I've kept my clothing and "fun" purchases to two categories, "needs" and "really really on sale, so I can't pass it up". Also, I'm trying to save up for a girls' weekend to the new outlet mall (in three weeks!), where I am hoping to purchase a Coach purse for a really really good price. In order to justify this purchase, I used the purse I bought a year ago (for under $20 at New York and Company) until it literally came apart and purchased a really cheap one at Kohl's (which is already coming apart!) to last until our trip. Also, I've never owned a "grown-up" purse. I think it's time.
My first purchase came from a thrift shop in Chapel Hill called Time After Time. I had some time to kill before yoga one evening, so I decided to look around. They have a gigantic bowl full of bracelets for $3.00 each, so I spent a whopping $9.00 on these three. I'll definitely be back there to raid that bowl some more!
The next purchase was from Bath & Body Works. They had a promotion where you could buy three of the small lotions for $10.00 and then I had a coupon for a free large lotion with any purchase of $10.00 or more, so *ta da*! Also, a few weeks prior, I got the other large lotion on a major sale for something like $2.50 (marked down from $10.50!) I normally don't use smelly lotions, but on days where I work out after work, I find it better, on the car ride home, to smell good than to smell...well,not good.
|White Citrus and Exotic Coconut = the best ones.|
And now, onto the "needs" purchases.
In my current gym shoes (or running shoes, or sneakers, or whatever you call them), I had been getting blisters all over my feet, in areas I normally don't get blisters, like the ball of my foot (ouch!) So I did the math and decided it had been almost a year since I bought them, so it was probably time to buy a new pair. I went ahead and bought the same kind, but the upgraded version (upgraded=same shoe, more awesomer colors). These give me blisters, too, but I'm hoping it's just because they need to be worn-in.
|If only the pink parts were purple!|
The right shoe in my previous pair had a squeak in it since I bought them and it drove me nuts. When I got this new pair, I switched over my outdated Superfeet insoles (yes, they really are that expensive, hence the "outdated") as I normally do, put them on, and BOTH shoes squeaked! I was more than a little peeved. After wearing them once and getting blisters (ugh!) I decided to just put in the insoles the shoes came with, in an attempt to quell the blisters, and the squeaking stopped! Do I feel like a big dummy? Yes, yes I do.
My final purchase is in the form of socks. I have looked everywhere imaginable for thick cushion socks that have the tab on the back to keep your shoes from rubbing the back of your ankle. EVERYWHERE! After probably a year and a half of purchasing socks that didn't fit the bill, and endless searching, I finally found some, they are cool colors! Double yay!
|Now I get to match my socks to my outfit even |
when working out!
That's all for now. I hope to follow this up with the purchase of that awesome purse from the Coach outlet. We'll see...
P.S. After yoga last week I got home, took the clips out of my hair, and realized my "yoga hair" was too fun to not document. Why can't I style it like this myself?