Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Pike Place

Dress: Target
Cardigan: Nordstrom Rack
Boots: Steve Madden
Purse: Vintage Chanel

My cousin and aunt have been in town for the past week and we've been pretty busy with family stuff. Yesterday, we decided to take advantage of MLK day and free parking downtown to take my cousin on a bit of sightseeing and shopping. Can I tell you how much I love shopping with my sister and my cousin? We're all super cheap bargain shoppers, and like to try on too much stuff. I guess it runs in the family.

On Wednesday, we're all going to Goodwill because it's the senior discount day and my mom gets 20% off. YAY. Too bad the two consecutive days of shopping with my sister and cousin have resulted in going over my budget for this month, so I'm kind of hoping that I won't find anything worth buying at Goodwill... or I'm just crossing my fingers my mom will be generous and buy my stuff for me. That's what shopping with your mom is for, right?

So anyway, shopping on MLK day, it was fun. And I went into Anthropologie for the first (and last) time ever. I don't get how those Anthro-bloggers can afford all those pretty clothes. Even the sale rack was ridiculous. I don't think I'd be able to wear any of their clothes... unless I stole it. Did I ever tell you about my shoplifting experience? I was working at Target (in high school), and was cleaning up the hair accessories aisle, and there was a really cute hair clip that had fallen off of its paper backing thing. I looked all over for the paper thing, but I couldn't find it, so I just stuck the hair clip in my pocket... and went home with it. Even 10 years later, I still feel really guilty about it. Please don't tell Target, because I don't want to be banned from their stores.

This picture was taken in front of the Pike Place Market.. it would have looked cooler if the famous fish stand right in front wasn't closed for renovation.. and my cardigan didn't look like it was 20 sizes too small. Oh well.

So, Kendi just announced ANOTHER round of the 30x30 challenge. Are you guys signing up? For those of you who did it, would you do it again? Since I'm already over my budget for January, I can't shop in February anyway. Hm.... decisions, decisions.

20 comments:

  1. i love that tutu dress! and what a cute place to take a photo :)

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  2. I love your blog, from the layout to the colors it's so cute! Great outfit by the way!

    diaryofashortgirl.blogspot.com

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  3. Ah, Pike Place Market! The fact that I am excited by this is just more proof that I am addicted to Food Network/Travel Channel. Oops.

    I just signed up! So, I think you should too :)

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  4. SO fun! Anthro is ridiculously priced - that is why I took full advantage of the EXTRA 25% off already marked down sale stuff - it brought it right into my price range.

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  5. Another 30 for 30... I feel like I just recovered from the last one! You're right about anthropologie- the only thing I own from there is a $12 mug. It's a cute mug though :)

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  6. You look cute as usual, Kimmie. Though I wish you had included a better view of your vintage Chanel! Instead I'll imagine its fabulousness in my head :)

    I'm contemplating the 30 for 30 myself. Never done it before but I'm scared I won't last, haha.

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  7. Seriously, I don't understand how people afford anthro either. Don't get me wrong, it's gorgeous... but I just can't drop that much money on one thing. Especially when I know I can find something similar (cotton dress, etc, whatever) at a thrift store.

    Anywho, I am new to your blog and happy I found you... love all of your latest outfits! :) I hope you take part in the 30x30 - would love to see your remixes for that as well!

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  8. That dress is adorable! And while I love going into Anthro to window shop, the price tags on their clothes make me want to faint. So I'm more a "look but don't touch" Anthro shopper.

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  9. Did you go to the goodwill on university? wait, is there one on university? I don't remember, but it's somewhere downtown in U-District and I've found some pretty awesome gems at that location.

    I miss Pike Place so much!! Even that atrociously long lineup at Starbucks is missed!

    I definitely signed up for the 30 for 30 challenge again now that I have a bit more of my wardrobe available (I went home for the holidays to pick up more winter clothes). I think it would be great if you participated! I think you do such an amazing job already with your outfits and would love to see you work your magic on 30 pieces. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE KIMMIE!?!

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  10. I second Katrina's comment! I would LOVE to see you do the 30 for 30! I really enjoyed doing it, and would definitely do it again... but not now. I'm just getting settled back into my apartment in the new semester, and my closet's a little bit in shambles. So, I've got to get some things in order before another one.

    I feel you on the Anthro thing! I've only ever bought one top from them and it was on super-duper clearance. Love their clothes (and homewares!) but it's sooooo pricey...

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  11. Oh! I think you should do the 30x30. You could save whatever you have left for March! March = Spring = more fun clothes! =]

    Just Better Together is having a giveaway!

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  12. You didn't call me :D I wasn't too far. No, I'm not stalking you, I had to work. No MLK off for us. I didn't realize the flying fish is closed for renovations! (I don't even know their official name). I'm doing the 30x30 again. Come join!

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  13. I think I have that same dress from Target (or at least one very similar to it), and I love the cardigan/boots combo, too. I may just have to 'borrow' the look :)

    I signed up for the 30x30 yesterday, and I've already been running through possible items in my head. I plan to be much more prepared for this one than I was last time!

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  14. Love this look. The ballerina style dress is so pretty and you dress is down perfectly with the tough boots.

    Anthro pricing is ridiculous, but I can't help swooning every time I leaf through their catalogue. I try and find Anthro-inspired pieces to fulfill my craving.

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  15. I'm so glad I found your blog! I love it! I'm an Oregonian that used to live in Portland, so I love Seattle. Yey west coast! And I am going to do the 30 for 30 challenge for the first time (so nervous) for the reason you just mentioned--my hubs and I are in hard money times and I can't shop for a very looong time. What a more perfect time to try the challenge, no?

    ps. I'm swooning over your amazing dress and your vintage chanel purse. UH-mazing.

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  16. I love how nicely the colour of the cardigan and the colour of your boots compliment each other; it's like they were meant for each other.

    Also, thanks for the anthropologie review. I have been so jealous of everyone with their anthro clothes and now I know it's best that it is not tempting me from right within my city!

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  17. ooo. new follower here! heart heart heart those boots!

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  18. I love how nicely the colour of the cardigan and the colour of your boots compliment each other; it's like they were meant for each other.

    Also, thanks for the anthropologie review. I have been so jealous of everyone with their anthro clothes and now I know it's best that it is not tempting me from right within my city!

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  19. You didn't call me :D I wasn't too far. No, I'm not stalking you, I had to work. No MLK off for us. I didn't realize the flying fish is closed for renovations! (I don't even know their official name). I'm doing the 30x30 again. Come join!

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  20. That dress is adorable! And while I love going into Anthro to window shop, the price tags on their clothes make me want to faint. So I'm more a "look but don't touch" Anthro shopper.

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