Switched my purse over and got to wear my boots yesterday. It was a good day! 😉
These last few weeks, unless I’ve needed to dress up for a certain reason, I’ve mostly been wearing my pj’s or jeans & sweatshirts. But on Christmas Eve, I felt like putting a little effort into my appearance. Pretty much just a dressed up version of jeans & a sweatshirt, but hey, I look a little more dressed up at least. 😉
Yep, what I wore on Thanksgiving. That is not a typo. lol. I am just getting around to posting this and it seems ridiculous, but I took the time to get my daughter to snap a few photos so I wanted to at least post them.
Sadly, these photos aren’t even from Thanksgiving day, but a couple of days later when I wore the exact same outfit again because I liked it. 😛
P.S. holding my phone is so cheesy, but I wanted something to hold and it was the closest thing I had that wouldn’t look totally out of place
That photo up there ^^^, I think I’m picking lint off of me, but I thought it was a good shot of my bun. 😉
Tomorrow, Jacksonville gets it’s first taste of Nordstrom via Nordstrom Rack. The outlet version of the popular department store carries all the big name brands, but at a significant discount! It’s a bargain shoppers dream!
Last night was the pre-opening party and while I didn’t get a direct invite, my awesome friend Erin invited me as her +1! To say I was excited was an understatement! I like to browse in person rather than buy online…try things on, move in them a bit, hem haw over them. While I’ve had okay luck online shopping, shoes & jeans are two things that rarely work out, so I was uber pumped to be able to touch and feel and try on all the brands I have been drooling over online.
Kate Spade, Tory Burch, Paige Denim…just to name a few
I knew the pre-opening would be busy, but it was beyond crazy. So busy in fact that it was hard for me to concentrate on what I wanted to look at! There were people everywhere, delicious snacks & drinks, a line 10+ people long waiting for the dressing rooms, several registers busy checking people out as well as employees walking around with handheld check out machines!
I did, however, manage to come away with a few purchases so apparently I wasn’t THAT distracted. 😉
I know there is a ton more good stuff there that I missed so I can’t wait until it officially opens tomorrow! There is going to be a big opening day party starting at 8am. I want to go back, but I’m probably better off waiting a couple of weeks until the craziness dies down.
If there are two things I’m obsessed with fashion wise at the moment, it would be prints & oxblood! Actually I’m loving color period. I first saw these pants on Rach over at Pink Peonies, but good fitting pants are such a PITA to find most times so while I loved them on her, I didn’t have high hopes that they’d fit me as well. I didn’t rush out to the mall or anything, but I did pop over to LOFT a couple weeks ago to try on their new line of jeans. I only found one pair that fit me great and they were just okay so I left without them.
Fast forward to last week, I was at the mall looking for booties, but stopped in LOFT to see what they had and was told by two store employees that I came in at the perfect time because they’d just marked down a whole bunch of good stuff. Okay, they peaked my interest, so I dug into the sale racks to see if anything caught my eye. I had actually forgotten about the blog post, but as soon as I saw these pants, I remembered and immediately snatched them up (in two sizes just in case!) and added them to my dressing room pile.
There were some “meh’s” & “cute’s” in the dressing room, but these lovely pants were a “gotta-have-em!” They fit me amazingly well and the kicker, they were on sale for $32! Score!
I keep getting annoyed at myself because I forget to get IN photos with people. I always get so wrapped up in the moment that I don’t take any photos or if I do think about pictures, I get distracted with not so perfect lighting conditions or what I’m wearing or not wearing or how I look/don’t look and then the moment passes and I’m left with zero photos and regrets. So when we got home from a birthday lunch on Sunday, I had the teenager snapped some pics of me & the hubs. The middle one is my favorite, but the third one pretty much sums up the hubs. He’s got the silly gene for sure. Way more silly than I am and I’ll be honest in saying that I’m usually the one to just shake my head at his silliness, but I do appreciate it…most of the time. 😉
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