Tuesday, May 25, 2010

shopping central... all aboard!

I mentioned in my previous post that Sean bought himself a new laptop, and we also purchased a new vehicle... which will mostly be his permanent car, since we traded in his Accord for the Tundra.

I decided that since he gets to buy so many new fancy pants items (and within like 2 weeks of each other!), it's time for the Misses to take a little shopping trip.

so Saturday morning, I met with Mark, my hairstylist and got my hair done. I got it dyed and cut, and added some funky bangs to the mix, for a little change. usually when my hair gets to that annoying "I'm-growing-it-out-but-I-really-want-to-chop-it-off" stage, I need to make some other drastic change besides chopping it short again... so this time, it was bangs. I must say, I love it. I've had bangs before, but not in a while, so it's a nice change for me. the color (dark dark brown with red highlights) is a standard for me, and it's what I get every time I get the chance to get my hair done.

my lover face, Renee, met me at the mall after my appointment, and after a quick fueling of Red Robin, we got to work. our first stop was NY&Co... a definite favorite of mine - their clothes fit me well, and the prices are decent compared to the other stores I drool over. I was on the hunt for a couple summer-ish dresses to wear to weddings and/or cookouts and other summer events.

all images courtesy of New York & Company

I bought this dress in black. I love the fit, and the length is perfect to pair it with flip flops. I especially love the empire waist and the fluff at the hem.

Halter Maxi Dress - $56.95

I picked up this dress as well. I think it's a little too white for a wedding (I'm weird about that... I think only the bride should wear white, ya know?), but it would totes work for a cookout or a concert... since we have plenty of those coming up! I love the rouching in the bust area, and again, the empire waist. us bigger girls need that! ;)

Goddess Knit Maxi Dress - $52.95

I also picked up these two tops, which look phenomenal off the hanger... almost as great as they do ON the hanger. ;) it's all about detail with these two!

Lace Trim Tunic - $39.95

Braided Trim Tank - $24.26 (on sale!)

from there, we made our way to Tilly's (which is my complete weakness). if you remember this post, you'll remember that I mentioned that I wear mostly jeans and tees, with flip flops or flats, depending on the weather. I've been trying to dress a little more sophisticated, and so it's hard for me to walk into this store and find anything "grown up"... but that doesn't stop me from wanting to pick up every single shirt I see! I ended up with these goodies (as well as two tee shirts for Sean... stupid spoiled husband)

all images courtesy of Tilly's

Lace Bib Women's Tank by FULL TILT - $19.99

Biased Strip Dress by FULL TILT - $19.99

Border Print Women's Top - by FULL TILT - $19.99

after we left Tilly's I stopped into Charlotte Russe and picked up a pair of grey leggings to wear with that cute diagonal stripe dress... plus it doesn't hurt to have a pair for other outfits!

from there we wandered into Crate & Barrel, Guess, and a few other stores... before stumbling upon a GOLD MINE.

Francesca's Collections. I'd never heard of it, but from the window, I saw chic and fun outfits put together, as well as some fabulous accessories. we made a bee line for the store entrance, and it was all over from there. I was in heaven in this store - their clothing is the perfect mix of dressy, yet not too girly, and the prices were even better. I don't like to claim that I really have a style, as I wear what I think looks good on me, but if I had to pick a store that was totally MandeeFoFandee, this one would be it.

okay, unfortunately I cannot find the two dresses I bought, but I did come across two pieces of the gorgeous jewelry I bought. I bought another necklace and two more pairs of earrings, but they're not on the website. I'll try to take a picture of the earrings, as well as the two dresses to post tonight!

all in all, I'd say it was a good day. my hair was nice and healthy feeling (and colored!), and I had a rack of new clothes to put away. and now that I'm looking at Francesca's Collections website, I'm not sure if my shopping spree is quite over just yet... stay tuned!

Happy Shopping!


EDIT: I totally forgot to add this blouse I picked up at Lucky Brand Jeans. it is SO flattering on, and I love the print and the colors.

Scarlett Top - $59.50

1 comment:

  1. You have inspired me to go shopping! I love your choices. I have never heard of Francisca's collection it looks awesome. I also want to say I have those leaf earrings in gold! I love them and wear them a lot. :)


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