Monday, September 2, 2013

#haul: labor day shopping adventure !

I wanted to try to do a haul video--you know, like the ones that famous makeup/girl YouTubers make--but I think I'd be really awkward modeling in front of a camera (& I don't know how to model !) and talking about what I got and why I got it. I'd rather just type it to save myself the embarrassment. Maybe one day I'll get over feeling awkward and just go for it x:

Anyways, this past weekend was Labor Day weekend, which is a giant shopping weekend because of Labor Day and End of Summer sales. As a natural shopping addict, I had to leave my girl cave to seek out the great deals... and it was totally worth it !

My shopping adventure started at an outlet center north of the Strip on Saturday (where my ex saw me pass by the entrance and asked if I wanted to meet up and say hi... but he left before I was finished buying my bag. Eeeek !). My best best guy friend works at Kate Spade New York in the stock room and gets an employee discount, and he told me that this weekend would be the best time to get it because along with the original discount the outlet holds from the original price, there is an extra discount because of Labor Day, and then on top of that, he has his employee discount ! So my mom bought two bags and I bought two bags. I absolutely love the black soft leather bag I got. Like I'm absolutely in love with it. The other one was already on clearance and still super cute, something different from my other cross-body bags.

Then after church yesterday, we went to Town Square. I originally needed to go to buy makeup at M.A.C. and get my free pair of underwear from Victoria's Secret, but whenever I go shopping, I tend to buy more than what I need...

We stopped at Victoria's Secret first since it was the first store we came across that we needed to go to. Like I said, I was just supposed to get my free panty, but they were having a 7/$26 sale on PINK panties and I had a $10 off a bra coupon.... I love shopping, but shopping for underwear essentially makes me the happiest.

Five seamless panties, three cheeksters, and a bra.
After my sister got some Lollicup, we went to M.A.C. It was my first time ever buying face makeup, so the dude that was working there helped us out. I got a liquid foundation because I liked the coverage better than the foundation x powder combination. He also recommended the liquid one to me because he said that my skin was already so flawless and nice so I shouldn't need to cake on it (': He also put this really nice blush on me that complimented my skin tone, and my mom said I should get it. So I did. I also bought the finishing translucent powder because I sweat easily and if I don't set the foundation, then it'll look like I'm melting when I sweat.

Foundation, blush, finishing translucent powder.
We were on our way to Capriotti's afterwards to have lunch, but we stopped by Francesca's Collections, one of my mom's, sister, and my favorite stores, to take a look... and of course, came out with a few purchases. The first top is a nude-ish pink semi-sheer not-really-but-idk-what-to-call-it top with 3/4ths sleeves and it's kind of long and loose. I'm hoping I can use it for professional dress or more dressy-casual purposes. The second is just a short-sleeved semi-sheer same-material-as-the-last-one top with one of my favorite prints, chevron print, on it.

Look, I'm trying to model ! :P

We went to eat then stopped at H&M, NY&C, Bath and Body Works, and American Eagle, but I had no purchases. Passing by Abercrombie & Fitch, a store we never shopped at, we decided to go in. Surprisingly, I bought a few things. First was a cotton button-up with 3/4ths long sleeves. I couldn't choose between blue or gray, but ultimately decided to go with blue because I have a lot of gray in my closet. I got this blue striped knitted sweater because it was super cute and I thought it fit me pretty well. Lastly, I got a flowy floral printed dress... which I originally wasn't going to get, but it looked so cute on me... I couldn't resist.

The lighting is slightly off for this one... I don't know why x:

That was the last store we stopped at, since my dad was coming home from work. By that point, we walked the whole perimeter of Town Square, so it was a successful shopping and "exercise" day for the three of us. This will probably be the last shopping adventure I have for a while since Labor Day is the last shopping holiday/weekend before I go back to SD, where I rarely go shopping because I don't want to spend more money than I have to since college is very expensive x: I'm still super happy with my purchases and can't wait until I go shopping again ! :D

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