Last night I trekked down to Plaza Bonita Mall. (Yes! I’m mobile again! …but more on that later.)
Next Thursday the latest Nordstrom Rack location will be opening and they were lovely enough to invite myself and other locals to take a sneak peek and shop the store before it opens.
When I get invitations such as this I almost have to pinch myself because it’s like…what? me? exclusive shopping event? whaaa? YES!!!!!!!!!
*Ok, I shall try to keep it together.*
The first time I ever walked into a Nordstrom Rack I was in Washington state with my mom and we were just visiting but I was hooked!
If you’ve never shopped at Nordstrom Rack or aren’t familiar with what it is, the easiest way to think of it is CLEARANCE. (Ooohh and you all know how much I love that word.) It’s fabulous because you find all the brands you love like; Steve Madden, Betsey Johnson, Calvin Klein, Free People, Juicy Couture, Stila and tons more and half the price!
Contain your excitement & read on.
I spent most of my time in the shoe department (as usual), but it’s just soooo hard to resist Steve Maddens for $40! But I did! I ended up getting the dress in the picture, a BCBG Max Azaria cardigan and a pair of VANS (my pumps were killing me!). <—I’ll have to post outfit pics on my Tumblr or somewhere.
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When shopping (like with everything) there has to be a balance. I am definitely a ‘bargain’ shopper but that doesn’t mean I won’t buy something with a higher price tag. After my shopping trip last night (and after watching a few episodes of How I Met Your Mother), I decided to make a chart:
In my humble opinion the ideal purchase would be something that falls just above the ‘middle’. Something that’s good quality at a reasonable price. For example; at Nordstrom Rack I saw some True Religion jeans for $75. Anyone who’s seen those jeans at full retail price knows they can go from $200-$400 a pair! So really $75 is a total steal! While I’m not into designer jeans, I loooove shoes and Betsey Johnson accessories so it definitely feels good to know I don’t have to break the bank to have what I want.
It honestly had been a while since the last time I shopped at Nordstrom Rack, but I’m so glad I went to last night’s event to be reminded of the aweseomness!
Have you gone shopping lately? What Fall fashion item have you added to your wardrobe recently?
P.S. The Nordstrom Rack at Plaza Bonita Mall will be opening Thursday [Oct.27] at 9:00 a.m. and giving away a great tote with any purchase to first 1000 custies!
IN THE INTEREST OF FULL DISCLOSURE I SHALL ADD THAT AS GUESTS AT THE EVENT WE DID RECIEVE NORDSTROMS GIFT CARDS WHICH I USED TO COVER PART OF MY PURCHASE AT THE EVENT. THIS IN NO WAY INFLUENCED MY OPINION IN THIS POST, I JUST WANTED TO SHARE MY THOUGHTS AND EXPERIENCE. CMP.LY/2