GUESS WHAT EVERYONE?!
I booked another trip to New York City!! 🙂
I'm so excited!! February 26th - March 3rd I'll be visiting Roger for the second time. He recently moved from the Upper West Side to Lower Manhattan, so we'll get to experience the city from an entirely different vantage point. We'll be able to see the Statue of Liberty from his 34th story window and apparently we're just steps away from the best ice cream place ever. Needless to say, I'm counting down the sleeps--just 10 more to go!
This means that I have 9 days to save up for the trip, mainly so I can buy the things I left behind the first time around. A colleague told me that NYC is the #1 place for buyer's remorse; clothing stores see so much foot traffic that it's impossible to find an item again if you set it down. This might be my last jaunt to the Big Apple (at least for a while), so I don't want to regret not purchasing something that I love. I feel like such a girl for saying that.
Here are a few things that I DID end up buying. Don't mind all the selfies... when your boyfriend/photographer is in another country, sometimes you have to take artistic matters into your own hands!
This Rebecca Minkoff dress was 70% from Century 21. It was an impulse buy for sure, I couldn't resist the colours! Mint-green is my favourite.
I bought a tartan kilt at a sample sale. For $10 I can justify only wearing it a handful of times. It'll make for an easy-peasy schoolgirl Halloween costume. Also, it'll be hanging in my closet if I'm feeling nostalgic for my highschool uniform.
I tried on this shirt before looking at the price tag... $185 for a silk tank top and that was at 50% off. I did not buy it. I do love the red though. Note to self: Find this for less.
My new Nine West shoes... I love love love them. I swear by this brand; they make very narrow shoes and they are always comfy from the get-go. I swear, I won't even need to break these in!
This is my slummy shirt. It's made of soft cotton, it's flowy, and it pairs well with leggings or jeans. I'm wearing it right now, I've worn it to work... quite versatile and it was only $22.
Last but not least, I picked up a magenta silk blouse from Aritzia. It's a wonderful date-night shirt... bright and fun and just flirty enough to boost your confidence. I've also paired it with a high-waisted skirt for work. Plus it matches my phone case--perfection!
So there you have it, a peek into my post-NY closet. Hurray for getting all items on sale or way below retail value! Wish me luck on pinching my pennies so I can add to the collection!