28 May 2011

Oh Shopping...

First Mate spends Saturdays with her father.  While she does this, I take advantage of the baby-free me time.  She gets to spend time with him, I get to keep my sanity - it's good for all involved.

Today, there are a few things on my agenda.  The first and foremost being shopping.  I need three things:

1. New sunglasses

I need a new pair of non-prescription sunglasses.  Apparently, I overpaid for my registration of the Mommy Mobile.  So - the math works out that I can use the refund from Subaru to buy myself a pair of Ray Ban aviators.  I wasn't sold on this look until recently when I tried on a pair in Banana Republic and thought they looked good.  It's like Mommy-chic!

2. A tankini

I have no photos to show you of what I am looking for in a tankini.  I have no idea, honestly.  Maybe some ruching to hide the post baby area?  I loved my bathing suit last year but it was a one piece and they annoy me.  

I will be honest that I am practically back to my pre-baby body.  I just have that area that I am worried about.  But - I am determined to work on that, which is the perfect segue into the last thing I need...

3. Sneakers

Again, I have no idea what I am looking for in a sneaker (light?  narrow?  good arch support?) but I need a good pair because next week, I am starting the Couch to 5K program!  I will do it!  I will!  

I suppose this also means that now I need a jogging stoller...  I will check out Craigslist to see about this. 

Oh, I also need baby spoons since First Mate started rice cereal this morning!  Such a big girl!  I will post pictures later!!!  

Have a wonderful Memorial Day Holiday!  May we honor the memories of those who fought so valiantly for our Freedom!


  1. Is your height mostly legs or torso? I've found the most important part of a tankini for me is that the top is long enough because if there's a bit peeking out between the bottoms and the top it's the worst bit! So finding places that sell talls is good. Rouching is nice too. I don't like any bathing suits that are supposed to be "slimming" because they're so tight they're not comfy for a day at the pool.

  2. http://www.landsend.com/pp/BeachLivingPaisleyBandeauTunicSwimsuitTop~216187_51.html?bcc=y&action=order_more&sku_0=::JN4&CM_MERCH=IDX_Swimwear-_-Women-_-Tall&origin=index
    This is my choice for you! hope this link works

  3. Yesss you must get a pair of aviators!! Classic.
    I love my Asics for running, great support. Yay for being back to pre-baby bod.
    Have a great weekend!!

  4. It's the perfect weekend to do a little shopping, hope you benefit from the sales!

    I feel in love with aviators in college and I'm sure you look fabulous in them!

  5. What a cute blog! I recently got the Ray-Ban Aviator New Classics, and LOVE them. They don't droop as much as the originals, but it's subtle. Also, I posted a great Trina Turk tankini today. I think I need it. :)

    First Mate is precious! Girls are the BEST! :)

  6. Beaba spoons are the best!! Pricey but worth it. I like the long ones for beginning and then the shorter ones for self-feeding