The weather today was a tad gloomy, but something about it made it feel like Thanksgiving week. Which made me feel like shopping! Since I canceled my travel plans, my afternoon was open, and with the help of a little Back-2-School gift from my mother (thanks mom!!), I went out searching for a new dress to wear to the wedding this weekend.
Old Navy = fail. I used to love all of their clothes and find the store very dependable, but these days nothing fits properly! The sweaters hang off of me like 80s knee sweaters, and I’m in-between sizes on all of their pants. I either can’t button them or they’re bunching with excess fabric. Even the workout clothes felt off in the design.
Banana Republic didn’t leave me much better off. The clothes were cute, but I just can’t buy shirts that are $50 on sale. I swept through the disappointing sale racks and left. I love the store concept (and the cologne I had on my wrist for the rest of the afternoon ROCKS) but it’s not my favorite place to shop. Too many monotones for too much money (and I’m a monotone girl!)
Then I spotted LOFT, an old favorite (<– gosh it’s been a long time since I’ve been out shopping if I just wrote "old!") The whole store was 25% off today!! And unlike Old Navy, the clothes were super cute and flirty. And they FIT! And I found a dress! Triple crown. You’ll see it this weekend
I also went to the grocery store for a few things to tide us to Friday. Came home and got right to work cooking!
I know this sounds dumb, but one reason I don’t cook with seafood more often is I feel that you have to cook it the same day you buy it. I’ve left a fresh fish in the fridge from my Saturday grocery store trip to a Tuesday meal plan in the past one too many times to know that they don’t last. So because I feel you have to eat them on the day you buy them, I tend not to plan them mid-week. Now that I have a more flexible lifestyle, I should start going to the store (or our nice fish market here in Cville!) mid-week just to pick up a fish!
Tonight’s was wild Alaskan sockeye, pan-seared in sea salt, Garlic Gold nuggets and dill. It took a while to get him cooked all the way through.
Leftover coconuty curry millet
And roasted broccoli (400* for 15 minutes) with grated parm
After dinner Matt and I watched The Private Lives Of Pippa Lee over candles and hot tea. The movie was just meh. Rather boring overall. I do love Robin Wright Penn and Blake Lively though!
Going to continue my lesson in the arts with The Help. Maybe I’ll finally finish it tonight!