The original plan for today had been to go to the beach; but the threat of multiple (and severe) thunderstorms made me, my mom, and my sister think twice about how we wanted to spend our day together. And although we were a little disappointed at first in the weather’s lack of cooperation, we promptly decided to spend the day shopping instead! After all, it’s been a little while, and we were starting to go through bargain-shopping withdrawels. (Not to mention the fact that my little bump is slowly turning into an official baby belly, so it was time to pick up a few more things).
The bargains started the minute we walked into the mall when we were greeted by adorable $1.99 flip flops from JCPenney. You can’t beat that price, especially when they come in so many fun designs and colors!
And to be honest, I was a little nervous about finding clothes now that my belly is popping… and is only expected to pop a whole lot more. 🙂 I’m trying to avoid maternity clothes as long as possible so that I don’t invest in clothing that I will only wear once or twice. So I knew that I’d have slimmer picking than normal, as I was on the lookout for dresses with high waist-lines and looser fitting tops. That being said, I was happy to at least find one bargain deal, even if it was only in the form of flip flops.
But my fears were short-lived, as JCPenney also had a sale on dresses… and several of them accommodated a growing belly quite nicely (while still promising to fit after the baby has been delivered). Score!!
I love the comfortable fit of this wrap dress, the bright colors, and the fact that I can dress it up or down.
This sundress, also bright and cheery, shows off my belly bump, but still gives me room to grow. And I think it will be perfect for beach trips, BBQ’s, or even comfy days around the house.
I also found this cute dress in the clearance rack at The Loft. It was already marked down, but they were offering an additional 60% off sale items. Winner winner, chicken dinner!
A quick trip to Target later, and I also was purchasing my very first Maxi skirt! They’re usually way too long on me, but my sister commented – while trying it on – that it was too short for her. So I eagerly asked if I could try it on, and it fit me just right!! It’s soooo comfortable.
Also at Target, I met Olaf for the first time. He is just as cute in person, and I almost wish I had convinced him to come home with me.
Sarah, on the other hand, was able to convince chocolate to come home with her. Because everyone knows that a girl needs her chocolate.
Looking at chocolate made us realize that we were hungry, so we stopped at Ruby Tuesday’s for some lunch. I ordered two mini burgers, and — drum roll, please — they each came with a small fried pickle! I have always wanted to try fried pickles (to the point where it even made it to my bucket list).
Now I’m sure that a chain restaurant such as Ruby Tuesdays may not be the place to try fried pickles for the first time, but – still – I absolutely adored them. So no harm done (especially since the burgers and fries were oh-so-delicious)! They were crispy, salty, seasoned with vinegar… and fried. What wasn’t there for a pregnant woman to love? (So I can cross an item off of my bucket list; but I still will be on the lookout for some more-athentic ones at a local fair, should I ever make it down south).
Soooo, in total, I purchased three dresses and a skirt…
… a black and flower print peasant top…
… three T’s and a pair of flip flops.
I’d say that was a pretty successful day with two of my favorite ladies! 🙂