fall shopping is the best! Love this outfit, especially those shoes!
xo Annie
New England Romance

Olivia said...

Oh my goodness, aren't you the cutest ever?
Hugs & Kisses,
Olivia

Joyce T said...

Cute outfit! You should put your hair up more :) it looks really good on you!

A Splash Of Tan

Sakuranko said...

Really cute your outfit, lovely skirt, I love it your hairstyle!
xx

I want invite you to Join to my Firmoo Giveaway for win 1 pair of Glasses. You choose the model!

Chidiogo Maxwell said...

So simple and chic!
You look great :)

Night Chayde said...

Lol the accidental bam will lead you into extreme binge shopping ;) at least it does for me ;) you look gorgeous!


Nightchayde

Hannah Gottlieb-Graham said...

This blue mini is just perfect on you!

Xo, Hannah

sweetsweetnoir.net

Nilu A said...

You look adorable.. Cute outfit.. Even I can't stay away from shopping that long.. Do visit my blog.. http://kitchenserenity.blogspot.in/

Angel Feliciano said...

love this outfit :) so preppy and feminine <3

http://www.pinkoolaid.com/

Vanessa Ciliberto said...

really cute look :)

TheVogueWord
TheVogueWord

prettyanddelectable.com said...

Cute! So many cheerful colors! There are SO many great Labor Day sales going on... dangerous! Enjoy your weekend. :)

Joy Shana said...

You look lovely, nice bag:)
Shana-Style

Can't Afford Chanel said...

Love your KS bag. You definitively need to go to shopping. Can't wait to see what you bought :)

CantAffordChanelBlog

FitTravelerAJ said...

Congrats on your willpower for staying away from the mall. I've done enough shopping for both of us ;-) Love your skirt and your bow bag!

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.com

Bumble Of Joy said...

WOW good for you! Cute outfit, a great remix of your clothes! Have fun shopping this weekend :) -Eva

Fabulous Petite said...

wow this is so cute. I would have not know that you are recyling your outfits until you mention it. This is some total damage for the labor day sale, lol. Have a great long weekend doll.

xo
Sam
http://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com

Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

First of all, that skirt is very pretty and the whole outfit makes you look like a beautiful doll! :) And hey, just shows, there's still life without shopping and now that you have saved on not buying anything, you can treat yourself to something special in September. :)
x

RedTagChicLosAngeles said...

Haha congratulations dear....that's an accomplishment of sorts!! More power to your Labor Day shopping. BTW, I love those shoeS!!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Lulu Soler said...

Youre too funny - what the what? I love it. :) You look so cute and like you're ready to shop in this outfit!

xo Lulu
simplylulustyle.com

Mary Kapsi said...

adorable outfit honey
MaryFashionLove
MaryFashionLove on Bloglovin

alessia sica said...

Amazing look! great top!


Non perdere il contest #FERRAGOSTOGLAMOUR

Baci
Alessia
The New Art of Fashion

lalalaPatricia said...

Sometimes because of our busy schedules we tend to forget that we're already mixing and matching same old clothes but the good thing was we came up on something old but looks new. Agree? Goodluck on your big shopping trip! Keep in touch! x

www.lalalapatricia.info

Jamie said...

those shoes and that bag are so fun!! xxo
Jamie
www.candystilettos.com

Maddie said...

You look very beautiful! I like this outfit a lot! And your hair looks splendid in this updo! :)

callmemaddie.blogspot.com

Sarah Hartley said...

Now you just made me realize that I haven't been to the mall in awhile either! Loving those shoes.

SimplyxClassic said...

You look really good with your hair all up like that! =) i like it! <3

Angela said...

I rarely go to the mall. Most of my shopping is online which is fine because I kinda hate malls plus my local mall is lame.

Adriana Contreras said...

You look darling as always girl!! Perfect outfit!

http://www.leopardmartini.com/

Into The Blush said...

lovely post! i am in-love with the whole look! Can't wait to see more of your future outfit post!


xoxo;
Into The Blush, a Beauty Blog by Kenny.

Cassandra Too said...

Love the pop of color in this outfit! That bag look so cute! :D

Google + / Twitter / Bloglovin


cassandra xx
http://backtofive.blogspot.com

Am2Pm Chic said...

Adorable look, and I'm in love with your shoes color. So cute.
xoxo
Christy

http://www.am2pmchic.com/

Charline . said...

Lovely look, love the combination of colors!

See you Yia Chia xx

Christina said...

I love your Kate Spade bag. So cute :)

Gail J said...

that bag!

Parisian Fairytale said...

I must say I have so much respect for you, you havent been doing shopping this summer! Like, I can't do two days without shopping.. Maybe I'm sick. Anyway, this outfit is perfect. I love the bag so much.

xoxo
Mathilde from
Parisian Fairytale

Ines Klara said...

Beautiful, so stylish!

Admirably Pretty said...

Your purse is so cute, I love its print!

XO Imke

Diana Ashuayem said...

What a cute outfit! love the bag!
effortlesslady.blogspot.ca

Rebecca and Lori said...

I'm due for a shopping trip this weekend too; I hope you have good luck scoring some bargains.
Lori

aki! said...

Lately, "the mall" is all I have been doing! Quick question, if you work, when do you get time to take outfit photos?

7% Solution

Victoria Chekanova said...

Love your watch! And those shoes are amazing!

http://vformat.blogspot.com

fleurani said...

Those aviators look super amazing on your Yi-chia. So rocker chic!

ani

www.fleurani.blogspot.de

Mélo l'imparfaite said...

I haven't been shopping this summer either and weirdly when I realized it I felt the pressure to do it... Love your sunnies !

Alexa said...

loving the blue skirt! such a bold and lovely color :) yay for my fave month of the year!

