Thursday, October 23, 2008

Weekend Update/Shopping Finds

Whew! I'm finally getting a chance to slow down a little bit this week. School has been so busy, but I got a bit of a break today. I had to attend a meeting in another district, which was closer to my house than school. So I got to sleep a little later, had a much shorter commute to work, and I was home by 4:00. What a treat!

We had a great time with my family over the weekend. We weren't able to leave until Saturday morning, so it was a short trip, but we still managed to squeeze a lot of activities in.
I had a lunch & shopping date with Mom, Katie, and my sister in law on Saturday. We went in several of the stores, but there were still some that we didn't have time to go into. I was happy to see that they had a TJ Maxx, but I didn't find as much as I would have liked to there. Just when I was beginning to think that my TJ trip was going to be a bust, I found these shoes for $25:

These are Rockports, which surprised me, because I never thought about that company making dressy shoes. I always think of the heavy work-type shoes when I think of Rockport. But you know how you can find the most random things at TJ Maxx! The shoes have a rubber sole, which makes them perfect for school, but they still look dressy. I've worn them twice this week and my feet have not hurt yet. I also picked up some trouser socks, and a few little items for stocking stuffers at Christmas.

We went to Old Navy, where I finally found the pink and green argyle sweater that I've been looking for...but they only had it in a small. I was so disappointed! This was the third Old Navy that I had looked for that sweater in, and the first one that actually had it. Old Navy sweaters tend to run small on me, so I really hesitate to order it online. But I may go ahead and do the online thing, since no stores in my area seem to carry it! I was also on the hunt for some trouser jeans, but I couldn't find any at Old Navy to suit me.

I had a gift card for Kohl's, so we decided to head over there after leaving Providence. I had been disappointed at my lack of finds at Providence, so I was hoping that Kohl's would work out better for me...and indeed it did! They were having a great sale. Here are my finds:

I fell in love with this jacket.

And I finally found some trouser jeans that worked for me. These will be perfect for school on Fridays.

I also found a sweater and a bubble-sleeve t-shirt. I've never been a fan of the mock-layer sweaters, mainly because they never seem to be comfortable on me. But I thought this one was so pretty with the black and white print, and when I tried it on, I was pleasantly surprised that it was very comfortable.

I also picked up some jeans and a golf shirt for Mr. P. In the process of my shopping finds, I earned $20 in Kohl's cash, which is basically a gift certificate. So I went to my local store today and used the Kohl's cash towards the purchase of these shoes:

I think that I can safely say that I have not lost my shopping gene, don't you think? I couldn't have picked a better weekend to shop because I will be presenting at a state conference in next week, and I was wanting some new clothes to wear. Packing for the conference won't be nearly as stressful now.

We had dinner at Mom and Dad's house Saturday night, followed by cake and presents. Mr. P made Mom a coconut cake because that is her favorite kind, and then we picked up a white w/buttercream icing cake at a local bakery.

We had brunch on Sunday at the Opryland Hotel with the whole family and had a great time. The Opryland Hotel is beautiful. If you are traveling to Nashville, I highly recommend staying there. Mr. P and I stayed there during the Christmas season a few years ago, and it was wonderful.

All in all, it was a great weekend!
I have missed reading everyone else's blogs, so I am off to catch up on my reading!


Surf Girl said...

I love, love, love the black Rockport shoes. I am so jealous! :)

Red and White Preppy said...

New to your blog! I love it :) Let me know if you'd like to read mine (I'd need your e-mail address!).

my mid mid-life crisis said...

Can't wait to look around for the Rockport shoes AND the mary-janes from Kohl's.. I'm always looking for comfy shoes to wear to school that are cute and comfortable. :) So glad to hear you've found the shopping gene.

Preppy 101 said...

Cute shoes!!!! + everything else!

the pink putter said...

I would love to read your blog, Red and White Preppy. I've heard good things about it from other bloggers!

My email is Thanks!

Monogrammed Teacher said...

Love the jacket! Glad you had a fun time!!

Emily said...

Nice blog! I love any blog where I get to look at clothes :)