I apologize for being MIA lately. My life's been a little crazy...With the departure of my boss (whom I truly admire and have a lot of respect for), it's been a lot crazier at the office but that's not even the half of it. What's crazy is the stuff outside the office - like running Kitty to baseball and helping her with her book-report (the latest one was re-writing the ending to a Nancy Drew Mystery novel and then creating a comic strip to go with it) ..... AND she's only in Grade 3. Needless to say, I'm very proud of her for she wrote a fantastic new ending to her mystery novel and did a fabulous job on her comic strip. I know that when I was her age, I certainly wasn't capable of doing what she's doing currently.
And then there's the shopping that I shouldn't really be doing - but The Hudson Bay Company (The Bay) was having a phenomenal sale on swimsuits that I couldn't help but break my shopping ban and go shopping. I went during my lunch hour yesterday. The Bay was an absolute nut-house when I arrived. I didn't realize that SOOOOOO many women had also seen the ad in the paper about all swimsuits up to $99 would be $19.99! Well! The line up for the fitting rooms (in the swimsuit department as well as all of the other fitting rooms on the floor) were 12 deep. I waited about 20 minutes to get into a fitting room and then I was told that I could only bring 7 in. What the %$#@!!!!! 7??? That works out to 3 bikini tops, and 4 bikini bottoms. Simply $#@%ing stupid if you were to ask me. But 7 was what I brought in. Since I wasn't about to throw all of my clothes back on in order to get another 7 pieces in, I decided to wear a bikini, open the door, give the sales clerk my 5 tried-on pieces in exchange for 7 more. She then says to me, "7? But you're only returning me 5. Where's the other 2?" Of which I looked at her and said, "They're on me. I don't feel like standing her buck naked" URGH! What's wrong with her??? All these bad words and phrases were racing through my mind!!! Anyway, I do this trading of swimsuits about 4 times and thinking that she's given me everything I have to try on, I get changed and come out. She then says to me, "... but you still have 3 more to try on!" I almost told her to jump into a dry lake head first, but refrained. Anyway, I ended up buying 4 swimsuits - 3 bikinis and 1 tankini for when I have to sit in the hot-tub.
Anyway, that was yesterday. Today too was another crazy day. I started off the day wearing this outfit. I've been searching everywhere for the perfect white blouse to wear with my Club Monaco Skirt and finally found it in the Tuxedo Front Blouse which I did a review here. This is the Club Monaco skirt I had blogged about here. You know, the one that I had purchased 5 times over? Yes, I purchased this skirt (not this very skirt but this style) 5 times over. I was in-love with the skirt but could not justify paying the original price for it. And every time I brought it back, it got marked down further. Anyway, I finally get it for $49.99 and then it proceeded to sit in my closet until today when I decided to wear it. I had it on, took my "Today's Outfit" picture, had breakfast and then spilt my cereal on it. So, I ended up changing to something else instead (which I didn't take a picture of - because I was running really late at this time). The skirt is currently at the cleaners but isn't this a darling skirt? I LOVE how poofy and fun it is.
Have a nice evening and Happy Friday everyone!