*I was given a gift card as compensation for covering this event. All opinions are my own*
This past Friday I headed to the Westfield Trumbull Mall for a blogger event they hosted. This is my local mall so I've been going there since I was young. They've been going through a lot of changes the past couple of years so it was great to visit some of their new (and old) offerings. We were greeted by the Merry Makers who are spreading holiday cheer during the holiday shopping season.
Design Lab which is full of great pieces for all your holiday get togethers. Lots of velvet, lace, dresses and vests! I tried on a really fun suede fringe dress and striped top with suede detailing.
Denali which just opened this Fall. While I'm not a huge winter sports/outdoor type person (I prefer camping and hiking in the Summer) I really enjoyed the way this store was laid out. It felt like you were walking into an enchanted forest. We all know how much I like animals on clothes, and they had a bunch of animal sweaters that were rather tempting.
The Time Store and an amazing selection of watches! I was really taken with a pretty rose gold Guess watch. I may have to put it on my Christmas list! Unfortunately it isn't on their website, but you can find it here or here. They are currently having a promotion where if you spend $50 off $200, $100 off $400 or $200 off for spending $600.
LUSH Cosmetics, another new store for the Trumbull mall and one of 4 Connecticut locations. I had never been to a LUSH before despite hearing a lot about it and having a friend work there (on the other side of the country.) It was great to get to see all the fun natural and handmade products they carry. The store is perfect for finding a gift for someone who likes to pamper themselves.
Banana Republic for their 40% off sale! Very dangerous! I was very well behaved and walked out with a black cashmere and merino wool blend cardigan which I've been wanting for a while. But as always, I was tempted by their more whimsical sweaters and great jackets.
Lydia and I also stopped in Forever 21, Old Navy and Target after having dinner at Asian Ten Bistro. I bought some cute Star Wars pajamas at Forever 21! A 'May the Force Be With You' top and 'Trust Me I'm a Jedi' bottoms.