Soooooo guys, I kinda lied to you last time at the end of my post when I said we were going sledding. We actually ended up going sledding yesterday since the state park we were going to didn’t have any facilities open on Monday or Tuesday and we didn’t want to be stuck up there without a bathroom–ummmm TMI!
What we did end up doing on Tuesday was even better–shopping! Obviously I am such a shopaholic, I will almost never turn down a shopping trip, clothes or grocery or otherwise. It’s just so much fun. We headed up to our favorite Denver mall for a day of shopping and eating out.
One major disappointment of the day was driving to Gelazzi (aka the best gelato place ever) and realizing that it was closed for remodeling! Yeah, uh, what is that all about? But no worries, we ended up checking out a new-to-us froyo place called Peach Wave and the disappointment ended when I realized they had several seasonal flavors to choose from. Me and seasonal flavors are BFFs, of course, so I ended up getting peppermint stick and chocolate froyos with raspberries on top. Boy was it delicious! I also sampled a few other flavors, including peanut butter, which was outta this world! But then again nut butters rock my world 😉
Shopping was hella fun, as expected. My sister and I headed out on our own, only to be surprised by how crazy the crowds were! I don’t think we’ve ever gone shopping that soon after Christmas so it was quite a shock. We even had to wait in a line outside of Hollister for about 5 minutes before they’d let us in since so many people were in the store 😯 It was hectic to say the least, but we got a ton of good deals and we both scored a ton of things! I seriously don’t think I’ve ever bought that many things at once!
Abercrombie & Fitch, usually the calmest store at the mall, was packed with so many people that my sister and I got really frustrated! We did end up leaving the store with two purchases each in hand (for 40% off, too)–a pair of flare jeans and a lacy top for her, a pink striped sweater and ruffly grey cami for me.
Abercrombie Kids was also a zoo, but practically everyone in the store was much shorter than me–that’s what I get for shopping in a kids store, I guess. I did score this adorable lacy tank with a pinstripe bow ‘belt’ for less than $20 though!
American Eagle is the best place to get good jewelry cheap (okay, Forever 21 is too). I had a gift card to here that I spent completely on a necklace and a ring. I am basically jewelry obsessed and rarely go a day without wearing at least a necklace or some bangles. Apparently this Christmas I was really blessed with jewelry, since I also got another necklace and another ring as presents…
At Hollister, I continued my recent obsession with plaid shirts and jeggings. I’ve been eyeing these corduroy jeggings for the longest time, and once I took the plunge and bought my first pair the other day I decided to get these too. Since they’re tan, they’ll look good with anything and will fit well with my brown suede boots and the new boots I got for Christmas!
I also did a little online shopping back at home, where I ended up buying grey lace shorts from Abercrombie Kids and a pinstriped oxford-type shirt from Gilly Hicks.
We ended our day in Denver with dinner at On the Border, courtesy of a gift card my mom got. I haven’t been there in years, not since I’ve gone vegetarian, but I was pleasantly surprised to find a delicious veg-friendly meal of grilled veggie fajitas. Fajitas are always good and this one did not disappoint–it was mushrooms, bell peppers, onions, squash, zucchini and topped with super-hot fresh jalapeno slices. You can bet I was downing a ton of water throughout the meal, but it was delish! The fresh guac on the side was also amazingly good. I’m also pretty sure that the fajitas are vegan-friendly, as long as you don’t eat the side of sour cream that it came with–so I was able to find a yummy vegan meal in a regular restaurant..wooooo!
Sledding yesterday was also oodles of fun! We drove up to a state park up in the mountains and spent a couple of hours racing down the hills on our sleds. On one really fast run, I ended up tearing our inner tube on a stick and it deflated 😦 But it was fun while it lasted, and we still had two other sleds to have fun on. I was surprised by how fast and far we could go, and also by how bumpy the runs were. It was also reeeeeeally hard to walk up the hills, but it was an awesome workout without really feeling like one! On our way back home, we hit up Starbucks and I bet you can guess what I got–my usual holiday drink, a tall skinny soy peppermint mocha. Definitely a day to remember!
What fun things have you been up to lately? Have you gotten any good after-Christmas deals yet?
26 thoughts on “Shopping & Sledding”
Bummer about the gelato place, but woohoo for all the shopping steals! Your outfits are so cute!
And dude, I’m so jealous you got to sled too, how fun!! 😀
Thanks! You should totally come visit me and we would so go sledding 😀
Sounds like you had fun even if you didn’t get to go sledding right away. Shopping is awesome after the holidays anyway- hubs and I hit a mall on Tuesday and got some amazing deals and I got some amazing home stuff today at Bed Bath and Beyond (50% off!).
I like all your purchases… never seen cord jegging but those are cool! Wish we had AF and Hollister here, we do have AE and I love that store :).
Vegetarian fajitas are the best! Also our Mexican restaurants do spinach quesadillas with additional veggies in it, that’s another good thing you could try, I don’t know if On the Border has that or not (I’ve never been to On the Border, haha).
Ooh, that’s an awesome deal at Bed Bath and Beyond!
AE is one of my favorite stores too–I love their jeans in particular!
you have such cute style!!!
I got a great deal on some really nice yoga pants today and my boyfriend some shoes! The crowds are crazy.. STILL. Especially with returns and stuff. I love those cord jeggings. I’ve been looking for a tan pair of skinny jeans/jeggings! Glad you had a great day 🙂
That’s scary about the crowds, but sometimes the deals are completely worth it!
You scored a ton of great deals! I’m not as patient, so I avoid the malls like the plague until like mid-January haha
That’s a lot smarter, since the crowds can be a bit too intense haha!
gahhh all of your clothes are so cute!! i like 🙂
Your clothes are all so cute! Especially the lace tank. I worked at Abercrombie for a while and having a discount there was amazing! Plus, I always bought my tops in the kid’s section too- they’re cheaper and are almost identical to the “adult” versions!
I’m obsessed with cords right now. I just bought another pair from Lucky that are red. The bright color is so fun!
I’ve been wanting red jeans so bad!
The clothes you got are so adorable! I love all of them,I wish we could go on a shopping trip together somewhen! 😀
Thank you girl, a shopping trip together would be fun!
I love all these clothes!! I always wanted to find an item of clothing named “Tara” but when I did they were never very cute. You’re so lucky that “Ashley” is adorable!!
I know, I’ve been waiting forever to find one that had the same name as me AND was really cute!
Can we go shopping together? I feel like we would have the best time because we both have super amazing style.
Yessss that would be an epic shopping trip 😀
cute tank and jeggings! i’d wear them together with suede heels. fabbbbbbbbbulous! but i expect nothing less from a fashion girl. x
Awww thanks! You are very fashionable yourself!
oi such cute clothes! now i want to go shopping.
looks like you found some good things. i love shopping too, even if it’s just window shopping. grocery shopping i think is my all time favorite though!
Grocery shopping is one of my favorites, too! But I’m just an all-around shopaholic haha!
You got a bunch of nice clothes! 🙂
Happy New Year! I hope you have a great and blessed 2012. 🙂
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