Make Me Up Mia: A Lifestyle & Beauty Blog: Chicago Shopping Haul

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Chicago Shopping Haul

Afternoon loves. I am sure enjoying this weekend at home. This is the first weekend we've been home in so long, with nowhere to be and my husband not having to work on Saturday. I could get used to this! We've slept in, I had lunch & shopping with my girls yesterday, church, we've relaxed and been able to get stuff around the house done. We needed this desperately. 

This is going to be my last Chicago trip posting. It's all about what I purchased while shopping in Chicago. You can read about the trip here:

We had such a good time shopping on the first day we were there. I must say, Chicago has some GREAT shopping.

I can't find the blue shirt online, but I got it at H&M. I love the royal blue and the zipper detail on the back. It was only $12.95 too!

This Jersey Top from H&M was also $12.95. The Stripe is sold out online, I can see why. I love shirts that can be worn casual or dressed up, this and the blue one are just that. 

Vigoss Distressed Jeans from Nordstrom. I have been curious about these jeans for a while. They are THE jeans that Sheaffer is always going on about. They were on sale for almost half price so I went for it. Actually, first trip to Nordstrom I didn't go for it. I ended up back there for them though :) I'm so glad I did, they are so comfortable and cute!

I been in the market for a longer and oversized cardigan to wear with some leggings. I found this Purl-Knit Cardigan in Gray at H&M and fell in love. It's so comfy, I can't wait to wear it.

I bought 2 pair of TOMS at Nordstrom-

The Desert Bootie on top I had fallen in love with about a week before. Again, thanks to Sheaffer. I love these things so much, I've worn them several times! I highly recommend them, I know they are going to be one of my favorite fashion staples this season for sure. Fashionable and comfortable, it's a total win!

I decided I wanted a casual pair as well, so I went with the Canvas Slip-On in Ash. These are so comfortable, I may have to buy another pair soon!

Here's all my non-clothing buys-

Beauty Blender from Sephora. I have wondered about these lil guys for about 6 months so I decided to try one out finally. I am a huge fan of my Sigma F80 brush, it will always be my holy grail. I am really enjoying the beauty blender though. It's a little different to clean than a brush, but don't let that deter you. It gives a great finish on your foundation. 

Another holy grail, my Urban Decay De-Slick setting spray. I had been out for a little while and testing a NYX Matte setting spray that just wasn't cutting it, it was time for a new one. 

This is my 2nd Lush Buffy Bar and I sure do enjoy them! My SIL bought me one for Christmas last year and now I am hooked. I wasn't sure I'd like it at first. It exfoliates and moisturizes. You use it last in the shower because it really is like a lotion. The water beads off of you and you don't need lotion after your shower. It's different but totally addicting. 

I've heard a lot about the Lush Body Smoothies, so I was excited to try one of these out. It doesn't disappoint either. Another great Lush product that leaves you soft and moisturized. I love the clean almond coconut scent too, it's subtle and fresh.

I tried hard and couldn't find the bracelets and earrings online, sorry! The bracelets are from H&M, Kristal and I both got some. The earring are from Nordstrom, we both got a couple pair of those as well. When I saw the earrings I fell in love because they remind me so much of the Kate Spade studs I've always loved, but these were $8 instead of $38.

That's it, the end of my Chicago trip postings. I'm going to miss talking about our trip, until next time.

What is your favorite fashion item or trend right now?


  1. I should save some money and go shopping with you two lovely ladies! haha!

    1. We can do some damage, but this was obviously a special occasion shopping trip. I don't normally buy everything I want haha.

  2. Great finds!!! I've been wanting those Tom's booties for a while now - glad to hear that you like them! I am obsessed with my beauty blender! Do you use the Urban Decay setting spray everyday or just for special occassions? I've had some of this for a couple of months but still haven't actually used it! I imagine it as feeling like you are spraying hairspray on your face haha. Love those Nordstrom earrings too - they look a lot like the Kate Spade version!

    1. I do use it daily, I spray my face after my foundation, powder and blush is on. Some people spray their face before and after applying makeup, but it's expensive so I'd rather not. It's not like hairspray at all haha, promise. It's a very fine mist and dries pretty quick. That's why I didn't like the NYX one, I even poured it in other bottles and it was just too much. It blasted on your face, this stuff does not.

  3. Boy, what a fun trip! I'm sad you're done talking about it, too. :) Makes me really want to schedule a spring trip! :) I've really been wanting that bar you use in the shower that is like lotion. I think they had one that didn't exfoliate, just lotion. Am I crazy on that? Either way, I could really use one.


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