Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Shopping Day! Martin + Osa and Trench Coats!

I had a wonderful day at one of our local malls today, shopping with my sister and with Connor in tow. We hit up the Martin + Osa (which just opened up around last Christmas) and found that they were having 30% off sale items ... and it's not final sale! (are you listening J. Crew?)

I wasn't sure how long we would be able to shop around since Connor was with us, but here is how wonderful our M+O staff is: they have little apple juice boxes and little Fuji water for shoppers! So I was able to keep refilling Connor's sippy. Plus, there are a few little toys in the waiting area in front of the fitting rooms! Sweet! That was just enough to allow my sister and I to try on a few items. All stores should be this "kid" friendly ... especially when they aren't busy... they would sell a lot more stuff!

I ended up getting a skinny leather belt and a navy jacket... shown below! I already had the leather belt in the wider version from a few months ago... I included a picture of that, as well! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that belt! I can't wait to wear the skinnier version!

(A little warning: I was SO lazy in taking pics today, so I'm wearing basically the same thing in every pic .... sorry!)

You can "reverse button" the jacket so that it will stay open and show what you have on underneath .... of course I forgot to take a picture of it that way!

New skinny belt

Have had this one for a while .... love it!

On our way out of the store, I noticed a khaki trench coat that was really simple and cute. I tried it on in a Small and I think that is the size I would get. The price was $170 and I received a 20% off your entire order coupon recently in the mail ... sooooo, I'm keeping this one on the back burner.

Afterwards, we took a stroll through Gap and they ALSO have a new khaki trench that is very cute and lightweight! The price point on this one was even better at $88, but definitely lacked the details of the pricier coats... especially in the back. But, if you NEED a trench coat, or don't already have one, this is a great looking option at a great price!

The reason I'm always on the lookout for trench coats is that I've been waiting on the the dang J. Crew Icon Trench to go on sale FOR E VER... and I'm not sure it ever will as it's still on back order in my size right now! I ordered it a while back but had to return it because I just couldn't justify $300. However, there really is no other coat I've found that I like as much as the JC one!

When I got home, I found my J. Crew Cotton Poplin Sydney dress that I bought from a private seller had arrived! Yippee!! It fit perfectly and it in Like-New condition! You might remember a post from about a month ago {here} when I reviewed the same dress in light pewter, but I am much happier with the pink version I received today (and the price I paid!)

My favorite part of the dress is the detail at the bust!

And, the slightly exposed silver zipper at the back (which you can't really see here!)

There's pockets! Yea!

That's it for now .... more on my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale items I received today in tomorrow's post! Nighty night!


  1. The dress look so good on you :-)

  2. Thanks for speaking so highly of M+O! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience in the store. Please let me know if we can connect on future Martin + Osa events or promotions.

    All my best,
    Mollie Lang
    Online Marketing Manager, Martin + Osa

  3. Oh, by the way, please email me at

  4. What a gorgeous dress! It's a lovely color on you!


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