About once a month, my mom and I go shopping. But our shopping trips are not a couple hours. No, they are all day affairs that usually consist of having breakfast, lunch and then stopping somewhere for tea. They are usually spur of the moment, nothing planned, but it's still wonderful to spend time with her.
|My Beautiful Mom|
Last Friday, we went on one of these spur of the moment shopping trips and had a great time. We went to one of our favorite places to shop, TJ Maxx. Although, we think they must have gotten a new buyer there, because lately we have not been as impressed with their stuff.
|Treasures from shopping with Mom|
The other treasures I found were a black turtle neck sweater and grey wool blazer with black trim and elbow pads. I was pretty excited about the blazer, because it can be dressed up or dressed down. I'm wearing it today with jeans, but it could just as easily be worn with a slacks or a skirt. Remember my word for the year is Simplify? Well, this blazer is one of those ways to simplify my wardrobe with multi-functional pieces. When I tried it on for mom, she thought it looked great.
After TJ Maxx, we went to Barnes & Noble for some lunch. They have a Starbucks in their bookstore, and we enjoy going there for a sandwich or a cup of soup. It's quiet, and we don't have to worry about rushing. We're able to sit and visit for as long as we like without a waitress hovering. We also both love books, so it's a perfect place for us to stop.
|From our Shipshewana shopping trip in 2011|