So last night I decided to go to the grocery store, the farmer’s market and Kohls. I wanted to see if there was a significant difference in pricing on produce between the grocery store and the farmer’s market and there definitately was. We got two grocery bags full of produce for $20 which was awesome.
We then went to Kohls for me to get a new memory foam pillow since I left mine at Arisia. That part, no problem. Wandering over to the women’s fashion section …problem. Elle had a line called “Parisan Nights”! What to do? My inner American who loves anything that implies frenchness *and* a bargin was slavering. I frantically tried to repeat “less is more, less is more” “quality, not quanity” to myself but …before I knew it, I was mumbling to Jow that I just needed to try something on real quick, a really cute wrap sweaterthat was adorbs on the hanger but luckily made me look like a moose so I moved it along after that.
After that, it was onto the grocery store which more than made up for Kohls. A problem with the French method of eating is that it can get super boring super fast if you’re not careful. One week we had chicken thighs and various veggies and by Fri I would have preferred eating my own arm rather than eating another chicken thighs. Luckily, our grocery store was having a huge “big buy” sale so we got enough london broil, steaks (…or admittedly, we call them “steaklets” as they are French proportioned), pork chops and chicken thighs to have for dinner every night for the next two weeks (or more) for about $50 which makes our meat portion of dinner about $3 for both of us each night which is kick ass, especially since the farmer’s market is making produce affordable in the winter months.
((OMG, I’ve been like, I wonder why no one comments here. It’s because I have yet to enable it to do so. Le sigh))
So today it’s been onto trying to find the Perfect Black Pants (or if you want to be super pretentious about it, pant). This has been an ongoing investigation for a few years because I have *very* specific needs. I am currently wearing my Perfect Black Pants and have been looking to duplicate them for the last few years with mixed success. My perfect black pants have:
* An elastic waist with no zipper (due to digestion issues, I hate zippers most of the time because when I stress and/or have PMS/my period, I bloat sporadically through the day which is oh 3/4 of the month)
* A material that does not fade or pill in the wash
* Do not look like “Mom” pants
Most of the time, NY & Co.’s West Street Pants do the trick …in every color *but* black. It pills and wears weird.
Here is one of the few places I’m willing to break my “not buying online unless it’s a refill” rule because …I simply have not seen pants that fit this bill in over a year, despite a few ill advised purchases.
Recently, I found L.L. Bean’s Perfect Fit Pants online and today I had 10% off so I decided to order a pair in black in the Bootcut. I have my fingers crossed that they will be “The One” so that I can just order refills from now until forever. Over 1,000 women rated them, so having a 4.5 star average is v. impressive. People seemed to think they washed well too which is good, so hopefully I found a good find!