December 28, 2011

Oh how amazing it is to wake up on a Wednesday knowing that I'll be off for another week. This has been a much needed break for me and I've been fully indulging in a lot of sleep, eating and lounging on the couch with hubs. This is a picture I took from our living room window this morning:


Isn't it gorgeous? Most people I know hate winter, especially here in Canada, where our cold season is very long. But I'm a total winter baby. I adore snow and pretty icicles and always will.

Anyway, enough of that. I braved the crowds on Boxing Day and hit a few stores. I don't typically shop on Boxing Day but some years I make an exception. Hubby dropped me at the mall and picked me up later so not looking for parking made it much easier. I hit exactly 4 stores: Club Monaco, Zara, Nine West and United Colors of Benetton.

Club Monaco is one of my fave stores for basics. I also like that all their clothes fit true to size. I obviously prefer to shop there during sales season. On Boxing Day they were having 40% off of already reduced items.

I got me this cute fur scarf for a around $50CAD. It has a slit on one side so you can loop it around your neck neatly:


Here it is on me. I love me some fake fur:


I also purchase this pleated dark beige skirt there. I would say 95% of my skirts are pencil style so I was looking for something different. This is mostly wool material so great for winter and it was on sale for around $60CAD:


I like Zara for the variety of trends they hit and I know they are very beloved with the fashion bloggers. I however find them a bit overrated. I think it's mostly coz of my figure most things in store don't fit me right. I guess they just don't make most of their clothes for women with bigger boobs and hips. Half the time I don't even fit in their large shirts and dresses and honestly I'm not THAT a size 8-10, lol!

Rant over! I did like this, oooops, pencil skirt though. I have a million skirts this style in my closed but they all get lotsa love. This one is navy with black colour blocking on the front and was on sale for $40CAD:


Nine West was having a 30-50% off sale so I went in though I was not in the market for new shoes. I scored this gorgeous pair of suede maroon platforms for $50CAD. Love love love platforms and the colour is fab:


Finally, I made my way to United Colors of Benetton. I love that store and think they're very underrated. Everything I've ever bought there has had amazing quality and lasted me a long time. Like Club Monaco, everything in this store fits true to size (for me medium or a size 8). They had 50% off the entire store.

I got me a gorgeous sheer snake print blouse. I love animal prints and this year was a good year to stock up on the old fave print. This blouse was $30CAD:


Did you guys go shopping on Boxing Day? What did you get?

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