so… on monday i FINALLY was able to venture into san francisco city after living here for almost four weeks. i was really excited to hit the memorial day sales and to be somewhere fabulously metropolitan again. after a disappointing anthropologie trip, a successful nordstrom’s trip (the nordstrom’s here is AMAZING with all these floors and escalators and you can see down the hole…), i wandered through [westfield?] plaza and looked in at the clark’s store, the j.crew, the h&m, vera bradley (a new one which i really like)… then i saw it next to the bloomingdales: martin + osa.

i first found this store on omiru and immediately went to the martin + osa website to find this shirt that i wanted…

i generally liked the store’s site and wanted to visit one…

so i was pleasantly surprised to find one right in front of me! i went in and found the above shirt i wanted and tried on some others. i loved the feel of the store – very nautical/boat-y with wood floors and walls (maybe even a bit cabin/beach house-y?). a nice sales associate started my dressing room for me, and it seemed like everytime i picked something up, someone was there to take it to my room. they offered me a bottle of water (a cute little fiji bottle) which was a lifesaver since i was parched. the fitting rooms were amazing with ceilings that seemed two stories tall and a door that was just as tall. they were uncluttered with the same wood walls and with a little wooden bench at the end. i loved it. and the best part – i spent $100 and got $25 off!! i ended up buying this shirt (which is part rayon, and i swore off of buying rayon garments, but it was SO PRETTY that i couldn’t resist):

after a long debate about also purchasing the first three of these options:

in the end, it was a lovely trip and i look forward to returning soon! i have other shirts to buy…

(sorry for the imperfected gallery, i’m trying to figure this all out)

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