We both woke up early on Friday after having passed out soon after dinner the night before and snuck off to Target before most of the family had woken up. I snagged a blue geometric-print skirt there - it was on clearance for $15 though it's now back to full-price on the website - and Jon picked up Christmas presents for one of his cousins. (I can't tell you what he got because she reads this blog, but one of the items rhymes with Mumpkin Mie Moptarts. Shh!) The store was pretty empty so, disappointed that our sharpened elbows hadn't been put to use, we headed back home for breakfast with my family.
Later in the day we made our way to Montgomery Mall. It's less exciting for Jon to go there now that there are two Westfields in London, but it's still a quintessential suburban American experience and we knew from previous experience that the parking situation would be better there than in Georgetown. Again, we were surprised at how calm the mall was. It felt as busy as a normal weekend day around noon, but it was totally civilized. Maybe we got there too late for the chaos because most of the crazy sales were over by the time we arrived. Luckily, though, I was able to slip into Ann Taylor for this tan front-pleat skirt, a white silk blouse similar to the one below, and this jewel-neck sleeveless top in deep mulberry and got in line before 12pm, which meant that I got everything for 50% off.
After that haul, Jon persuaded me we should start shopping for others, and we popped into a few more stores to pick up more Christmas gifts. Our last stop was Gap, where I grabbed this navy braided belt for 50% off the sale price and Jon picked up a striped jumper. By that point we were wiped - I barely had the energy to order these coral skinnies from Old Navy when we got home!
I'm pretty proud of my restraint, if I do say so myself, and I love the pieces I bought. They're relatively basic and I'm sure I'll wear them to death. Check Instagram later today to see if I'm wearing any of them, okay? Maybe you can give me styling tips...