James Perse ruched double-v neck dress | here’s one on eBay in size 4
James Perse boxy collage top | size 2, on sale for $69
Rag & Bone quinn sandals | true to size, on sale for $195
Jerome Dreyfuss Florent backpack | review here
Margot Wolf necklace
So, yesterday was my big day out this week: I had to go to Nordstrom to return my leggings, to LUSH for deodorant, and to get my hair colored. Since everything is relatively close to each other, and 25 minutes away from where I live, I combined it all. This always leaves me hungry and cranky at the end, especially since my color takes A LONG TIME (three hours) and I built in time to shop the Nordstrom anniversary sale in person.
I did want to try on these Zella capri leggings to see if they would be a good pair for running this summer, but they really didn’t work. Zella is always just “off” for me…but these were too long on me (I wanted them to be just under the knee, as shown) and not compressive enough. And I checked out everything else, but really wasn’t tempted by much. If I had more money to spend, I would only have spent it on this Vince sweater; it was such a great fit, just what I want for fall. The suede Vince shoes were very nice looking in person, in all colors, but I don’t need another pair. I do think I found my fall/winter shoes though – these Bogart flats (also by Vince, of course) caught my eye, and were the softest leather. Also, this bag by French Connection was pretty amazing. It’s poly, so it will travel well, had lots of compartments, and looks MUCH MORE EXPENSIVE than $64.
I was quite overwhelmed actually, and nervous, as this was my first “shopping” trip since implementing our household austerity measures! I was so emotional – it was weird, honestly, and I couldn’t wait to get out of the mall. I was trying to analyze too much; to be aware of what I was feeling, and why, so I could understand my patterns better.
I know that if this had been a few months ago, I would have left with more stuff. I probably would have bought a nail polish from Chanel, maybe a bra, and this top at Madewell I’ve been wanting. Then, I would go home, put everything away, and come down from the high. Which many times WAS what shopping/buying is for me: a high. Even with online shopping, I would sometimes get an adrenaline rush leading up to hitting “checkout” and then hit a low afterwards. This doesn’t happen every time – only when I know beforehand that I shouldn’t be buying anything, and that I will regret it later. Which of course didn’t keep me from still DOING IT!! ugh.
That was then, this is now. I know this will be quite a struggle for me, but I’ll be happy to have finally reached a place of “peace” with regard to my shopping habits.
Happy Friday 🙂
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