Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Professions of a Shopaholic.

As promised in Shop Much, Take 2! I went to Nordstrom Rack yesterday. Once again, I failed to make any purchases; however, I did spend countless hours trying on designer brands, including the ever-fashionable Elizabeth & James. Let this be known that I officially love trying on clothes at high-end clothing stores, nothing teaches you more about your aesthetic, which for me is still boho chic, than picking clothes despite whether or not you can afford them. I found tons of adorable pieces that I will keep in mind when shopping for fall! My day wasn't all fun and games though :( I totally fell in love with this baggy Free People blazer that day which was a whopping 60% off and spent the majority of the shopping trip debating whether or not I should buy it and in the midst of my dilemma I totally forgot to purchase these really cute black DV by Dolce Vita sandals that I actually needed. You see I suffer from this disease called hugefeet-itis, so basically whenever I find shoes in my size (which is a size 12) it's in my best interest to purchase them because they're hard to come by. Plus the only sandal colors I have as of late are: gold, purple, and this animal print in beige & black. Anyways, this wouldn't be a problem if N. Rack wasn't an hour and a half drive away from my house! But hopefully I'll be going back sometime soon because my mom wanted to return her impulse purchase!
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1. I totally fell in love with this Joie floral blouse. It would be really cute with a big grey sweater, dark jeans, and boots. Definitely on the look out for more pieces at this! 2. This top was actually a tight sweater dress with shoulder pads a la Elizabeth and James. I love how classic it is! 3. I'm obsessed with the detail of this Joe's V-Neck, it inspired me to do a DIY version with one of mine. 4. I totally adored this blazer, it was such a tough decision for me to not buy it. It was so lightweight and comfy! 5. This cropped Elizabeth & James jacket had a business like silhouette but was totally biker chic. I absolutely loved it! 6. This Kensie vest was both figure flattering and cute, I loved the ruffles! 7 & 8. This Elizabeth and James tank was my dressing room all-star, I layered all of the jackets I tried on over it but it should really be worn alone. The intricate beading should be flaunted not hidden. 9. My shopping companion! I love my studded slouchy bag. It fits everything including my sequined wallet, phone, and my Taylor Lautner bookmark haha. 10. My second shopping companion! My sister later showed up to join the shopping excursion. Don't you totally die for her fringe Juicy Couture boots? They look kind of ridiculous at first but then they totally grow on you lol!

What's your most prized purchase this summer for fall?

19 comments:

  1. Cute outfits! I agree that trying on high end clothing/shoes even if you can't afford them is an eye opener. Love all the Elizabeth and James pieces on you!

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  2. i absolutley love the rack! that store and lohemans always have the greatest stuff. i always leave with something new!

    jadepurplebrown.blogspot.com

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  3. Awesome stuff you tried on, Elizabeth and James is one of my favorite lines right now!

    Emma
    TheSidewalkIsMyRunway

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  4. I've never thought of trying on clothes way out of my price range but it looks so fun I might try it! I loveee the white cropped jacket!

    http://glowgleamglisten.wordpress.com/

    <3

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  5. You've got a great taste! That first blouse is gorgeous.
    Also, you've got amazing hair, missy! ; u ;

    ~ Orphin's Domains ~

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  6. It looks nice :)
    And I'm your newest follower!

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  7. i like the things you tried on!
    I have a strange attraction to the juicy boots as well lol


    www.malibumara.blogspot.com

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  8. wow! lovely hair
    your blog is great!
    xx

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  9. LOVE your banner girl!!! Thanks for all your sweet comments lately!

    xox Vicky

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  10. Have you been to the Nordstrom Rack in the Beverly Connection? It looks pretty big inside but I haven't been inside yet! Love that Elizabeth and James t-shirt. My most beloved fall pieces are my Alexander Wang sweatshirt/leather dress and corset sweatshirt! :)

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  11. I love nordstrom rack!! But I never end up buying anything from them, its only every so often that I find something really wonderful! And this summer I've purchased a few blazers and vests for the fall!!

    <3 Kelly

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  12. These are great pieces. I love the Elizabeth and James tank.

    http://stylebouquet.blogspot.com/

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  13. Cute florals :)

    http://4everfashionlee.blogspot.com

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  14. That is so sad about the shoes!! Hopefully you will get to go back soon! I totally understand about stores being far away from home. The closest clothing stores to me are an hour away and the really goods ones are 2 hours away. I really like the top in the first picture and the black blazer.

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    Check out my blog @ www.afterstylecomesfashion.blogspot.com


    With love, Samm

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  16. The shirt with the beading is so cute! and thanks for all your sweet comments! i love them:)
    I also really love that floral print!

    www.bighairandbikinis.blogspot.com

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  17. This sounds GREAT. Ohh do you like outfit posts? Take a look on my blog and maybe we vould follow each other?

    http://sketchbooksix.blogspot.com/

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