Tag Archives: Shopping

That’s It! Thursday: Avoiding Clothes Shopping… No More!

30 Aug

I’m pretty cheap, but I love searching for a good deal. My mom used to tease me that I had way too many shoes, purses, and accessories but not actual clothes. I mean come on, shoes are the one thing I wear a small size in, of course I love shopping for them!

As I become more confident in my body, I’ve also become more comfortable clothes searching as well. I actually think that “cute” clothes look cute on me when I feel good in my own skin. Otherwise, I want to hide behind baggy jeans and an old t-shirt so as to not attract any attention to myself.

All of this to say, I did some shopping today. Bought some lovely items from LOFT and then a great black J.Crew cardigan for $16 at Buffalo Exchange! I’ve never owned anything from J.Crew ever so I’m pretty excited about that.

Shirt from the Loft, on sale of course! I love that green color.

I’m still buying the same sizes, but they’re fitting better and to me—most importantly—I’m confident in them!

What is your favorite thing to shop for? 

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Sunday Cooking & Looking For A Lunch Tote

19 Aug

Sunday’s my cooking day. I try to make something extra yummy for dinner (aka something that takes a little longer to cook) as well as get my meals planned for the week ahead. This includes a lot of the prep work and as much cooking for that as possible!

But one thing I’ve been struggling with is selecting transportable options. I take the subway to work so it has to be portable and able to survive 45 minutes of possibly being squished between many human beings rushing to work. (They aren’t joking when they call it the rush hour!) And, I’m ashamed to say, I mostly take what I can fit in my purse.

It’s about time I invest in a lunch bag. They always made me think of elementary school but it’s about time that I suck it up for practicality’s sake. The one’s I’ve liked so far cost more than I’d like to spend and ideally, I want one with a long enough strap to throw over my shoulder. This isn’t necessarily a deal breaker though.

Does anyone have one that they like and that they’d recommend?

Thermos Raya Lunch Tote: Picture from Amazon.com

And what am I cooking today? Currently, I’ve got a healthier version of Buffalo Chicken Dip in the Crock Pot (from SkinnyTaste, I’ve made it before and it’s a total winner!).  I’m also planning on doing some baking and maybe a couscous dish. The extra Buffalo Chicken Dip will make some great lettuce (or regular) wraps this week!