Tuesday, July 19, 2011

a few more goodies....

okay, i am all refreshed! just got back from an hour workout in the pool! one of these days i'll remember a ponytail holder, so i can get back into doing laps like i did when i swam for the detroit yacht club years ago, you know back when we did 20 laps for a warm up! LOL!!!

anyway, saturday i ventured over to edina, minnesota. also home to our friend, hospy, over at monograms & manicures. last year she recommended that i check out the galleria and 50th & france. so of course, that's were i went again this year.

if anyone else has any shopping recommendations around minneapolis, please share! thanks!

i've to the mall of america once, back in 1999 and haven't been back since! ha! ha! ha! anywhere else i could add to my visit next year?

anyway, while at my favorite store at the galleria i bought two of these leather photo albums from graphic image --- pink & green, of course!
on my way out of epitome papers, almost forgot to post a photo of the store front:
anyway, i came across this adorable ornament on the clearance table. i ended it paying only $1.50, which is awesome considering it was $17.50 full price!
...so fitting, right! love it!! HA! HA!
check out the mouse on the back...too cute!!!

over at twill, i saw a huge table of ties that were a mess! so of course i had to go inside and check it out. turns out every tie on the table was marked down to $19.99! seriously?!?!?!?!! robert talbott, breen, hickey freeman, etc. --- HELLO! you know ties that range from $85-$150 and up!

i'm kicking myself now, because my husband and father have enough ties that i didn't buy more than one for each! darn it!!!

below are the two ties i ended up buying. the robert talbott on the left retailed for $125.00 and the hickey freeman tie on the right retailed for $85l00. can't beat 1st quality ties for ONLY $19.99!
....plus, NO SALES TAX in MN!!! oh, why didn't i buy more! HA! HA!

hopefully, i'll be lucky and next year they will have the same sale! one can hope, right! LOL!

while wondering around the mall, i couldn't help but check out the black damier louis vuitton duffel below. black leather or in this case maybe vachetta trim with the monogram pattern...OKAY??!?! ugh, as much as i love louis vuitton i am NOT feeling this color combo! 

what do you think?

oh well, i love this photo from one of their display windows:

....love the wallets as passengers, lol!

oh well, before i forget i wanted to post photos from another fabulous store called ampersand over at the galleria.

yeah, one could do some serious damage here!

finally, here's a photo outside of melly. notice the lilly pulitzer SALE table! ha! ha! ha!
afterwards i headed over to 50th & france and bought a few tops over at talbot's! couldn't visit minnesota without taking advantage of not having to pay sales tax on clothing!

can't wait to visit again next year!


  1. Wow, I could major damage there!

    I got the Born to Blog ornament for my IRL friend that blogs and had it personalized with her blog name and the date on the back. Of course I bought it full price! ;) Good find on your part!

  2. Wow girl you did good!! Those are some fabulous stores!

  3. That ornament is so cute! & so fitting for me too :)
    Your blog is adorable and I can totally relate! I'm officially your newest follower.

    XO -Becca at www.ahintofsparkle.com

  4. That is the best ornament ever!!! Love it.