Saturday, April 16, 2011

I Live for the Weekend!

*Note: If size numbers trigger you, then skip the third paragraph!
Hiya! Long time no see! I guess I’ve just been pretty busy over the last week and I didn’t have a lot to say that I thought was blog-worthy. But don’t worry, I’ve still been reading all your lovely blogs and commenting.
It’s safe to say that this weekend is already a LOT more fun and busier than last. I always have a better weekend when I go home, it’s just a nicer atmosphere and I always have so much stuff to do that I barely have time to do homework! Not such a good thing, but at least I enjoy myself ;)
My mom and sister came to pick me up yesterday afternoon. My sister hasn’t been able to pick me up in awhile but since she just got done with her musical, her schedule is pretty much free. I love the conversations the three of us have in the car—we can talk for hours and not get bored and we always have the funniest observations. It makes driving the 2 ½ hours totally bearable. And last night, we made a stop (a long one, lol) at my favorite mall. We grabbed dinner at the food court (I got a falafel gyro sandwich, which I didn’t really like that much, the falafel was too greasy so I ended up only eating the insides and there was a lot of the tzatziki yogurt sauce, which is a fear food of mine, so I ate as little of it as possible) and then got right to shopping! Abercrombie and Fitch was first since my sis had something she really wanted there. Don’t get me wrong, I love that store, but it is pretty expensive. However…I was the one who ended up buying something there, not her! I got the cutest pair of red, white and navy plaid checked shorts and I LOVE them! Yes, I am starting to love and be comfortable with shorts. But my mom insisted I try them on and I am so uncomfortable trying stuff on. I hate it. But I grabbed them in a size 0 and headed straight for the dressing room. To my surprise, my mom thought they were loose on me. I actually did too, but I was planning on wearing them with a belt. So she got me a size 00. I was so scared that these would be too small for me and then I’d feel bad, but they actually fit really well, not too loose or too tight. I just want you to know that I would have been comfortable getting them in size 0, but honestly, the 00s looked a lot better on me so I got them. And they were on clearance for $22!
We also went to American Eagle, and the sales associate that greeted us was wearing this really cute cropped t-shirt. Normally, I’m not a fan of t-shirts, but it looked so cute so I had to find it. Luckily I did and I bought it for only $19.50! It’s a charcoal grey, loose and cropped and it has this cool pastel-colored Navajo-style pattern across it. I love mixing boho/hippie style with girly stuff so this tee was perfect for me.
Sorry this photo is so awful, I took it on my phone but forgot the cord so I took a picture of a picture. But it was my vegan gyro and it was delish!

At Hollister, I was on the lookout for a navy tank top to go with my new shorts. It wasn’t hard to find one—what was hard was deciding which one to get! My mom said she would buy it for me, but I was on the fence between this really pretty one with ruffles on it or one with a simple silk bow on one of the straps. I ended up getting a completely different one with smaller ruffles that seemed to look better with the shorts. And since I had a little bit more money left, I got ANOTHER pair of shorts! Am I crazy or what haha! I’m actually really excited to wear them show them off. Honestly, I’m sick of always feeling ashamed of my body and trying to hide it while still looking cute. It’s hard to do and I’m just over it. Why can’t I wear shorts and feel good about it?

Not my new shorts, but I love these too!

Today has been really really busy too. I woke up at 7 (early for me) so my dad and I could go downtown to a film festival. We saw some animated shorts which were cool and we’re headed back down there tonight for some more short films. After that, we got some lunch at a Mediterranean place. I got a vegan gyro sandwich with hummus, tabbouleh salad, olives and all kinds of roasted veggies, like sundried tomatoes and artichoke hearts (first time I tried them and I love em!). It was the, no lie! A million times better than the gyro I had last night, but it was so huge that I couldn’t finish it. Then we went to Whole Foods (yay!) and I got so much stuff, it was ridiculous. A lot of it is new to me, so I can’t wait to “review” it all in the near future. In fact, for part 2 of my afternoon snack, I tried a Medjool date with some almond butter…um, yum! Why didn’t I try this earlier? I love love love Whole Foods so much!

Action shot lol

Well, me and my dad are about to head downtown again and we’re grabbing dinner at an organic peanut butter and jelly place before the shorts program. Trust me, I don’t normally eat out this much, and it does make me anxious ED-wise, but I love spending time with my family, so it’s all good. See ya later!
Q’s: Are you uncomfortable trying clothes on in dressing rooms? Favorite type of cuisine (mine is Mediterranean, obvs!)


  1. Ash, I'm so glad you found cute clothes that you're comfortable in!!! So proud of you for stepping outside of your comfort zone with trying on clothes. :-) You're right- none of us should have to feel ashamed of our bodies or like we have to hide them! You've actually inspired me in this post to rock some cute shorts this summer, so thank you! I'm usually very uncomfortable trying on clothes in dressing rooms, but I do it anyway. I'm going to have to buy some new summer clothes, so fingers crossed I can handle it as gracefully as you did!

  2. I'm so happy that you're comfertable enough to rock your body in some cute clothes! I'm glad that you are trying and enjoying some new foods. Good luck eating out! I know you can do it<3

  3. Good luck eating out love! And I am the same way as you, the size stuff didnt trigger me at all because I think you and I have a pretty similar body type to be honest so hearing your experience really did help motivate me to be okay with shopping whether Im a 00 or 0 now or if its a 1 or something, this realllly helped me :) The outfit is sooo cute!!!

  4. Show off those cute clothes, girl! It's great that you're feeling more comfortable and able to wear what you want. I bet everything you bought was super cute because you seem to have great style! :) When I was severly underweight I felt extremely uncomfortable trying on clothes because they never fit right, but now I feel much more confident.

    The vegan gyro sandwich sound really tasty. And a pb and j restaurant - I'm jealous! :)

  5. Ever tried pita chips & hummus?
    I strongly recommend Stacy's "Naked" pita chips with some Sabros hummus! Roasted Red pepper, original, roasted pepper & pine nut. All delish!
    I am addicted as of this past week and a half.

    Anyway, I'm glad that you found such good deals at the mall! And it sounds like you had a great ED-free weekend with the fam :)

  6. I wish we could go shopping together.


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