drank Redberry Tonic by DAVIDsTEA
2221 tasting notes

Having some of this before I head to the mall… because it’s discontinued and since there’s a sale on 100g teas, I might pick up some more.

Definitely need to pick more up.

Thankfully it won’t break my tea budget… although I totally used the “I’m keeping to my tea budget!!” excuse to shop for clothes. Haha. (I’ve gone through all my clothes, and I’ve put together 3 capsule wardrobes (work, weekend, sport), and some of my tops desperately needed replacing.)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
OMGsrsly

Ha. Procrastination sometimes rocks. Now I have a car to go to the mall. And for Costco in the morning. Sweet.

Evol Ving Ness

Capsule wardrobes—reminds me of spaceship gear. :)

Evol Ving Ness

Also, brilliant idea separating everything.

OMGsrsly

I used to be able to wear whatever to work – PJs, workout gear, jeans, whatever. But I can’t at my new job, so my closet needed to be reorganized. And the really shabby stuff needs to be replaced!

Evol Ving Ness

Thankfully, I can be fairly dress-up casual at work, but I tend towards more casual casual. My shabbier items go in the home ‘cleaning’ and crafting pile. That pile is growing.

OMGsrsly

I have to wear nylons, Evol! I used to be able to wear leggings and casual skirts, but now I have to wear nylons. The horror! (It’s really too bad Costco only sells sheers – I really only wear opaque tights.)

Fjellrev

What, no leggings? That sucks!

OMGsrsly

UGH I KNOW! I do on “casual Fridays”, but it’s not “professional attire”. Boo. (Seriously, it’s not like I’m wearing leggings and a crop top. Or pretending my semi opaque tights are pants… :D )

Fjellrev

Seriously, I don’t get why you can’t wear leggings in place of tights. Do they also make you wear more formal shoes too or can you wear something nice yet comfy?

OMGsrsly

Hahaha. I wear Clarks mary janes. Old lady shoes FTW. I think it’s the “socks + leggings” thing that isn’t business enough. If I had ankle boots, no one would know. :D I’ve been looking, but I haven’t found anything that works for my sore feet yet.

rosebudmelissa

I prefer opaque tights myself, although I usually buy the warm kind and only wear them in the winter with skirts or dresses.

Fjellrev

I was going to specifically ask about Clarks! Well hey, they make some nice ones. Have you tried Rieker? They make some fabulously comfy, stylish shoes.

If I had to wear tights, I’d take the opaque route too.

OMGsrsly

I haven’t found anything, unfortunately. The Clarks I have are good, but I tried on another style yesterday at Winners, and nope. So ouchie. I also tried a super cute pair of ankle boots, but I needed 1 size bigger… they only had an 8. Oh well.

Fjellrev

I can never find ones I really like in my size at Winners. But Marshalls tends to have a much better shoe selection. Have you tried there?

OMGsrsly

We actually only have one Marshalls here, and it’s in a really weird to get to area of town.

Honestly, I googled. I had no idea the store existed here.

Evol Ving Ness

Nylons! The horror. The expense.

Evol Ving Ness

Ankle boots. I suggest Blundstones. Expensive, but they’ll last for three or four years if not longer.

Fjellrev

Ah, I see where it is. That would be so annoying for you, for sure. Too bad they didn’t put it in Richmond already, eh? Like one of the shopping centres along the sky train line so the trip would be more worthwhile.

Ours is at the extreme south end but at least there are many other interesting stores around (IKEA!) so the trip seems worthwhile.

Fjellrev

Actually, I thought Metropolis would have one but I see they have a Winners already. That would be sweet too.

OMGsrsly

Yeah. Brentwood is mega renovating so maybe there? But as it is it’s just over an hour from home, longer if I go after work. Meh. I’ll check it out one day I’m sure!

OMGsrsly

Sadly Blundstones aren’t really work suitable! I need something a bit dressier, and those look like work boots. I mean, I’d LOVE to have a pair, but they’d be weekend/Friday wear.

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OMGsrsly

Ha. Procrastination sometimes rocks. Now I have a car to go to the mall. And for Costco in the morning. Sweet.

Evol Ving Ness

Capsule wardrobes—reminds me of spaceship gear. :)

Evol Ving Ness

Also, brilliant idea separating everything.

OMGsrsly

I used to be able to wear whatever to work – PJs, workout gear, jeans, whatever. But I can’t at my new job, so my closet needed to be reorganized. And the really shabby stuff needs to be replaced!

Evol Ving Ness

Thankfully, I can be fairly dress-up casual at work, but I tend towards more casual casual. My shabbier items go in the home ‘cleaning’ and crafting pile. That pile is growing.

OMGsrsly

I have to wear nylons, Evol! I used to be able to wear leggings and casual skirts, but now I have to wear nylons. The horror! (It’s really too bad Costco only sells sheers – I really only wear opaque tights.)

Fjellrev

What, no leggings? That sucks!

OMGsrsly

UGH I KNOW! I do on “casual Fridays”, but it’s not “professional attire”. Boo. (Seriously, it’s not like I’m wearing leggings and a crop top. Or pretending my semi opaque tights are pants… :D )

Fjellrev

Seriously, I don’t get why you can’t wear leggings in place of tights. Do they also make you wear more formal shoes too or can you wear something nice yet comfy?

OMGsrsly

Hahaha. I wear Clarks mary janes. Old lady shoes FTW. I think it’s the “socks + leggings” thing that isn’t business enough. If I had ankle boots, no one would know. :D I’ve been looking, but I haven’t found anything that works for my sore feet yet.

rosebudmelissa

I prefer opaque tights myself, although I usually buy the warm kind and only wear them in the winter with skirts or dresses.

Fjellrev

I was going to specifically ask about Clarks! Well hey, they make some nice ones. Have you tried Rieker? They make some fabulously comfy, stylish shoes.

If I had to wear tights, I’d take the opaque route too.

OMGsrsly

I haven’t found anything, unfortunately. The Clarks I have are good, but I tried on another style yesterday at Winners, and nope. So ouchie. I also tried a super cute pair of ankle boots, but I needed 1 size bigger… they only had an 8. Oh well.

Fjellrev

I can never find ones I really like in my size at Winners. But Marshalls tends to have a much better shoe selection. Have you tried there?

OMGsrsly

We actually only have one Marshalls here, and it’s in a really weird to get to area of town.

Honestly, I googled. I had no idea the store existed here.

Evol Ving Ness

Nylons! The horror. The expense.

Evol Ving Ness

Ankle boots. I suggest Blundstones. Expensive, but they’ll last for three or four years if not longer.

Fjellrev

Ah, I see where it is. That would be so annoying for you, for sure. Too bad they didn’t put it in Richmond already, eh? Like one of the shopping centres along the sky train line so the trip would be more worthwhile.

Ours is at the extreme south end but at least there are many other interesting stores around (IKEA!) so the trip seems worthwhile.

Fjellrev

Actually, I thought Metropolis would have one but I see they have a Winners already. That would be sweet too.

OMGsrsly

Yeah. Brentwood is mega renovating so maybe there? But as it is it’s just over an hour from home, longer if I go after work. Meh. I’ll check it out one day I’m sure!

OMGsrsly

Sadly Blundstones aren’t really work suitable! I need something a bit dressier, and those look like work boots. I mean, I’d LOVE to have a pair, but they’d be weekend/Friday wear.

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