Paint it Black: One Dress & Two Skirts

Guess¬†what I bought on sale yesterday! I had a few appointments on the East Side and I just so happened to be right next to Bloomingdales ūüôā I don’t normally shop there¬†because almost everything there there is outside of my price range. I do like walking¬†through it though for sartorial inspiration. Turns out a lot of brands there were having sales though!

My New Pretties

Brand: Aqua (Bloomingdale’s brand)

Original price: $98

What I paid: $68.6

Comments: I needed a new lace dress that I could dress up or down. This fit the bill perfectly!

Brand: Sandro Paris

Original price: $325

What I paid: $162


Brand: Halston Heritage

Original price: $295

What I paid: $118

Comments: Instantly fell in love with the print.

Buying all of these black pieces made me think of this song:

If you ask me, it¬†should be New York City’s anthem.


Make sure to check out the Sale Map to learn where you can find sales!

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Interactive Map

Hey guys!  I made a map, because interactive features are awesome!  It has the addresses of all of the stores featured on this blog.  Please feel free to email me at if want to submit your awesome finds.  Check out the map here.

Pipstop at Goodwill

Hey guys!

Apologies for not posting for awhile. ¬†I only post when I buy things, and since I don’t have unlimited access to money, posting may be infrequent.

I’m especially late with this particular post though because I was going through resident¬†assistant¬†training at my college (Earlham). ¬†This consisted of 8-12 hour straining essions everyday. ¬†It was pretty intense. ¬†Before training began, I went to Walmart with my boyfriend to buy some furniture for our rooms. ¬†We then went to pick up our friends at Goodwill. ¬†They weren’t quite finished, so I decided to do some browsing of my own, and found this:

Brand: Body Central
Value: ~$19.00
What I paid: $5.00

I found this lovely top as soon as I entered the store more or less. ¬†Pretty fantastic. ¬†I’ve bought a bunch of great clothing from this particular Goodwill before. ¬†Definitely going back there soon :).

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Dimsum in China Town

Today, before work, I met up with who I will call my European ladies. ¬†To make a long story short, I helped a young woman from France (we will call her Ma’ion)¬†figure out the utterly confusing subway system. ¬†We then exchanged information and met up at Bryant Park. ¬†She brought along a Swiss woman (Andrea), her roommate from her hostel. ¬†We watched¬†Roman Holiday, a Hepburn and Peck classic, in the park.

From left to right:
Andrea, Laura (me), Ma’ion.

A couple of days later, I showed them around China Town.  First, we dined on delicious dimsum at The Golden Unicorn.  I highly suggest it to everyone who loves reasonably priced dumplings.  Afterwards, we braved the 100 degree weather in search for nothing in particular.  After checking out a few stores, I decided that I needed sunglasses.  I recently began wearing contacts again, which meant I could finally wear sunglasses.  The shop owner told me they were $6.00.  I replied that I only had $5.00 and she accepted.  Perhaps I could have haggled more, but I figured that $5.00 was a good deal.

I will probably regret buying these since most of the merchandise sold in China Town is crap. Oh well!

What got me  really excited was this:

His name is Freddy!

Freddy is watching you, as am I.

It wasn’t on sale, however, I did haggle it down from $12.00 to $9.00. ¬†I had to be a little more aggressive with this salesman. ¬†The conversation went a little something like this:
Man: I give you special price (they always say that), $12.00.

Me: How about $8.00 since my friend is buying one too?

Man: $10.00.

Me: $9.00.

Man: Fine.

Again, I could have haggled more, but I was satisfied with the $3.00 discount.

This is essentially the case Ma’ion¬†bought:

His name is Teddy!

After sipping on some bubble tea and smoothies, we hopped onto the train and went our separate ways. ¬†Word of advice: don’t visit China Town when it’s 100 degrees outside. ¬†It felt like we were inside of an oven, we were drenched in sweat afterwards, I could go on. ¬†On the contrary, buying that owl iPhone case made my day. ¬†Speaking of owls…

Don’t you dare YOLO at me.

P.S. You guys should submit your awesome finds to me!