Shopping On Vacation – This Is Sightseeing Too!
If you follow us on Facebook, you know that we recently had a girl’s getaway to Cape Cod. This is what happens when 4 friends, 2 who are fashion bloggers, go on vacation. LOL
Psychologists say that the act of shopping someplace new can dose the brain with dopamine, a natural chemical that provides deep satisfaction and that often starts to flow when we confront something novel and exciting….
We love science!
So to dose our brains with dopamine, we did some shopping at OZ in Barnstable MA. Visiting Oz is a trip I look forward to each season. I was so excited to take my girlfriends here during our recent trip to Cape Cod.
While the shop is small with many rooms, you can spend a good couple of hours there (just ask my husband, Craig, who sat waiting for me for 3 hours last year!) There is so much to see. I love this store because you are getting one of a kind pieces and their styles are for all ages. Part of the fun is seeing what other customers are trying on as well.
We met Sue during our visit. Sue is getting married. Congrats again Sue! Take a look at how stunning she looks in this great coat from Cupcake!
So what did Julie and I buy??
I bought a super cute graphic Tee with a picture of Big Ben and a red bus. I loved the pop of color of the bus! Of course, no outfit is complete with out accessories. I found a totally cool necklace with the same colors. It is so unique, and I felt as though it was almost architectural in design. The colors of the necklace not only compliment the colors in the T but pop on the gray. I purchased two bracelets to layer on my wrist. The minute we walked in the store my attention was grabbed by the white loop necklace with matching earrings. I love big statement pieces that catch your eye. I fell in love with the cute hot pink top covered with white daisies. I plan to wear it over white leggings. I’m sure it could also double as a swimsuit cover up. It’s super light weight and loose fitting. Such a fun summer look!
Because I don’t like wearing shape wear in the summer (unless I have to) I bought this white and mint Cupcake top. I’ve purchased other Cupcake tops here in the past and I’m always asked “where did you get that top”. The lightweight cotton fabric (that is not clinging) is perfect for Tucson summers. This style looks good on all ages, shapes and sizes. Cupcake also has a line of handbags. I snatched up this black straw purse. I recently saw this handbag trend in InStyle magazine but didn’t want to pay over $100. It was only $50 at Oz.
I love, love their cashmere wraps! Last season I bought 3 of them. They are great for all of the traveling I do. Those airplanes get cold! Oh, did I mention they have the BEST selection of Bernie Mev shoes! I bought these black loafers this trip. So comfortable! It’s a bit hard to see but they have a hand stitched rose embroidery on them. So cute. I Wore them home and received several compliments.
So if you are on the Cape, make sure to check out OZ. Plan to spend some time. It’s worth the visit.
All opinions are completely our own. We were not asked by anyone to do a QZ review, and did not receive any compensation for it.
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