Last Monday, I skipped out of work a few hours early to go on a day-date with my mom and littlest sister, Ellen, to the Mall of America! The Bloomingdales at the mall had announced that they were closing, so we wanted to check out any sales! The whole store was 10-40% off, but I was mostly interested in Betsey Johnson stuff. That was only 20% off and 20% off a $100+ item is still a little out of my price range. It was still fun to look, though, and we did other shopping, of course!
Our first stop was the Ruby Tuesday on the second floor. I got this delicious seafood-y trio dish, with lobster, shrimp, and a crab cake, along with some brown rice and DELICIOUS zucchini! It was reallyyy good, especially since I really didn't eat lunch that day.
Here is Ellen and me at the restaurant, where she looks super cute and I'm making a weird face. I was so happy for that shrimp, I think.
As you can see, the mega mall is a land of wonder, with Dora the Explorer ferris wheels and a gigantic mecha robot built of legos. Naturally.
Here is what I wore! (In not great lighting..) I think I've worn all of these things in previous What I Wore posts, so.. let's just say that the dress, shoes, and cardigan are from Hot Topic (Tripp, Iron Fist, and Lucky 13, respectively.) That lighting makes my hair look like candy, though, so I love it.
Here is a close up of my shoes, my favorite part. Not shown: cute little bows on the sides! I should look online to see if there are any more Iron Fist flats available.. I love these guys.
The mall was fairly quiet, but it was a Monday evening. I took that picture right outside of Forever 21, looking down to the first floor. I love that spot because it's above where Lush is, so it smells delicious! I was not really happy with much of Forever21.. it was all prints I didn't like, fits I wasn't a fan of, and crop tops. Crop tops, still! Can we be done with that? Even so, it was a successful day! I was so happy to spend it with mom and Ellie!
Here is what I ended up getting, all (mostly) thanks to gift cards!
I love this dress! I got it at the store Superdry, which is also one of my new favorites. This was full price, but we got 10% for liking their Facebook. I love that it is long sleeved and it's short, but not too short. Super duper comfy.
Ever since I read San's makeup post, I knew I had to try this mascara. Thankfully, I had a Sephora gift card! The good news and bad news is that I love it. It's good news because I'm happy to find a mascara I'm so pleased with, bad news because when it's out, I'll have to fork over ~$20 of non-gift card money for a new tube. Oh well!
Two of my three purchases I made at Forever21. I bought the belt, this awesome!! coat, and a pack of anklet socks all for under $30. I can't believe my new coat was only $16. However, it was on the sale rack next to a LOT of fluffy, furry jackets, so I'm going to have to work on that with some heavy duty lint rollers. Worth it! I wanted a new coat for when I go to Japan. I love my yellow one, but it's pretty dingy and really bulky. This black peacoat is a lot sleaker, a tinier bit light weight, and flattering with a comfortable fit!
What a fun day! Have you ever been to the Mall of America? I think it's funny how big of a deal it seems outside of MN; when you get here, you realize that it's just any old mall, just really big. The restaurants are great, though, and it's pretty cool that there's an amusement park in the middle. Some of my favorite stores there are: LUSH, H&M, Forever21, Betsey Johnson, Heritage/For Love/whatever those "other" Forever21 stores are, Superdry, Caribou!!, Williams Sonoma, the crepe restaurant, and Macy's. We did peek in the new Bettie Page store, and while it was cute, it was super expensive and stuff I'd never see myself wearing. It was more of the sexy, slinky, tight-fitting styles of the 50s, and not the cute Bettie Draper dresses that I'd rather wear. There were some very cute cardigans, though!
Now I want to go shopping again! ♥