Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Shop Till You Drop

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Bebe trench, Urban Outfitters silk top, J Crew cropped pants, Sam Edelman booties, Marc by Marc Jacobs handbag, Forever 21 ring, Michael Kors Watch, My own charm initial necklace layered with (courtesy of) Sarah Swell silver lost treasure coin necklace. 
This weekend the boyfriend and I headed into San Francisco to spend the day shopping. When I am shopping and running around I like to be comfortable, but when I am in the city I still want to look chic. Since the weather was a little gloomy I threw on my favorite trench from Bebe. This jacket is so silk smooth and comfortable. It was one of my best purchases last year. I decided to stay with neutral colors to keep my look kind of a classic and sleek. I know some people don't combine different color browns, black and creams all together, but I don't care about that. I just wear what feels good to me at the time.

When I have a day of shopping I pack:
1. Water: I always need something to quench my thirst especially when I am in thrift stores
2. Deodorant: I don't want to get stuck being stinky and all that changing and walking gets me hot.
3. A protein bar: perfect for a quick pick me up
5. Easy wardrobe: I did not do this for this trip since I new we were going to dinner. However, usually I like to have things that slip on and off when I know I will be trying things on. I hate when I have to unbuckle and unzip everything.
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55 comments:

Ana LĂș! said...

gorgeous outfit! looks comfortable, and like you intended, very chic!

did you find plenty of awesome stuff? (:

♥Lola said...

Love this trench, it's gorgeous :) My shopping strategy is to bring hand sanitiser, my sigg water bottle and a few almonds in my bag for snacks. Also I try not to bring my bf, he can't stand being in a store for 5 mins before he gets bored. Alternatively I encourage him to go to the electronics dept while I shop, lol :)

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Natalie said...

love the trench and ur booties! so cute :)

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Krameymartin said...

I so NEED a trench!!!

simplyhope said...

Very Chic shopping outfit! Love it:)

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Easy wardrobe is key! I also sometimes need a snack- like a bar or something to get some energy!:)

Ally,The Vintage Valley said...

L o v e your trench so gorgeous..i always wear loose fitting clothes and my ipod when shopping especially in thrift shops where the music is sometimes awful haha

Maria said...

Love your trench, just bought my first one at H&M yesterday and also saw a gorgeous picture of that kimono dress totally thought of you!

ceo said...

Great photos and outfit.....


xxx
CEO

b.entrance said...

The trench is really cool, love the wedges too! Hope you had a great time :)
x

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Lainey said...

That trench is amazing looking. Yeah, when I go shopping, I love being comfortable. Great look for going all over the place, while staying chic at the same time.

Leah said...

So chic... fabulous outfit. xoxo

Amanda said...

Lovely outfit :]

Oh man, I hate when I go thrifting unplanned and so I'll be wearing layers and things that buckle and need to be tied. Oh, it's terrible!

diamondsinchampagne said...

You give me such great ideas on how to wear my Zoe's!
Great outfit

her waise choice said...

Beautiful outfit! That trench fits you so well and I love the lapels on it.

her waise choice said...

By the way, shopping strategy:
I wear a camisole, long sweater/tunic, tights and moderately high heels (low enough that I can walk comfortably in and high enough to be able to get a good gauge about how what I am trying on would look if I were to dress up.

In terms of food I tend to deprive myself of that... I know that's not the way to go but I try to carry as little as possible so I don't have to lug much around.

allthatlace said...

I agree with Ally, the music in thrift stores is God awful. Although it was nice to hear some vintage N-sync this weekend. I hadn't heard them since 1998.

Love your outfit Taylor!

xx,
Dee

Style Porn said...

You have no idea how excited I am that you're rocking a trench coat. I literally JUST got a Gryphon trench in the mail and I'm trolling the blogosphere for inspiration. This is heaven sent :)

My shopping strategy: try to cover as many of the racks as possible by systematically scanning through everything. I love a store that's sized perfectly, with the perfect amount of stock, so that I can scan everything in about 30 minutes. That leaves me with enough energy ti try things on, and visit a few more stores if necessary.

Nicole Marie said...

oy i don't know how you can shop in those heals!! but you look gorgeous! i have to wear easy flats or sandals . If i'm wearing boots i won't try anything on and just buy it or buy nothing haha

Melanie M said...

My gosh, you have killer style, darlin'! Sweet outfit. Love those shoes. :)

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M said...

I love your casual but chic look! When I go shopping I must have shoes or boots that I can easily remove, just to make sure I won't take too long in the changing rooms!

