Yes, I’m referring once again to retail therapy, the practice and art of fervently slapping down the old plastic on the counter — because I’m still searching for the perfect wedge and –just becuz. Who says you need a reason?
And because it’s prolly time for a less than totes cray rant about not killing animals, am I right?
Deep breath — keeping it light and fluffy, shopping is the perfect antidote to crazytime.
After Pilates, I scurried down the road to Nordstrom Outlet in San Marcos. It’s as if my car knew the way without any direction from me.
And yay for me! I came close to finding that elusive perfect wedge. Very close.
And check out that silly Chanel photo bomb. Always trying to upstage everyone!
(Nord obvs designed the bag for me, “shopping genius”. I mean, “Duh”. Look how the arrow points directly to moi.)
BTW, don’t you HATE it when stores change the layout that you have come to rely on, to trust?
I SO do, and I was a bit discombobulated when I walked into Nord and discovered that the jewelry had moved, the workout clothes weren’t where they should have been –but thank goodness, SHOES stayed solid and safe –aisles and aisles, rows upon rows — of wedges, heels, flats — repeat it like a mantra–wedges, heels, flats. Sigh…
I have a certain modus operandi upon entering this store. I want to go to the shoes soooo bad, but I force myself to take a circuitous route to have a little delayed gratification.
Lots and lots of jewelry and sparkly stuff, but nothing caught my eye.
On to the scarves and I found two that needed to come home with me. Coincidentally, they both feature a butterfly motif. Too cute!
I could wait no longer. Pushing a couple of little kids out of the way (shouldn’t they all be in school by now??) I immediately grabbed about four pairs of shoes and tried them on.
Just like Goldilocks, it was a no to all of them but these sweet little Cole Haan strappy platform wood wedges. Cole Haan always has the greatest fit, light as a feather, and the zipper is totes adorbs, don’t you agree? They’re fire engine red (pic came out a bit light) and CLOSE to achieving perfection, but not quite there. The wedge is wood, not cork, but the comfort factor makes up for that little problem. They were a bit pricey even at the outlet — originally $228.00, on sale for $119.00. I think I’ll wear them a lot with skinny jeans or maybe I’ll take them back, I always leave that option open.
The two new scarves will join my huge collection of scarves.
I fold all of the silk ones.
They have their own special chest of drawers.
Hanging scarves is a great way to display them, too.
My tugboat man doesn’t think so,
but his opinion doesn’t really count, ya know what I’m sayin’?.