What a great place. My girlfriends and I stayed right downtown, a block or two from Union Square. A huge thank you to all who spoke up and gave recommendations; I listened. We ate, we trolleyed, we double-decker-bussed, we China-towned, we Ghiradellied, we Beach-Blanket-Babyloned, and oh boy…did we ever shop.
The Anthro on market street was fantastic. Wouldn’t you know, the week I take off for fun and adventure….they mark down 5 things on my wishlist. (shakes fists). I spent a good 40 minutes tracking down a Tiered Stripes Dress and then missed out completely on the Yuzu Mary Janes when I waited a day to purchase. Boo! Hoping I can still track down my size somewhere. It was a bustling store, and I think the SA’s were a bit overwhelmed by sheer patron volume while I was there, which is less than ideal for the fitting room experience. I still managed to bring home this, these, and these, the latter purchased for survival since I froze my freakin’ rear end off while I was there. No one told me how windy San Fran was….and when the 55 degree wind whips through your maxi skirt, it’s a chiller of an experience. Sheer survival, I tell you. I had to buy them. The coral color is vibrantly perfect in every way.
Another store I was super happy to touch and feel with my own paws was Madewell. I’ve never actually been in a store, so that was kind of exciting. (I feel so small-town saying that….). I ended up taking home two pieces from there that I total j’adore. I especially love them together:
Another store I was thrilled to see and touch in the flesh was Kate Spade. I tried on a pair of come-hither shoes that are giving me night-sweats, I tell you. These little biscuits. (By the way, Kate Spade is having a fall shoe promotion when you spend $250 or more, you can get $50 off with code “fallfete”. I am shakily holding out for a true sale on these babies….half off, at least.)
High point: found a new favorite perfume I can add to my “everyday” lineup. I have long been a fan of Fresh’s Sugar Fragrance, wearing it regularly as a daytime scent. This new Sake scent will be a nice game changer for day to day. I also found two other contenders for future purchase occasions: #1, and #2.
Another high point: spotting these smoking loafers in a fabulous army green at Nordstrom Rack. They screamed me. I had to.
And here they are last night in action.
Tons more to report. Frock Star party to post. (thanks so much for all who submitted. Can’t wait to show you off.) Other purchases to kiss and tell about…..both of the Anthro kind and Non-Anthro kind, but always Anthro-ish.
And on top of that….school starts tomorrow for my little ones! A flurry of excitement around here. Bought my 11-year-old some gray/black leopard-printed skinny jeans from Tar-jay for her first day back and she’s PUMPED about them. My sweet 4 year old will be sporting some shiny new pink high-tops-a-la-Punky-Brewster. They totally rock. (I swear, I wanted to BE Punky Brewster SO BAD when I was a youngin’). Where were all these cool clothes back then? Perhaps I’m making up for it now…..