Made By Mary necklace


Ever since we got married, I’ve been wanting a bar necklace with our wedding dates on them but I have never gotten around to doing it. Well, I finally did and I’m so happy with it!

I ordered my bar necklace from Made By Mary, I had my choice of doing our date normally or in roman numerals. I chose to do the roman numerals.

I ordered the 18″ length but now having it on hand, I’m going to order an extender for it. I wanted it to hang just a little lower, right now it just sits too close to my neck and almost feels like a choker.

Shipping was fast, ordered to in hand within under a week! Her packaging is beyond beautiful! I think your packaging can make a huge impact on your customer.

I’m sure this won’t be the last purchase I make with Made By Mary!


Save vs Splurge

I love shopping but hate paying a ridiculous amount for one article of clothing! I try to only shop when there is a sale or I shop the clearance rack! I also love shopping at TJ Maxx, Ross and Marshalls because you can find some great pieces at these stores for 70% less than in department stores! Just this weekend I scored a Calvin Klein top for $16 and Michael Kors jeans for $35.

Sometimes it’s worth it to splurge, other times not so much!! Don’t be afraid to shop around, you get more with your money when you do. This is Target vs Nordstrom with save vs splurge.  Take a look and comment on which ones you’d buy.



  1. Tie Front Tee – $10.48 (on clearance)
  2. Peasant Top with lace trim – $27.98 (on clearance)
  3. Mala Shield Espadrille Wedge Sandals – $32.99
  4. Beaded Tassel Earrings – $12.99
  5. Keenan Gladiator Sandals – $19.99
  6. Off the Shoulder Dress Railroad Stripe – $22.99
  7. Triad Ball Drop Earrings – $12.99
  8. Boxy Satchel Handbag – $39.99
  9. Drew Pointed Toe Flats – $24.99
  10. Stripe Chambray Cold Shoulder Dress – $27.99



  1. Tie Front Tank – $52.00
  2. Bow Back Bell Sleeve Top – $59.00
  3. Annie Perforated Espadrille Platform Wedge – $169.95
  4. ‘Piñata’ Tassel Earrings – $36.00
  5. Jazy Tasseled Wraparound Sandal – $69.95
  6. Amanda Ruffle Off the Shoulder Dress – $45.00
  7. Crispin Drop Earrings $48.00
  8. Millar Faux Leather Tote – $69.95
  9. Rodney Pointy Toe d’Orsay Flat – $99.95-$119.95
  10. Amalfi Off the Shoulder Dress – $149.00