Friday, February 26, 2010

Bday shopping with my mom!

Every year my mom takes me shopping for my birthday.  Soo sweet of her!  She has done this since I was little and I love it.  It's really one of the only times I get with just my mom...that's huge in a BIG family!  I love where my birthday lands because I am able to get some good spring items to help out my wardrobe.  I chose to go shopping at the outlets this time.  I feel like the prices are so much better.  So we hit up J.Crew first.  My absolute fav :)
I made a list of everything I had been wanting so that I didn't vere when I saw pretty things (quite easy to do).
I wanted a high wasted skirt. J.Crew outlet had a great simple navy one that can be dressy or casual.  It looks somewhat similar to this one, but its navy and doesn't have the pleat down the front.  It also is not this short.  It's the perfect length for work and play!  I like my clothes to work in all the situations in my life :)

I got a navy and white thick striped cardigan to go with it.  I am learning to buy clothes in "outfits" instead of just pieces.  I think its similar to one from last season.  So sorry, no picture :(

I also found my fav pair of shoes on sale for $25 at J.Crew outlet.  In the store they are $89ish.  Score!!
These are similar, but not exactly the same.  Mine are flatter and silver!

I got a few other things, but that's not what the post is about.  I really wanted to talk about making a list before you go shopping.  It really helps to keep you focused on what you need for your wardrobe.  It's easy to get side tracked.  I like to add pieces that make clothes I already have go farther/look different.
 So that's what I focused on for this shopping trip.  I was glad I didn't let myself just buy things I liked.  We bought what I needed for Spring!  Let's not even mention that I usually spend more than I planned if I don't make a list :(  

Speaking of spring.   I am struggling.  I am so ready for Spring to be here and feel myself complaining about it a lot.  I don't want to be in a bad mood every day until then.  So I am trying, but its tough.  Especially when the winds in Atlanta have been aweful!!!  Makes no sense to even fix your hair in the morning!  The wind would probably dry it right up once I walk out the door.  Oh well.  I guess that's why I am rocking the bun look today ;)

So glad it's the weekend.  MR.P and I are babysitting tonight for some sweet girls.  Then tomorrow I am having birthday lunch with my mom and sisters.  Then we are headed to Athens for a fun birthday weekend!  We are pretty excited about that.  We LOVE Athens.  Have a happy weekend!


Red said...

yes! I love lists!! when I buy clothes I try to think of buying things that I can mix up and will go well with the rest of my clothes. Its also good to have some articles of clothing that have some extra pop! like in color,style or pattern!
I hope you have a wonderful birthday Beth! I'm really enjoying your blog! =)

sealaura said...

lists are cool but I am so bad especially at Jcrew! have a great weekend :)

Julianne Hendrickson said...

funfun!! i agree with buying in outfits...i learned that lesson the hard way!

Scientific Housewife said...

Shopping on your birthday is the best!

Joy said...

Good picks Beth....You have such fabulous taste!

Katie said...

Awww what a sweet mommma! I bet y'all had a blast! :)

Kristin said...

Lovin' those fabulous sandals!