Sunday, May 6, 2012

Retail Therapy (H&M, Winners & OPI)

It's been a hectic couple of weeks and I've spent a lot of time cooped up indoors - so I was more than ready for some alone time at the mall this weekend - and some much needed retail therapy. I only had a couple of hours to myself - but I was able to get a lot done.

First stop was H&M (which has ridiculous queues on the weekend - both for the dressing room and cashier). There was a pink-checked shirt I'd been eyeing for months - but never had the opportunity to try on. I had seen a similar one at J.Crew but I liked the H&M version better.

It would look better with a belt but I wasn't wearing one today. It was $24.95 - and it came home with me.
I also purchased this crisp white button-down - it's a classic and a steal at $24.95.
This pinkish-beige wrap also came home with me - I can never resist pinkish beige - it's my favorite color! I'd wear it with a looser camisole: price: $34 or $39. Want to see what didn't make the cut?
This lace top - although I love white cotton in the summer, I feel like the style made me look frumpy.
This sequined sweater - I was DESPERATELY searching for a top like this over winter break - it would have been so lovely for holiday parties. If they had this in my size (I tried on a medium but I'm usually a small) I would definitely have picked this up.
-I was in dire need of new bras, so I went to Victoria's Secret - it's a good thing I got measured there - I'm usually a 34B, but at VS I was a 32C. Everything looked MUCH better after I tried on the right size (I'm not sure if my bra size has changed or if VS sizes things differently than my regular lingerie retailer). This is the bra I got - now that I know my size and style, I'm going to wait for a good promo to pick up some more - at $50+ they're pricey!
-The pink-beige purse was $4.95 at H&M, I'm going to use it for loyalty cards and gift cards  (so my regular wallet doesn't get too heavy).
-After seeing OPI's Mod About You everywhere I looked (blogs and Youtube) I decided it was a sign that I needed my own bottle.
-The rest of the items are from Winners - OPI nailpolish remover ($9 instead of $20) OPI Femme de Cirque Minis ($7 instead of $16), hand scrub treatment with gloves and handbutter, Pedi-scrub foot sponges and heavy duty pedicure tools.
 
While I was out shopping, I kept running into this gorgeously stylish woman - she was wearing light pink skinnies, a camel sweater and a brown leather jacket - I was thisclose to taking a photo of her for my blog - or at least asking her where she bought her clothes - but I was so rushed I didn't really have the time to stop and chat. Do you ever stop and ask people where they bought something?

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23 comments:

  1. ooh great haul today! I have asked strangers where they got something before, yes. but its only when I'm in the mood, sometimes I'm shy.

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    1. I guess the situation has to be right - it's easier to ask people who are by themselves than in a group of friends! So far everyone I've asked has been super friendly and helpful - no cattiness :-)

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  2. i really love the gingham and the sequin tops! so cute!

    bijou-minou.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks - now I have to stalk that sweater until I find it in my size!

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  3. I love the sequin sweater and the pink wrap! Your blog is so cute =)

    xoxo,
    Suzie Q
    www.StyleCueBySuzieQ.com

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    1. Thanks - the pink wrap is super-comfy too!

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  4. That sequin sweater is SO pretty, too bad they didn't have a small! I love the pink and white plaid top, I've been searching for one of those too and the that crisp white top is such a great staple to have.

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    1. I was so sure the pink top would be gone - since I had last seen it at least a month back - luckily there were a lot in stock - in many sizes too :-)

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  5. Great finds! I have that pink checkered shirt and love it. Too bad they didn't have the sequin top in small, it's very pretty.

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    1. I love it when we have twin clothes - because than it means I picked something good LOL - since you have the best taste!

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  6. I don't think you could EVER look frumpy! Great finds - I am so excited to visit H&M for the first time this upcoming weekend when I get to go visit the sister!

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    1. I'm so excited for your H&M visit - can't wait to see what you pick out!!!

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  7. I love everything you brought home with you! H&M usually is a hit for me too. I really love the checkered shirt. Perfect for the warm season!

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    1. I love H&M - the only sad thing was that I didn't see many pretty necklaces in stock - but I keep seeing them on blogs - I really need more of their necklaces :-)

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  8. Great picks, Ella! I really like the lace top that didn't make the cute though. I think it looks really cute with that exact outfit! :D

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    1. Thanks Lindsay! Usually I'm a sucker for lace tops - but the style of this reminded me too much of my post-pregnancy tops - I guess I have a hang-up about them LOL!

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  9. Love your new finds! You look amazing in everything.

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    1. Thanks Andi - you're such a sweetie for saying that :-)

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  10. well you had a pretty good day at the mall! i love everything you got! im obsessed tho w the sparkly sweater! its bananas!!

    Im having a pretty cool giveaway right now, you should check it out if you havent already!

    xo Kelly

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  11. I love that checked shirt! Now I want one too ahah

    BTW, consider turning Captcha OFF on your blog. It's very hard to comment. Afraid of hate mail? Simply choose to approve your comments instead.

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    1. Hi Gaby, glad you liked the shirt! I didn't realize I had Captcha on my comments - I do approve all comments as it is - will investigate now - thanks for letting me know!

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  12. I decided to go through your blog and see what type boots you have....I'm in need! I just recently went to VS too and I've been buying 34c and the whole time I'm a 32d they said 34c is my "sister size" so if I can't find a 32d to buy a 34c. Hmm if I'm buying jeans and they have a 4 not a 2, I'm not buying them.

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    1. My boots are from old navy and have held up surprisingly well despite all I've put them through! I want a leather pair at some point but haven't found a comfy one in the style I like yet.

      I agree - I'd rather wait and get my correct size rather than the closest thing.

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