I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS DAY FOR…idk like a week :)
i was kinda upset because i didnt know where i was gonna go for black friday, or if i was even going to go! but i begged and pleaded until my mom decided she would take me :D
it was pretty interesting. basically, we drove all the way past the SFO airport, just to find that we missed the BART station. so, we drove back 2 miles to use it and missed parking blah dee blah. 10 mins later we walk into the BART station and find out that two round tickets to powell street (union square, san francisco) and back was 8.50, and it was my mom and i so practically $20! it was pretty annoying and we didn’t want to lug our bags everywhere too, so we ended up just driving and paying for parking. luckily, the macy’s parking had a $15 early bird special for those leaving before 7 PM, so that was good; and less than BART.
i mostly wanted to go to angelic pretty because i knew there’d be lucky packs, but as we [my mom and i] made our way over, we ran into so many cool sceneries! we saw the luxury alleyway with the chanel and betsey johnson, as well as guccy, giogio armani, giant levi’s, and way more that i can’t even remember. we walked into burberry and rock & republic; both having good sales, but it seemed like they were just trying to empty their inventory or something. R&R was having 80% off the entire store! :P
next we hit ZARA! zara was really fun. i immediately found tons of things i wanted in the mere 5 mins i had entered. i was surprised to see that there were
2 3 FOUR floors! i went upstairs and found the juiniors/children’s department thing. and tried on some clothes, and decided on four that i wanted…i wanted more, but i can’t have everything! D:
skirt – $39.99
tops – $15.99 (each)
sweater – $29.99
we continued down the street, not really paying attention to what was around us, and finally hit 15 kearny street; sound familiar? YES! angelic pretty of course! the window display was the same, the inventory was the same; only the fact that it wasn’t jam packed was different. i ran into the store all happy and skipping, but my mom stayed outside and admired the window display. it was completely different than BABY, that’s for sure. she came in the store and told me she liked the shoes, and that i should try them on. lucky they were my size too! a bit big, but better big than small right? O: so i try on the red shoes, and as cute and cupcakey as they are, they just seem too bold. and the white would get dirty. and the brown and black ones? too…awkward? so i try on light pink .AAAAAAAAAAAH it was cute! the shoes have platforms so you feel in control but at the same time really light, since they’re made of wood. i immediately knew i wanted it. the adorable cashiers did a great job wrapping up everything really carefully, and gave me the choice of a patterned tote bag or one that said san francisco on it. i wanted the patterned one originally, but i knew that once they stopped giving out novelty items, people would want the san francisco one more. so i took that one :D and they started stamping me a new card but when they were halfway finished i realized that i already had one! XD by the time we’d gotten there, the LPs were long sold out…sadness. but the cashier told me ‘they sold out in like, 5 seconds! XD’ so that’s all good. i’m not crazy for them anyway.
i’m not gonna reveal the prices of my lolita shoes, since they were my personal splurge. kthx! >_>
next…we were starving; it was about 3PM and we had drove down at 12 (arrived at 1?) so we turned the corner at the end of kearny street and ate at a great hong kong chinese restaurant. honestly, i’m half taiwanese, but the best chinese food is hands down hong kong style. i just had west lake soup (my favorite!) and some fried rice. is it just me, or does anyone else hate the awkward feeling of trying to finish your drink in a restaurant when your parents tell you to and you absolutely can’t? that always happens to me. maybe they poison it or something. @__@
afterwards, we walked past a few cute stores; a children’s store called MURIK, and paul smith. we continued down the street, empty as it was. we made our way to virgin megastore, diesel, the 3 store juicy couture, and we didn’t go inside but we saw the disney store. we also saw the BARNEY’s store which used to be the old FAO, and my mom told me how she used to take me there as a youngin’ and i’d go batshit for toys :) i wish i remembered–i wish it was still there. i’ve gone to the one in NYC but still! :(
learn more about it here.
anyways, after walking for like 10 minutes fully bloated from chinese food, we entered anthropologie where it was scorching inside. the sales were insane but great, and i found a wonderful blazer and cargo pants; however the cargo pants were really expensive and i wasn’t really loving them so i didn’t get them XD and my mom wanted to buy so many cute dresses but they were all defected! nooo. D; but that was fun. we spent like 2 hours in anthro, alone! the decor is so cute too; all the christmas trees and dollhouses were made out of scraps of sweaters. i think it’s so creative! :D
after that, we quickly went to urban outfitters where it was burning as well. the store is huge. you enter the main/middle floor with apartment goods, or and either go down to the men’s and down ANOTHER floor to men’s. OR go up from the main floor and see shoes, or go up another flight of stairs to women’s. insanity. my mom was deadbeat so she sat on the shoes level, and allowed me to go shop. i quickly made my roundabouts because i felt guilty for making my mom tired, but i found her a jacket that she’d wanted since 2 years ago from modcloth that used to not be in style…but i guess navajo is hitting it big this year and more stores started carrying it. i saw a record vinyl from the XX that i really wanted but i dont have a record player NOR do i have space in my room to hang it so i just let it go. i didn’t see a cheeseburger phone either, which i really wanted, but i DID find a keith haring shirt that was out of stock online, as well as a polar bear sweater that i’ve wanted. so i was very content.
keith haring shirt – $32
polar bear sweater – $49
bb dakota navajo – $118
something you don't know about me? i took this in the dark.
finally, we made our way home (sadface!) but we stopped at nordstrom rack on our way. i didn’t buy much; just leggings, but i wanted to buy a free people hoodie thing. but my mom
was upset that i bought a ‘silly’ polar bear sweater for fifty bucks and didn’t wanna spend another fifty, which i understood. soooo that went right along. all denim was 30% off, but it was either size 23 (insanely skinny…) or fat people sized, so i just wandered in circles looking for my mom. until…like an hour later XD
it doesn’t sound like a lot, but to me it was, and i got to spend a lot of time with my mom which is always good. i’m already really close with my mom, but still it was fun. and while we were driving home, she started playing a chinese song i used to listen to a lot when i was little…and even though it’s called red bean (which is a popular dessert in asia), it still makes me really happy/sad inside when i hear it. video is below. happy thanksgiving to my…few readers out there!
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