Friday, June 13, 2008

Girls Night Out

This evening Munchkin and I are going to a semi-formal affair. It's been a loooooong time since Mama's been out somewhere where denim wasn't acceptable so I had to go shopping. That's right, I've been FRUMPY. So last night the whole family went out to the mall where we purchased me a nice pair of black pants and this cute little top to go with.

I already have the cutest little pair of black and white heels to complete my ensemble.

I want to interject here... on our way out of the mall we stopped for dinner at P.F Chang's. Has anyone ever been to this place before? I hadn't. I'd seen it before and it intrigued me but we'd just never tried it and I really didn't know what to expect. I've heard these great things about the food being so good and it being such a different experience so I was interested to try it. I encountered a restaurant that seemed to take the ethnicity out of average Chinese food. I'm not really sure what the point of that was. They threw in a little Asian decor but other than that I wouldn't have known it from the Cheesecake Factory. They serve dishes somewhat family style which is fine (not my favorite, but fine), have really no real kid friendly dishes even though there were plenty of kids there, and the food was pretty much meh. Overall, I don't think I care if we ever go there again. I'd rather order take out from the restaurant down the street from our house where I can't understand the guy who takes my order. He's super friendly and gives my kids extra fortune cookies.

Munchkin is wearing a sweet little silk dress by Monkey Wear that I purchased at my local thrift store for less than $2. Shhh... don't tell her. She has her own heels as well and she is SUPER excited to get to wear them! The last time she wore them was Christmas and I literally had to hide them in my own closet to get her to stop BEGGING me to wear them everywhere.

On top of our pretty clothes I've gone ahead and done a quick self-dye on my hair this morning since the last time I made it to the salon was in October. (Yes, October... I know... you wouldn't have believed the gray.) I never seem to have the HOURS it takes to go to the salon and get my hair done appropriately. I don't have one of those salons where everyone there is your best friend and you talk the whole time so for me it's just 3 hours of boredom. Ugh.

So the L'Oreal dye I picked up today in Medium Ash Blonde was just going to have to do... and it did. The dye, rinse, blow dry, and flat ironing took me less than an hour. How's that for fighting the frump?!

I also bought some pretty dark red polish for our toes. She's so excited!

I can't think of anything that fights the frump more than getting all dolled up with my little doll.

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Karen said...[Reply to comment]

Cute shirt! Where'd ya get it? I think I need one.
You need to post pictures of you two all dolled up. Plus I totally want to see the $2 dress! I love finds like that!

Michelle@Life with Three said...[Reply to comment]

Love that shirt! And, I've got to admit, I love P.F. Chang's. But, don't forget, I live in the sticks where I don't access to great authentic Asian food. So, in a pinch, P.F. Chang's works for me. If I lived in your neck of the woods, I would probably find it pretty "ho-hum" compared to my other options! :)

Have fun tonight!

Domestic Spaz said...[Reply to comment]

Macy's! It's my kind of store. They almost always have a sale going on, things actually FIT, the dressing rooms are not skanky and the salespeople are usually down to earth.

I'll have The Man take some pictures when we're all dressed to go tonight. :)

HRH said...[Reply to comment]

I love it! You are going to look great.

I have the same impression of PF Changs. I do like their faster casual restaurant Pei Wei which seems to be cheaper and better food. My kids like to sit at the bar area where you can see the chefs cooking over fire--exciting!

Have fun!

{Karla} said...[Reply to comment]

that shirt is cute!

(shhh... don't tell, but I've never be to PF Changs.)

xo ~K

carrie said...[Reply to comment]

Hope you had fun!

I am sure you looked super fabulous in that cute shirt with your pedi! :)

Karen said...[Reply to comment]

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