When my dad and I get together, we go shopping. He was here for most of the week last week, so we did a LOT of shopping 😉 It was so much fun; I discovered that I REALLY really really want an iPad (my sites look great on it by the way ;)), and I got an amazing linen dress, thanks to my dad. We also hung out in New Braunfels & Greune, Texas for some culture, and on the way back to Austin stopped in San Marcos at the outlet “center” where I found a JAMES PERSE OUTLET!!!!!!!!!! Of course, I cannot stress that enough. a JAMES PERSE OUTLET!!!!!!!!! I did not buy anything at the JAMES PERSE OUTLET!!!!!!!!!! but I did think the prices were good and the selection, great. I was just so excited and overwhelmed, I think I was too shocked to buy anything 😉
So, as if I didn’t have enough shopping during the week, I went back to one spot, the Domain, on Saturday before picking my fiance up from the airport. I actually went back with the intention of getting another CP Shades linen dress from Calypso – in gray this time – and just looking for dresses I could belt in general. I ended up getting this James Perse dress from Barney’s Co-Op on sale for $59, but it’s going back. I tried it on in the store without a belt, and decided to take it home to try on with a belt, but it looked awful. I don’t know what they were thinking with this one…
So, I went over to Calypso and came to the conclusion that I’d like to just buy my entire wardrobe there from now on. I ended up only getting an amazing belt made from jute (I think) that’s unfortunately not on the website. I tried on a couple of linen tops, my favorite of which isn’t on the website right now, but it was tunic length, with crochet detail at the neckline, 3/4 sleeves…just amazing. And I tried on the gray dress again – but couldn’t make up my mind if I wanted the dress of the shirt, so I left to think about it. I’m going to go back and get the dress. It’s perfect, and so cute with leggings – I can see myself wearing it all year around.
I also went back into Madewell and tried on this dress – in black:
It is so so so so so so cute!!!!! I belted it, which makes it even CUTER!!! I totally want it, but it was a little shorter than I like dresses to be on me, so I’d only be able to wear it with leggings. And I didn’t think it was necessarily worth $150 – although it is all in eyelet and included a slip…
OH, and I forgot to mention that at Calypso, the SA (and I’m so sorry, I forget her name now!! she’s the sweetest) was wearing the Swedish Hasbeens sky high t-straps!!! We had discussed our mutual love of clogs the last time I was in the store, and they had just received a return of the Swedish Hasbeens, in her size coincidentally, so she was trying them on. She also let me try them on!! And honestly, as excited as I was about these clogs, they didn’t do much for me. I like them, and they were very comfortable – but I don’t think they were very flattering on me. They were on the SA though, she was wearing them with long linen pants – adorable. Incidentally, she wears a size 7 shoe and the size 38 Swedish Hasbeens fit her fine. I also wear a size 38 in Swedish Hasbeens, but I’m a size 8…so, I don’t know, take that with a grain of salt…but I thought it was interesting. I think I can cross those off my must-have list now though, I just don’t think they’re for me.
I’m really enjoying getting to know Austin by shopping!! I’m meeting some wonderful ladies and having loads of fun talking shop (haha…pun intended).
How was your week last week? Have you bought anything worth sharing lately?