I was hearing rave reviews about these City Flats from the Gap, and I thought they would be great for the plane and as a backup if my other shoes hurt my feet. I love how they roll up to be so small, and they even come with a cute bag to carry them in. I waited until I had a 30% off coupon to buy them. They come in tons of different colors, and if you use the code GAP2010 you can get 20% off until August 16th.
One of my biggest concerns about our trip was that I owned no light jackets. I didn't have high hopes for this twill Moto jacket from Old Navy, but I was pleasantly surprised. It fit really well and was very flattering. I think it will be perfect to bring along to San Francisco and when the disgusting NYC summer is finally over. I ordered it with the same 30% coupon that I used on the shoes.
The Lucky Abbey Road bag was the biggest purchase, but I am so happy with it. I have already received a lot of compliments on this bag. I had been carrying a shoulder bag and it would always weigh me down (I carry a lot of random things in my purse) and would constantly fall off my shoulder. I knew that I needed something that wouldn't hold me back while we were exploring the city. When I first saw the purse, I knew that it was perfect, but unfortunately I had forgotten my coupons. I ended up ordering it online with a 20% off coupon and some gift cards that I had received.
I know that these purchases may seem extravagant, but I am happy because they were actually very thoughtful. In the past I would have just bought whatever caught my fancy. For these I was shopping with a specific purpose, and I waited until I got the deal that I wanted.