It was raining buckets, but since MC and I are of the die-hard “whether in rain, sleet or snow” variety of shopper, we soldiered on; though I complained a bit, MC’s parking savvy and my purse sized Jones New York umbrella made the outdoor portion of the expedition more bearable.
Our first stop was in Zara where I felt I looked fat in everything I tried on; but I blame the humidity in the dressing room which contributed to increased glistening and a disposition that was totally counter-conducive to sashaying in front of the mirror. So we moved along.
I fared better in H&M where my purchases included a really cute brown knit dress with leather accents, and a pair of tights in wide brown and black stripes.
Our final stop was in Forever 21. Forever 21 is already kind of a manic shopping experience because of the overwhelming amount of merchandise on the floor at any given time, but I’ve developed a knack for determining the layout of each store and how pieces are grouped. I met my match, however, in this location; poor lighting, escalators that led to other floors without clear methods of return to the main floor, and (the ultimate offense) mannequins draped in Hello Kitty wear that was nowhere to be found on the sales floor, were greatly frustrating nuances. I did manage to scoot out bearing a few pieces:
|Fab stripe waterfall cardigan - Forever 21|
Mine is in black and heather gray; I can wear it with leggings, boots and tee.
|Slub Stripe sweater - Forever 21|
|Threaded Teardrop Earrings - Forever 21|
Though this might not have been the most fruitful of retail excursions, my quality time with MC is always a blast. (Can’t wait for next year’s celebration, Chica!)