Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Locksmith Locator

We're getting all the locks at the new house replaced and having keyless deadbolts installed. The landlord didn't know he had to do this under TX law, so we're having it done and taking it out of the rent. I had no idea locks were so expensive. I'm glad I'm not having to pay for this!

What I Wore While Hiring a Locksmith:

2009-12-07 combo

  • black dress (Gap)
  • pink skirt (via Goodwill)
  • black patterned tights (Target)
  • black suede wedges (Rampage, if memory serves)
  • pale pink cardi with black beading (via JC Penny - this thing was on $4 on mega sale)
  • black belt (came with some clothing item)
  • black ribbon/pearl necklace (Target)
  • black earings (?? via Ross??)

Yes, it's the same black dress again. There seem to be multiple people wearing black dresses over and over. Kimberly has a go-to dress she often wears on Mondays. And Danielle wears the same black dress every Monday. Hey! I wore this on Monday. Maybe I need to always wear it on Mondays so I can be cool like those ladies?!?!? Today I decided to follow Audi's lead and elongate the look with a skirt thrown under it. It's a little fussy for the office, but I really love the look.

What I Ate Out of the Freezer:

2009-12-07 food

I'm eating whatever is left in the house so we don't have to move it, so expect to see some weird things on my dinner plate. One thing that isn't a leftover is this candied ginger that I had for a snack. I picked it up at Trader Joes when I was in NY. (Okay, why isn't there a Trader Joe's in Dallas?? Seriously, we are a HUGE city. Hey! Trader Joe's Corporate! I'm talking to you. Put a store in DFW already!!! Sheesh!) Anyway, I have to rave about this stuff. It's not crystalizes so it's not as sugary. In fact, it's really spicy. I love it. It's much better than the chocolate covered edamame that I also bought.
  • breakfast: peanut butter Clif bar
  • lunch: 1/2 california club, cup of potato soup, cup of fruit (Jason's Deli)
  • snack: candied ginger (Trader Joes)
  • dinner: pasta w/ meat sauce and a serious lack of veggies


Does lugging boxes from house to house count? My arms are sore, so it should!

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Tara said...

Love that necklace!

just my style said...

I Love this whole look! You look so romantic.

TexNYQueen said...

love love love Trader Joe's! No TJ here b/c of Whole Foods. Ah, how I miss two buck chuck! Did you see the huge Whole Foods near NYU?

K said...

I really like the look of the pink skirt under the LBD. It looks so cute!

Kelly said...

I really like everything about this outfit! Feminine without being too girly or sweet.

Anonymous said...

I feel like I have to say that we get the exact same food at Jason's Deli! I get that every time I go.

Sheila said...

I've never even heard of Trader Joe's, but I want one if I can get that ginger - I am not a fan of crystalized ginger, but I love it otherwise (I drink lemon ginger tea all the time).

Lugging boxes totally counts! And I bet it was easier after doing all those pushups! You go, girl!

You look great, by the way - your waist looks teeny! I love the layered skirts!

thriftymomma said...

Love the outfits!!! I'm doing a blog about thrift store finds and living frugal and thrifting for a year.

Tina said...

Tara - thanks!

Danielle - thanks! I felt very edwardian and romantic.

LaShaune - Well I like WF too, but it's too damn pricey. Trader Joes it much more reasonable.

K - thanks!

Kelly - thanks. I'm glad you don't think it's too girly. That was one of my concerns.

Anon - well, clearly it's the best thing on the menu, esp now that it's winter and it's too cold for the salad bar.

Sheila - Trader Joe's is an organic type grocery store. It's usually pretty small, but they are known for great organics, produce, etc but not too expensive. I bought two pounds of fair trade offee for $11. That's about 1/2 what I would pay at Whole Foods (don't know if you've heard of them).

thriftymomma - I love thrifting, so I'm excited to check out your blog. Heading over there now.

Jessica said...

Amen to bringing Trader Joe's to the Big D!!

asiunia said...

I love Your awesome outfit!

Tina said...

Jessica - seriously. WHo do we have to petition to make that happen?

Asiunia - thanks!

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