Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Costco Girls Bomber Jackets

Went to costco today to pick up some medication. If you don't know, they have cheaper dispensing rates so the meds work out to be slightly cheaper than if I had gone to Shoppers for example. I was given a 20minute wait time to come back and pick up my meds so off I went to browse the store....

I like costco because their quality is typically great and also because you never know what hidden gems you'll discover. I am a big fan of their Tuff Athletics line for yoga pants and also if you don't know they're having a great deal on Heys Bags right now. My family ended up buying 3 bags! We orignally bought one over the weekend, loved the deal so much that we went back and bought two more. Check out this post at Listen To Lena if you want more details.

Anyhoos back to my browsing. Their girls bomber jacket similar to what's pictured above is on sale for $20 and I couldn't resist having a casual fall jacket to wear. I mean it's not something I'd wear to the office but for the weekend or just being casual, it's perfect. It's a girls jackets and either girls have gotten bigger or I've gotten tinier but I had no problems fitting into the jacket and in fact, I actually didn't get the largest size possible because it was too big for me!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

H&M Hobo Bag

So I went a little overboard with the shopping yesterday. This is what happens when you have 3 hours to kill and you're in a mall. I bought a bunch of things but the highlight was my purse from H&M.

It's a Hobo type bag and I love it! The length is adjustable so I can make it shorter for a more formal look and long to take it easy and casual. The picture on the left are Nine West bags but it's the closest picture I could find online to how mine looks. I've been on the lookout for a larger purse/bag for quite some time now. I like my current purse/bag but it's not big enough for all my goodies. i.e. if I decide to carry a waterbottle w/ me or a book to read on the subway. So I decided it was time to upgrade. I went into store after store trying on purse after purse with no luck. I came really close to purchasing something at Aldo but something about their bulkiness turned me off. I want something big but not something ginormous. I found something that I was semi happy with at Le Chateau and it was on sale for half off @ $50 so I bought it. Then I went into H&M which was my last stop and low and behold there's the purse I needed. And only one left in grey! I don't know why but I get a kick out of purchasing the last item of a size or colour. I laugh to myself that nobody else will have it....from that store anyways.

So I promptly purchased the H&M purse @ $35 and returned the Le Chateau one that I was never really satisfied with and saved myself $10. I am just a little concerned about the material. I don't know how long it'll last but I am willing to give it a chance. I was willing to pay a few hundred dollars for a good quality purse but the high end stores left me disappointed. There was a Marc Jacobs hobo bag I saw online I thought about getting but I really wanted something to try on and see for myself and was why I ended up going with the H&M one.

I am crossing my fingers that this lasts. I've been using my current purse for 2+ years.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Do you know what I can't wait for?

THE HILLS! It's one of my favorite shows and Kristin Cavallari is the new star this season which means drama! I love it. I hardly care to watch for trailers but if you're a hills fan, go to mtv.ca right now and watch the trailer. Go!

It's lame but I feel like schools about to start in a week and I am going to be reunited with my school friends.

Ok, I am off to watch the interviews now....

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


I've been out of action lately. There have been days where I come home and don't even turn my computer on! This is very unlike me but I feel like I've been productive.

I've also been spending lots of money mostly on eating out because sometimes I am still on the road and dinner time strikes. I've been trying my best to make wise choices both in the cash & nutrition side. The sucky thing is I haven't been keeping track of my finances this month in my little spread sheet so I have no idea how over or under budget I am. I imagine over but not totally sure.

I had poutine at New York fries the other day and I don't know if my tastes buds have changed but it honestly was not that great and it cost about $5! New York Fries always leaves me disappointed. You'd think they'd have fries nailed down considering it's their specialty but no.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

U2 360° Tour

I went to the U2 concert last week at the Skydome! It was a great venue and the skydome was open the whole time. I wished the weather was a little warmer and it would've been perfect. ~$100 well spent.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

SDM Quo Atomizer Update

I bought a Quo Atomizer at Shoppers Drug Mart maybe a little over a month ago only to have it stop working a few weeks after purchasing it! Craptacular!

I had a chance to stop in at SDM today to see if I could get it exchanged or get my money back. The lady at the cosmetics department was super nice and talked to her manager about it. She was able to exchange it for another one, no problem. It helped that I brought the defective one in. After lots of pushing and twisting, she got maybe a drop to come out. Definitely not what it's supposed to do.

I am hoping this one doesn't crap out on me and I can use it for years to come. It really is cute.

Friday, September 11, 2009

I am a fattie!

So by chance, I noticed that our local Costco was holding a free information session on Body Mass Index (BMI) and body fat percentage. I dragged my mom who has a membership and went. There was a lovely nurse who explained what BMI and body fat % is and also did some tests and calculations to see where I fall.

The results? Dun, dun, dun....I am at a good BMI! See the little chart on the left? Well I am in the green range at a healthy weight. However, my body fat % is 27.5% which a little high for some one with my stats. Ideally, I should be in the 21-24% range.

The key for me will be watching my food intake. I think I have the exercise part down but can't say no to anything sweet and anything fried or anything sweet that's fried (i.e. deep fried mars bars!).

Monday, September 7, 2009

Labour Day Weekend

What a great weekend. I did a mini road trip with the bf and it was great. Lots of fun and sun. Corny right? But I love all things cheesy and corny.

Now that I am back, I am trying to get things done for work as I have something I am working on for the majority of the week leaving hardly any time for anything else that comes up.

I hope everybody else had a great long weekend.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Shoppers Drug Mart: You've let me down

So I bought a Quo atomizer spray thingamabob from Shoppers Drug Mart about a month ago. I made my own home made Fix+ that I spray on my face before applying mineral makeup and wanted something compact and cute to use. Who wouldn't want to spray their face with this instead of some tacky plastic bottle. I figured a one time investment for something I could use forever. Well I tried using it last week & it didn't work!! No spraying, nothing! And I've tried everything, using hot water, using different liquids, ect. And no dice!

I think I may try taking it back to shoppers drug mart to see if they'll exchange it for me despite not having a receipt for it. I mean less than a month is ridiculous and I am pretty sure I paid more than it's worth for it.