I always find it odd when people don’t enjoy shopping. It’s probably not surprising since I have a style blog, but shopping is one of my favorite hobbies. I love the colors, the outfit pairings, the textures, and I even occasionally enjoy the small talk you have at the check out counter. Often times when I don’t have plans on a Friday evening, I love to take my time and stroll through my favorite shops. And that’s exactly what I did last Friday. With Michigan Avenue a hop, skip, and quick L ride away from my office I hit up my 3 go to stores: Nordstrom, Anthropologie, and Madewell.
I wasn’t shopping for anything in particular, in fact I had a few returns to make. But sometimes window shopping leads to my best finds or new inspiration for pieces already in my closet. Here’s a look at my dressing room diaries. Can you guess which 2 pieces came home with me?
Anthropologie Jumpsuit (Size Large Petite)
It’s fair to say I’m in a jumpsuit groove. After striking out the past few seasons, I’ve managed to find a few this year that fit and flatter. This Tracy Reese number is definitely bolder than this jumpsuit, but I loved the pattern and ruffle detail. I could absolutely see this working out well for my October trip to Keeneland and winter wedding in Madison.
Both of these Vince Camuto tops caught my eye for being super on trend. Blush isn’t going anywhere, but I loved the texture and bell shape sleeve on the left. And can you tell I’m drawn to large floral prints yet? I loved the wrap design (which is hard to see in the photo) and I could see this top being great for work and with jeans on the weekend.
If you follow me on instagram, you know I’m having a moment with tie waist tops. This 1.State shirt caught my eye immediately. When I went to try it on, I was a bit caught off guard with the slit in the back but I ended up liking it. I would definitely need to pair this with a cami or consider taking it in for an easy alteration. Now this Caslon Sweater on the right fits right in with my fall/winter work style. 3/4 sleeves, loose cut, and stripes. It was pretty much a win/win/win.
Same Caslon Sweater, this time in pink and sized up to the large. I saw this Free People top on Kendi last week and knew I wanted to try it on. These loose fitting button ups are really just calling my name lately. Per usual with Free People, this top ran really big. I sized down all the way to an XS.
I’ve sampled a few Cupcakes & Cashmere pieces in my LeTote subscription so I made sure to check out what was new at Nordstrom. I could absolutely see this piece being a staple in cold Chicago winter and I’ve been gravitating towards this burnt orange color already. I could have sized down to a medium, but liked the loose fit of the large. I’ve seen this embroidered Madewell sweatshirt make the rounds on blogs and couldn’t resist trying it on. I’d say this ran TTS or a bit small, the large worked but was a bit short. I also tried on the jeans, but didn’t snap a photo.
Anthropologie Dress (Size Small)
Last, but not least, this dress caught my eye right when I walked into Anthro. Normally, I need a more defined waist in dresses, but I sort of liked this drapey number. So what do you think? Let me know your favorites in the comments.