Yesterday was a long drive from Sacramento to Portland. But we are a well oiled machine and were on the road, coffee'd, gased and driving just after 8am.  We didn't stop to buy anymore food, we have enough of that, and we had a nice picnic lunch at a rest stop in Weed.  The result was that we had time to stop at some outlets outside Portland. And there was shopping.  Well at least for Nicole and I anyways.  Nicole found a buy one, get 2 free shoe sale at Bass.  Cannot blame a girl for taking advantage of a shoe sale.

My list of goodies is looking very practical, full of long term classic items and well within my Canadian custom limits.  And they include:

  • Mustard cardigan - yup my first purchase at Banana Republic in Carlsbad on the way down was NOT on my list. But I love it.  And it was $30.
  • Boot leg, dark wash jeans - Nicole and I snuck over to the mall during a session at Blogher.  We hit Nordstrom for some beauty products and then The Loft where I bought jeans - $40
  • Black dress pants - Ann Taylor Factory store - $48
  • Silver cuff - Ann Taylor Factory store - yes, I caved and bought a shiny thing - $15
  • Straight leg, dark wash jeans - Levi's Factory store. Yes, I bought 2 pairs of jeans. But basic jeans that fit are rare.  I picked these up in less than 10 minutes and I they were the first of 3 pairs I tried on.  I think that is some sort of jean shopping record for me. $40

Total - $173

We still have vintage shopping in Portland this morning.  So things still have a chance to go off the rails. But I'm feeling pretty confident and fiscally responsible.

I'm also really surprised how more stuff we are fitting into the back of our Traverse.  It seems to be a little bit like a tardis - smaller on the outside than the inside. 

Note to those still looking for pictures of what I wore at Blogher.  Sorry to say you will have to wait just a few more days. My netbook seems to be having a bit of a meltdown.  So I'm going to have to wait until I'm home and download all my pictures. 

Disclaimer - GM of Canada loaned us the Chevrolet Traverse to drive to San Diego. They also paid our gas, insurance and hotels en route.