Last night was the first night of Hanukkah! Since the fiancé is in the middle of a week and a half of finals we just celebrated with dinner at home. Even the Poe Cat was feeling festive.
(Doesn’t he look thrilled?)
As I mentioned in a previous post (Hanukkah Fun) my soon to be mother in law bought a beautiful menorah for Nicholas and me, but I'm afraid it will get ruined if we actually use it! My idea was just to keep that one for decoration and buy another one to actually use. Unfortunately, the pickins are pretty slim on Judaica where we live (AKA candles were the only Hanukkah item I could find and the only store that had them was World Market). My plan was to order one online, but I’ve been so busy lately that I completely forgot! By the time I remembered it was too late to order anything and have it arrive in time…so I had to come up with another idea. Here’s a picture of what I made for the fiancé and I to use this Hanukkah.
This morning, while the fiancé went for his daily date with the library, I made a quick trip to Lynchburg (a little over an hour from where we live). There are two J. Crew clearance stores there and they are fabulous! Anything returned from online or catalog purchases is sent to these stores, so they definitely aren't outlet stores. It's great for me because they have some petite items. Obviously it’s kind of hit or miss, but today was definitely a hit! I bought a coat, cami, and skirt for under $200. Love it!
Double-Cloth Lady Coat in dark poppy
Frances Silk Ruffle Cami in ivory
Perfect Pencil Skirt
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