Sunday, June 5, 2011


Today was a perfectly delightful day! Dean & I went to 7:00 Mass & then did our grocery shopping. We were home before 9:00. I caught up on RHONY. I just don't know what to say about those ladies. Anyway, I took a nap & was up for 10:30. I hate getting up early to go to Mass at 7:00 but it sure is nice to get all that done before lunch!

My parents came over after lunch & we spent several hours in the pool. We actually got some rain yesterday evening so the water felt great. I decided to go to Cato this afternoon. I don't go there often but my friends Allison & Jill are always able to find stuff. I really needed a few things due to the 17 lb. weight loss. Well, I hit the mother load! This was one of those days that doesn't happen often for me. I tried on a ton of stuff & I could've bought it all! But I didn't. I wanted to. But I refrained! I've been wanting a Maxi Dress. I tried one on at the Gap Outlet when we went to the beach. I loved it & it was like $25 but I didn't buy it because it was strapless & I didn't know if I'd like it. Well, I've regretted it. So much so that when Allison told me she was at the outlet mall near here I asked her to go to Gap & see if they had it. They did but it wasn't on sale & it was going to be $50! I don't call that an outlet store price. Anyway, I found one at Cato.
 For whatever reason it looks blue in the pictures. It's different shades of green.  Soooo comfy too!
 Dean couldn't have cared less about anything I bought except this.....
 He feels the same way about bags as he does about shoes - I have too many. I've been wanting a pink purse & it was only $16!!!  I can't tell you the last time I've seen a purse that cheap. Granted it may not last forever but that's ok. Next up...
I really like the neckline on this one. I'll wear it with capri's or black shorts.
 I LOVE this top!! I tried to buy a pair of white shorts to wear with it but you would know they didn't have my new size. I started to buy a size down from my new size because I still have some weight to lose but I decided to just wait.
Those are silver studs all down the side of this one. Cute! 
Earrings off the clearance rack for $4.00! I don't think you can ever have too many earrings. I also bought 2 pair of Capri's. I didn't take pictures because they're just capri's. I got a khaki pair & a grey pair.

Earlier in the week I had a Dr's appt. & I had to pass right by Shoe Station. My truck just turned in the parking lot! I need a pair of casual black shoes. Yes, I really did NEED them. Due to an unfortunate incident involving me getting out of a travel trailer, the pair I have are torn up beyond repair. I got these. 
They were $40 on sale for $20 & then of course I had a coupon. I've said this before. Don't shop at Shoe Station without a coupon!!! Last week at Logan's party my cousin had on an adorable pair of Yellow Box flip flops. I wanted a pair but they didn't have my size. Friday at lunch I went to the other Shoe Station & they had them.
You can't tell from the picture, they're bronze but as you move & the light hits them they change to purple. Not in a cheesy, ugly way. Like a muted LSU flip flop. Had to have them. Also on sale for $20 & I had a coupon. I also went to Kohl's since it's in the same shopping center. I'm looking for a new swimsuit & apparently I've waited too long. They're very picked over everywhere I go. I really just needed new bottoms. I managed to find a cute one. I forgot to take a picture. Friday night Dean & I ate at La Carreta & then went to Target to check out their swimsuits. I found a really cute top on the clearance rack for $4.99. I'm a happy camper now. I had a great shopping weekend!!



  1. Congrats on your weight loss Traci. Isn't it fun to find all of these things as such a discount?? Have a great week girl!

  2. That is a really cute pink top

  3. I love your maxi and all the tops, Traci. They look very soft and comfy and so cool. Great for summer....Christine

  4. Awesome shopping trip!!! I'd love to have a maxi dress, too but I don't know if I could really pull it off. I'll have to try one on someday - maybe I'll be pleasantly surprised!

  5. You are doing such a great job!!! Beautiful purchases, love those wedges!

  6. Great weight loss Traci! It's good to reward yourself with a few new things. Good motivation to keep going.