This weekend was lots of fun and I really didn't want it to be over. My parents kept our daughter overnight so we went to dinner with some friends, slept in, went for scones and coffee and were surprised to see a very good friend of mine there too. I haven't seen her in years so it was great to see her and her husband, and meet their baby girl. We'd planned to do some tax-free shopping but I just wanted to stay there and chat with her for hours. So we did.
Eventually we had to leave for our family barbecue which was TONS of fun in the pool.
I tried to do some shopping after that at the mall, but you guys...I'm OLD. I walked into Charlotte Russee and was a little overwhelmed with all the good stuff. My budget was pretty small and I can't break myself out of the mindset that I need to get as much as possible for as little money as possible (see? OLD.) so I ended up not trying anything on and heading to Forever 21.
Big mistake. That place was a madhouse. There was a waiting line for the dressing rooms, too many people to move freely, half the stock was on the floor, the music was too loud...ugh.
I ended up going to Ross and getting a few things that I've been wanting (jeggings, a long white cardigan and a vest - I also picked up two strapless dresses that can also be worn as skirts OR as tunics, so yay!), while my husband took The Princess to get some ice cream.
My husband hadn't been feeling well that night so we decided to sleep in on Sunday and skip church. We had a leisurely breakfast at home, then my father-in-law got there in time for lunch and more shopping! We went to a children's resale store and bought TONS of twirly dresses. That's all she's been wanting to wear lately, so I didn't even pick up any dress that didn't twirl. We got a few pairs of shoes too. I'm so grateful to my father-in-law for taking us shopping for her with each season! She's got some great stuff that she should be able to wear next year too, because I bought the next size up, and then once winter hits, he's planning to take us shopping for warm clothes. Yay!
Then while she napped, he stayed with her so that my husband and I could head over to Plato's Closet where I got a few more things I've been waiting to get: a basic yellow tank and a white skirt. I also bought a gray tee with jewel embellishments on the neckline and a purple cardigan.
Hooray for tax-free shopping!
Okay so this dress...I bought this when my daughter was just months weeks old and I had to find something to wear to my friend's wedding rehearsal dinner (so this was WAY before I lost the baby weight - but it surprisingly still fits okay!). It was in November so I've always associated this dress with winter and I've always worn it with a black cami underneath. Today's outfit is a testament to how style blogging has changed me. I'm wearing this in the summer time with the sleeves pushed up and I added red accents! I'm excited to see how I can remix this dress now that my view on color combos and layering has changed.
And now for my questions: since I'm still really new to this whole blogging thing, I need to know how you guys feel about responding to comments.
To be honest, I very, VERY rarely ever go back to a post after I've commented on it just to see if my comment received a response. In fact, I think I've maybe done that twice. Ever. For the most part, I leave comments and then I just kind of hope to hear back from the blogger in some other way, shape or form.
So here are my questions:
1. Do you want me to try to respond to comments that you all leave by posting another comment of my own?
2. Is there a better way that I could be responding to comments, via email or something else?
3. Should I respond to all comments or only the ones that ask a question or otherwise warrant a response?
Let me know! I value your opinions very much. Thanks for sharing them with me!