Friday, January 15, 2010

Boutique Sale, C25K, Buddy in Town, New Clothes!

You guys!! I SO loved reading your thoughts on obligation freaks: good or bad?! Sounds like we agree that it can go either way, and it sounds like a lot of us in the bloggiesphere are obligation freaks!! I think I’m going to focus more on doing things when I want to vs. because-i-said-i-would and see what happens! Thanks for your feedback. :) Also, YUM - your taco salad toppings sound fab. I'm definitely adding guac and/or jalapeños next time. Thanks, chicas!

So yesterday was a lovely day because I work from home on Thursdays – woo! I got lots of work done, did a load of laundry, cooked Curry (on the stove), Taco Soup (in the slowcooker) and had another taco salad for lunch. Nom nom nom. After work I headed to the gym to walk 4 miles. Instead I walked 3 miles, then did C25k Week 1 Workout #4! I ended up getting 4.75 miles in during 1 hour and 6 minutes, burning 253 calories – great workout!! I felt super hyper and great when I got done, and headed home to easy Thai curry for dinner, a quick shower, got ready to Make it Break it and then me and Austin were off to 5 Seasons Brewery to meet our friend Mike!

He used to work with me/live in Atlanta – but then moved to Charleston with his ADORABLE and sweet then girlfriend/then fiancé and now wife Mary! (when we met them we were all dating; then we all got engaged around the same time; then we all got married around the same time!) We haven’t seen him since his wedding – WAY too long ago, so it was great to catch up! And our friend Lolo (still my co-worker!) came too. We hung out, had a few drinks, played pool and had a great time.

Austin, Mike and Lolo - crazy boys

Good times!!

Yes, we made fun of Mike for carrying his wife's Vera Bradley luggage that he took it upon himself to put on my coat and carry my purse around the bar.



I had 3 glasses of wine. Lush much? (I recorded them as 4 because I think he was overserving). We went to sleep at midnight – WAY too late for me. But it was a great night! The only thing that would have made it better is if Mary had been in town, too – boo! I ended up at 1,702 calories, 192 carbs, 30 fat grams and 95 protein grams. Not bad! Especially since I had 280 calories in wine! Haha Here’s what I ate.

Today I popped up, had a diet mountain dew and headed in to the office! I got lots of work done, but instead of working out during lunch Stacy had to go to the tag office for her title or some shiz. Yes, I could have worked out, but I remembered that I needed to go to the tag office, too, for a new copy of my registration (also didn’t have that when I got pulled over Monday!). I headed to the tag office and the line was wrapped around the lobby to outside. Um, no. PIVOT. And I was off to Trader Joe’s for some groceries and then Fabrik, my FAVORITE Atlanta boutique. They’re prepping for the boutique sale!!!! For those that don’t know: this is the HUGE Atlanta boutique sale held twice per year in January and July where 20+ boutiques get together in a warehouse in Atlantic Station and set up booths and sell FABULOUS designer clothes/shoes/etc. at discounted prices. Learn more here. My last sale during summer 2009 was documented here. Such wonderfully good times! This year I’ll be going for some more designer jeans, more coats and hopefully some fun dresses or scarves… and maybe a bag… and maybe a pair of fun boots. I’m also LOVING corduroy skinny pants… so maybe some more of those, too! Anywho I can’t wait!!

So I’m at Fabrik who is having a “preview” of their clothes! (yes, they sent me an email and I came like it was an engraved invitation – love it). Jeans were half off, stuff was on $20, $30 and $40 racks – the works. I got a pair of Blank brown corduroy pants, an A is for Audrey funky dress – my first springtime item - and a BB Dakota navy coat - LOVE! The best part? I got 2 $50 gift cards for Christmas and the sale made it $30, $30 and $40 so I only paid $11! Here’s some photogs:

Love it!!

Who DOESN'T want a detachable hoodie??!


Love these pants. Although I plan to wear a top with mine...and stuff the bottoms in boots rather than chunky open-toed footwear.



