Okay so I broke my no-buy yesterday when I spent the day in Ventura with Nefertiti. Though I have to say I am quite proud of myself for sticking to buying only things I needed or had really wanted and searched for for months.
First we went to the Pacific View Mall and I just *knew* I had to stop by H&M since it only opened a month or so ago. I tried on quite a few things but nothing particularly struck me as that amazing that I would break my “no buy” for… until I had put everything back – I SAW IT. For months I called manyyyy many H&Ms in search of one little jacket and no store had received it. The jacket in question here was the one Abbey Lee Kershaw wore on the main page of hm.com. The jacket is a light tan color! and the lining is leopard print… and get this… only $15. Yes, the jacket is part of the Divided line by H&M. It is one beautiful jacket and I already wore it last night! It’s extremely comfortable, too.
Now, I don’t usually shop at Forever 21. Most of their clothing is of ridiculously bad quality that I don’t even want to spend the little money each item costs especially knowing the labor used comes from some country in which the employees are underpaid. But anyway, I really wanted a pair of sweatpants to style with my outfits and I found the most comfortable flattering pair for $14. I almost regret not getting more than one knowing that after washing the pants they will most likely suffer the fate of most F21 clothing… fading, tearing, etc. And I also wore these sweatpants last night! AMAZING. I love the sweats to bits and pieces.
Lastly, I really really needed a new bra. Just a nude bra that was comfortable. So Nefi and I headed right on over to Macy’s (as I refuse to buy any Victoria’s Secret bras given that the quality sucks imho). So anyway, Nefi helped me find one perfect racerback nude bra that fits amazingly. The tag said $34 but I didn’t even care… the bra was too comfortable to pass up. I get to the register and uh… it was on sale for $10…! That was too good. I checked online and they’re full price so I don’t know what the deal was but it doesn’t even matter! This bra works with my tanks and some of my most oft-used shirts. Perfect.
Anyway, then Nefi and I ate at a 50s inspired diner with malt shakes, hamburgers, and 25cent jukebox machines. It was such a great find! We were walking around Main St. in Ventura and homegirl just could not decide what to eat. Finally we stopped in front of the Busy Bee cafe and inside it was just so 50s and cute! The food was pretty darn good, too, though the portions are enormous. I didn’t even finish my chocolate banana shake because I got so full!
Afterwards we stopped by American Apparel and Urban Outfitters but nothing really caught my eye. So we left empty-handed and it actually felt pretty good!!
I drove us back to Santa Barbara and yessss I took an amazing nap. At 7:30 the wonderful Sandy called me and then I called up Nefi and in a super quick five minutes I woke up and got dressed to go to dinner. The three of us headed to Chili’s and had some drinksssss. I was a happy camper lol. After dinner we all headed back to Ventura and spent the night at Candlelight. FUNNNN. More drinks. More dancing. I was a sloppy mess!! Well not really… not that sloppy. I’ve been sloppier. But definitely I wasn’t in driving condition so Sandy drove my car back to SB. OVERALL: Saturday was an immense success.
NOTETOSELF: I need to learn how to whip my hair back and forth.