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thesydneygirl said...

Adore that trench on you! And love your header! x

jessica whitley said...

beautiful photo :) you are way more prepared for shopping than i am. i just wing it and gtfo of the stores as fast as i can haha xx

caylee said...

you make me want to buy a trench! it look so so good on you.

princesspolitico said...

you literally NEVER have a bad day... even your casual outfits are luxe in the best way. i truly love reading your blog and i'm adding you to my blogroll :) thanks for being a daily inspiration!

xo.
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cristina said...

Me encanta. Un beso.
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A PIECE OF PASSION said...

I shop most things online, so I can wear whatever I want when shopping :)

You look great by the way :)

xoxo

A PIECE OF PASSION

cla-sib said...

wear simple clothes the same like you sad and every time i need water too. and my credit card ;)


do you change your header? looks so beautiful, love it!


xoxo cla

DiamondsandTulle said...

Great shopping tips and chic outfit! I may have to check out JCrew cropped pants! I like to carry a cross-over purse and flats or wedges for shopping days!

xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

Nathalie Maggiori said...

The trench fits you great!

notjustmedical said...

Good tips! I always forget to bring a bottle of water and a snack bar with me, so I always end up going for a 2nd lunch somewhere!!

Love the outfit and the new header!

S
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Glamour Bbey. said...

Gorgeous!

FashionHippieLoves said...

love your trench!

X

kirstyb said...

oooh shopping strategy i have no idea. dress cute and hope for the best haha! but yea clothes that are easy to slip off would be an advantage i hate hate hate taking off loads of layers. Last time i was n san fran i started the day off in shorts and a tee as it was lovely and hot, then the mist/fog set in and i had to go buy some clothes to wear as it got so cold ha.
San Fran weather is hard work xxxxx

Phuong said...

You look great in the trench!

| Tex | Fashion Butter said...

Cute outfit. When I go shopping, I have to make sure I wear the right bra! As crazy as it soounds when I have had the wrong one on, it totally ruined the trip. haha!

Melmo said...

My shopping strategies are almost the same, I always take water, deodorant and simple clothes with me. But a cereal bar is a good addition :D

You look gorgeous. The pants with these shoes and the creamy colours on the top. Perfection :D

Carissa said...

your trench is so adorable and so versatile. love it.

A day shopping with boyfriend must be really nice :D

Star-Light said...

Beautiful Outfit!

Seyma said...

great combination!!!

xoxo

Irene Colzi said...

Amazing beautiful!

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Have a wonderful day!
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Lindstyle said...

very pretty! i like to wear big sunglasses when i shop. especially in NYC. easier to barter on the streets when they cant see your eyes!!

-Lindsey

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Becca said...

YES! I like your little personal "rules" for shopping, very helpful.
I always want to look great but be super comfortable when shopping, so shoes are a little difficult. And if I know I'll be trying on lots of things, I want to wear something simple, but not be boring.
I guess there's a lot that goes into it...definitely worth all the work, though ;)

Kristy said...

I agree with your #1, water is the best way to quench thirst! My shopping outfit usually consists of a solid color top (white or black is the best),jeans,and some kind of outerwear. I usually stay away from dresses because what would I do if I had to try on a top? go bottomless? eeekhsss!:p and I usually go with a pair of flats if I'm planning to shop for more than 3 hours :D

anyways, YOU LOOK GREAT!i'm in love with my trench as well and it's definitely one of those classic pieces that will stay in my closet for the longest time :)

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Fabulocity in Amish Country said...

Fabulous outfit! That is the perfect trench! :)

FashionJazz said...

Luv the colours in ur outfit hun!! xx

Kelly said...

i'm definitely with you on the water and bar. i need to keep my blood sugar up or become a grouch!! another shopping strategy for me would have to be...MONEY! gotta make sure there's plenty to spend!!! haha

Dancing Branflake said...

Those shoes look so comfy! And I love the coat.

Lucy said...

I love your trench coat!! You look amazing.

Taryn said...

I LOVE your trench! I'm on the hunt for my own perfect one, I'll have to add bebe to my places to check

Raman said...

chic outfit!! That trench is perfect, I've been looking for one for ages and never thought about bebe!! Will have to check it out during my next trip!
What thrift stores are good in San Francisco?

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Ivanka said...

Amazing look!

alice/SELECTIVE MEMORY said...

Ahh the worst is having shoes that buckle or tie... Slip on shoes are required.

Amanda Lalique said...

LOVE LOVE the booties... Sam Edelman makes the cutest shoes!!

xo
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