Sorry - couldn't find a pic of the dress online! LOVE IT though - it's black/white vertical pin stripes on bottom in case you can't tell! Love the back too - fave!

I ended up working late - goo. Got home at 6:30 and am now chilling with Austin - about to go have dinner and watch a movie!! What are you doing tonight?

26 comments:

angieinatlanta said...

Thank you so much for the heads up about the boutique sale! I am totally going!!!

homecookedem said...

I love 5 Seasons!! That's where Andrew and I went for our first wedding anniversary dinner back in November!! :) That pic of your friend and his wife's bag is too funny, haha!

Cute clothes!! You sure did get a fabulous deal!!

Have a great weekend!! :)

intheskinny said...

Your comment about the tag office had me cracking up! I hate all those long lines...just move up a couple of exits on 400 and you won't have them! I can walk in and out of the tag office in 5 minutes, but the DMV is another story!

Um, thanks for the heads up for the boutique sale! My fashion does not usually go past Target, but when I can score good deals on nicer things I'm there!

april said...

That coat is SO CUTE! And great deal on it! I can never pass up good sales :)

prettyface said...

That dress is darling! I love all the detailing and the mix match prints.

Have a great weekend kelly!

sophia said...

Ohmgosh. Those clothes are gorgeous, esp the little coat. I'm in danger when it comes to sale. Must. Resist.

laura dishes said...

When you said that you counted your wine as 4 glasses instead of 3 b/c you were overserved, I couldn't help but think of my roommate's boss. Whenever he goes into work hungover, he just says that he was "overserved" the night before!

Thanks for the tip on the sales... I've never been to that event but it sounds totally worthwhile!

inmytummy said...

OOh, I didn't know about that boutique sale. I want to go.

fitlizzio said...

SUCH cute clothes!! and totally wish i could be in atlanta for that boutique sale!! it sounds amazing!

Kacy said...

Great workout! I absolutely love that dress. Soooooo cute.

preventionrd said...

Cute stuff! Wine does that to people, I always have a heavy hand ;)

We went to a comedy club last night, it was a blast! Love your blog, look forward to reading more!

Kelly Olexa said...

Oh - you don't have to wear a top with your pants! I never wear tops. It works for me. ;-) hehehe

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

I love all your clothes! And what great deals. And I'm sort of glad that you won't wear the pants topless... :)

The boutique sale sounds like lots of fun...

Happy Weekend!

Meredith said...

I love the jacket and the detached hood. All the clothes are beautiful!

Erica said...

I love working from home! The absolute best! I do it Monday and Friday and I don't think I could ever go back!! Nice job on the workout and the drinks out with friends looks like so much fun! Great buys- love love the dress!

Mom on the Run said...

That boutique sale sounds amazing. I don't know if I could be in control with those great deals. Such cute finds.

Melissa said...

Looks like fun times!!!

Mica said...

I love the coat! It is so cute!

I'm glad C25K is working out for you.

biz319 said...

You are the ultimate shopper, aren't you??!!

Yep, some of my pours of wine are a bit more than 4 ounces! :D

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Shelli Ryan said...

Love the clothes!!! Great deals!

She-Fit said...

WOW! What a deal... and the clothes are too cute!

SueMac said...

Some how I've stumbled upon you adorable blog here. First off, it freaked me out for a minute because I have the same background on mine. Second, I went to Auburn (forever ago) and see you're a fan, too! Love that!!! Third, that jacket is the cutest ever!! Hope you had a great weekend!

theskinnyjeans said...

I am so jealous you get to work from home one day a week!

haute.teapot said...

i was totally eyeing that jacket online! so cute, i love good deals and those are awesome!! especially those skinny courds too!

Big Pissy said...

Love the jacket, love the pants, love the dress.....

Now update! ;-)

fittingbackin said...

Thanks, ladies!! I've already worn the brown pants and plan to wear the jacket this week - yay!

And in the skinny: yes! going to the tag office up here next time!

Laura: I was overserved! haha It was DEF more than 3.5 oz per glass! LOL