About two weekends ago, my Boston adventures included walking, eating, and of course, lots of shopping! In fact, one of our main missions for our Boston trip was so I could hit up some of my favorite stores and buy some clothes! See, I am not a habitual clothing shopper– I spend most of my “fun things” allowance on all the random and interesting foods I order online! While I love clothes, it’s just not something I obsess over or even spend a lot of time shopping for. When I do shop though, I go all out and try to pick up pieces I absolutely love and hopefully will last a long time. Staying somewhat fashionable is important to me, especially since I work with high school kids who analyze everything you wear!
My first stop in Boston was at my ultimate fashion mecca– figure it would be a store geared towards fitness wear, right? Lululemon, here I come!
Though Rhode Island finally has a Lululemon showroom, it still does not carry the full line, or even have all sizes of the gear it does have. I have gone to the Rhode Island showroom twice in hopes to buy a hoodie, but both times they did not have my size. The Boston store, however, had tons of variety and plenty of sizes.
I am fortunate to have a husband who supports my Lululemon clothing addiction, and he encouraged me to get not just one, but two of the items I died for.
The blue zip-up was extremely cute– nice and long, fits the body perfectly, and has the signature Lululemon thumbholes I love. The jacket is sweat-wicking and water-resistant– perfect for when I begin running outdoors in the spring!
After Lululemon, we stopped at a cupcakerie who was rumored to have vegan cupcakes. Unfortunately, Sweet only has vegan cupcakes on Mondays, so we were out of luck on that one!
We continued along Newbury Street until we arrived at perhaps my second favorite shopping mecca– Anthropologie. If there is one store that I think encapsulates my style, or better yet the style I strive to embody, it is Anthropologie. I heart its whimsical, girly, colorful, patterned, hippie, hipster vibe.
Since it was Presidents Day weekend, Anthropologie was having some hardcore sales, so I avoided all full-price items in hopes of scoring a deal or two. I tried on a few things, but found two major bargains.
First, I purchased this gorgeous dress, for only eighty-nine dollars! It’s strapless, and though it is hard to see in the picture, is sports a paisly-ish Indian pattern accented by the golden embroidery. Very pretty, and very me!
I also got this jacket, which to me was very Kardashian-esque. I love the polka-dot grey lining!
After Anthropologie, we went to a store I always waltz by without a second thought. However, that day I was in the mood to browse, so my husband and I went to Victoria Secret’s Pink store. I avoid it back in Rhode Island because it is a place in which I am bound to run into a student, since Pink-wear is quite popular in the high school I work at. Since I was incognito in Boston though, I figured I would check it out. Secretly, I always wanted one Pink item– just not the pants that say Pink on the butt– I personally don’t think I could get away with that!
Once again, my supportive hubby spotted the perfect Pink sweatshirt for me– a bright pink (what else?) half-zip yoga pullover. I tried it on and instantly knew it had to be mine!
I didn’t snap a pic, but the above is the one I bought! I now have satisfied my inner high school teenager!
And that was just the damage done in day one! The next day, I made a killing at Urban Outfitters. . . but I will leave that for another time.
One last thing. . . remember when I mentioned I ordered some Tom’s ballet flats on-line? Well, they finally came in– I am a proud owner of these Lina woven flats:
I think the pattern is adorable, and I can’t wait to wear these with my skinnies! A final word to the wise: if your order Tom’s flats, go down an entire size! I am normally a size eight, but the seven fit perfectly. The clerk at Nordstrom’s informed me that many people had to bring them back to exchange the shoes for a smaller size since they run so big!
What is the last thing you bought? What’s your favorite clothing or shoe store?