On Saturday my mom unexpectedly came into the city and we went to the new mall just outside the city limits, CrossIron Mills. Oh my goodness, this mall is huge! And has lots of great stores (French Connection, BCBG, Nine West, H&M, XXI, Browns), many of which are also outlets, carrying older, reduced merchandise. Luckily for me, on the weekend we went, French Connection had a 3 day sale with all of their regular price items on for 40% off. I ended up buying a really pretty, partially sheer black top and a pair of jeans (they were already on sale). I also bought a new clutch from Nine West that was on sale, then an additional 40% off. I'm probably going to have to put it away until spring, but I love it!
On Sunday, I wore all my new clothes to go to my sewing meet-up group. It was fun, there was a couple new people, but it's still pretty small. It will grow though! I also met my first ever real-life blogger. Check out her blog here!
Top: French Connection
Tank (underneath): Banana Republic
Jeans: French Connection
Clutch: Nine West
I meant to post all of this up yesterday, but it was overshadowed by the most amazing thing ever! I got home from work and there was a package sitting on my steps. I was curious as to what it was, since I wasn't expecting any packages. It had my address on it and a return address from NY that I didn't recognize. I opened it, things clicked into place and I was completely shocked. But first, some background. Fashion, a magazine I subscribe to, did a huge giveaway in Sept/Oct and I was one of the lucky winners. And my prize? A new coat. But not just any new coat; a Dsquared2 coat! I honestly thought I was dreaming! So I am now the proud owner of my first designer item. It's so awesome (although a little on the small side)! Still can't quite believe it!