Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Non-Virtual Shopping

I had to stop by the mall yesterday for a watch battery, so I took advantage of the chance to try on the white dress from White House Black Market I'd been admiring. Unfortunately, the bottom is really sheer. I may still stalk the dress until it goes on sale and maybe get it to wear with a slip, but I'm not paying full price for something that obviously should have been lined when it was not. The fit was adorable though.
I did pick up a little black dress that was on sale! :) It is really comfortable and flattering so I'm pretty excited about it. :)
I didn't get anything else because I wanted to look for swimsuits, but the American Eagle ones I wanted to try on weren't actually in the store. :( I guess they haven't gotten around to stocking swimwear yet, but it's too bad. I want to go sit out by the pool!!
I swung through Forever 21 but I didn't see anything I liked.
I also heard a woman in Forever 21 loudly call her toddler daughter a b*tch, which was really upsetting. Yet another reason I love shopping online- fewer evil people to be around.

On a brighter note, I tried a tasty new food this week: Steel Cut Oats! They have a really great texture- creamier and chewier than regular oats, if that makes sense. I also learned a good way to cook them (and found a cool new blog to follow in the process). If you just put them in a pot on the stove it takes 30-45 minutes for them to cook. However, if you add 1 cup of steel cut oats to 4 cups of boiling water, boil it for 1 minute, then turn off the flame and let it sit overnight; you can just reheat them in the morning! I separated my oats into 4 portions and have been reheating my leftovers in the microwave with a little milk. I top them with vanilla, cinnamon, maple syrup, and strawberries. Yum!

Which do you prefer? Shopping online or in a mall?


  1. I hate shopping in person. Well, I like shoppin in person if I can do it all by myself in the middle of a work day, so it's not too crowded. Barring that, the internet is so much easier.

  2. Going to the mall always gives me the heebie-jeebies. I THINK I want to go shop, but when I get there I'm horrified by the loud people, the materialistic bombardment of the senses, the food court, and the music. Forever 21 is especially daunting, but I sneaked in during off-hours a few weeks ago and managed to buy a darling nautical-inspired sheath dress. But that's rare for me. I'd rather ebay!

  3. I would much rather shop entirely online if it weren't for the fact that I end up buying things I wouldn't have gotten if I'd tried them on first. So I save myself money and fit issues by waiting to go to the mall.