Happy Monday, guys! Don't ask me why I feel so chipper today seeing as it is Monday after all and my fun-filled weekend is officially over. Maybe it's because the Bachelorette is on tonight and I'm planning on Thai food? Who knows.
Here are some quick snippets from my weekend along with the reasoning behind my blog post title.
ONE // These sandals are from German Slippers and I can't wait to share them up close and personal in their own post later this week. They're amazing and I've absolutely loved working with this awesome company on a collaboration. But I finally had some pictures taken of me wandering around in them so be on the lookout for those and a discount in a couple days!
TWO // Saturday was date night so we decided to make a quick little trip down to Horseheads/Elmira to go to Red Lobster and then the drive-in movies.
To my surprise it was CRAB FEST at the restaurant and I did a little dance inside my head and then died after seeing it on the menu because crab legs are just about my favorite food on this planet. Trev bought three pounds of them from a local seafood place for my birthday on the 3rd, so I just housed a whole bunch a couple weeks ago. To get them again so soon after was just everything and more. Props to that handsome man of mine for sitting there with me for 45 minutes after he was done with his steak watching me devour every last ounce of crab meat.
After our bellies were stuffed we headed to the drive-in, which we had both never done before. We cleaned out the back of Trev's truck and filled it with a futon mattress and tons of comforters, throws, and Euro pillows. Then as soon as the sun went down we got to watch two movies: The Secret Life of Pets (which sucked horribly and I was so disappointed) and Tarzan, all while snuggled up in a sea of blankets.
It was definitely one of my favorite dates ever and I can't wait to go back again.
THREE // My moses basket for the little miss arrived and I'm so in love with it. I can't believe there's going to be a real life baby in there in a little over two months! The adorable handmade blanket is from Black River Boutique on Etsy and every momma out there needs to go snag one.
FOUR // Ice cream happened. Because duh.
FIVE // The reasoning behind all the eye rolls in the entire world. Please judge me for this because I can't even deal with myself enough to judge my own antics, so somebody needs to.
Here it goes: I got a Nordstrom credit card and bought things from their Anniversary Early Access Sale. Oh and now I'm also blogging about it.
I'll give you a moment to throw up. Especially since I legitimately just tweeted some sassy statement about how "I've never purchased anything from Nordstrom in my life yet I'm miraculously still alive." about three days ago.
But that really is true and I kind of do have a logical explanation for the flip flop.
You see, a separate fashion company reached out to me asking to collaborate and I said yes. They told me to pick an item from their site and I did but this is one of those sites that sells clothing from all different online retailers and the item I wanted just so happened to be from Nordstrom. Oh and this item was part of the Early Access sale, which meant that I couldn't actually get it unless I got the card and bought it from Nordstrom.com itself.
Turns out that effing item sold out before I had a chance to get my shit together enough to sign up and buy it (ball sacks) buttt the hook was already sunk deep down in because I had been accidentally lured into seeing all the other awesome deals. Plus, fall is my all-time most favoritest season of the year (like I can't even put into words how happy it makes my heart) so I really just couldn't help myself.
And now here we are with seven items on their way to me. Eek!
I don't want to be completely puke-worthy to the point that you hate me, so I decided not to make a collage of all the crap i bought because you've probably seen it a billions times over by now anyway. But basically it's everything in this look above on Caitlin, just in different colors.
-CARDIGAN: I snagged two of these in heather grey and olive because I live in them in the fall and they're only thirty bucks - which is basically the same price as ones I'd buy from Target.
-JEANS: I finally bit the bullet and decided to order a "nice" pair of jeans, aka designer ones for way more than I've ever spent on denim before. I've wanted to for awhile now but I just couldn't ever rip the "but American Eagle still fits me and they're only $30" band aid off and take the plunge. I'm hoping these Paige skinnies are everything I hope they'll be. That is when I lose all this pregnancy weight and can fit into non-maternity again. I've made them my motivation for post-baby!
-TEE: These seemed to be on every single blogger's sale "pick list" so I decided to get two and try them out myself. I love slouchy tees and they're only $15, so why not right? I got grey and grape leaf because the white was sold out already, womp.
-SCARF: The scarf Caitlin's wearing was sold out too but I liked this red plaid one better anyway. My first blanket scarf - I feel so cliche. And so happy about it, too.
-LEGGINGS: These obviously aren't pictured but they have over 2400 reviews from people praising them up and down so I went ahead and grabbed a pair. Plus I think these will get quiteee a lot of use now that I'm going to be a momma attempting to get her body back in gear post pregnancy.
There are seven billion other things I really wanted to buy but I'm trying desperately to maintain at least a tiny bit of self control here. But tell me, did you buy anything from the sale or are you like the me from three days ago that scoffs at all these crazies saying "Nordstrom who?"