Sunday, June 3, 2012

Our weekend and a few purchases

I've had an awful cold since last Sunday that caused us to leave our Memorial Holiday beach weekend early.  I missed a couple days of work because I felt so terrible and I was worried that I had strep throat.  R took care of me all week making sure I had tissues, medicine and homemade chicken noodle soup - best fiance ever!  I started feeling better on Friday morning and we canceled our weekend plans so we could relax for a few days.  Friday was very low key, we watched Horrible Bosses from netflix and turned in early.  Saturday R was adamant that I was going to get out and enjoy the gorgeous weather so we did a little shopping.

 My Target purchases - Maybelline Dark Circle Eraser brightener (as recommended by Veronika), Essie Peach Daiquiri, Suave Dry Shampoo (I'm giving this a try as it is a little cheaper than the Tresemme version), and a new Soho Cosmetic "weekender" bag.  My usual travel bag that I've had for years had a zipper malfunction on our trip last weekend and I'm tired of fixing it every time I need to zip up my case.  This bag is thin and has three compartments so I can carry my mini toiletries and my makeup when I it's pretty.
 New summer jewelry!  I actually purchased these last week but I'm including them because they are so pretty and I wore each of these items this weekend.  The coral earrings are from Target, the bracelet is from the Banana Republic Outlet, and the gold earrings are from Bevello which I purchased to go with a dress than I'm wearing in my upcoming engagement photos.
 I stopped by Express this weekend for the 40% off sale.  Normally I only purchase my work slacks there but I really wanted a pair of white shorts and they were on sale for $30.  The red embellished tank was on sale for $24.

 These are a few purchases that I made over the past 2 weeks.  The Michael Kors turquoise sandals were a Marshall's purchase on clearance.  I wanted a straw hat for the beach and I found this one on sale at the J Crew outlet.  The brown wedges and the black peeptoes were purchased on Saturday for buy one get one 50% off at Rack Room Shoes.  I rarely ever go there but I could not find a pair of neutral wedges that were comfortable so I feel like I lucked up when I tried these on. 

 Saturday afternoon we split a pizza and enjoyed some local music on the patio of Mellow Mushroom.  We had so much fun we stayed for the whole show!

Today we caught a matinee of Dark Shadows.  I've never made it any secret that I'm obsessed with Tim Burton and this one didn't disappoint.  We laughed several times during this movie, Johnny Depp plays this type of character so well.

We went by Fresh Market on the way home from the theater and R bought some items to grill for dinner.  We enjoyed our hammock and played Bocce ball while our pork chops were marinating.  He grilled squash and zucchini and we had Ranier cherries for dessert.  I also wanted to show off the flowers he bought this week to cheer me up.  This has probably been the first weekend in several weeks that we have actually stayed in town the entire time and enjoyed some quality time together. 


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  2. I really like the Suave dry shampoo. I love that Essie color! Love the jewelry as well-so pretty!

  3. @ Gnoix Boutique - Thank you so much, I can't wait to check out your blog!

    @ Nicole - Thanks! I'm going to use the Suave tomorrow and I hope I get good results. I really like the Oscar Blandi dry shampoo (with a verbena scent)and I thought Tresemme was pretty good too. I haven't used the nail color yet but it's a recommended shade so I imagine it will be gorgeous for summer.