Monday, September 1, 2008

Weekend recap: Shopping, shower curtains and champagne

Most four-day weekends bring me back to Wisconsin for a visit with my parents, but this time, because of multiple trips home in August, I opted to stay Chicago-bound. And it was awesome. 

I like to go out, but sometimes a nice evening at home to catch up on magazines, blogs, etc. is just what a girl needs. So Friday night I had a lovely date with my birthday leftovers, People magazine, wine, Rihanna and my Reader. Perfect.

Shop Till You Drop
However, Saturday was an all-day bonanza. Sarah and I not only had girl-talk, but also I went crazy shopping. If you love vicarious shopping and spending money, you should have been with us because I had birthday coupons that were burning a hole in my pocket. Plus, on occasion, Sarah and I do this thing were we go into the really expensive stores and ogle nice stuff, even though we absolutely cannot afford to have it. It's like adult make believe and it's fun! We hit Bottega Veneta (where they served us NICE champagne), Chanel and Louis Vuitton (why not?), and of course I found something I really like at each place. But when I started calculating up its cost in comparison to my rent, I could easily put it back, almost.

I even bought my super-special-super-want-not-need birthday gift and it's coming later this week. I'll even give you a hint - it is coming from one of those stores. (FYI: I did blab what it is on Saturday night so if you do know the answer, please don't ruin the surprise.) Sarah even gave me a reassuring pat on the back when it came time to pay for it and I didn't pass out after we left to the store so it was successful.

Sadly, I'm going through delayed gratification on my gift by shipping it to Wisconsin to avoid paying Chicago sales tax (10.25%). So trust me, while I want to bring her home, it's worth it to wait a few days.

Plus, shopping was made a lot easier with some of these:

Liquid courage for major shopping

And Banana Republic was nice enough to send me a $15 off coupon for my birthday month so I had to put that to use. It would just be rude not to. Double bonus was that BR was having a MAJOR sale and they had MY sizes still left over! I've never grabbed that much stuff to try on before - and keep! Below is a picture of my bounty (with some stuff from Old Navy thrown in) and I have to admit, I'm the most excited about the Hawaiian print shorts I got from BR. My size and only $8.97, how can you go wrong? (Shorts are in blue/white - on the left-hand side of the photo)

Shopping bounty!

Boob-gate
As many of you know, I love bloggy events and meet ups, and fortunately, Saturday night I was able to meet up with some awesome local and non-local bloggers for drinks at Joy's bar. Seriously, how this girl does a full-time job and working at the bar on the side is beyond me. It's also been a while since I had a liquid dinner so after about four Stella's, this girl was feelin' real good. Normally Joy's bar gets a very...."douchebag" crowd (her words) and I was pleasantly surprised to see the "skank factor" at the bar only hit about a score of 6 that evening. But I was treated to three peroxide-blonde women grinding on each other (while everyone watched) and nippleage.

Oh yes that's right. In the midst of conversation, I look over my non-local blogger buddy's shoulder and see a woman pull her strapless top down to flash the DJ. Once the woman was done showing off her chest, she turned around and saw the surprised look on my face so she was nice enough to clarify, "oh no honey I'm not a slut, I just got my breasts done and was showing them off."

In my experience, if you have to explain that you're not a slut, well...if it walks like a duck...you know what I mean. Secondly, I just nicely asked if I could give them a feel since she was showing them off. Of course she obliged so Baggage and I coped a feel (they felt very realistic) and discussed why she went with silicon over saline. Mega wasn't there yet so he definitely missed out but all night she was known as the "one with the fake boobs." I love this city.

Nice Little Sunday/Monday
Since I spent money like water on Saturday, the rest of the weekend was pretty low-key. But I did make it a nice little Sunday with a trip to Bed, Bath & Beyond for a shower caddy and new shower curtain - too bad I don't know if I like the new curtain in my bathroom. Fail.

Back to work tomorrow but it's a short week so let's start counting it down!

How was everyone else's Labor Day weekend?

29 comments:

Blaez said...

love the tons of color in your bounty of clothes! i love colors!

we had awesome weekend, too!

Maxie said...

Oh i do NOT shop and drink at the same time. that is a BAD BAD BAD combination for me.

thegoodnamesaretaken said...

I like the gray striped sweater a lot. Was that from BR?

