Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The stores were already decked out in their lovely holiday decor....... the streets were already over crowded with shoppers. Our tradition is shop around the State Street area, especially Macy's (which I will always know as Marshall Field's). We have lunch at the Walnut Room there - one of the oldest restaurants in Chicago - with the huge Christmas Tree gracing the center. I've been doing this with my Mom since I was a little girl and I am so glad to start doing it with Richard.
One of my goals when I go to the "city" is to seek out brands, stores, etc... that are not offered in my area. One such example is the Impulse line that Macy's carries - and in particular, I was looking for the collection that Nicole Richie designed for them. Nicole is one of the many designers known for using peacocks in her work. This more reasonably priced collection for Macy's launced in September and I'd been following it online ever since. There were 4 dresses, a skirt and a blouse that featured a feather print. When I went to LA in early October, I was able to find and try on several of the pieces. But they had not been marked down enough for me yet and the one piece I was truly looking for was the long maxi dress, which they did not have.