Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Retail Therapy?

Oh my goodness! Has it been one of those weeks, or what?! I thought getting over the hump would mean smooth sailing for the rest of the week, but that is just not the case!

This afternoon I took care of a couple things on my shopping list that I have been putting off forever. I am not a big shopper and find no fun in shopping. No fun what-so-ever. Maybe I would find fun in it if it were someone elses money. I am an in-and-out type of girl and when there are things I need to purchase, but get kind of spendy, I keep putting them off.

However, despite being completely overwhelmed at work and busy with paperwork in the evenings, I managed to head over to the mall today and scratch those two items off my list... and then some. Remember, I am not one to get a thrill out of shopping and don't get the idea of retail therapy, but the deals I came across couldn't have been better!

I walked out of there with a cute pair of Bandolino low cut black boots with an extra 15% off and a butt load of make-up. With my make-up purchase I got a lot of things free, including the Macy's Beauty box that has a lot of free samples as well!

Then, when I got home, I found a $15 A-List giftcard for the Express in the mail. Next thing on my shopping list.... new jeans!

Maybe there's really something behind this "retail therapy" that I'm missing out on. No, because then I remind myself of the extra bills, and it's so not worth it!

19 comments:

Badgergirl said...

I'm like you, I prefer to go in, grab my stuff and get out. Shopping can get a little too painful sometimes. But thumbs up on finding the deals!

Kelly said...

Haha, I agree I could get on board with retail therapy if it wasn't my money haha

Nat said...

I am not a shopper for clothes either. Triathlon and running stuff on the other hand, that's another story!

Shannon said...

I want a picture of those boots! :)

D10 said...

Buying nice new pretty things always makes me feel better. However I really don't think I do it enough!

Good for you!

J said...

Retail therapy is definitely a good thing! I get frustrated sometimes though because lately alot of the clothes have been over priced and cheap quality! It takes effort to shop but its worth it!

Marlene said...

Retail therapy would be much more therapeutic if it were free. ;)

kelsalynn said...

I'm long over due for some serious retail therapy. I can't wait for January because that's when I plan to do some shopping!

Jess said...

I am in need of some retail therapy as well. I haven't bought something for myself (aside from maternity clothes) in nearly a year!

Lily on the Road said...

I'm with you on shopping, I avoid shopping until I'm desperate! good job on the discounts, you've got to love that!!

Holly said...

I refuse to shop anywhere other than the clearance racks. I don't have it in me to pay full-price for something.

Jess said...

Buyer's remorse tends to be the story of my life when I head to the mall.

Sarah said...

Ooh, I did some retail therapy at REI today. My favorite kind!

N.D. said...

Yea for the great buys!! I am also in and out.. love the deals though! :) glad it worked out!

I Run for Fun said...

I am not a big shopper either, but I am all for great buys. And like you, I can never get rid of that nagging guilty voice that reminds me of all those huge bills!

Wes said...

I'm with fracilicious... boots are HAWT! :-)

RunToTheFinish said...

I am totally an in and out shopper too, drives my mom nuts. Every once in awhile a nice little shopping trip though certainly lifts the spirits!

Annette said...

Hee! Hee! That's the best kind of therapy. :) Ahhhh. . . . .

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