Saturday, August 4, 2012

Shopping in Charlotte

For anyone that lives or has ever lived in Columbia (or most of SC for that matter) knows that the shopping here can leave a lot to be desired. So naturally we go to neighboring cities like Charlotte or Atlanta when there is something we want to purchase but want to actually see the product instead of buying online. 

So on Thursday my mom and I made the relatively short drive up to Charlotte to hit up Southpark Mall and mainly Nordstrom for their Anniversary Sale. If you've never shopping Nordy's Anniversary Sale you are definitely missing out! No other store (that I know of) ever puts NEW fall items on sale at the beginning of the season! So if you're on the hunt for a new watch or pair of boots, look no further! 

So the main reason for this trip was Mom saw a watch online she wanted to buy and my Michael Kors watch that I got for Christmas a couple years ago had some of the gold plating on the clasp rubbing off. So mom ended up with a new watch, and instead of replacing my tortoise watch with an identical twin sister, I upgraded just a tad! 

As much as I have LOVED my tortoise shell watch, I just could not resist this new tri-tone model Michael Kors has come out with. Unless you have been living under a BIG ROCK, you know the popularity of MK watches has exploded over the last couple years, so when I saw the new tri-tone watch, I knew it was something he hadn't put out before and would be unique to have. Plus my mom also has the tortoise one she said I could still borrow ;)

After looking at the watches we made our way over to the shoe section, where I immediately spotted these boots that I had looked at online. I have a pair of Steve Madden boots that I have worn to DEATH since I got them for Christmas two years ago and they have definitely seen better days. I have such a hard time finding boots due to my calves so when I saw these and they actually zipped all the way up, I was THRILLED! I ended up getting the black pair since my Steve Maddens are cognac and are still wearable even in their 'well-loved' state. Now I just have to wait until my birthday or Christmas when my mom decides to give them to me! 

We hadn't visited Charlotte in a while so we just had to stop in the new Lilly Pulitzer store in the mall and take a look around. They had a LOT of summer stuff on sale and the new fall line is full of jewel tones and just beautiful! I have been going back and forth about what I wanted to buy from Lilly's sorority line and finally decided to pick up the tumbler and I am so happy with it! I'm even thinking about adding a small pink monogram decal! Thoughts??

I technically didn't purchase these two items while in Charlotte (since we have a Sephora here now!) but they are two somewhat essential makeup items more so than new fun products I thought I would share...

Since Sephora has opened I've invested in a couple of nicer makeup brushes for my concealer and face makeup. I had just been using the plastic covers that came with the brushes, but they started to crack and I didn't want the brush bristles to fan out too much, so I bought these brush protectors to keep my brushes looking brand new! 

These type of hair ties have been getting more and more popular recently. I had received one in a Birchbox way back when but loaned it to a friend at work and never go it back :( They certainly aren't as cheap as the hair ties you can pick up at target ($8 for 8) but they claim not to crease your hair and cause as much breakage. I've only had these a couple days but can definitely say they have done the job so far. Plus they look cuter than a boring ole hair tie around your wrist! The Sephora brand of these are also cheaper than the ones I did see at Nordstrom, which were $6.50 for 3 hair ties!! 

So ultimately our trip to Charlotte was a success! Mom also managed to pick up a couple pairs of shoes, her watch, and a skirt from White House Black Market (which is pretty much the only store she shops at!). 

Hope everyone had a fabulous start to their weekend!!


  1. Love Charlotte and I am so in love with your new watch!!

  2. I love those hair ties! I buy them all the time

  3. You scored some good loot! I need to go check out this Nordstrom sale. That watch is adorable!

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