Shopping Trip in Pittsburgh

We woke up early and decided to get some breakfast.  Lindsey took too long to get ready and we arrived at the Gateway Cafe (I think that is the name of the underground place) and discovered that they stopped serving breakfast at 10:00 a.m. and that it was exactly 10:01 (like I said, Lindsey took forever).  We ended up going to a little diner at Market Square called Cherries.  The breakfast was alright, nothing special.

We checked out and drove up to the Mall at Robinson.  We spent the next four and a half hours there, mainly going to stores that sold only women’s clothes.  Lindsey would pick out a bunch of things then go try them on and I would give my opinion.  I bought a pair of shorts at Gap.  It took me like two minutes.  Here are some of the pictures from the mall…

 At New York and Company, they organize the clothes by color.  Obviously Lindsey likes the peach colored shirts, since she is wearing one and I think she bought one from there today.

What do you think of this outfit?  Do you like it?  Should I buy it?  I do not know if I should.  Maybe I should look somewhere else.  Can we come back here after we got everywhere else?  Or maybe I will buy it?  How much was my coupon for?  How much is it if the sign said 30% off?  How much does all this come to?  Can you go find this exact shirt in a small?

Gotta check that butt!

I am pretty sure we went through all of those questions and statements at every store and with every outfit.

She also kept trying on dresses and then she would say how much she liked them, but that she did not know where she would wear them.  Or that they were too expensive.  Why would someone bother to try something on if they had no plans to buy it?  I have a feeling that every girl out there is going to respond to this and tell me that they do it.  Do any guys do this?

We finally left the mall around 5:00 and went to Smokey Bones for dinner.  Lindsey said we could go wherever I wanted since I was such a good boyfriend and did not complain (I did whine a little bit) while shopping.

I love Smokey Bones.  We both had the rib combo and I seriously ate everything in like 3.1 seconds.  Their fire-roasted corn is probably one of my favorite sides at any restaurant. The ribs were pretty great, but the best part was getting to watch Lindsey devour her meal.  She looked like a dinosaur attacking a (insert whatever you think a dinosaur should eat).

For most people, it would be time to head home, but NOT FOR US!  Nope, we went south to the Washington Outlets.  I actually was able to find some stuff there and this is my total haul for the day.

I bought two ties because about two weeks ago I ordered some shirts from ebay, but I did not have any ties for them.  I decided to take the four shirts with me and try to match them at a store.  I went to the Van Heusen store, figuring that they would not mind if I pulled out my Geoffrey Beene shirts.  Unbeknownst to me, they sold GB shirts there!  I felt weird pulling the shirts out, so I had to ask someone if it was okay.  They said it was and I was able to find two ties I liked.

We went to Banana Republic and I bought a purple polo and two plain t-shirts.  I only spent $30 for the three, which made me very happy.

I have been looking for a new hoodie for a long time (since I lost my Batman one).  Adam did buy me a new Batman hoodie, but I really needed a plain one.

My gray Pens hoodie is actually pretty well wore out and it actually does not fit me anymore.  I found a plain gray one at the Gap and it was only $25 (I saw one at at Express at the Mall, but it was like $50).

That being said, I would love it if someone bought me a new Penn State one and a Pirates one.  I like zip-up, but a pullover would be fine too.  And I actually prefer larges.  Hint hint.

This is the dress Lindsey ended up buying.  I think.  It is hard to tell after eight hours of shopping.

We finally left the Outlets around 9:00 p.m.  It was actually a pretty fun day.  I got to spend it with my favorite person, so really does it matter what we were doing?

I would like to rant for a second though.  How come guys clothing stores (GuS) are not like girls stores (GiS)?  The sales associates at the GiS come up to you and ask if they can start a fitting room, then they take the piles of clothes and put them in there.

I am also annoyed that there are so many more GiS than GuS.  And the places that sell both always have a tiny guy section.  Go to J. Crew, Banana Republic, or pretty much anywhere else.  I get why this is, but it is annoying.  Also, I feel like there are like three kinds of guy shirts and the prices are pretty much the same.  I realize that I am probably way wrong.  Do not get me started on how angry I get about what girls can wear to our workplace and what I am allowed to wear (dress shirt and tie).

Anyways, I am done ranting.  We made it home around 11:00 p.m. and this was Lindsey by 11:30:

I guess she had a rough day!