We had a great, relaxing trip to Seattle this past weekend. Friday morning we headed off to the airport, arrived, and promptly realized that my hubby had left the hanging bag with his suit, shirt and tie, and my dress in our closet. D’oh! We decided that it would be better to shop in Seattle than head home and try to get on a later flight. Once we got the rental car (a Crown Victoria, so all weekend we pretended like we were cops, and would throw on the “siren” when we saw something amiss… maybe you had to be there, but it was hilarious. We also had a lot of doughnuts this week. Coincidence? I think not.), we headed off to Men’s Warehouse, which was a complete bust. I thought it was supposed to be inexpensive? The sales lady showed us one 3-piece suit that was terrible for $300. He then tried on a few other suit coats, which were reasonable, but once he tried on the pants, they were ridiculous. Super long, low crotch, with pleats. Terrible. Plus, the woman who was helping us had a terrible attitude. Ugh, I hate that.
We decided to leave and head up to the Outlet Mall north of Seattle. While the hubby was dealing with Ms. Crabby McCrabberpants in Men’s Warehouse, I called Banana Republic Outlet to see if they had any suits. The woman who I spoke with was cheery, told me that they DID have suits, and everything in the store was 40% off. Sold! Walked into the store, and quickly found a few different suits for him to try on – we settled on a brown suit with a white, french cuff shirt, and a blue tie.
After realizing that Banana didn’t have anything I liked, I headed straight to Ann Taylor. The outlet always has size 16 dresses that fit — and lo and behold, there it was! A little leopard-print number with a matching brown shrug. Paired with gold shoes from Naturalizer, and it was on.
You be the judge – how do we look?
The wedding was beautiful – very interesting, since the bride is Phillipino. Her mom had made all the dresses — the bride’s, hers, all 6 of the bridesmaids, the 3 Jr. bridesmaids, and the 5 (or 6?) flower girls. Seriously – that’s some mad sewing skills! The reception was at Salty’s on Alki, which was a fantastic venue, although it was a bit cramped in there (maybe 200 guests?).
The rest of the weekend, and the beginning of this week, we basically just ate and slept. Sad, but true. Sunday we were supposed to meet the bride at her house for a BBQ (with her family). We got back to the hotel after lunch, and lie down for a little bit, only to wake up an hour and a half later. Whoops.
On the food front: I did not stay on plan. But, it’s hard to go too far off course when most of the food that you’re eating is all local and organic. That said — macaroni and cheese as a side dish — ehhhh. Super tasty, but not on the food plan. Of course, I never said I’d never eat my favorite foods again, did I?
Tomorrow’s post: Restaurant reviews!
On the exercise front, I did go to the gym 3 of the 4 days that we were there (yay me!). I only did the elliptical (not much else in the gym), but I definitely walked crazy amounts every day. Lots of cardio, then followed up with a workout with the trainer yesterday.