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Outlet Shopping + Yummy Food

by Courtney on April 15, 2012

Oh man, talk about a great Saturday!

I spent the majority of yesterday doing a few things around the house, reading out in the sunshine, and just enjoying my leisure time. It was great.

Around 4:00, still not showered or anything, I asked Jay what the plan was for the rest of the day/evening. He had mentioned something earlier in the week about possibly hitting up the outlets for some shopping, but I assumed by this point he wasn’t interested.

Shockingly enough, he said he was still game, so I took that as my cue to finally get my behind up and showered. It was time to shop, baby!

Quick pit stop for dinner on the way first though…

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I went with the usual order, but you’d think by now that I’d learn to go easy on that spicy roasted corn relish. Goodness gracious.

Nothin’ like a Chipotle chicken burrito bowl + chips and guac to fuel you up for some shopping, right?

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Jay and I traveled up to the Factory Outlets of Lake George, which are just about an hour north from us. Not a bad ride by any means. Jay managed to find a couple new plaid shirts to add to his usual rotation, and I scored a few good finds of my own.

Gap purchases: blue sleeveless top & grey 3/4 sleeve top

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I loved the back detailing on this one.

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Banana Republic Purchases: 3/4 sleeve white cardigan + 2 new dresses

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The black dress in the middle was a lot different than anything else I own, and it fit perfect, so I had to have it. I’m sure it’ll get used at least once with all of the weddings and bridal showers I have coming up in the next few months. But my favorite purchase, by FAR, was the maxi dress.

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Check out the deal I scored on this baby!

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It’s a super-light polyester fabric, which will be absolutely perfect for warm summer days. I can already tell I’m going to want to live in this thing. Winking smile

Post-shopping (FYI: the outlets are DEAD at 7pm on a Saturday) we took a quick ride up the road to my most favorite ice cream place of all time

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Now, I am a lover of ALL ice cream, there is no doubt about that. But Martha’s will ALWAYS be my #1 for soft serve ice cream. It’s always such a treat to be able to stop and get some.

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Red raspberry & vanilla twist with rainbow sprinkles. Ohhhh yes. Smile

*****

Breakfast

This morning, I’ve been enjoying another leisurely morning, complete with coffee in my PJ’s, some coupon clipping, and a delicious breakfast sandwich.

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I used up the last piece of leftover ham from Thursday to make an egg white, Swiss, and ham sandwich with raspberry jam on a toasted whole wheat English muffin.

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It was perfection.

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Now it’s about time to get back to clipping those coupons and head out to restock the house. We are pretty much out of everything right now.

Have a great Sunday, friends! Smile

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1 Michelle@Peachy Palate April 15, 2012 at 10:59 am

Some nice bargains! Love the black dress!
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2 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance April 15, 2012 at 11:15 am

I think I need to go check out the BR outlet! Such cute dresses!
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3 Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers April 15, 2012 at 11:17 am

Oh you got some great finds. I so need to go to the outlets. Went to TJ Maxx yesterday and didn’t see to much!! I LOVE Chipotle. So glad they finally opened one near me. I love having the chicken fajita in a bowl and I love that they carry brown rice!!

Enjoy your Sunday!!
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4 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey April 15, 2012 at 11:19 am

I could eat chipotle any day of the week – I just had some on Friday and you have me already craving it again!!!
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5 Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health April 15, 2012 at 11:23 am

LOVE that maxi dress. I always seem to think that I’m going to look bad in a maxi dress…but I think I need to rethink that and try it out :). Hope you have a great Sunday <3
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6 Khushboo April 15, 2012 at 11:26 am

Love that maxi dress! Ice cream + Retail therapy = proof that money CAN buy happiness ;)!
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7 Lisa April 15, 2012 at 11:32 am

Love the dress! I love outlet shopping, but hardly ever go. I should get on that sometime soon! Sounds like a great Saturday! Hope your sunday is great too!
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8 Sana April 15, 2012 at 11:49 am

I love shopping!

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9 A.V. April 15, 2012 at 11:58 am

Martha’s is the best ice cream around! I wish I lived closer to Lake George so I can go more often.