I mainly hung out with friends, took in a football game and cleaned. Nothing too exciting but it was still way better than working ;)

Alexa said...

you grabbed a rando's fake bobbies?!? hilarious!! ha

and i can't WAIT to see what you purchased, my guess a hot new bag of some sort.

LJ said...

WOWWW I really want to know what the gift is now??!!

Mandy said...

I really want to know what your gift is too! Give us another hint!! Sounds like you had a great weekend!

Angela said...

Boob woman = hilarious.

Joy @ Big Time Fancy said...

Hahahaa, that Southern Girl with the Fake Rack was hilarious. And hell, if I had just paid a lot of money for some nice looking fake boobs, I'd be pretty cavalier about showing 'em off too.

Glad you kids could come drink at my fine establishment of boozery. :)

And you had BETTER post pictures of the item when it arrives.

Maki said...

hello:) i rerouted myself to your blog from work-girl.. Very nice blog -- i will definitely come back. hope you had a nice laybor day weekend!!! ~m

Honeybee said...

Your Friday night sounds wonderful. I love nights like that...also sounds like you had a superb day of shopping success!

bianca said...

I CANNOT believe that she pulled her top down. Insanity. What a fun meetup, maybe one will happen next time I'm in town!

Also, I love that you treated yourself to a birthday present. Those are the best. I'm contemplating whether I deserve an "it's your last year of law school and you work hard and deserve something pretty" gift. Makes sense, right?

Jenn said...

What a weekend! Congrats on the shopping feats. It's always great to find things on sale AND in your size :)

wontletlifedefineme said...

Oh nice shopping bounty!

We don't have anything like labor day here, and I tried to study (but failed). I did do some shopping as well, I bought new plants for our balcony. Not too exciting, but at least the balcony looks cosy and inviting again.

Nilsa S. said...

I love your little shopping spree. Can't tell you the last time I went on a clothes shopping spree like that. Maybe I should start. You know, for the sake of the upcoming honeymoon. Right?!

Deutlich said...

labor day weekend was eeeexhausting

for real

oy vai.

glad to see you got some shopping done! haha

also? I find it really weird when chicks w/new-fake titties want strangers to grab 'em

i've witnessed that before. haha

thatShortChick said...

awesome sounding bday weekend!

and a woot woot! to you MAJORLY splurging on yourself!

megkathleen said...

Sounds like a fun weekend! Nothing's better than shopping. I didn't do too much - hung out with friends, went to the fair.

surviving myself said...

Feeling boobs always makes for a good night.

Katelin said...

looks like a fabulous weekend. i love it. and cute shopping spree items :)

Miss Grace said...

I'm jealous of the shopping trip. I also tagged you for a meme :)

Erin said...

Sounds like a great weekend. You can't go wrong with shopping and bloggy meet-up fun. You can, however, go wrong with exposed boobs.

Angela said...

You love purses, don't you? So I'm guessing that you bought one!

And seriously. Fake tits or not, they don't need to be shown off like that!

Princess Pointful said...

It was nowhere near as shopping-rific or boobtastic as your own, that's for sure. Although I think shopping and drinking may be my new favourite idea.

maris said...

If nipple-baring only rates a six on the skank factor scale, I'm not sure I'd want to know what a ten would be...

Sounds like you had such a nice weekend! I can't wait to buy some fall clothes...and I will...when I finish paying for my summer ones :o)

Foxie said...

That sounds like quite the weekend! Unfortunately, mine are rather boring... I'm missing that other half rather terribly. :/ ( All it means is that I wouldn't be good as a single gal, heh.)

Can't wait to see your splurge!! I hope it's absolutely fabulous.

I would have loved to have the vicarious experience of spending money, however... I did buy the MacBook over the weekend, which definitely was a VERY large splurge for me... And it wasn't even my birthday. :)

Kyla Bea said...

Nice catch with the shopping! And I really, really enjoy that woman's comment. My lord, what did she want you to do? Shake her hand? lol

redstaplernation said...

Yeah. The boobs were good. And then we got into that lovely, intellectual discussion about the respective merits of silicone and saline. That girl had it goin' ON!

EP said...

Your weekends sounds like it was a blast! I love want-not-need birthday purchases (I do this for myself every year) and are those bloody marys y'all were drinking?

Your weekend was entirely more exciting than mine. I worked the entire time.

LBluca77 said...

Yay for shopping and liquid meals!!!!