Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Mall rat

[30 for 30: Outfit 22]
Shirt: NY&Co (thrifted)
Sweater: Forever 21
Jeans: J Brand
Boots: Steve Madden
Necklace: Anirtak

When I returned to work after my maternity leave, I requested to work reduced hours since it was tough being away from my little guy. My boss let me have Wednesdays off, which means that I work two days, have a day off, then work two more days, and get two days off. It's like a mini-weekend in the middle of a work week, and it's AWESOME... especially when there's three-day weekends.

This morning, we took P to play at the children's museum at the mall. It's a pretty lame mall since a third of the tenants are empty, and includes non-mall-y stores like Rite Aid, Safeway, and Petco, but at least it's indoors and I won't be getting run over by any cars. It's also the mall where I grew up, and spent a lot of time hanging around in high school... taking sticker pictures, drinking Orange Julius, and buying cheap jewelery from Claire's. My first few jobs were in this mall, but out of the four places that I worked at, only Target still stands. So sad.


  1. Aren't four day work weeks awesome?! I still work a full 40 hours, but I work 10 hour days Monday - Thursday so I have a three day weekend every weekend. I love it on Fridays, hate it on Mondays. :)

    You look so adorable! I love the grays thrown in to soften up the outfit instead of all black and that coral top is so pretty on you!

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  2. wow, how nice that you get Wednesdays off. that sounds like a perfect schedule actually! i love the pink shirt paired with these pants and little P is cute as always!

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  3. Your cute kid is your best accessory! :)

  4. So funny - at least there is a learning quest toys ther now! does P like to hang at the train table? between that, a gyro and visiting the ferrets at petco (ew.) you've got yourself a nice little outing!

  5. I think it's so cute P never looks at the camera. What other interesting things is holding his attention?!

  6. you always look so put together! i need to take notes :)

  7. I seriously lived at the mall when I was younger. I had so much jewelry from claire's, which was ridiculous because it all made me break out.

    Anyway, I love that color on you!

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  8. i love this shirt. Every time you wear it I try and wish my own into existence!

  9. There are two malls in my hometown in Indiana, and combined, they don't equal one halfway decent mall. It's depressing!

    Love that color on you, by the way :)

  10. Aw, that's so sweet that you get to have Wednesdays with your little guy! Love the drape of that sweater on you. So pretty & cozy-looking.

  11. What a perfect little schedule for you two! Hope you had fun at the mall. Not too much longer and we can shop again!

  12. hehe you two are soo adorable taking pics at the mall!! btw, i just saw your budget for the year, wow, good luck!!

  13. I was at that Target today! It's right near my work. How funny. My work schedule is the same as Melissa's. 4 day work weeks are the Best!

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  14. Sounds like a perfect work week.

    I love the draping of your cardi - you look darling :)

  15. I am so jealous of your work schedule. Also, you make the mall look cute. Really. I would never think taking pictures in a mall could be cute. But you look cute. Maybe it's the baby factor.

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  16. zomg look at little P! i love i love. i wish i had more interesting things to say but my eyeballs are falling out. oof.

    instead, just take what linda said and pretend i said it. that works, righ?

  17. Oh my. I remember that mall so well! You're blog makes me miss Seattle so much. I'm your newest follower!

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