Thoughts on Fashion, MS, and Bean Soup

by Julie on August 17, 2012

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Hi guys!

My head is a jumbled mess of random things going on (hence the title of this post). Therefore let’s have this post be a jumbled mess, mmmm kay?

Here are five random thoughts for this lovely Friday:

Fall fashion…

…is totally on my mind right now. Isn’t it for you too? I know it’s still mid-August, but I can’t help but covet certain things. For example, at the end of last fall/winter, I told myself to buy some black boots. There were so many outfits I wore where black boots would be perfect. I like the Laraway boots from Aldo… but who knows. I just want something like these:

In addition to boots, I desperately need a new work bag. I predict I’ll be bringing a lot of work home this year and since I’ll be working with multiple buildings at my job, a useful bag is needed. Last year, I always felt disorganized because I didn’t have one! The problem is that I’m so damn picky about bags. I don’t buy them often (my last purchase was in 2008) and they are often expensive and therefore, have good quality. But, even so, I’m pickyand thrifty and believe I can find good quality for a deal. Any suggestions?

During my search (I love, love, love ASOS, thanks to Michelle‘s recommendation) and found the Liquorish Tote Bucket Bag (on sale for $59.61!). It’s pretty slouchy, which I like and big enough for all my stuff. Thoughts?

Then, like the universe was talking to me, I spotted the Loungefly Washed Embossed Skull Bag while stalking people on Facebook. It was a side ad and I really like it! It’s only $65 plus I think I have a 20% off coupon. What do you think?

Ever since I dropped my keys down the elevator shaft

…I’ve been SUPER CAREFUL WHEN TAKING ELEVATOR RIDES. I hold onto my keys so tightly, it’s unreal. I still get jitters thinking about that night.

You really should…

…check out Why CLE’s giveaway for Locavore which benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society. This is a fundraiser which will benefit MS. It looks like a really fun event and it’s for a great cause.

I’m really loving…

…NPR. I’ve been listening to 90.3 ever since learning about it from tons of blogger friends. The calming voices and knowledgeable conversations keep me coming back for more. NPR is perfect for my after work commute when I’m so tired I don’t want to even hear music. It’s quite a joy and I just wish I discovered it earlier.

Last night…

…Todd and I met my mom at Bahama Breeze for dinner and drinks. We had such a good experience at the happy hour that we just knew it would be a good choice for dinner. Here’s the thing: I really like Bahama Breeze because their food is awesome. I also like the vibe… it really does feel like you’re not in Ohio! However, last night, our service was really, really slow which was annoying since they weren’t too busy and I felt like there were a ton of people working! And the waitress’s table manners were kind of odd… I hope it was just that one time!

Aside from that, they did do something pretty cool. I asked the waitress what she thought of their black bean soup and she asked if I wanted to try it. She brought out a little tasting which I thought was super cute. I know many restaurants will let you sample items, like beer, but I rarely see it for food. It was a welcomed gesture and I ended up ordering the soup.

I hope you have a wonderful Friday! Enjoy it and live in the moment. <3

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Jen @ Why CLE? August 17, 2012 at 6:24 am

Thanks for the shout-out! Also, I love the bag…go for it!
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Bite Buff August 17, 2012 at 7:38 am

Love the second bag! Happy Friday.
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Holly August 17, 2012 at 7:58 am

I am the same way. For daily use I keep small purses. For work I have 1 large bag. I have had the same one for gosh… probably the same as you at least 3-4 years. Mine is a Nine West and I got it from TJMaxx. They have great selection for bags!
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Crystal @EatDrinkCleveland August 17, 2012 at 9:48 am

A good bag is a must! I like the 1st bag b/c of both long and short handles. If you have a ton of stuff to carry, I like the cross body option so your hands are free for other stuff or to open doors, etc.

Speaking of Bahama Breeze – I have a gift certificate for you! Seems you were the top tweeter at the Happy Hour :)
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justrealhappy August 17, 2012 at 11:19 am

LOVE those boots. While I don’t want to wish away warm weather, I do love fall wardrobe choices. And apples. And pumpkin. And football! :)
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Jessica B. August 17, 2012 at 11:39 am

I like the second bag!
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allison August 17, 2012 at 11:58 am

I’m a fan of both bags. I think the slouchy one would look great in a plum or deep navy too.
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Cecily August 17, 2012 at 2:28 pm

I ordered the Liquorish Tote Bucket Bag and used the promocode BACKTOSCHOOL for 20% off (48$ total!) Love that bag. SCORE!!! Thanks for the suggestion!!!!


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