Tomorrow begins my 180 day long panic attack that is Sophomore year, so my best friend Madison and I made the last minute decision to roam the streets of downtown Franklin, Tennessee. Franklin is my absolute favorite place in the world, but a nightmare for my checkbook! So rather than blowing my funds on the 589 things I knew I’d love, I took pictures of my favorite items from each store to feature on the blog…and possibly go back to get later.
Gin-o was the first stop on our fashion adventure, and had some really pretty pieces for what would be chump change for the average Middle Tennessee mom, but a month’s worth of savings for the middle class teen (aka me). While there were quite a few beautiful dresses, shirts, and clutches in the boutique, these tan high rise shorts really grabbed my attention.
If they were $35 or under, I would be wearing them at this very moment. But they were just barely too expensive to justify a splurge, so I waved my goodbies and we headed to the next stop.
Emmaline really gave me issues. Gorgeous store, gorgeous pieces…but good luck finding something under $100. One thing I do have to applaud the edgy boutique for is its amazing selection of real leather. I found a gorgeous forest green leather jacket with a gray hoodie attachment, a total candidate for my next lucky jacket. If only I were in a position to drop $700 in one place!
I need to stop looking at this photo, or else I’ll consider saving up my money for it.
I LOVE Jonnie Q. Although I’ve never bought anything there, I just love being in the store. Madison and I found so many things we loved, and I’m pretty sure I took quite a few photos.
This hand mirror was gorgeous, and just felt really nice in my hand. You know, those things you don’t really need to hold outside your purse but you do because it just feels so right? That’s what this mirror felt like to me. Kind of regret not buying it.
We spent most of our time in Anthropologie, and it was my favorite stop today. The whole place really feels more like a home than a clothing store. It was there that I really felt more compelled to pursue the small business lifestyle. I took too many pictures to put them all here, but I’ve painstakingly narrowed my loves down to two items (well, outfits. Is that cheating?).