Monday, April 26, 2010

emptying the contents of my shopping bags....

This weekend past I was in Halifax to visit some of my wonderful friends!

Unfortunately I did come across some disappointing news driving into Halifax this time. When we drove past Peepshow Girly Boutique on Barrington, I gasped and Ben knew it wasn't good. I was saddened to find out that one of my favouite boutiques had closed in the last couple months...

But now, on with the good stuff! On Friday evening we all caught up over margaritas and Mexican-themed appetizers. The next day we followed the usual Saturday afternoon routine of brunch at Cora's and then shopping along Spring Garden Road.

The view down Spring Garden

First, lattes...
...the let the shopping begin!

American Apparel

I was mesmerized by the wall of coloured and patterned tights!
So many choices! Bold hues, 2-toned, water colour, geo-mesh, fish-net, and other patterns! I just stood there and stared...

In the end I decided on these:
Sheer luxe back seam pantyhose in Ash Rose

I also purchased this lace print nylon tricot 3/4 sleeve dress:
Though I have to say I would never wear white tights with this dress!

Then Christine led us up Queen Street to Sweet Pea, which I had surprisingly never been to, but had heard a lot about before. 
I loved the selection, the staff was friendly and sweet, and now I can say this boutique is one of my favouite stores. I didn't realize how long the wait for the dressing room was before I had set aside 7 dresses to try on...but the wait was worth it!
This emerald green People's Market dress caught my eye and I almost didn't try it on because of the price. In the end it was too beautiful not to buy (and the store owner generously cut me a discount)! This is exactly the shade of green I want for the bridesmaid dresses.

(On a side note, remember the Lost dress I purchased last week? Well I saw the same dress in Sweet Pea, but I had gotten it at Je Suis Prest for $15 less!)

One of my favourite accessory shops is Splurge, in the Park Lane Mall

In Envy, I picked up this S line cotton/silk blend top in turquoise.

1 comment:

BMabee said...

Sadness! Peepshow was one of my favs!