outfits style thrifting winter

miss new booties

jacket: Gap Outlet (similar) // top: Old Navy // skirt: thrifted Buffalo Exchange // tights: Target // booties: Nordy Rack (the brand is Abound–look for them in stores!) // necklace: artisan on South Congress

 Sometimes when I go shopping, it seems like no one wants to take my money and I can’t find anything I like. Other times, I hit the jackpot.

A couple of Saturdays ago, I went on an all day shopping adventure that was just right. I started out at Buffalo Exchange with my bestie to try to make some cash to spend on clothes. Of course, we didn’t make much, but I did snag this skirt that I’m in love with. It’s so full and twirly, it has one of my favorite color combos (orange & pink), and, of course, it has pockets! I couldn’t wait to wear it and we were having a crazy warm day in the mid-eighties, so I went home and put it on before starting the next leg of the shopping extravaganza.

After a little switcheroo, Dago and I headed to Nordstrom Rack to have a look-see, since I hadn’t been there since before the holidays. I was scouring the size seven shoes, looking for my dream booties, and then there they were! Black, itty-bittiest little heel, gold buckles–perfection. Except, that they were a 6.5 in a 7 box. Without socks, they were just a little snug, but I knew if I was going to wear them in real life (and spend $50) I’d need the correct size. I took the box to a Nordy employee and begged her to find me a pair. Luckily, she said, the other Nordstrom Rack in Austin had a pair! Dago and I were heading that way anyway to continue our shopping, so I had her put them on hold with my name.

Dago drove us to the store and I hurried right up to the register to claim my prize. Except that no one had put them on hold! I went to the back to search and search for my beloved booties. Between myself, Dago, and two Nordy Rack employees, we could. not. find. them. I was pretty upset, but one of the employees offered to use their magical Search & Send process (or, as Dago calls it, Search & Destroy) to track down my boots from another store in the world and have them shipped to me. For an extra ten bucks. Well, at this point, I’m willing to do it.

Anyway, so Dago and I continue our shopping at The Domain and then head out to two lovely dinners with another couple. (What? Sometimes first dinner isn’t enough!) Later that night, I check my email and realize that the booties were ordered in the wrong color. Ugh. So, Sunday morning, I had to call Nordy Rack and have them cancel the order and reorder them.

Seriously, when Bubba Sparxxx rapped “I found you, Miss New Booty,” I now understand that he was rapping about the moment when his dream booties arrived at his doorstep. I feel you, Bubba.

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