Saturday, January 19, 2008

Smart Shopper, Domestic Diva

Today Roy and I decided to do some clothes shopping, as we have some extra money right now and both need to add to our wardrobes. We grabbed lunch at BJ's and then went to the Ontario Mills Mall, which is the closest outlet mall to our house. We only visited one store and then decided to leave. There were way too many people there - lots of rambunctious kids and crying babies. I began feeling claustrophobic walking around, and we were both getting headache-y.

So we made our way back to the Riverside area and went to Barnes & Noble and the Tyler Mall. We split up, and I went to Express, where I discovered that they were having an awesome sale! I was so excited! I ended up spending $150, but I got 3 pairs of pants, 4 shirts, and 2 camisoles. I have been wanting to beef up my professional wardrobe, so this was the perfect opportunity.

The shopping experience wasn't all great - I have gone up a pants size and have quite the muffin top. Now more than ever, I really need to focus on getting back in shape. I have never been this flabby in my entire life. While some may dismiss it as newlywed weight, I still don't think that's a good excuse to let myself get fat or even chubby. Mandy's wedding is in May, and I would like to look really good in whatever I end up wearing. My main problem areas are my stomach and arms. I can deal with the rest.

Since we've been home, we've been doing copious amounts of laundry and cleaning. Our place was a wreck, so I've been pretty busy the past few hours. We already have too much stuff, so there's a lot of clutter to deal with. I've been working on getting rid of a lot of things, but it never seems to work out exactly the way I want it to. I did, however, get rid of a few items of clothing that I'm not wearing anymore. I try to do that whenever I get new clothes. It just makes sense to me.

I want to say thanks to everyone who de-lurked and came out and introduced themselves. I know there are more of you out there though, but I totally understand the need to lurk. Trust me, I read tons of blogs but only comment on a few.

I'm off to LA tomorrow for a blog party! I'm excited to meet everyone in the flesh for the very first time - and I have to admit that I'm a little nervous as well. I'm sure it will be an awesome time - I will certainly be reporting back with a recap!

6 comments:

WeezerMonkey said...

Yay! I can't wait!

dapotato said...

eee! have fun at the blog party. yay for new clothes. i like to do the get rid of a few when i get new, too.

Discombobulated said...

Ontario Mills gives me anxiety. I went there about 2 years ago around xmas time, and threw up from the claustrophobia : /

Congrats on the new clothes! express you say? I am have to check it out...

amber said...

i do the same thing -- if new stuff comes into the closet, old stuff has to go to goodwill.

Nanette said...

I love that feeling of great shopping deals! And it was great to finally meet you today!

Brenda said...

Yay for shopping! Out with the old and in with the new...you need to show us some pics of then new outfits! And I am so feeling you on the muffin top thing. Rock on wit yo bad self sista!