Saturday night mall shopping

March 31, 2012

I’m so happy it’s the weekend…mine officially starts now and after working 6 days in a row I’m ready for some down time!  My body needs to recharge~ last night I slept 11 hours and tonight I’m about to do the same.


After work tonight I went over to the mall to check out skincare products at Sephora and get some samples.  The girls in there are so helpful.  Most of you who know me can attest to my love of samples and that I don’t mess around when I don’t like a product, I return it.  I’m a Returner.  To decrease my rate of return I try things out first.  Of course, if I love it I go back and buy it. {I believe this all began when as a little girl I’d look through magazines and see the advertisements with packets of face creams, makeup, even eye shadows that you could try.  You never see those anymore!  Do you remember them?}  Also, I don’t like waste.  And I’m on a never-ending quest for great skin.

Then I went to Forever 21 and the last time I did that was almost a year ago.  Let’s just say this was my own personal night of “30 Going on 13.”  The mall, on a Saturday night, is full of teenagers!  I forgot about that. You would have thought it was a Justin Beiber concert!

Justin Beiber

Shopping at Forever 21 is overwhelming, but in the midst of TONS of clothes are a good number of gems.  Recently at work I bought a Nicole Miller navy blue pencil skirt {kind of like this} and am looking for options to wear with it. I found this navy, white & green chevron print top to tuck in:

Forever 21 Chevron top

The psychology behind “new” things is fascinating.  We all seem to be reinvigorated by something new; motivated and inspired.  At least that’s what I see all the time in women’s retail and it’s true for me, too.  I try to be mindful of it. In school back when you didn’t type papers on a computer and you wrote them with a pen and actual paper, a brand new pen and fresh notebook would inspire me to sit down and get a big assignment done.  ‘Whatever Works’ and ‘Everything in Moderation’…those are some mantras to try and give balance to!

Do you find picking up something new gives you inspiration to then give your old things a pick-me-up? Are you a skincare junkie & if so, what are your ‘holy grail’ products? {Just had to ask that one!}

6 Responses to “Saturday night mall shopping”

  1. Lol- I have to agree. Forever 21 is OVERWHELMING!!

    • Liana Says:

      Sahar, I don’t even know how I had the energy to attempt it but it helped to stop when I was hitting a wall and to be ok with missing A LOT of racks!!

  2. stephanie quinn Says:

    Hi My Dear, Funny I bought this shirt before my trip and love it!! I am just LOVING this BLOG and so are all my friends. Cant wait for you to blog our Boston Trip!

    • Liana Says:

      Why am I not surprised that you have the very same shirt?! Thanks for loving my blog {and all you Boston girls xo}! I am VERY excited to see you next, and then for some good fun in your neck of the woods:))

  3. Gretchen Says:


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