Thursday, April 11, 2013

A shopping day with Steven!

Before Steven left to go back home, we were able to go out to the mall for a bit.  Since Steven is one of the few straight men out there who loves to shop, this is obviously one of our favorite shared activities.  However, Steven is a lot better about NOT doing spending money than I am, usually.

Steven and my mom The Easter Bunny did an incredibly kind and generous deed and went halfsies on a new iPod for me.  Mine is almost 7 years old and is kind of freaking out lately, and I'd been eyeing this beautiful, lilac-colored one... so off we went to the Apple store!

Outfit Details:
Bring Out the Peplum Top: ModCloth (no longer available, but similar here)
Sail into the Future Pant in Black: ModCloth
Cropped cardigan: Forever 21
Black flats: jcpenny
Watch: Anthropologie (no longer available)
Hair bow: Urban Outfitters

I was stoked that I managed to order the exact color I needed to match my hair color!

I really, really love these pants -- they are made of stretchy, thick yoga pant material, but are high-waisted, skinny-legged and look like more formal black pants.  The only thing is that after wearing them once, the seams have started to separate in back (and I swear, they're the right size!).  I'll either have to get the stitches enforced, or maybe order a new pair and just be extra-careful.  They're not that expensive (by ModCloth standards, anyway).  So we shall see.  I ended up contacting ModCloth customer care about them; their customer service team is always so accommodating and great, so maybe they'll have a solution.  I love these pants too much to let them go to waste!

We didn't end up getting anything else at the mall, I don't think.  But we did stop in Crabtree & Evelyn, and I got to walk through and smell all of their lovely soaps and fragrances.  If only their products weren't so expensive.  But I did get a free lotion sample of their newest addition, Tarocco Orange, which I can't wait to try!

I just love their packaging!

Speaking of toiletries and fragrances, I wanted to take a minute to mention a couple of amazing perfume oils I purchased a couple of weeks ago from a great Etsy shop, Firebird Bath & Body.  Brooke (the face behind Firebird) makes delicious-smelling roll-on perfumes, soaps, lip tints, and lotions.  I purchased the ginger ale and the cinders roll-on perfume oils.  Both are really lovely.  Cinders smells like the most perfect fall day, and although the ginger ale looks to be currently unavailable, check back and see if it's there later, because it's incredible -- you can taste the fizz and bubbles when you smell it!  The ginger ale soap is in stock, though!  You can even order a sample pack of three perfumes of your choice, if you don't want to commit to one right away.  I can't wait to order some more items from this lovely shop!

I want to try this one next!
I looove olive-scented soaps and lotions!
Have a lovely Thursday!
xox Sammi


  1. Love your hair bow! So cute! And that's so nice that Steven likes to go shopping! My boyfriend would rather die!

  2. What? You're not in a dress! Still a very cute outfit :) I love that hair bow!

  3. cute outfit! I have been eyeing firebird for ages (I'm an etsy seller as well so I browse around a lot) and I may have to try it after reading your review. The green tea sugar lip scrub looks like it would make a great gift for someone (....or myself....)

    -Emma from

  4. This outfit is so really adorable, and I would not have been able to tell that the bow is not your actual hair - what a perfect match!

    Have a good day,

  5. Cute outfit girl!! What a fun shopping day!!

  6. your hair is so cute. And yay to a new iPod!

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  8. Gah, your hair bow is so cute! I have to get my hands on these pants, it's so hard to find cute pants that are also comfortable. Sounds like such a fun day!

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  10. Love all your posts girl! This one made me swoon big time :) xo


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