The overlying themes of my life since the weekend have been fashion (oh really? how unusual!) and beef. Beefy sandwiches to be as specific as possible.
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Alright, just had to get that excitement off my chest, but since we’re still on the topic of fashion, I might as well continue onto other ways this theme enacted itself on my life recently.
I was in a SEVERE shopping mood this past Sunday; and to anyone who thinks I am always in a shopping mood…yes you are correct, however it has been a stone age and a half since I have made a single purchase, and with this nippy weather sweeping over the Pacific Northwest, I can use some furry filled boots (which are NOT uggs), chunky knits, and other trendy-caj garbs to wear to the office.
Unfortunately, Portland is not exactly a prime shopping destination…unless you’re shopping for wild berry jams or organic food, hence I was rather disappointed with the offerings of Nordstrom, the Saks outlet (since we don’t even have a REAL Saks), and every other mainstream retailer.
Hence, I headed to Mario’s, a luxury boutique that even has valet parking up front (in an outdoor mall in the ‘burbs…I mean really is parking that hard?) just because I needed to see some Prada before my eyes
I stepped into the Mario’s, skimmed the racks for a must-have when I was greeted by Natasha with a champagne glass of Pellegrino. Ah, now this is service.
Natasha then proceeded to tempt me to try on an Elizabeth & James silk frock on sale…and who am I to forgo a plush fitting room?
And not dreadfully cheap, yet on sale- for $232 from $465. And it’s 100% silk. And it’s Elizabeth & James (one of my favourite contemporary designers)!
Natasha has it on hold for me; and so kindly put it on the mannequin so that my advice-hustling can be a little more concise:
And I know, it’s not exactly winter clothing, but Natasha suggested I purchase the matching Rabbit coat…as if I’m leaking an extra 3 G’s.
Should I get it???
And on to the beef.
Yesterday I worked ELEVEN HOURS. That’s right, my people, an ELEVEN HOUR SHIFT from 1pm- Midnight, alors it is fair to say I work for my ice
Of course as one knows, plenty of sandwiches are needed to tide one over such a shift:
Oh hello. Confession: I actually arrived with a ridiculous $10 Whole Foods salad bar concoction which I thought would tide me over until dinner; but then one of my colleagues said he was heading down the road to Bunk Sandwiches…and the idea of getting a sandwich from a famous food cart in the freezing cold without having to leave my warm desk was quite appealing.
Hence, I gave Corey $9 and asked him to pick me up a roast beef/horseradish/cheddar/dijon bunk’wich
Come to Mama.
Nothing quite as fabulous as replying to e-mails at work while loading up on beef and espresso.
Of course, as it was an eleven hour shift, I had a dinner break later on to tend to…
So a couple of co-workers and I headed to Little Big Burger in the Pearl District for some 1/4 lb hunks of all-natural beef and truffle fries…for under $5. Oh and I got mine with Rogue Creamery bleu cheese because I am le posh like that.
Well, in good news, my iron levels are definitely up to snuff!
And in other news, Slice & Dice will be delayed since I just couldn’t wait to brag about how I had beef sandwiches for all my savoury meals yesterday…plus there is only so much time that dress will be on hold for…
Elizabeth and James dress? Yay or Nay?
If you work…do you eat out on your lunch breaks? How often?
What’s something on your shopping list for this season?