It's soooo hard to be on a self-imposed Shopping Ban. I tried. I really did! And after being really, really, really good for 4 weeks, I actually went out and bought a bunch of stuff this weekend. (For those who've been following my blog), last weekend didn't really count (in my mind, that is) since I was essentially returning a bunch of stuff and simply exchanged them for stuff that I liked more.
This weekend was completely different. I actually went out and spent money. It really wasn't my fault. I was out shopping for my daughter's 9th birthday presents. Her birthday is on Tuesday - Feb 24. And I was at the mall looking for Webkinz clothes plus a couple of games for her DS Lite.
So after walking around in the mall for a bit, I felt this incredible pull (or maybe it was a push).... actually, now thinking about it, there was this imaginary person literally pushing me into Suzy Shier. Okay, there wasn't but I had to look around. For those who are unfamiliar with Suzy Shier, it's kinda like a Forever 21 - fun fashion at an inexpensive price.
So, here's what I purchased. Giraffe Print Bag. I'm a real sucker for anything Giraffe print. I had originally gone in to check out a pair of Giraffe print stilletto heels but for some reason, the shoes only came in size 6 and 7, nothing else! I was truly disappointed but out of the corner of my eye, I spied this bag. It was the only one in the entire store and for $18, yes $18! Can you believe it? I had to have it.
Then I saw this bracelet. It is essentially 3 bracelets in one. There's the big pearl bracelet, the medium size one and then finally a really skinny, micro-pearl bracelet. The price was $2.95 for all 3 bracelets. It's costume jewelry, but personally, I don't think they look $2.95, so I picked up 2 sets. And with the 2 sets, I am then able to mix and match and wear them as follows. 1.) Wear them as sold. 2.) Wear 2 sets of the large pearl bracelets together. I really love the matted look of the bracelets. The color reminds me so much of the cornsilk beads from J Crew. 3.) Wear 2 sets of the medium and micro size bracelets together.
Note: I normally wear my bracelets on my right hand but since I was using that hand to take the pictures, I had to put the bracelets on my left hand - my watch hand. I would never wear my bracelets on my left hand normally. I only did this for the pictures.
So, that's what I did on Saturday. I went out and bought a bunch of stuff. Although I was bad, the good thing is, I didn't spend much for all the stuff that I got. I guess that was my saving-grace.