As you may recall, I’ve been running low on denim over the past few months and I was so eager for the shopping ban to be lifted just to buy some new pants!
I first stumbled upon A-B Fits which specializes in denim and carries mostly USA-made goods. While I tried on a few great pairs, I wasn’t quite ready to pull the trigger so I asked that they write the style names and sizes down so I could think about them. See, I’m not kidding about taking my sweet time when it comes to making decisions. Happily, they obliged.
On Saturday, I went to Goodbyes, a consignment store that I’d been wanting to visit for months. I love this store because it’s very well organized, doesn’t smell like moth balls and the salespeople are super friendly. Also, it seems to be the mecca for Pacific Heights Ladies’ cast-offs at bargain prices. I ended up finding a pair of white jeans (Ever brand) and an off-white jacket (JCrew) – both in mint condition. These items set me back $100 – a steal considering their quality!
I popped in to Seedstore as I love some of the small brands that they carry and they were having a big labor day sale. I liked a few pieces but didn’t try anything on.
Sunday began with a quick trip to Nordstrom for some jean shopping. I’ve always had good luck finding jeans there and their customer service/forgiving return policy makes it very easy to shop there. I found a fabulous pair of dark skinny jeans (Paige brand) that I couldn’t say no to. After that, I stopped in at Banana Republic for a black camisole. I own one already but it has become very thin over the past year and needed to be replaced. A salesperson reminded me that the entire store was 30% off but I stopped myself when I realized I didn’t want to shop anymore! And I felt like B’s post a few days ago – I don’t wanna shop just to shop.
Being able to shop during labor day weekend when there were SO many sales felt a bit risky but I don’t feel like I went overboard. My re-cap makes it sound like all I did was shop but I only spent about 2 hours total. I was pretty focused on what I wanted and didn’t get distracted by things that felt really unnecessary. With the exception of the jacket, which is unseasonal but (ahem) still very practical, I had been thinking about all of these items for a very long time.
In conclusion, HAVING NEW PANTS IS AWESOME : )