Here I am in Nordstrom’s again. I live only a few blocks away, which could be a very dangerous thing… But, given how paralyzingly slow I tend to shop for clothes I feel I need for work, this could actually be a good thing.
I came back today to pick up work pants that I purchased on Monday that wasn’t available in my size at the time. I had my size shipped to the store. It was delivered two days later. This delay gave me enough time to find the same pants available cheaper online using the Eileen Fisher promo code that Grechen shared today (“FALL2018” for $30 off; thanks Grechen!).
To get the price match, I took a screen shot of the online shopping cart with the promo code applied and showed it to the customer service department. The Nordstrom’s employee said he wasn’t sure if they normally price match promo codes. Lucky for me, his manager was not available to answer that question, so he said he would do it for me just this one time. That was very nice of him. I have a feeling though, that if you made the effort to get a price match of a promo code in person, and you were polite about it, they would allow it most of the time.
I snapped this OOTD pic while in Nordstroms, mostly to share my new Mayari Birkenstocks with ya’ll. I’ve owned the Arizona Birks for the past 5 years but lately they just haven’t been working for me. My narrow feet tend to slip around in them and not feel as stable and supported as they should. Plus, I hate that I have to shimmy my feet under the suede straps (which are floppy and collapse when not in use; this is not a problem with the leather versions, btw).
During my break, I spent about two weeks in the Dallas area. I asked the BF who is from Dallas, to show me the malls in the area, not to really shop-shop, but just to observe how dead or alive malls are these days (this is a strange interest of mine). Anyway, while at The Willow Bend Mall, I found these Mayari’s at Dilliard’s, and tried them on, on a whim, and actually really liked how stable and held in my feet felt in them. They are, for the record, really really ugly. I think they are probably uglier than the Arizona’s. And definitely less trendy than the Arizona’s.
I hesitated to buy them, especially after a random 85 year old lady at Dilliard’s said to me as I was trying them on “I had a pair of those in the 70’s, but I just had to throw them out. They were just so ugly!”. I didn’t ask for her opinion. She just felt compelled to share it with me. LOL. Oh well! I walked around in the store with them on for a good 15 minutes, trying to decide if I should get them or not. Eventually I was like “Fuck it, who cares!” and ended up buying them– a pair of sandals that were too ugly for an 85 year old lady!
I’m glad I bought them though. I’ve literally worn them daily since and felt very comfortable in them for hours-long walks while travelling in Europe. My mom has a pair too and she also thinks they are more comfortable than the Arizona’s.
…These sandals are very un-“it girl” of me, I know.
When I got back to blogging this week, I had a sudden urge to change the name of this blog. Sometimes the name sounds really stupid to me. And it’s meant to be ironic, of course. When Cait Flander’s changed her blog name from “Blonde on a Budget” to simply “Cait Flanders”, I thought that made sense and felt right. I wondered if I should do the same. For “Dr. It Girl”, I particularly didn’t like the word “girl” in it, because I don’t identify with that, but then I came to appreciate that the term “it girl”, has a very specific meaning– a meaning which is the exact opposite of what I aim to represent here, ie. my frustration with all those trendy “it girl” style blogs out there was in part what compelled me to start my own version, that is hopefully more down to earth. I needed to remind myself of this to be OK with the name again. So for now, and probably for a long time, the name will stay the same.
[outfit: long hooded cardigan gifted from Mijeong Park, Elizabeth Suzann harper tunic, PACT leggings, Mayari Birkenstocks, Target tote bag]