Saturday Shopping – ModCloth and Marble

Saturday Shopping – ModCloth and Marble

I’m going shopping today- taking the hubster to see the marble that’s been selected for the kitchen.
It turns out that if we want said marble, some other things are going to have to take a hike…stupid budget.
Expensive marble = no end chairs or wine fridge.
Knowing this, I want to make sure we absolutely cannot live without the marble.
Just so you have an idea of the higher and lower options…here is an example of each type I found online.
You see my dilemma.
I’ll be back later today with pictures of all of the choices, and I’d love to hear what your thoughts on them are.

In the meantime, if you’re in the mood for a little ‘I’m not leaving the house on such a crappy day and instead I’m going to shop my brains out online,’ day, check the ModCloth cabin fever sale out.
Meredith sent me the link the other day and woozers…lovely goods and ridiculously cheap prices.
Take this little number for example- meow….
Feminine and Feline Cape
Here’s some more black, gold and blush/pink yumminess….just because I heart this combo to the ends of the earth these days.
Find the Gold Lining Coat
$21- I bought this already- how could you now for 20 bones.
The Golden Ruler Dress

Viennese Café Dress
Lotus Gleam On Top
Timeless Poise Cardigan
Queens Boulevard Line Top
While you’re there scoping the sale, have a little peak at their new arrivals too.
Wish Granter Top
Georgian Gala Dress
The Whole Package Dress
Follow Your Gleam Dress
Happy shopping boys and girls!

  • Fran
    Posted at 08:12h, 26 February Reply

    Hi Christine, wow – there is no comparison btwn the marble which in my opinion makes the decision an easy one! The high end seems the way to go as painful as the decision might be!!! Good Luck!!

  • my favorite and my best
    Posted at 08:19h, 26 February Reply

    those are some seriously cute dresses.

    as for the marble…do you cook a lot? cuz if so i have heard marble stains easily. and then that shit is in there forever. that said, i LOVE marble like beiber loves beaver. it’s the best looking and nothing compares to it.

  • Kelly Krugh
    Posted at 08:24h, 26 February Reply

    We redid our kitchen two years ago, and my biggest regret is not going with the marble! As for the stains, two of my favorite WINE bars have marble, and I’ve asked them about it countless times. Red wine + marble seems like a recipe for disaster. Both places simply sealed it, and it’s fine. I have a very critical eye, and I’ve been unable to locate any stains (at either location). Good luck!!!

  • design BLISS inc
    Posted at 08:55h, 26 February Reply

    Thanks for sharing all those beauty finds at ModCloth- unfortunately for me I went over to check it out and left with a cute dress! hahah

  • Debby
    Posted at 09:16h, 26 February Reply

    I really wanted marble countertops in the kitchen but unfortunately allowed myself to be talked out if by the kitchen guy… oh, regrets…. I hear you on the stupid budget! Us creative girls need free range!! xo

  • Anne-Marie @ 10 Rooms
    Posted at 09:23h, 26 February Reply

    okay, I just went to that sale and it’s crazy! Thank you for the heads up 🙂 As for the marble, the large scale pattern is beautiful but the less expensive option has more grey and will hide stains better. Looking forward to seeing your kitchen!

  • My Beautiful Life
    Posted at 09:44h, 26 February Reply

    Those are so cute, especially like the black sleeveless.

    Oh, and what a dilemma…good luck with the marble!

  • Wallpaper
    Posted at 12:21h, 26 February Reply

    I love the higher end marble, it looks stunning!! I am sure you can make the less expensive one work, you just have to factor what you need more, a wine fridge and end chairs or your beautiful marble…either way I know you will make it look amazing!!

    I love ModCloth I’ve been browsing their stuff for months online adding stuff to my virtual shopping bag, but I have yet to purchase anything!! I am an avid online shopper and because of this I hate paying customs fees, let me know if you get anything from them, how the experience was?

  • Jenny B.
    Posted at 12:56h, 26 February Reply

    I just recently read a great blog post (now can’t remember where it was from!) about the highly veined marble (like your High example) and how it really is a modern look and draws attention to itself; and the images posted really showed that to be true. It is beautiful in and of itself, but I have to say I prefer the classic less highly veined Low example. But it just depends on what the look is that you’re going for in your kitchen. Good luck! Whatever you choose it will be gorgeous.

  • A Perfect Gray
    Posted at 14:04h, 26 February Reply

    I am right there with you. I’m making a decision btwn Calcutta Gold marble (for which I D-I-E) and carrera for our master bath re-do. For my space, the Calcutta Gold will be around $2,500 and I can get a remnant of carrera for around $800. Sounds like a no-brainer, right? WRONG! I think I will regret not getting what I truly want. I have to make a decision right away….ack!

