Where: nowhere, just dressing up!
Why: You guys. Arizona > Wisconsin. My parents rented a condo just outside of Scottsdale, AZ and Ross and I went for a week for a vacation. We spent some time shopping and I found all of the pieces you see above, other than the jewelry.
I was so excited when I saw these shoes — like everyone else, I’m obsessed with the Valentino Rockstuds, but the price is quite frankly laughable to our budget. I’d seen quite a few lookalikes, but nothing I really liked. These are so good — they’re the same sort of style, but instead of trying to look just like the Valentinos and not, they’ve got their own thing going for them with the round, funny little studs. I passed them by at first because they’re still a price I’d generally think about for a while, but my sweet husband brought me back to try them on with a simple, “Happy Valentine’s Day”.
The top I found on sale at Anthropologie and the skirt was something I knew I wanted from Express — I worked some coupon magic and got it half off, but of course the next day I got an email saying it was 40% off, so with the coupons that I had I could’ve gotten it for $12! Ahh well, you win some you lose some — and I won big time with a pair of boots on clearance at Zara. They’re no longer online but they were $129 and I got them for $20!
It was so fun to spend a day shopping at stores I don’t usually have access to(hello Nordstrom, Zara, Kiehl’s, H&M, J.Crew), it’s so much nicer to shop when you can try things on before buying them! Or, if it’s beauty products, talk to the salesperson and color match. We also enjoyed much pool time, tons of great eats and drinks, local scenery and wildlife, a morning hike and a fun afternoon playing mini golf and skeeball.
What have you guys been up to?