I spent my Sunday doing something a little bit different today. Gary and I went shopping, well shopping isn’t too out of the blue, but doing it on a Sunday is very rare. I don’t go shopping at the weekends, probably because I’m too impatient to wait till the end of a week. However, with so many hours at work at the moment the weekend was the only time I could fit in a shopping trip! It was go today, or wait till the end of the month. Today definitely seemed like the better option.
It all started when I received an email from Fossil during the week, to tell me that a bag I’d ordered wasn’t in stock.
I was kind of peed off because not only was I not getting the handbag I liked, but the company hadn’t even got my gender right in the email! I was addressed as “Mr” in the email. Right from that moment I knew I had to go shopping to buy a bag. Its actually a fairly legitimate shop this time because I need a new handbag as my old one is shot to bits and filthy where its so well used:
I know it wasn’t the end of the world having a tatty bag, but I just had a bee in my bonnet and knew I wanted to get a new handbag ASAP. And I saw this black leather satchel styled bag from Fossil which I thought was lovely, so ordered it online. I thought I was killing two birds with one stone – I got a bag like I wanted and didn’t even have to make a shopping trip especially to get it. I should have known life wasn’t that simple!
Oh well! I had a good time shopping today so that’s all that matters. We left an hour before Bluewater opened because we heard it can get very busy on a Sunday. So we arrived a little while before all of the shops opened but I’d rather be early than queuing to get in! To kill some time I got an iced vanilla latte from Costa. It was very tasty.
I bought us lunch in the food court today, which also made a change because we don’t usually stop for food when we go shopping. All I want to do is shop, not eat, when I’m out shopping! But stopping for some food was actually really nice today as it was a good break midway. To be healthy I had a baguette from Eat, I really fancied the kids tuna and cucumber baguette as it was only £1.50 so I got it twice for £3 which worked out cheaper than most of their sandwiches
Gary wasn’t so healthy and had this pizza meal deal thing, which I thought was actually very reasonable, he got a large slice of pizza, chips and a drink. We were both satisfied with out eats!
Guess what I came home with:
A chocolate brown handbag I’m very happy with it!
Obviously it wasn’t the black bag that I originally saw, as its out of stock, but I’m still more than happy with this bag. I knew that I didn’t want a tan colour bag as I always seem to buy that colour. I also wanted a bag to go with all of my big winter coats and chocolate brown will match everything well!
New treats from over the weekend!
I also got a little bit frisky with some Dior blush. Its so beautiful. Dior is so special.
Love new makeup – especially when its this pretty. Even the blush brush has immaculate detail!
Our family friend, John, who went on holiday bought us back a perfume each. He bought my Mum Calvin Klein Beauty and me the new Jimmy Choo fragrance:
I’m not going to lie, I’m a little bit obsessed with perfume. My dressing table hosts my favourites: Marc Jacobs (Lola and Daisy) and Viktor & Rolf (Flowerbomb) and now Jimmy Choo will join my dressing table among my favourites.
It has a very rich scent, gorgeous! I think a perfume can really highlight the mood you’re in, when I’m feeling girly or relaxed I wear my lighter perfumes like Marc Jacobs or when I’m feeling bold and glamorous I wear something heavier. I’d say that the Jimmy Choo is for those ‘bold and glamorous’ moods!
When we got home from shopping we went to the pub for a quiet drink by ourselves. That was nice .. until Gary found out the kick off was earlier than expected so I was pressured into finishing my diet coke quickly to get home for the game . And this is only the start of the football season! Oh the joys.
Something delicious just came out of the oven:
Oh roast dinner, how I’ve missed you!
I’ve made the most of my day off. I now have a 35 hour week at work approaching. How am I going to stay sane working 5 days straight? Not cut out for this week…