Saturday, May 8, 2010

Catch Up

Let's play catch up! It has been almost a month since I last blogged and I feel such shame. I said I was going to commit to this blog but I have been putting it off to have some "me" time. I haven't even played with my make-up in awhile even though I have had a one week break from college. Well my break is nearly over (classes start this Monday) so hopefully I find myself procrastinating from doing homework and readings to blog!
Last Sunday I went on a very big but small outting with my parent's to do a little shopping in Bellingham and Alderwood. Now being from Vancouver and at the edge of Burnaby, it took us about 2-3 hours to get to Alderwood. We passed by the Seattle Premium Outlet where I bought a Coach bag and wallet for a very reasonable price; the total was $163.80 ;) I can't seem to find the bag on the Coach website so I assume it is very old and neither does it have a "Coach Factory" label or tag so in know way could it be a "trial" bag. Same goes for the wallet but I assure myself and everyone else that my purchases are more than decent for the moderate price of a "high to medium end brand". I will take a photo sooner or later....
I spent over $30 on 6 rings at For Love 21 (accessorie store of Forever 21), some were gifts. I do not think I will be buying rings from Forever 21 from now on because even a size 6 does not fit my tiny fingers! It is such a shame because their rings are affordable & just my style!
I noticed at Sears (in the U.S.) have many more sales on jewelry than in Canada. Almost the entire jewelry department was half off the regular price! I bought a very cute key pendant with the necklace chain for $20. I assume it is sterling silver because it's still as shiny as when I bought it and I have been wearing it everyday since I bought it. Even to sleep (which is bad for the chain)! My mom bought herself a diamond ring for $100 because she feels her hands are bare at work. No one in the right mind would wear their wedding ring daily... It has too much sentiment and the sheer thought of losing such an item would break a heart, plus the ring is worth major $$$ so it's in a bank vault.
Overall we spent well over our (more like my) limit and I am banned from shopping for a month or two... My best purchase/bargain was a pair of booties for $5 at Marshall's. I am beginning to like Marshall's more than The Ross and Nordstrom Rack. I used to adore Nordstrom Rack because the prices were reasonable but now not so much. Perhaps it is because so many Canadians are crossing the borders to score great deals (???). I now only look at shoes and cosmetics or skincare at the Rack because the clothing is not worth it for me. I'm not a fan of Juicy Couture (besides their perfumes) and some other brands are overpriced! The Ross isn't as great lately as it is harder to find size XS or S now or shoes for elf feet (size 5 or 6) but Marshall's suits my needs much more. I've never been to TJ Maxx but I predict the first places I'll hit up in the U.S. are Marshall's, TJ Maxx, The Ross, Nordstrom Rack in that exact order. Also, I'm not fond of the malls because most stores in the U.S. are here too. Unless I'm looking for something specific at Sephore or Ulta, I'll most likely pass the malls and skip to the bargains!
But anyhow enough about blogging about life & splurging, I'll make another post on good old Project 10 Pan!
See you in a bit,ciao!


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