The weekend of Veteran's Day I had a 3 day-weekend and it was packed with activities and full of thrift related outfits.
On Friday, we went to a Colombian restaurant close to my favorite Salvation Army.
The restaurant is called La Antiquena Bakery and Restaurant; this was the first time that we sat and had a meal.
I usually bought empanadas or salchichon (cured pork sausage) to go, however this evening I used my first (an early) birthday present to go out to eat which is one of my favorite things to do any time and anywhere.
The restaurant interior has these lovely green chairs and the entire restaurant is painted soft lime green; it makes me think of some of the houses in the small towns in Puerto Rico or in the Dominican Republic.
Youngest daughter picking up some hot salsa to accompany our meal.
This is my daughter's plate: is pechuga a la plancha with rice and beans, tostones and a salad.
She said that it was delicious.
We also had a very nice and attentive waitress.
This is my plate: bistek encebollado, rice and beans, tostones and a salad.
My bistek was well done and greatly seasoned.
The red beans came in their own little cute bowl!
I love coconut water and this brand has little pieces of coconut in it.
We put this sauce on everything we ate; from the salad to the tostones.
It took us about 40 minutes (or maybe more) to finish eating.
Except for some small pieces of rice we both devoured the entire meal.
Here I'm barely able to move...
There were lots of glasses of water and yoga poses within the next couple of days.
For my eating adventure, I wore:
My old Marshall's shirt. My JeanStar, made in Kenya jeans.
Target, yellow cardigan. Strada purse, also from many years ago.
Thrifted belt. Yellow bracelets: all thrifted.
Montego Bay Club sandals, thrifted about 7 months ago.
The first yellow necklace, was a thrift find at Thriftarellas, (one of my favorite thrift stores) about 3 weeks ago.
The second one was purchase at a local art fair.
Saturday, I ran in and out of the house 16 times; which means 16 times of picking, dropping, arranging and re arranging stuff and events for myself and for my daughter's Homecoming party.
I need to be extra comfortable so here is what I wore:
Mark, Fore & Strike 100% cotton, made in Hong Kong, shirt; thrifted 3 weeks ago.
Target, Mossimo jeans, made in Cambodia also thrifted about 7 months ago.
Thrifted belt. The bracelet on my left also from Thriftarellas, the ones in my right hand are from Dollar Stores.
And of course my old Roman-style sandals.
My fringe bag was another thrift store find about 8 months ago.
The necklace collection: I purchased them at Steinmart, Bealls and consignment shops.
This is my daughter's Homecoming dress.
I got it for her in one of my consignment shops trips.
She wore my pearl and pearl-like accessories, my Calvin Klein sandals and my black stockings.
The pearl purse was purchased the same day at my favorite Salvation Army for less than $6.00 and its made in Hong Kong.
This is her corsage; it matched her dress perfectly!!
After picking up my daughter and her date and dropping him off at his house I drove for another half an hour home. When I finally got home I couldn't go to bed until around 2:30 a.m.
Sunday morning came around and I was exhausted and in desperate need for some Cafe Bustelo to keep me going because the green tea that I've been drinking was not going to be able to do the deed.
But, I didn't have any coffee or brown sugar left in the house so I had to get my tired self to the grocery stores to buy some.
To go to the grocery store, I wore:
My oldest daughter, Forever 21 cardigan.
Jones New York, made in The Philippines pants, thrifted 4 months ago.
Necklaces and earrings were made for me by my friend Luz back in 2007 when she came to visit me from New York. The bracelets are from locals stores. The sandals are from Marshalls.
I adore this purse; it was a present from me to me on my birthday a few years back.
It has no name tag, its no real leather and it was made in China but is well love by me!
Talking about presents:
My lovely blogger friend Tanisha just send some samples of the coffee and tea that she is selling.
I'm ready and very excited to have some new brands of coffee to try during them this coming week.
I want to take this opportunity to say: Thanks So Much, Tanisha!!!!!