Monday, September 23, 2013

Welcome Autumn!

Before the weekend, I had a major itch to go shopping. I convinced the birthday girl to head to the Herald Square-area with me. I wanted to get some appropriate networking/work attire for the National Military Spouse Network Summit in about a month. I donated all my business clothing because they don't fit anymore, so I really needed to get something. Well, we also got a little distracted and got some other stuff that caught our attention.

Our first stop was JCPenney. There I got a pretty awesome black faux-leather jacket.

On sale for $31.99!

Afterwards, we spend another couple hours in Macy's. There I saw an awesome faux-leather vest in gray and it was on sale too!

I realized that I had a theme going on - and it wasn't business attire! Finally, we went to Ann Taylor Loft where they were having a 40% EVERYTHING sale. I couldn't help myself and got a pair of black slacks, pencil skirt and a handful of tops. Overall, six hours later, it was a successful shopping venture and I'm ready for the summit!

Yesterday, was the first day of autumn and my friend's birthday. We had a birthday brunch at this fun restaurant in Astoria called The Astor Room. It's been around since the 1920s and was originally the commissary to the silent (and later sound) movie studio that was home to Paramount Pictures at the time.

From the website:
"Take a step back in time in our new restaurant, that celebrates the glory of a bygone era in American and cinematic history. The Astor Room is our contemporary interpretation of the American Supper Club where classic dishes, master-crafted cocktails, superb service, warm hospitality and fabulous entertainment combine to offer a truly unique dining experience"
On Sundays, they have a live Jazz band playing. It was awesome because the band was also dressed in the period. The banjo man had a skimmer hat on similarly to Leo's picture from The Great Gatsby below.

I was very sad to see the weekend go, but it just means I'm one more weekend closer to my husband coming home. Yay!

PS: I'm glad I got the jacket because it's definitely cold enough now! Fall is here in full force!

How are you welcoming Fall?

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  1. I love Ann Taylor Loft! That store is addicting haha.

  2. I'm welcoming fall by drinking a lot of pumpkin spice frappuccinos.

  3. I think a shopping trip is a way to kick of the Fall season!

  4. Haha i love the first two purchases but I too was like hmm that's not business attire. Us ladies and our shopping! LOL

  5. Great haul! ;)

    Semper Wifey

  6. LOVE! Those are so perfect for Autumn! I seriously need to get some Fall clothes or I am going to be really unhappy here in a few weeks when it's freezing outside. lol


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