6.15.2009

uniqlo


Joe and I went on our first shopping excursion since moving to NYC. We really have no business doing any shopping since our move was so expensive, but Elly's birthday is this week. So we headed to my favorite cheap shop, Uniqlo. (So much better than H&M in my opinion!) I wish they still had the Steven Alan stuff, but oh well. I got a little carried away trying on stuff as I was searching for a present, and I gave the whole distressed, rolled up boyfriend jeans and shorts thing a try. Joe was not a fan. I liked them though, mainly because they were super comfortable and only nineteen bucks. But I didn't get any. I did, however, get Elly a present there (not pictured). I can't decide if I'm going to return it though. I feel like I should get her something better than cheap clothing--I mean, she is my best friend, for crying out loud! She deserves so much more. Now if only I could find my sewing machine under all the piles of crap in my apartment in time to make her something for her b-day...

15 comments:

my name is elly said...

NO! DON'T RETURN IT!!! put it in a flat rate envelope (four bucks), drop it in the mail and since the mail is super fast lately, i'll get it in like two days and then i'll freak. you know what slim pickins i have out here. please. i beg you.

you ARE my best friend and that means you know me best, plus you have better taste in clothing than i do. we have many years ahead of us making each other speeecial gifts. umm, you just moved. i can't believe you got me anything at all! remember last year? no, you probably don't. you sent us that awesome birthday box (not to mention, right on time). plus, you had already brought gifts for us when you visited. and the pathetic part is that you got nothing from me for your birthday!

you are the best, jenny! i can't wait to see what it is.

cristalle said...

I love Uniqlo! I was so excited when they opened one here because that meant I didn't have to send my mom shopping in Tokyo anymore! Have you checked out the Refinery29 blog?? http://pipeline.refinery29.com/
They list pretty much every sample sale in New York. Sometimes, sample sales ACTUALLY have cheap price tags...

Grace said...

Uniqlo is one thing that tempts me to move to New York.

ilovesasek said...

personally?? I love the sandals!!

Kelly and Kelly said...

Since she is your best friend and all, I'm sure she understands your circumstances and doesn't expect anything at all! And how cool that you took the time to do something.

modaspia said...

you look so skinny!

Anonymous said...

Ooh, love the sandals! Did I miss you telling us about those?

xo

B

Anonymous said...

Love the jeans, especially for 19 bucks (in NYC?). That's almost frugal!

Leila said...

Your hair is cute like that!

And I'm sure that your friend will love whatever you got her. Presents are always fun, no matter what they are.

lunatepetal said...

i love uniqlo! that's pretty much where i go shopping when i go back to japan for a visit.
and I'm sure your best friend will love whatever you got for her :)

a pretty pill said...

i like the look...sometimes husbands just don't get it ;)

Laura said...

the rolled up boyfriend jeans are cute. i went to the madewell store for the first time recently because you recommended way back when and it was amazing. plus there was a huge sale section, awesome.

b.a. said...

oooh, i'm so jealous you get to shop at uniqlo! i feel like every time i see something in a fashion magazine that's actually affordable, it's from uniqlo, which i have zero access to.

p.s.
my husband & i moved far away from "home" shortly after we got married. it was really hard, but a great adventure too. when i look back on that time, i miss it and consider it so valuable. i don't have any advice for you--i just feel like i kinda know how you feel.

jones said...

I admire your restraint in only picking up something for someone else when there were so many great finds! I find that a thoughtful, handwritten letter/card can always be a great way *present*

Anonymous said...

the skirt is cute too (flickr)