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It's only a small obsession


I refer to my love of mustard yellow clothing and accessories. I'm gaining quite the collection.

This weekend I added a coat.

Here's how it happened...

After a fun Saturday watching my husband play in a 4-on-4 volleyball fundraiser tournament, and not just play but WIN the championship (which was a good thing as the team they beat were all 16-year-olds or younger!), we went out on a date night.
The champs: Tricia, Erik, Linda, and Russ
The plan was to head to The Cheesecake Factory and a movie, using gift certificates we received for our birthdays, therefore spending nothing except the cost of the sitter. But after not paying attention and heading the wrong direction on the freeway Russ decided he didn't want to turn around and announced that The Olive Garden it was going to be.

I gave him a high-five. I'm ALL about The Olive Garden. (And saving our certificate for another date night.)

We had time to kill before being seated so wandered over to Nordstrom Rack and somehow ended up buying Russ two pairs of much-needed dress shoes for work and his upcoming basketball season. This is the point of the story where I'd like you all to know that I AM NOT THE ONLY SPONTANEOUS SHOPPER IN THE FAMILY! I had no objections of course, it didn't matter that we weren't shopping for me, we were shopping together and I was in heaven.

After dinner we headed to the mall where we had more time to waste before our movie. We visited my cousin Linley working at Macy's, picked up a Cinnabon treat for me and a Jamba Juice for Russ, and sat down in comfy easy-chairs overlooking the main pavilion of the mall and made of fun of people's crazy outfits people-watched. It was highly entertaining.
Enjoying each other and people-watching at the mall
I also happened to spot Forever 21 across the way and, always the opportunist, talked Russ into wandering over for a quick looksie-loo to see if there was anything super-cheap I could pick up for fun (seeing as that we did just buy him two new pairs of leather shoes). Well I found several fabulous items that would certainly qualify as fun, but none of them were super-cheap (I'm talking $12.00 or under here) so I was about to leave empty-handed when I spotted the coat, practically RAN towards it, and announced that I was buying it and that was that, because I'd had a picture of my dream coat saved on my computer for two years now and this was basically it. For $30.00.

(Here's the back. Cute no?)
via Forever 21
Russ didn't have much to say against that argument and we happily left the store hand-in-hand and headed to the theater to watch Real Steel, which turned out to be better than I was hoping for (I wasn't hoping for much, honestly.)

And that's how I bought my mustard-colored coat. Another great date night in the bag, even though it went nothing like planned. Pretty much our M.O.

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!


  1. You got Russ to go clothes shopping? Definitely NOT from his father's side:) Love your mustard colored-blog

  2. I love the coat! I love mustard too, but it doesn't love me. Small doses only...far from my face. I popped over from The tiny twig this morning to congratulate you on the feature.

  3. I have to be honest here... I'm a little hacked off right now because I've had MY eye on a gorgeous mustard coat from H&M... and had big plans to make it mine this week, HOWEVER now I just look like I'm copying my sister!!! Arrrrgggghhhhhhhhhhhhh!

    But all jealousy aside, always. Sigh.

  4. Thank you Teri and Paige! Kelly, I will not call you a copycat to your face ;) Go get your coat, silly! :)

  5. I love the coat; i am sure it looks fab on you!!! That is definately your color! :)

    Too funny, I am glad that we are not the only ones that "people watch" at the mall! :)

    Take care!

  6. Love the coat! Yellow is such a great color for you too!

    And as far as your sister goes, yours is from F21 and her's would be from H & M, so they are like totally different! :)

  7. Super adorable coat at a great price!! Way to go! :)