Shopping in the USA

Karen Or, Israeli fashion blogger from Street Chic Tel Aviv, on her trip to America

Karen Or, Israeli fashion blogger from Street Chic Tel Aviv, on her trip to America

Karen Or, Israeli fashion blogger from Street Chic Tel Aviv, on her trip to America

Karen Or, Israeli fashion blogger from Street Chic Tel Aviv, on her trip to America

Karen Or, Israeli fashion blogger from Street Chic Tel Aviv, on her trip to America

Karen Or, Israeli fashion blogger from Street Chic Tel Aviv, on her trip to America

Last week I got back from a trip to visit my parents in the states and came back with a suitcase full of goodies, as always. I know its so much easier to buy stuff online in America so when I go I do it strategically and start ordering things online a week before I even get there.

The first purchase I made was through eBay. I knew I wanted to buy a designer bag and the only way to do that online would be to ship to the states because here in Israel theres like 30% tax on any shipment worth over $70 (so annoying, I know). So, I was scrolling through Vestiare Collective for vintage Chanel bags and then realized that it might be easier to find cheaper ones on eBay. Low and behold, I was right! Little known fact, there are a ton of Chanel bags sold from Asia, Japan in particular, and they are totally real just used. I spent hours digging through eBay to find the perfect bag and at finally found this beige colored quilted Chanel bag from the 90’s – isn’t it amazing? I’m in love. It does get a bit dirty sometimes because of its color but I just use leather cleaner to wipe it off every once in a while.

So my next big purchase was a pair of good fitting mom jeans. I already own one or two, but you can never have enough, right? This one I knew I wanted to get good quality so I just went straight to the Levi’s website and ordered the one pair with the best reviews. It’s a high waist light washed denim and when I got it in the mail it fit perfectly. I added a white leather belt to the cart just so I would have free shipping (I always do that) and ended up loving the belt, too.

Once I arrived to the states, right before Passover dinner lol, I spent about an hour surfing through the Urban Outfitters website. I love the collaborations they do with brands like Champion and Adidas so I went on there to see if I could find something good. Unsurprisingly most items were sold out in my size but I didn’t care because I like ordering things in a bigger size. Sometimes I just like the fit better and other times I can make it smaller with my sewing machine (the perks of knowing how to sew). So the Champion sweatshirt you see in the photos was ordered online that day in a size L, I love the fit of it and now my boyfriend just wants to steal it from me so I have to make sure it stays in my closet 🙂 Next I ordered two Adidas t-shirts with the three stripes on the shoulders in white and navy. One was regular tee in a size M and the other was a small crop top that looked similar. I couldn’t decide so I just ordered both but once I tried them on I realized the crop top would be less useful- I just don’t really go around with my tummy out. So I stayed with the M sized tee and it fits okay I can always take it in a bit.

Lastly- Nordstrom Rack. Oh, how I love that store. Won’t go into all the details of everything I tried on and returned and bought again- but I ended up getting those red Ferragamo sunglasses you see in the third photo, along with the Sincerely Jules shorts you see in the first photo. Love those shorts, I have to say the fit is amazing! She really knows how to make casually fitting shorts for summer so good for her, Sincerely Jules:) I also got another pair of cute denim shorts with patches and a black lace mini dress for just $30, it used to be like $120 so it was such a good deal. I have a lot of weddings coming up in June so that dress is going to be really useful.

Besides that I ended up getting some stuff on Amazon like those yellow sunnies in the photo with my dog and the cropped hoodie you see in the photo. Stay tuned for my next tutorial on how to make those lace up jeans that I am wearing in that same photo. So easy to do and I wear them all the time! Well, hope you like this post, sorry if its a little long and until next time when I post the DIY video! xx Karen

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