Friday night date night with my boo. I was so exhausted all day Friday that I got home and basically collapsed on my bed for a good three hours. I knew I had to meet Marco at 8pm so naturally I decided to shower and actually get ready at 7pm–duh. I made it to the restaurant on time and this is what I wore for a casual dinner.
Outfit deets: Old Navy tee (old), William Rast denim (from Winners) & leopard Gap wedges (old).
I haven’t done any online shopping in months–I think the Romy’s were the last thing, which was end of August–but I bit the bullet on this bag after seeing it in Evelina Berry’s haul video. Instead of purchasing through Romwe for $60, I found a link for the same purse on eBay for $18. It finally arrived and is okay. I’m not crazy about it, but it’s okay for now and for the price, no big loss (shipping was free & there was no duty).
For dinner we went to Open Rice for Asian cuisine and I wanted something light and not deep fried or tons of white rice. I chose an Asian pear salad with walnuts and two shrimp rice wraps. It was such a fresh, light yet filling dinner and so delicious! I left feeling satisfied and happy I made healthier choices for that meal out (I love eating out but don’t always make the healthier choices when I do; I love burgers and will sub in a salad instead of fries, but let’s be honest, it’s still a burger!)
Oh! And Open Rice has a Groupon right now if you’re in Ottawa and want to check it out.
Saturday morning we hit the gym and then ran some errands, but first, lunch! We ate at Chuck’s, which is literally a little deli inside a connivence store. I really wanted breakfast but had totally slept in so it was after 2pm by the time we were eating–and of course no one good serves breakfast after that time. The chicken-bacon-veg panini and lentil salad with caramelized onions I got was a-maz-ing. I actually can’t wait to get this again.
Saturday afternoon outfit for getting groceries, running errands and whatnot.
On Sunday evening I had a girl friend over and I made dinner, she brought the wine and the conversation flowed through 1am. I made spaghetti squash with a turkey sausage-veggie marinara sauce. I’ve never made spaghetti squash before and it turned out so good! It’s so easy and obviously healthy–woot!
On Sunday morning I met Marco at the gym. Afterwards we went out to breakfast at our fave spot and demolished the goodness we’d done at the gym–clearly. I thought I’d share my plate before and after; the bacon tasted yucky so I left it but hello gluten! Yes, I devoured it.
Later on, I met Sarah at the mall and we shopped around for a couple of hours.
Outfit deets: Mexx cardigan (old), A.Co Designs trapeze tank (old), American Apparel leggings & Aldo boots and cross-body/clutch.
We finally got an H&M in Ottawa which is just about the most exciting thing that’s happened in shopping since Forever 21 came a couple years ago–I know, crazy, right? Anyways, it opened on Thursday and here it is on Sunday with a velvet rope & line up. Ugh. Fortunately the line moved fairly quick but the people inside was just stressful and annoying. The line up for the fitting rooms and cash was insane and after 20 minutes I booked it out of there with zero purchases. You win this round H&M, but I’ll see you another day.
Sunday night nail painting.