USA shopping

As I just spent two weeks in the US, it means I spent a LOT of time shopping.  I mean, I did my duty to help the economy and save myself from the cold 😉

My first day ‘alone’ whilst the BF worked, I went out to an outlet mall.  Here’s what I purchased

Source: www.shoeshow.com

Source: www.shoeshow.com

Converse Shoreline – supposedly sell out record fast, even at the outlets.  They are elasticized, and so slip on, which works for me!  Being the outlet, I had all the styles and colour ways to chose from, but I have to say, there was little to no discount 🙁

Bought in Chicago at 30% off

Bought in Chicago at 30% off

Seeing double

Seeing double

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The BF patiently waited whilst I tried this one.  It’s a coton/line blend, and it was so comfortable I wore it for two days straight. I went back to gap and bought it in blue, and then wore it home on the plane!

Sadly, the internet is in denial about what Banana Republic Jackson Slim fit ankle pants exist – I bought a pair in navy and a pair in black, as I would wear my remaining 1 ‘new’ pair of BR pants from 2009 80% of the week.  I have succeeded in buying two pairs at thrift stores in the past year, however their fit (cough, my body) hasn’t been optimal to wear them (yet!)

Day one shopping made me realised my large Longchamp pliage which I travel with was a little too bulky, so instead I popped into Old Navy and picked up something slim and small.  From the moment I bought this, I wore and used it every single day!

Old Navy purse

Old Navy purse

I gravitated to button up business shirts as they are versatile from summer through to winter at work, and I loved the one I took to the US this trip.  At the international business wear brand, Van Husen I picked this shirt up:

Even worn this in my first week back

Even worn this in my first week back

Not to settle for three button up shirts, I scored a good sale at J Crew on a stretch cotton top too:

Like so many shirts

Like so many shirts

Otherwise, I did a little bit of thrift shopping, and whilst I didn’t need a new coat, I could NOT go past this one:

Wool blend coat with delicious lining

Wool blend coat with delicious lining

And then some flats at $17.50 seemed like a worthy gamble:

Work appropriate

Work appropriate

Oh a the Victoria Secret bra:

Comfy t shirt bra

Comfy t shirt bra

Yep, I spent a WHOLE heap, but I’m OK with that.  More incredibly, I’ve been back a week, and bought three more items!!

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6 Responses

  • I saw those Converse at the mall today! And I would never have passed on that coat; it’s beautiful. Great choices!

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  • I would not pass on a coat with a ‘delicious’ lining – made me instantly want to try it on! I am still a cotton/linen blend girl because it is just ridiculously more comfortable than any kind of synthetic mix in the heat. Although I am fading a little with all the constant ironing. Love the purse as well. Everything looks great. Fantastic to pick it all up in the US – no matter how much it cost, it’s almost guaranteed to be less than buying it here in Oz!

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    • I’ve got to say, the ‘cheap’ of the US has reduced of late, and I think it’s largely related to the exchange rate. The second hand coast was US$75 – which is over AU$100+ but it’s reusing second hand clothes so I feel positive about that.

      The ironing is a pain, but I do try to link it to something I like (watching TV) and then things pass quicker. I lately moved the ironing board into the bedroom to counteract the heat with the air con on! Energy guzzler or what?

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  • My fav of your purchases: the purse. What a divine colour!

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