  • Marcus Design
    Posted at 15:42h, 26 February Reply

    The high end is gorgeous Christine! I wish I could have afforded marble for my kitchen, I just die for it! And PS. these dresses are amazing, think I better go grab my visa :))
    Nancy xo

  • The Vintique Object
    Posted at 16:11h, 26 February Reply

    I’m one of the those people that thinks marble is marble. Not to diminish marble — it’s my favorite material for countertops, but I just can’t see you saying, darn, I really wish we would have spent tons more money on the high-end marble. It will look gorgeous regardless!

  • Kirsten Krason
    Posted at 17:05h, 26 February Reply

    ahhhhh love it. Marble that is. Do it! I have never met anyone who has regretted it.

  • Connie @ SogniESorrisi
    Posted at 17:08h, 26 February Reply

    The high end marble is beautiful. When we were originally going with the white kitchen cabinets I loved the look of them with white marble, but I’m not sure I would have ended up going with the marble in the end even if we did get the cabinets. We spend a lot of time in our kitchen and the last thing I want to be doing is worried about stains.

    That said, I’m sure whatever you pick is going to be super gorgeous!

  • Ashley
    Posted at 17:11h, 26 February Reply

    i love the high end marble as well! but… they both are amazing!!!! so are these clothes… dang it… i wanna go shopping hahaha.

  • The enchanted home
    Posted at 17:27h, 26 February Reply

    First am I glad I came here..those clothes are too cute and soooo cheap. Wow I am heading over right after this! Thanks for the heads up….
    Now onto the marble..we girls have to stick together and I am going to tell you being the semi marble expert that I have designated myself to be these last few months….do not go for the 2nd choice…this is a big decision, you will live with this marble 24 HOURS A DAY and you want to walk into your kitchen every single day and be wowed, stunned and blown away by the beauty NOT walk into the kitchen and say “damn, I should have gone wtih that other marble”…TRUST ME on this..a good friend just made this same very tragic mistake and guess what..she is having the second choice ripped up and first choice installed next week….it lasted 1 WEEK!!!!
    Marble- expensive
    Lesson learned here- even more expensive
    Walking into a kitchen with marble you love-Priceless!

    You would think I work for the marble manufacturers of America……now I gotta go shopping! 🙂

    Posted at 17:33h, 26 February Reply

    Good luck! Can’t wait to hear what you decide. Big dilemma!

    And thanks for tempting me with these lovelies. I have a little time on my hands to do a bit of shopping 🙂

  • redbrickbuilding
    Posted at 17:36h, 26 February Reply

    I think you should go with the more expensive marble. You can get the wine fridge and end chairs in a year or two or three…

  • christine {bijouandboheme}
    Posted at 18:04h, 26 February Reply

    Thank you so much everyone for your input- We made the trip out to the slab place today and indeed, have chosen the true love marble- it just makes sense to me to select what you really want for the foundation pieces that you can’t change- the budget remains the same budget and if it means that some of the extras have to be taken out, then so be it- can always add those in down the road. For now, I’m ecstatic about the marble- it’s the one piece I have always had a vision of in my head and I can’t wait to see it installed-
    Thanks so much for taking the time to leave such thoughtful responses- having a non-biased sounding board is beyond helpful!

  • chateaudelille
    Posted at 19:49h, 26 February Reply

    Look forward to seeing the end result. It will be lovely. Fiona

  • quintessence
    Posted at 20:10h, 26 February Reply

    So glad to hear you chose the true love marble – was just about to leave a comment saying that’s what I would do – it’s a very big decision that you will have to live with every day – so – good decision. And btw – I had marble in my old kitchen – a lot of it – and LOVED it!!

  • dCc
    Posted at 20:28h, 26 February Reply

    Those dresses are darling!! I just may have to purchase a few!

    I just came across your blog and LOVE it!


  • Debbie@Vintage Scout Interiors
    Posted at 11:57h, 27 February Reply

    Glad you went with the marble you liked. After having gone through the marble dilemma with a client recently, I learned a lot. Each color of marble has an absorption rate as well as a softness. Many marbles will absorb less than granites; I think it’s etching which is the biggest issue. Going with a honed finish over a polished helps a lot. I will look forward to seeing finished pictures of your space.
    Fondly, Debbie

  • Accessories. Please.
    Posted at 07:56h, 28 February Reply

    You must go with the High marble… will give such a powerful statement to the kitchen!!!!!…..End chairs can always come later!!!!

  • Calder Clark
    Posted at 14:53h, 02 March Reply

    Oh holy painful place you’re in, with me!!! Calacatta vs Carrara. Mama never told me that’s what would keep me up at night. Hone the Carrara, laminate or mitre the edge to look like 5 cm (vs 2 or 3 cm) and move along. Or source some 3 cm Calacatta and maybe stay in budget? I’m in your same boat! Let us know what you decide.

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    Posted at 05:39h, 11 February Reply

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