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January 3, 2013

USA haul

Trying to beat the post-trip blues by unpacking and going through what I bought in the States. I did do a lot of browsing through stores but not much caught my eye. But I did tick quite a few things off my wishlist.


  • White oxford shirt and black skinny jeans from Uniqlo.
  • Flannel shirt from Urban Outfitters - nobody told me how comfortable flannel is! I actually slept in this shirt for a couple of nights (yeah I didn't account for pyjamas when packing).
  • Polka dot shirt from Old Navy.
  • Tote bag from Evolution - cool store in Soho which sells natural history/science bits and bobs.
  • Striped t-shirt and jumper from Ralph Lauren.
  • Loafers from Bass - they have leather soles, which means I'm probably going to slip a couple of times while wearing them in.

Not much in the way of cosmetics, because none of my makeup fiend friends were there to force cajole me into buying things. So just an eyeliner this time. The multipack of sunscreen was $15 from Costco - a single tube is about that much here!


Souvenirs - obligatory I heart NY tshirt, bottle of Coke from the World of Coca Cola in Atlanta, and a badge which you get on admission to the Met (you wear it so you can enter and leave). I think it's a cute idea so it's earned a place on my bookshelf.

Happy New Year! I survived my four (!) flights back to Sydney and I slept for 12 hours when I got home. I don't really know what to do now, there's such a feeling of anti-climax. Back to real-life obligations, I suppose, and I'm going to try and fill up my calendar so I have things to look forward to. 2 months of summer left, after all!

25 comments:

  1. I hate that feeling of anti-climax after a really wonderful adventure. I spend most the days after just wishing I was back there enjoying myself! Although I'm certain there will be many future adventures for you to get stuck into.

    Love the photography of these, you always photograph objects so well. Also liking those loafers indeed! Hopefully you won't slip too much in them though ay!

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    1. I think the only way of getting over it is to plan more travels, so it's a vicious cycle really haha.

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  2. I like those loafers, maybe you can do something to the soles? I have one pair of shoes that are quite gripless and it can be a bit of a hazard in smooth floored places - like myers! Seriously, I worked there for the Christmas/sales period last summer and I kept nearly slipping over haha! I like the jumper too

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  3. Ah they're all so lovely! I love the Ralph shirt & jumper, so classy and preppy haha. My I heart NY shirt is too worn out to wear in public now but I'm hoping to get a new one some day.
    And Happy New Year! x

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  4. I hope you had the loveliest time! Was NY awesome? I'd love to go. And your new purchases are such great picks - simple and versatile :)

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    1. NY was amazing, really exhausting though. Definitely go sometime!

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  5. I love the tote bag! I am hoping to see one here but if not, maybe I'd print my own. Hope u had a nice trip to the US. Happy New Year!

    xx

    Aurora

    rottennuke.blogspot.com

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  6. happy new year! hope you had a good time in the US!

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  7. I literally love EVERY SINGLE piece of clothing that you bought and would wear it all in a heartbeat. I hope you had a great time! I'm jealous of your summer time, enjoy it!
    xxx
    Nina from little nomad

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  8. Sounds like you had a fantastic time. I too want to stock up on some oxford shirts and jumpers for this winter.

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  9. Everything looks really nice ! :) Noticed that tote bag especially. Cool one :>

    Thanks for visiting the other day x
    Happy new year!

    Satu
    Indie by heart

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  10. Happy New Year Jane!
    Loving the things you purchased. All my relatives say brands like Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein are a kajillion times cheaper in the States then over here in Australia.
    And wow, that sunscreen is crazy cheap. Makes me wonder why everything here is so freakin' expensive!

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    1. They are quite a bit cheaper, especially in outlet stores. I don't usually care for brands because they're so expensive here. I know right!

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  11. Happy New Years Janeeeeee :)
    Welcome back and good to see you had a safe flight. I'm loving all your items! Not much catches my eyes when shopping in the US, especially if you go to stores like Forever 21 where everyone has all the same stuff, eeeek. I'm going to miss shopping in Asia when I leave! xx

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  12. I love everything you got! That Coke bottle is really neat.
    I hope you feel better, it's always sad coming back home from a trip. Especially one as amazing as yours :<

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  13. Great picks on things you bought from NY. Loving those shirts & loafer shoes :)
    Happy new year to you as well, wishing all the greatest things in 2013. The flight sounds really tiring. Hope you enjoy 2013 :)

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  14. 4 flights back to Sydney?!?! Wow! I love your purchases, especially the bag. And of course the I heart NY top x

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  15. gah, i know how you feel - i just got back from america as well, missing having everything so cheap (and cold - i wish singapore had winter)

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  16. Ahhh so many cute things here, I particularly love the shirt from Old Navy!

    xxx

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  17. Ah, isn't Costco the best? Everything's so cheap, plus there're always free samples. I quite like your taste in clothes -- very classic and scholarly! Those shiny loafers are perfect. Hope you enjoy the rest of your summer vacation! x

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  18. Cool haul. I adore the flannel shirt and those loafers. Costco is the BEST!
    That feeling of anti-climax sucks, I hope you can find new and exciting things in the near future to keep you entertained and happy. :)

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  19. It sounds like you had a grand vacation! I hope you'll let us know all the locations you visited (it sounds like you hopped around). I'm usually quite awful at acquiring souvenirs so I commend you on such lovely purchases. Lucky you for summer break (I am currently on my millionth semester in a row haha) and I hope you enjoy it immensely! xx

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  20. I hope you had a good time! I am SO jealous that you went there. They all look gorgeous! And $15 for 4? What a bargain.

    Bahaha, I heart NY shirts - I have like four of them. :L

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  21. I love what you bought, especially that tote bag! Hope you had a really great trip! x

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  22. What lovely photos! I hope you had a wonderful in New York, it's such a magical place! ^^


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