Monday, August 20, 2007

Shoppin' On Newbury Street

Today I finally went back-to-school shopping! We parked, and, dragging my whiny little brother, shopped! After eating lunch at Bostone Pizza (formerly Newbury Pizza!), our first destination was Urban Outfitters, of course. It was several blocks, and we spotted some shops to check out on the way back. As we passed LF, I saw a 60% off everything sign and darted in before my mom could stop me. However, I left emptyhanded after being unable to decide whether the high-waisted denim shorts were worth the $67.... In Urbans, I immediatly went into supershopper mode! I located most of the items on my wish list (the black skinny jeans were M.I.A. though...) and tried them on. The hoodie was cute, but it didn't match well with my hair. I love red, but red clothes and reddish hair don't go together. :( I tried on the cardigan and my mom said she liked it, but when she found out is was $54 she was like, "That's a lot!" and I didn't want to pressure her or anything (as she was paying for the stuff) so I put it back. It wasn't that great. I found a cute, supersoft striped sweater by Damsel that was a steal at $28, and then my mom told me it was time to go. I almost had a nervous breakdown at that point because the parking meter is only paid for 2 hours, and we had to go all the way back in time. But I needed more time for shopping... so I grabbed the scarf as fast as I could and my mom approved, then went downstairs to check out. But I didn't have enough things yet! So I grabbed two striped camis off the 2 for $20 shelf and ran down, just as my mom was paying. I was mostly satisfied with my purchases at this point.

We went to Newbury Comics to look for a tote bag for school, which we didn't find, due to the fact I have my heart set on a Hollister one. However, I did find some cute striped over-the-knee socks that I've been eyeing for a while. Next, we visited Second Time Around, a store that sells vintage and used designer labels. They had some interesting things, but since we visited the smaller of the two Newbury Street stores there was nothing I liked in my size/price range. Then, in hopes of purchasing an actual cupcake to eat, we went into Johnny Cupcakes (I just wanted one the of t-shirts!) and were disappointed (well, my mom and my brother were) to find that the display cases we had seen were for clothes, not cupcakes. I snatched up a blue shirt and split the $36 with my mom, and also got a cute black and white cupcake pin. We made it back to the car, but I convinced my mom that we should feed the meter some more and then continue shopping, because I wanted to go to American Apparel. After sticking band-aids on my ankles (my flats were rubbing all the skin off!), we went down the more upscale end of Newbury Street ("Boston's version of Fifth Avenue" said the tour guide on a passing duck tour). We found American Apparel, and I checked it out but didn't see anything I liked enough to buy. So we went a bit further up the street in search of a café where we could get a real cupcake, and after not finding anything for several blocks, we turned back. Then we went to Marc Jacobs, but I'll blog about that later. ;)

And here's my loot:

Forever 21 v-neck sweater. Urban Outfitters scarf. BDG skinny jeans. Unionbay flats.

Damsel striped top. Daang Goodman for Tripp NYC skinny pants.

Urban Outfitters striped camis. Hollister skinny jeans.

Forever 21 sunglasses (my true love!). Johnny Cupcake t-shirt. Gap jeans I cutoff myself. Leg Avenue striped socks. Unionbay flats.

1 comment:

alyssaliciousx3 said...

dauum you know how to f'cking shop.
the scarf is ah-maze, and i've been dying for grey skinnies. well done most deffinitely.