Last week on a whim we jumped in the car and drove down to Florida for some sun and fun. My kids used to be great on roadtrips and these days...not so much. They took turns passing around the iPad, the video player and LeapPad for 19 hours. My husband is a machine behind the wheel and we only had one stop each way - and he did most of the driving. I think I'm ready to try flying with kids again. In the 9 days we were gone I only got to hit one Rack and it felt like we spent most of our vacation in the car. I kept spying outlets, Goodwills and malls and there was just no time to shop :(
The kids only had a half day of school today because of the snow so as soon as I got them on the bus and worked out I headed out to shop. I had a feeling Century 21 would hit 75% off today but I wanted to first do a couple returns at TJ Maxx and hit Nordstrom to pick up the new Miley Cyrus Viva Glam lipstick. TJ seems to have had another round of yellow sticker markdowns but there was nothing good left. Then at the mall I popped into Neiman Marcus to see what was left at their consolidation sale but not a single Rockstud, Louboutin or Chanel was left in my size. At least I got my new lipstick - and I got it for free with my Nordstrom notes. It was a good thing I went in because the coordinating lip gloss sold out at Nordstrom and I'm not sure how much longer the lipstick will be around. If you're into bright pinks you'll love the new Miley Viva Glam - it's a gorgeous pop of color. It is less red than I thought it would be. It's very moist and not as dry as some MAC lipsticks. The salesgirl told me I would need a lipliner because it's one of their Amplified lipsticks but I'm wearing it right now without it and it's just fine. No bleeding at all. I've already had a bunch of complements today :)
After the mall I headed to Nordstrom Rack and H&M to do a couple returns. H&M has 50% off clearance right now but it was slim pickins. I walked out empty handed and finally made it to Century 21 and it was a good thing I did...
Because I was right! Designer shoes were being marked down! Despite not getting there when they opened I came home with a bag full of shoes :) I took a few pics of ones that didn't work for me so you can get an idea of what they had.
Marc by Marc Jacobs wedge booties for 75% off $169.97 ($42.50) - saw them in 6.5 and 8.5.
Strappy size 7 Fendis for 75% off $439.97 ($110)
I've been watching these Rebecca Minkoffs for weeks hoping they would make it in my size :) They had tons left in multiple sizes for just $32! I grabbed the 9 and 9.5 so I could decide which fit better at home.
Love these (too small for me) size 9 suede platform wedge Donna Karan booties- 75% off $259.97 ($65).
Found two pairs of these Love Moschino size 11 moon boots for just $25!!!!
I also spotted a sign for their upcoming designer event - can't wait to see what they'll have :)
I went back to the Rack before heading out to get my kids and a little birdie told me that they will also be having a designer sale soon :) I hope it's going to be as good as their first one because their last one was just sad. Fingers crossed that they will get designer accessories and shoes too!
Century marks down a few departments each day so I'll be stalking them every day this week (weather permitting). Now it's time for you to run to Century and see what you can find!
Happy shopping :)