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10 Alysia @ Slim Sanity April 15, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Chipotle is my fav! Super cute outlet finds, by the way :)
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11 Silvia @ skinny jeans food April 15, 2012 at 12:08 pm

haha, if you even need a new blog header picture to capture the ‘sweet tooth’ theme part of your blog, take the sprinkles ice cream cone!!!
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12 chelcie @ chelcie's food files April 15, 2012 at 12:15 pm

wow that is such an amazing bargain! i wish I had outlets close by to shop at!..soft serve cones are one of my favorite things ever.
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13 Melissa April 15, 2012 at 12:47 pm

I was just at the Lake George outlets last week when I was traveling up to VT, love them! We had lunch at the Log Jam right next to the outlets, which was really good if you ever need a lunch spot up there :)
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14 Shannon April 15, 2012 at 1:14 pm

You picked out some great things! I absolutely love those two dresses. I’ve never been to Martha’s but now I really want to head up there and get some soft serve. Hands down, my all time favorite soft serve is at Kurver Kreme (and that’s coming from a Rensselaer County girl). Shouldn’t it be the Snowman? Well, that’s a very close second in my ice cream book. :)

That red raspberry vanilla twist with sprinkles looks me oh my delicious! I want to go to Martha’s!

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15 Danica @ It's Progression April 15, 2012 at 1:23 pm

I have to drive hours to find the nearest outlet mall, but it’s always so worth it. Maxi dresses are so comfortable–I just recently bought 2 new ones to wear to my bridal showers coming up next month!
Hope you have a great Sunday!
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16 Amanda @ Let Me Be What's Underneath April 15, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Looks like a great Saturday–any day that ends with ice cream is okay by me! :)
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17 Megan @ The I-Do Diaries April 15, 2012 at 2:07 pm

What a perfect weekend you’ve had! I was just telling some friends this morning that I needed to find a good maxi dress, that one you scored is gorgeous (the price certainly helps too haha) Our Sundays sound very similar-coffee, leisurely breakfasts and coupon clipping. This is my first visit to your blog, can’t wait to revisit :)
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18 Courtney April 15, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Welcome aboard, Megan! Hope to see you around some more! :)

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19 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles April 15, 2012 at 2:51 pm

I need to do some shopping for sure! I have ran out of clothes that fit and I’ll be needing to find some sort of cute maxi dress for summer weddings!
Way to score a deal! —- and those sprinkles on your ice cream just scream “FUN!!!!”
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20 Courtney April 15, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Haha, why am I not surprised you like the sprinkles? ;)

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21 Kristen @ notsodomesticated April 15, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Awesome day!! We got Chipotle this weekend, too! I had a vegetarian bowl with rice, beans, guac, lots of mild and corn salsa, green peppers and onions, and lettuce. SO good!!!
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22 Ashlee April 15, 2012 at 3:40 pm

I could really go for some outlet shopping! I live about twenty minutes from the LG Outlets I love the Yankee candle there because they have great deals. The clothing shops are great as well. In the summer I like to walk in Lake George village because it is just a nice view and window shopping is fun.

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23 Katy April 15, 2012 at 4:23 pm

Love the dresses!!!
I look forward to Sunday morning strictly for coupon clipping! :-)
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24 Meredith @ DareYouTo April 15, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Love the new clothes! That black dress IS so unique, so cute, and so useful. Wear it well!
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25 Shari April 15, 2012 at 5:51 pm

Love your purchases!!
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26 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake April 15, 2012 at 6:53 pm

I looove Chipotle burrito bowls!

I think I’ve been to those outlets once when I was in Lake George on vaca!
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27 Natasha April 15, 2012 at 7:57 pm

I love all the clothes that you got!
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28 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More April 15, 2012 at 9:47 pm

OOOH!! Can i have that ice cream cone please?! ;)

And cute finds!! My favorite place to go shopping out here is Crossroads Trading Company (thrift store) but I definitely need to find the outlets too!
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29 Heidi19 April 16, 2012 at 5:21 am

Love those clothes and the foods looks really delicious! Thanks for sharing this to us! Love it!
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