- Urban Outfitters
|This is like Mecca for me. Overpriced hipster faux-vintage <<drool.....>>|
The first time I walked into Urban Outfitters, I quite literally thought, "This is where I belong."It is like, for me, visiting the Eiffel Tower or some sort of historical landmark that other people may feel reverent about. And why? Why is this?
Partially, because when I was growing up, I read in magazines about the fabulous things you could find at stores that they didn't have in Halifax. Anytime they featured a garment that existed in a store that Halifax actually had - whether it was something I liked or not - I generally went out in search of it. "I need this red fluffy top because it was in In Style and it's from Gap and I can go to Gap!"
|Wait, maybe Sephora is my Mecca. It's so pristine and neatly organized and sells everything I love so much...|
So, you can imagine what happened when online shopping was invented. Suddenly, I could go to Sephora.com or Urbanoutfitters.com and buy ANYTHING I WANTED.
But nothing beats going to the store.
Usually on trips, I have no budget because spending money on holiday doesn't count because it's not real money. So, this will be my first Frugal Trip. And as such, I have decided that I am allowed to make TWO SPECIFIC PURCHASES. So, here is my shopping list for Toronto:
Bare Escentials Luminous Body Shimmer: it's in a GORGEOUS package, it is pure pigmented shimmer with a hint of vanilla scent, it is not sticky or gooey, the reviews are fastastic, it costs $22 and THEY SELL IT AT SEPHORA AND IT WILL BE MINE, OH YES, IT WILL BE MINE.
The second item on my list is not so specific, which means I get to look at a variety of stores to find where they sell what I want. What I want is a black shift minidress that can be worn as a jumper (with a shirt inside) or as a LBD (on its own) and which FITS ME and which is cute and a-line and 60s inspired. This is the inspiration:
And I am confident I will find something like this at H&M (cheaper!) or at Urban Outfitters (luxuriouser!), so.
This is my Toronto shopping list. My budget for both items shall be $100. Let the games begin!