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Monday
Sep052011

Getting-ready-for-fall shopping spree

For the first time since probably high school my mom and my sisters went shopping together. My sisters and I have birthdays in August so my mom had suggested we all go downtown to the Rideau Centre and the Byward Market and shop till we drop. We finally did this yesterday, and only made it to about 4 stores in the Rideau Centre. My mom, being the best mom around, gave us each some cash and I went a little crazy (what a surprise). I thought I'd share with ya what I picked up.

One of our last stops was at Forever 21 - the day after the grand opening. What a ZOO. I was so tired by this time that I just wandered a bit with my sisters, grabbed a couple things and threw it in their bag, then went to hold a place in the ginourmous lineup at the cash. I managed to get 2 fluro tanks, a fluro striped shirt, a fluro tank and a stack of studded bracelets.

I was dying to get to Zara, as I always manage to find a few things when I shop there. Which I did once again. I picked up 2 fluro knit sweaters (I see a theme here), a beige knit sweater and a leopard print blouse.

I went a little nuts at Aritzia, one of my favourite stores. I picked up a few tops - a long cashmere blend striped sweater, a really soft grey cotton cardigan, and a pretty black lace camisole.

I also picked up 3 pairs of pants. A sort of gold colour pair of J Brand pencil leg cords, Citizens of Humanity (my FAV brand) Avedon low rise skinny jeans, and a dark blue pair of Citizens of Humanity Ava low rise straight leg pants. 

Everything in the Gap was 30 or 40% off so I grabbed a few things in there too. A super soft light blue dress shirt, a short sleeved boxy sweater, a pair of nude flat pointy shoes and a jaguar print belt I forgot to photograph.


My mom stopped in at MAC to get some lipstick so I grabbed my foundation and a cool lustreglass lipgloss in a copper ("ornamental"). When I was waiting for everyone to show up at the mall I ran into BCBG and picked up this gold studded ring.

We had a blast. Since we didn't get to the Byward Market I hope we can plan another outing soon - but I might leave all my credit cards at home. :-)

Reader Comments (3)

Ii'm thinking you should move to the BC coast and be my new BFF as I think we are about the same size........

7 Sep 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlisa

LOL (I'd certainly enjoy the weather more!)

12 Sep 2011 | Registered Commenterkim

Did you purchase your denim from Aritzia? They're amazing. Great choice.

15 Sep 2011 | Unregistered Commentersteph

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