Weekend Wrap-Up

hudson river

This past weekend I spent some much-needed time visiting my boyfriend James. The weather was beautiful (70 and sunny with a perfect breeze), so we decided to make a trip to the Woodbury Commons Premium OutletsΒ and then a nice dinner at Torches on the Hudson in Newburgh, NY. The photo above is me standing on a dock in front of the Hudson River.

First up was the shopping. Although a lot of stores are a little out of my price range (even at outlet prices), it was still fun to look. The fun part about shopping at outlets with a boyfriend is their reaction to the prices we pay for handbags. Let’s just say our trip to Kate Spade prompted some crazy faces after checking the price tags.

I did however find a few items. I’m a longtime lover of PacSun since they carry sizes that actually fit my petite frame without making me look like a boy or a 13-year old girl. I picked up two pairs of their denim shorts for summer (this pair fits like a dream!) I also tried on this pair of high-waisted shorts. I fell in love, sadly I couldn’t think of that many occasions I would wear the bright coral color. I’ve having second thoughts though. The problems of being a girl…

I also found some great things at J Crew factory. I have far too many sundresses already, so I had to pass on those (so sad!) However, I did pick up a nice, casual tribal print tee (it’s not on the website anymore) and a cute tomato-colored scalloped tank top.

dippin dots

I also indulged in one of my favorite snacks from my childhood: Dippin Dots.

After a long day of shopping, we had a nice dinner. I got a mojito, shared coconut shrimp as an appetizer and decided on the pepper turkey panini. Or something similar. I forget how good mojitos are, I really need to order them more when I go out. Here are some photos of the view outside of the restaurant.

hudson river bridge

torches on the hudson



How was your weekend? Did you do anything fun?Β 


  1. These photos are beautiful – it sounds like you had a lovely weekend. And oh my goodness, Dippin Dots?! I haven’t had those since a kid, but I’m totally craving them now!

  2. Dippin Dots!!! Yes! So glad you had a wonderful weekend with your boyfriend. It sounds like you got some good shopping in as well!

  3. Sounds like an awesome weekend! I work at a department store in the handbags sections and whenever I tell my boyfriend about how much they cost… well, he reacts the same way as your boyfriend.

  4. Woodbury Commons has such great shopping! It’s a hike for me though and I do have an outlet mall about 10 min away. Yummy Dippin Dots…I haven’t had that in years!

  5. Sounds like such a nice weekend πŸ™‚ The ONLY reason my boyfriend understands handbag prices is because is mom sells Chanel bags for a living… So he’s always kind of in awe when the bags I buy for myself don’t cost an arm and a leg (compared to Chanel prices).

    You should check out American Eagle for shorts. I’m petite too and I always end up getting shorts from there – they always have amazing sales on them!

  6. Oh dippin dots. I looooove that stuff! Sounds like you had a good weekend. I got to go out of town with just my hubby and it was so much fun.

  7. Looks like such beautiful weather for dinner and shopping!! Love the aztec print on the top you got!! J.Crew’s sales was CRAZY this weekend. I picked up two blazers I have been stalking! πŸ˜‰

  8. This past weekend was definitely the perfect spring weekend! I will definitely be keeping this restaurant in mind next time I’m near Newburgh!

  9. Sounds like the perfect weekend to me! I’m in serious need of more outet malls in my life – the ones we have by me are not cutting it {aka, no Kate Spade or J.Crew!} Hope you had fun with the boy πŸ™‚

  10. Looks like a fun weekend! Love that first pic of you – so pretty. I was on a ‘staycation’ all last week/weekend so lots of eating out and way too many desserts πŸ™‚

  11. Sounds like a lovely weekend spent with your fella! πŸ™‚ Sometimes its just nice to spend some quality time with the boy! πŸ™‚

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