In a completely spur of the moment and uncharacteristic decision (I can’t help it, I’m just a planner!) I left last Sunday afternoon for Boston; to visit with a friend.
Packing for trips always stresses me out, since I don’t really know what I'll be doing or what the weather will be once there. I tend to pack outfits I’ve already worn and tested out, so I know I’ll be cute and comfortable.
For Sunday, I went with a winterized version of the grey skirt and striped shirt outfit I put together; switching the cotton skirt for a wool one and adding a vest, leggings and boots.
On Monday I wore my denim button skirt with the bow top and new floral cardigan. I’m such a slacker, I didn’t take any pictures!
We spent the day hopping from thrift store to thrift store, hoping for some buried treasures. I found an amazing iridescent teal trench coat that was about ten sizes too big and a cute yellow jacket with navy flowers that was meant for someone with arms the width of toothpicks.
I did come home with a mustard bag that was originally from Aldo, for $10. I may however, gift the bag to my mother, as it is exactly her style and I’m such a thoughtful daughter. (I may have to borrow it though.)
Tuesday was shopping in Downtown Crossing, and I kept it low key in jeans and a sweater and snow boots, since the forecast said it was going to start snowing around noon. It didn’t.
Trying on some shoes in payless - cute, but maybe when they go on sale!
I came home with three great clearance finds at Macy’s, a bejeweled bib necklace marked down to $11; a pair of really cool filigree earrings for $10, that have beads attached to both the stud and the back, for a multi layered look.
I also got a sheer black and white patterned top with ruffles, despite my best intentions to stop buying things that I already have items similar to.
The new stripe patterned top paired with the floral cardigan - just to join the bandwagon.
At H&M I found a pair of low turquoise pumps and a floral skirt, both that I desperately wanted and neither in my size. I know there are a million H&Ms in Boston, but my friend isn’t as invested in shopping as I am, and dragging her along on such a mission would have been cruel. So I’ll just have to check the one near me back in CT.
Wednesday, instead of snow, there was more rain. My suede booties are a bit worse for wear, but hopefully when they dry they’ll be okay.
When I got home there was a small surprise for me, a pair of black peep-toe sling backs that my aunt no longer wanted, so I happily adopted them.
It feels like that was the weekend, but it wasn't - the weekend is about to begin, so yay!