We’re of the mindset that believes it’s perfectly okay to hoard graphic tees, jeans, shoes, shirts, shorts, ALL CLOTHING. Double your clothes, double your happiness. Triple your clothes, triple your happiness. It’s math.
…because we have a serious spending problem and now the Nordstrom sales associates know our names by heart. Hi, Dorinda, if you’re reading this!
We’ve shopped almost exclusively at Nordstrom this Summer solely because of the brands they’re currently carrying — we’d like to send a round of extra large pizza from Round Table (the ultimate prize) to their Men’s buyers, THEY’VE DONE SUCH A GREAT JOB.
Nevertheless, since Nordstrom is having their Anniversary Sale right now (cue: little girl screams from the both of us), we decided it was relevant and necessary to discuss EVERYTHING — actually just 25 items, not too many right? — that we’ve bought from Nordstrom this month AND/OR have in our shopping cart right now (some on super-sale) because we’re humanitarians, and this information goes to the greater good.
Our working title: The 25 Things We Bought and/or Need to Buy From Nordstrom. Here goes.
First things first, tees and shirts. We cycle through graphic tees as fast as Brock cycles through liters of Diet Coke. That said, $30 for a Locals Only Maui tee from Topman seemed MORE than appropriate. Here are the five tees and shirts we bought:
Secondly, shorts, shorts, and jeans. As obsessed as we’ve been with destroyed jeans in the past, we’re currently fielding a newfound addiction to destroyed and/or ripped shorts — groundbreaking… Here are the five shorts and jeans we bought, including color-blocked swim shorts from Saturdays NYC, YES, YES, YESSSSS.
Next up, shoes — as if we’ve leave out shoes, COME ON — we only bought three pairs this month. BLASPHEMY, we know, we knowwwwwwuhhh. But, we’re saving up for… nothing. We don’t have any excuses. Regardless, here are the three pairs of shoes we bought AND two pairs of shoes we need:
Lastly, here’s everything from Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale that we currently have in our cart, because… free shipping and returns, right? RIGHT.
Also, FYI, the Anniversary Sale ends August 8th, 2016, which means we still have two weeks of pure happiness predicated on shopping and spending all of our money. Hurray!
The important thing to note: shorts that sit right at the knee (a.k.a. inseam 7″).
This isn’t to say that we’re completely done with displaying our crotches à la shorts with a 2-inch inseam, BUT, there’s an air of confidence that comes with “the 90s guy,” barbed wire arm tattoo or not. We’ve also been listening to this song NON-STOP, so that might be influencing our decision to be 90s-forward.
And all while the hotel is still in a ‘soft launch’ period until this Fall — meaning, they unfortunately didn’t have robes (yet) for us to take selfies in… ugh, we need to start traveling with our own robes… we actually should start wearing robes all day, every day, calling it “fashunz…” — the entire hotel is pretty incredible, jaw-dropping beautiful, even.
The setting: a cluster of Art Deco buildings lit up in neon, surrounding a central pool with pastel lawn chairs and tables. THE DREAM.
The crowd: young, 20-somethings, traveling from all over the world. THE DREAM.
The location: two blocks away from the 11th Street Beach. THE DREAM.
The entire property of WPH poised to host one wild pool party, with a green-lawned courtyard filled with hammocks, an acrylic ping-pong table and tons of speedos by the pool, thus proving our point: a hotel that’s bound to become the next millennial haven (a ‘hipster’ haven, if we will).
BUT, back to our impending semi-permanent departure from San Francisco to Miami — we’re serious. Could we handle six months in Miami?
Forever talking about clothes, forever not looking at our credit card statement.
Let’s begin with this sheer floral shirt by Oxford Lads. We saw it and immediately knew we wanted to display our nipples through its transparent fabric. FREE THE NIPPLE (but, for us, in moderation). Continue Reading
To the detriment of our “Move Out of Our Studio Apartment” savings fund, we bought a $120 tee online last week. It’s hideous. It makes us look like Shrek when wearing it, metaphorically speaking. We mean, it’s not green.
But, something about the price tag (splashed across our shopping cart) warranted to us, “This is a really expensive tee; it must have the ability to sculpt our pizza bodies upon immediate wear.”
The cost of clothing is, at best, illogical; and when it comes to basics — tees, even underwear — we’re purchasing for the sake of the brand, not the quality, even when the brand is barely visible. We better be slapped across the chest with a big YSL if we’re buying a tee of the same quality as a Hanes, just slightly better.
Rarely does the price of a basic tee match up to its quality.
The pitch is easy: affordable quality, made in the USA, with a ‘streetwear’ basics aesthetic — meaning, they even have a razor-backed, long tank that we’d expect to see on the male equivalent of Kylie Jenner… is that Tyga… whoever that is… we really dig it. We want to be the male equivalents of Kylie Jenner.