WIW - and Shopping solo tomorrow for the first time in over 2 years!!!

Today I'm mostly wearing an outfit I've worn many times before. Slight remix in that I decided to go for chunky sandals today instead of strappy. Nothing new but I always feel fab and comfortable in this outfit, so it's really been a workhorse this summer.

Top - Kiyonna

Bottoms (I'm never quite sure if these are clams or tapered burmudas) These are a Jr brand from ross that I got for $8 and have held up surprisingly well this summer despite being laundered to death.

Sandals - Dansko

I have to tell you that I am so excited about tomorrow I can barely contain myself. I have taken a half day off work. At about 11am I will leave to go to the mall and I plan to stay there ALLLLLL afternoon by myself.

My daughter will be two in Nov. About half way through my pregnancy I literally just made a big order from Motherhood maternity and pretty much bought my entire maternity wardrobe. Since she has been here, Ive done some shopping, but I've always had her with me. She is impatient about shopping (as she should be) so I always just have time to quickly grab what catches my eye and on a good day I might get to try something on. Sometimes my husband has taken her to another store for a few minutes while I look in a store but under those conditions, I'm also hurried. I would say 90% of my shopping has been buying online and trying things on at home. I generally don't mind, but now I'm just craving the experience of doing some real world shopping. I want to see some things I don't already know about, touch things before I take them to try etc..

I picked tomorrow because of NAS, but I don't really have a list for that or expect to purchase much. I want to try the Foxcroft chambray shirt if they have it. I also want to just look around and try on some things to get more familiar with sizing and fit for some of the brands I haven't tried before, in both clothes and shoes. I'm taking a notebook and will take notes. I might pick up other things but I don't have a big list or anything.

My main objective for tomorrows trip is to look for some inexpensive tshirts and tops that will carry me through the rest of the summer and also have layering potential for fall. Hoping there will be a decent selection of summer tops on sale at various places. Plan to try some stores I haven't gone into, or gone into in a while and again try things on and make sizing and fit notes as I shop.

I'm going to wear my new KUT BF Jeans. I haven't worn low waisted jeans in forever and I want to look for couple of tops that could work with them well. Otherwise I will grab some skirts and regular jeans off the rack to use to try tops on.

My notes and inevitable skads of pictures will be used for any online sale shopping I might do in the next few months.

Most importantly, I plan to have fun!! If I don't find a single thing, that will be OK. I want to have fun seeing whats out there, playing in the mirror, and being picky picky picky.

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  • JR replied 11 years ago

    Oh enjoy your time out! We love our little ones to death, but sometimes we need to get away on our own, for sure. In my case, it's hubby I need to ditch, LOL! He's a professor, his summer classes are all online, and he's at home all the time...

    You look very cute, by the way.

  • Banana replied 11 years ago

    Enjoy! I remember those days of "grab and go". When I did get the chance to shop by myself, I always tried to make it an event and treated myself to a crazy coffee drink that I wouldn't ever get otherwise.

    I just bought some Sejour cardigans and the fit is great. Lots of great options at NAS this year :)

  • marianna replied 11 years ago

    Sounds like fun! Enjoy!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 11 years ago

    Fab casual outfit Abie! Have a wonderful time shopping tomorrow afternoon!

  • ramya replied 11 years ago

    Abie... I know how much you would be waiting for this... seen my sil jump up in joy when she can leave her daughter be and shop by herself :)

  • Gaylene replied 11 years ago

    Enjoy yourself, Abie. Find a helpful sales consultant and load up that dressing room.

  • replied 11 years ago

    You look very pretty in this outfit!

    Enjoy your shopping time! I'm pretty much with my boys, 7 and 10, ALL THE TIME (I homeschool them). I don't necessarily buy more when I shop without my kids, but I do take advantage of the alone time to really look around, try things on, figure out what works, what I want to look for online, etc. It's more like an information-gathering session when I shop without them. I probably spend more money online than I do in actual stores! :)

  • anne replied 11 years ago

    I know how you feel! Have fun!

  • harmonica replied 11 years ago

    Fab casual outfit! I really like the lace + denim combo. Enjoy shopping solo! I know exactly how it is to do shopping with toddlers and I pretty much gave it up after a few shots and lived in whatever I found in my closet (even not fitting or fab at all) ;-)

  • replied 11 years ago

    Have a fantastic time tomorrow! I'll look forward to your report.

  • ButterflyLady replied 11 years ago

    Very pretty outfit. Enjoy your child-free shopping.

  • Kiwichik replied 11 years ago

    Yay for todays outfit & solo shopping - enjoy.

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