I was going to stay in Cville for the weekend, but ended up deciding to go home to Richmond instead and am so glad I did. This weekend was pretty much perfect.
I got in Friday afternoon and relaxed for a bit. That night we headed to one of our favorites, The Grapevine for a family dinner. After dinner that night we watched Black Swan. I had seen it in theaters and actually think I liked it better the second time around.
Saturday, one of my best friends, ALG came over for some quality time. She just graduated from Furman University, and I had not seen her since Spring Break. We laid by the pool for a bit then checked out two of our favorite boutiques: The French Boutique and Monkee's. We ended the day with delicious smoothies! It was so good to catch up with her and I am SO excited that she will be in Richmond with me this summer and beyond (she's going to VCU's Physical Therapy School)!
this is actually a picture of us by the pool 2 summers ago!
Saturday night I made an Italian Sausage and Wild Mushroom Risotto for dinner, which turned out wonderfully, if I do say so myself! I will post the recipe and pictures later this week.
And now for the big excitement of this post! Sunday, I was in the mood to do a little shopping at one of my favorites, Marshall's. In case you haven't noticed, I love to find a good deal, and our Marshall's carries the best stuff! I scored big this weekend!
My first stop was the home section.
I didn't buy this, but I had to snap a picture to tell you a funny tidbit-- my college mind first thought these were shot glasses! I then realized they're candle holders!
After checking out the home section, I spotted something on the way towards the clothes. I have been wanting a straw clutch/purse for quite some time, but have never been able to decide on one--the $16.99 price tag on this one made my decision!
My next stop was clothes. They usually place the biggest name brands towards the front so I started there. I lucked out so much in the front section I didn't even look anywhere else!
I tried on a BCBG cardigan, Velvet Cardigan, Free People tunic, Testament tank, 2 styles of Paige white jeans, and a dress by a random designer.
Testament Tank ($39.99) and Paige Jeans ($39.99)
I got both of these, but got one size up in the jeans.
Dress by random designer ($19.99)--also got this!
I LOVED the braided detailing on the pockets of these jeans, but this cut was not as flattering as the other cut (pictured above) so sadly, I didn't get them!
my total loot--all for $122.18!!
When I got home, we had a visitor in our yard-- a SNAKE!
I do NOT like snakes one bit, even these "harmless" snakes. My dad shooed him back into the woods--I would have preferred him DEAD!
Daddy shooing the snake back to his home.
What did you do this weekend?