Alexa <3
http://sleepeatbreathefashion.blogspot.com/

Amber Lindsey said...

I love the simpleness to this outfit. Cute!
-Amber
PS- I'm doing a giveaway on my blog and would love for you to enter!

Egle Ge said...

Your shoes looks amazing! Perfect match for this summer outfit! Cant wait to see your new purshases!;)

With love, Egle G. {HideInSugar}

Hannahs Heels said...

Lovely blog!

And this outfit is so cool! <3

Thank you so much for your lovely comment! Of course we can follow each other! Id love to keep in touch! If you follow me, let me know and i will follow you right back! :D

And what about other social media? That way I won't miss a thing!

Facebook / Instagram /Twitter / Chicisimo

 - Hannah's Heels

Elana said...

This whole no shopping things is working for you since this outfit is adorable! Love the color of the shoes with the cobalt skirt!

Kenya L Fashion Blog said...

You look so cute Yi-chia!! Love the colors and love your hair!

xo, Kenya

www.kenyalfashionblog.com

Rose Charles said...

I really love your shoes the color is stunning. You look great!! (We should follow each other on BlogLoving, I already follow you =) www.bloglovin.com/blog/6937167/rose-charlescomblog

By the way, I have a contest going on in my blog, come check it out if you want to win 1-year subscription to ELLE MAGAZINE.
www.rose-charles.com/blog

Amanda Inácio said...

Kinda navy.. You look adorable!!
xx

Am
http://vinteepoucos.com.br/?lang=en

Joyce said...

Those shoes are SOOO CUTE. I love the color and ankle strap. Ahhhh too adorable. And so is your bag:)

Sara said...

You look wonderful Maylee! LOVE your skirt!

http://sarassweetstyle.blogspot.com/

mj rdn said...

pretty bun! you should do it more often. lovely outfit.
http://underthestarsandsun.blogspot.com/

Sofies closet said...

That's such a nice outfit. I love the blue skirt! You look adorable :D

Mica T said...

Hope you have a great long weekend! :)


I really like your casual outfit :)


Away From The Blue

Jenna said...

Love the combination of colors. I love your outfit!

Jacy said...

I've only been to the mall a couple of times this summer - crazy! I've just fallen in love with the ease of online shopping :) haha.
Love this summery outfit though! I'm trying to wear my summer clothes as much as possible for the warm weather ends!

~Jacy
www.laviedelenore.blogspot.com

LyddieGal said...

I definitely go to the mall a lot less during the summer. there are far better places to be!
love your bright green pumps!
Chic on the Cheap

Ashley Aspinwall said...

loving that bow tote lady!

xo SideSmile,
Ashley
SideSmile Style

Rebeca Muñoz López said...

Rose and blue is a perfect combo Ilike the touch of neon of the sandals!

www.urbanikamoda.blogspot.com

Rachel Ashely said...

I love this outfit! You look so cute and I love your sunnies!

Xo,
Rachel Ashley
http://fahsionablyliving.com

Michaela said...

Pretty as always. I think it's the first time I see you with hair tight.. :)

Alyssa said...

I tend to go through accidental shopping bans too! Only I then use them an as excuse to go crazy next time I DO go shopping haha. Not good!

Alyson said...

Adorable! Think I wore a nearly identical outfit last week with flats. The stripes + blue are such a great combo!!

alyson
www.theaveragegirlsguide.com

Nonchalant Rebel said...

Lovely look!

xx Mounia

Simply Evani said...

I absolutely LOVE when I realize that I haven't been shopping awhile. I love love love to shop but saving money is pretty awesome and remixing your closet is even better! You look fab as usual, is there ever a day you don't look amazing?

Alyssa said...

You're not alone....I realized the other week that I had nothing to wear because I hadn't had time to go shopping in months! BTW, your hair looks styled like this!

Runway Chef

Samantha Nie said...

Love your hair in the bun! Super cute!

xx
www.starringsamantha.blogspot.com

TaraMixandMatch said...

Still obsessed with that bag!

Jessica said...

Love your outfit and your Kate Spade bag. I went to the mall for the first time in a month yesterday. It was so crazy busy. I have actually started enjoying online more than in the stores lately.

Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

Jessica said...

Love your outfit and your Kate Spade bag. I went to the mall for the first time in a month yesterday. It was so crazy busy. I have actually started enjoying online more than in the stores lately.

Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

Head to Toe Chic said...

That's awesome!! I'm in love with this outfit! Your shoes are perfect with your skirt.

xo,
Angela

Sean J. Ashley said...

Amazing outfit. I love your gold
watches.

sugarlens said...

Hope you scored some good deals over the weekend!

Megan Ann said...

Cute!! I love the nautical colors. I hope you had a great Labor Day.

xo, Megan
indie flower

Karolina B-H said...

adorable look!!

xxo

Imogen said...

Beautiful. I absolutely need that bag.

Xlovehappyx said...

"what the what" indeed! j/k i usually do my shopping online ;P love how your skirt has pockets, btw

Beauty Follower said...

Love the colors of your bag & wedges!

http://beautyfollower.blogspot.gr

The Simply Kelly said...

like the skirt and shoes.....

Akinyi Ragwar said...

I know how you feel, when I haven't shopped for a long it's like I have my shirt on backwards...it's a misfit! Your look is so fresh, I love those shoes it adds balance to this edgy look!

Xoxo Akinyi
Http://fitsonme.blogspot.com

Melody said...

Yay for saving & remixing!! And Yayyy for the big shopping trip that's coming!! hahaaa. I love your hair pulled back and those sunnies!

Elegance and Mommyhood said...

You look so pretty in your Soft Summer Colors.

As far as shopping I have done the opposite of you and shopped A TON this Summer. Oh well. Hope you got some great things over Labor Day Weekend. =)

Pin It button on image hover