As outlined in my 2013 shopping update post, I have purchased my 10 items for the year, a goal that I wrapped up last month. Any more shopping I do for the rest of the year will be done with gift cards — and I’m sticking to that! (Keeping a style blog is also helping keep me honest and on track, I gotta admit 😉 Thank you, readers!)
This month, I converted some credit card points into two $25 gift cards, one for Macy’s and the other for Land’s End. After finally bouncing back from recent cold and sinus issues, my husband and I set out for a little shopping trip, armed with these gift cards. Of course we kept an eye out for sales.
I didn’t have much of a plan, to be honest. Shocking, I know, considering how usually a list is my armor of choice. 😉 I had a vague notion of stripes — which didn’t happen, but I almost picked up this awesome top, but it was ultimately too expensive at the store — but I felt good about picking up more pattern with the polka-dotted skirt.
And I have been talking about colored pants for awhile now, so much so that Sam finally acquiesced to my trying on these pants with the utterance, “Just to get it out of your system, go ahead.” But my sweetie was indeed so sweet in admitting that they looked AWESOME when I came out of the dressing room.
I am soooooo loving this line of Style&co. tummy-control line of trousers. They are seriously flattering (on any body shape, IMHO) and so comfortable, that I am already planning on more Macy’s gift cards to get more styles from this line. Like these bermuda shorts. And this pair of classic, yet modern, khaki trousers. And these cuffed capris. I’ll keep y’all posted!
And nope, I’m not getting paid or reimbursed for this post by Macy’s or Land’s End. I’m just thrilled with these purchases and want to share my personal shopping experiences with y’all. 🙂