Southern Shopping Comforts

- Shopping

University Mall in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Shopping is by far one of my favorite things to do when I travel!  Exploring new shops and finding some unique places to go makes it all worthwhile.  I love being able to find new pieces from small boutiques or stores and add them to my collection.

Although I didn’t have as much of a chance to explore around Chapel Hill or even make it to Durham or Raleigh while I was there to find some shops, I did make it to a few stores and found some great buys!

If you are ever in the Raleigh or Chapel Hill area, definitely stop by the University Mall.  It may at first seem like a typical mall (first thing you see is a huge Dillards)… but wander in and you will find some amazing antique stores, unique boutiques and a grocery/holiday store full of fudge, wine and specialty food items.  When I shop, I try to stick to things I need (my definition of need with shopping usually means replacing something that is worn out or if I have a particular event to attend) or things that are fun, yet extremely versatile and work with my current wardrobe.  I was once taught that you shouldn’t buy something unless if you know it will work with at least three other items in your closet.  Here are a couple of the places I went and what I bought:

Cameron’s was a great stop for a vast gift selection.  I actually did some pre-Black Friday shopping and got some great gifts (both cute and funny) for friends and family for Christmas.  Along with great gifts, Cameron’s had a wide selection of jewelry, handbags and scarves.  I picked up a gorgeous headband in gold and red for myself (perfect colors for tailgating next year… Go Iowa State!).

I also found this amazing necklace for under $20 at Dina Porter.  I am in love with gold accessories and when I picked this up and saw that you could shape it however you want, I knew it was the perfect piece for me!  Here are four ways to shape and wear this one piece (including one from a previous outfit post seen here):

In a circular shape

In a circular form

Twisted and long

 

Long, straight and mixed in with other necklaces

Wrapped around as a bracelet

You can find this same necklace at Flexible Snake Necklaces in assorted colors, including gold, silver and tri-metallic!

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18 Comments

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    aline
    January 11, 2012 at 6:15 AM

    that necklace is sooooo cool!

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      Rachel
      January 13, 2012 at 9:55 PM

      Thanks so much Aline! :)

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    jelisaveta djukanovic
    January 11, 2012 at 12:14 PM

    Beautiful. :)

    http://liberty-walk-sara.blogspot.com/

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      Rachel
      January 13, 2012 at 9:55 PM

      Thank you!!!!

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    Fashion By Alicia
    January 11, 2012 at 4:09 PM

    That necklace is beautiful! I love the different ways you can wear it.

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      Rachel
      January 13, 2012 at 9:55 PM

      Thanks Alicia, I was so excited to buy a necklace that I could shape in different ways!

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    michelle
    January 11, 2012 at 9:33 PM

    cool necklace, im having a H&M versace giveaway,come join?http://mwanwan.blogspot.com/2012/01/h-versace-giveway.html

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      Rachel
      January 13, 2012 at 9:56 PM

      Thanks Michelle, oh that sounds like an awesome contest, hopefully I’m not too late! Been a little busy this week :)

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    Katherine
    January 12, 2012 at 7:29 AM

    You have an amazing jewelry collection! I love your new necklace addition :)

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      Rachel
      January 13, 2012 at 9:57 PM

      Thanks so much Katherine, I appreciate the sweet comment! :)

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    Anna
    January 12, 2012 at 8:20 AM

    omg. i want all of these. total statement pieces. adore this post. if you get a second, I’d love to hear what you think of my Gossip Girl inspired look. xo

    http://www.fashboulevard.blogspot.com

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    Holly
    January 12, 2012 at 8:53 PM

    love all the jewelry!!

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      Rachel
      January 13, 2012 at 9:57 PM

      Thank you Holly :)

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    artichoke--heart
    January 13, 2012 at 11:04 AM

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      Rachel
      January 13, 2012 at 9:59 PM

      Thank you so much, I appreciate it!!!! :) I love your blog… the photos are so inspirational, I am following!

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    Kaye
    January 15, 2012 at 2:21 AM

    That necklace is very cool!
    I hope that you come and follow my blog :)
    xx

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    Annie
    January 17, 2012 at 10:57 AM

    That necklace is REALLY cool -looks great :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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    fashion news
    March 1, 2012 at 12:24 AM

    awesome outfit!

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