Usually I’m able to control myself when shopping down in the states. This weekend in Seattle was an instance where all that control was thrown out the window. And I blame it on Nordstrom Rack and outlet shopping.
It’s not like I regret buying anything I did…I’m just not used to spending such a large amount of money in such a short period of time. You know me, I like to get the ultimate bang for my buck. Let me share what I got and you can decide if I was successful in doing that this shopping trip!
First and foremost, everyone needs to know that the Nordstrom Rack in Downtown Seattle has moved to Westlake Centre at Pine Street and 5th, pretty much right in the hub of the shopping district! It was a recent move (I think they just moved this month), so the interior is nice and new with loads of cheap finds for all of us shoppers who go there to “Style Hunt”.
And style hunting my friends and I did! In this blog’s outfit, I’ve paired together different items I bought over the weekend to share because they were all pretty good deals. Here we go:
I am convinced I have a dangerous and incurable obsession of buying watches. Case in point: the last three times I’ve been down to the states, I’ve purchased a watch every time…Originally for this trip, I was looking for a Michael Kors leather strapped watch, but the ones I found had very stiff straps that looked weird on my wrist and that I wasn’t sure how long would take to break in. So I decided on a regular Michael Kors metal strap watch, which are all so gorgeous. But here’s the good part: I stood at the same spot in Nordstrom Rack by the watch counter for a good hour and a half trying to decide between a square face and a rectangle one. After thinking it through, I decided on a smaller rose gold square faced watch which I am so happy I chose! Best part is that it costs only $109 USD.
I also picked up more awesome stuff at the Nordstrom Rack by Alderwood Mall. The cobalt blue pants I am wearing were only $24 USD, but their retail price is still quite cheap at $42 USD. It may not be J Brand or any other well known name, but honestly for colored denim, I would opt to spend less than regular denim, because I view them as novelty items that I wouldn’t wear as regularly as my normal denim.
My peachy orange blouse is from H&M, and believe it or not, it was only $12.95 USD. I saw this blouse while going down the escalators in H&M and knew from afar that I loved it right away. I find it funny how for certain items, I KNOW I love it when I see it from far away, and I’m so confident I love it that I don’t even have to try it on. Even if I’m in the states and it would be a hassle if they needed to be returned. So far I’ve been lucky (it helps that I am very sure of my sizing) and everything I haven’t tried on has fit me just fine!
And last but definitely not least, at Seattle Premium Outlets—our last stop— I walked into the Kate Spade outlet and this radiant minty green bag immediately caught my attention. The next thing that my eyes were drawn to was the “50% Off All Handbags”. I was sold. I can’t get over how much I love the color of this bag! After the 50% off, I paid $150 USD. Retail price of the bag is $350 USD. Tell me that’s not a good deal! Let me know your thoughts about minty/pastel green accessories. Maybe this will be an inspiration to write an entire post about minty green things I love J
To top off such a successful shopping trip, we made a stop at the duty free stores by the truck crossing, where I bought 1 Litre of Grey Goose for $30 USD, and my favorite perfume Chloe (I love Chloe!) in the 2.5 oz size for $98 USD, which would cost $115+ CAD here. Now, don’t go adding up what I spent in total…what matters is the individual cost of each item I bought :p
Summing it up, I’m pretty much not going shopping in the states for awhile. But when I do, I know I will do some severe damage again. After all, once in awhile is okay, right? (just say yes..)