Today was the first nice day we’ve seen in Portland in a LONG time. It was over 70 degrees (21° Celsius) and Daniel and I spent the day walking around and shopping. We went to the farmer’s market at Portland State University and got some wonderful cookies from a small stand called Two Tarts Bakery. (If you get cookies from them, I’d recommend the chewy chocolate ones. Unbelievably good.) It was super busy, so we decided to do some shopping downtown.
After people-watching all day, I am continually amazed at how many ladies 1) think leggings are actual pants; 2) think 2″ inseam shorts are flattering to their ample figure; and 3) do not wear the proper size bras.
We ventured into Forever 21 in search of cheap shirts (shhh) and I saw this outrageously dressed girl. The white, cuffed shorts she wore were cute, but easily a size too small for her and as such, they forced her into having muffin-tops. She was spilling out over her shorts, and she was so tiny! I wasn’t aware that was even possible! Her pink t-shirt was more or less normal, if not a bit short, but the black vest she wore over the top was also at least two sizes too small. It cinched and squeezed and shifted awkwardly and… AUGH. I also questioned the odd high-heels she wore, but at least those seemed to fit. I had to wonder if she looked in a mirror before she left the house, because surely upon seeing your ill-fitting shorts, top, and vest, you might decide to rearrange the outfit a bit? I was confused.
In other news, the wedding planning is going splendidly. We finally found a photographer! My mom is making my dress, and it’s probably about 80% done – things like the buttons and trim still need to be added but the general structure is there. Yay! I have earrings, a necklace, my undergarments, a garter, and my shoes, and we have both of our rings. We’re still waiting for our passports to come in the mail, but we applied a couple of weeks ago and the wait time is about four weeks so they should be here soon.
The honeymoon is going to be in Victoria, BC, hence the passports. You don’t need them if you’re driving into Canada, but they are apparently required if you’re going to be flying in. We’ve got our flights booked for the whole trip but we still need to book a hotel room in Victoria. I just can’t decide whether we should attempt to be money-conscious and pick the most inexpensive one we can find that still looks decent, or if we should throw caution to the wind and pick the more expensive one just because it’s our honeymoon and it’s worth it. We will be paying for the honeymoon upfront ourselves, if that makes any difference, but we will probably be helped out by parents (and possibly gifts from guests) later on. Thoughts? Recommendations?