Monday, April 23, 2012

MMM: Come Sail Away

In an effort to become a more serious blogger, I thought it was time to give myself a weekly assignment of some sort. A lot of the bloggers I follow and admire have certain themes that they post on a specific day a week. As much as I love blogging on a whim (and sometimes that's really the only way to do it), I think it's time to hold myself accountable for some kind of regular posting. I mean, I can't guarantee that one of the 47 Kardashians is going to do something embarrassing all the time. 

So with that, I give you... Mall Madness Monday.

Yes, that's right. Named after every 90's girl's favorite board game, this weekly post will feature all my favorite pics that I've snapped throughout my week as a retail slave/fashion enthusiast. Some week there could be themes, and I figured there was no better way to start than with my favorite theme of all time: Nautical.

This is the time of year where nautical items are EVERYWHERE. So clearly, I'm in heaven. Slash hell, because I can't buy anything. I mean, after the closet post I'm pretty much banned from purchasing anything other than toilet paper. I was actually in J. Crew the other day, found two pieces in the clearance section that I had admired from The Pink Peonies and Chasing Davies (two of my favorite fashion inspirations) that were an EXTRA 30% OFF until the end of that day, and I walked away. I knew I just couldn't live with myself. 

So what did I do instead? I Instagrammed my way through the mall as if money were no object. And in doing so, I happened to discover that my favorite motif was just about everywhere, from shoes to clothing to the visual merchandising. Here's some of my faves:

j crew


jessica simpson via lord & taylor


j crew


forever 21

j crew

forever 21

Second goal (after posting regularly)? To post this well before midnight, unlike right now. 

If you just can't get enough of looking at artsy photos of things that I'm obsessed with, follow me on Instagram @ linzphoto731 and continue to feed my addiction by assuring me that all the things I admire are "totally cute" and that I "could so rock that look." 

Okay, no one has ever said those things to me. I was still pretending I was playing Mall Madness. 



  1. I love this post! Nautical everything is awesome, and fake shopping via Instagram is even more awesome. I love Pink Peonies too and I'm pretty sure I discovered her blog via your Pinterest! Anyway, I look forward to reading your MMM posts :)


    1. Thanks Erin! I'm glad that you understand the need for pretend shopping. I discovered Pink Peonies through the What I Wore winter challenge (PS- totally bitter cause I missed the stripes challenge! I got the days mixed up when the entry was due by) and I've been obsessed. Also she has made me obsessed with J Crew, most of which I clearly cannot afford.