Retail Therapy

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While I enjoy shopping, I’m not someone who goes out shopping all the time.  And if and when I do, I’m often “window” shopping because my budget just doesn’t allow for much more than that.  Over the last few weeks, I’ve really wanted a fun shopping trip to buy a few new items for myself but as usual, I just didn’t feel like I could fork over the cash.


That was until I found myself in need of a new running arm band.  And it was serious…y’know that point when you can’t wear it even one more time.

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Gross, I know but I promise I’m getting somewhere with this…


The thing is, I knew if I set out to buy a new armband, I’d also be wandering around looking at clothes, shoes and everything else and wishing I could buy them.  I feared that I actually would and spend more money than I was prepared for.  So I did something for me…I took a look at my expenses, I figured out what was possible and reasonable without setting me back, and I gave myself a budget.


I made my way to TJ Max, tried on several pieces that could be worn to work or with jeans any day, made a few selections and left feeling good about my purchases.  I didn’t take pictures of the pieces (#bloggerfail) but I bought a new arm band (thank goodness!), two shirts, and a sweater (very similar to the one below).


I’ve had a rough couple of weeks and I really needed to do something for myself, to make myself feel better and guess what? It worked!  Sometimes we all need to take care of ourselves and sometimes that means a little retail therapy.


Thanks to Becky for reminding us to treat ourselves.

When was the last time you allowed yourself a little retail therapy?

9 thoughts on “Retail Therapy

  1. Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli

    Yay for retail therapy!! And I’m especially proud for you releasing your inner Maxxonista! 😉 It’s been a few weeks since I’ve been shopping for myself (vacation I think?) but luckily, I haven’t really felt the “need” for anything new! Just gives me a good excuse to start saving for Christmas! 😀

  2. Kalee

    I love a little retail therapy!! 🙂 I need a little about 4 times a year…usually with the season change. TJ Max is one of my favorites!! 🙂 Even eBay is awesome for cute pieces!

    Yay on the armband!!!

    1. admin Post author

      I LOVE TJMaxx, Marshalls, any of those kind of places. Sometimes it’s hard to find something but if you’re patient, you can definitely find the gems!

  3. Melissa @ Freeing Imperfections

    Hah! My arm band is kind of in the same condition. It doesn’t smell that bad but it’s torn and just really messed up.

    I try to plan at the beginning of the month what my splurge or treat for myself will be. I usually have a very long list of stuff I want but won’t ever get all at once. It’s nice to do it once in a while. More often and it’s not even fun!

  4. Presh

    I love retail therapy. Actually did some the past weekend. I brought a shirt, jacket, and earrings. Felt good afterwards too. But now i’m in need of new running shoes. I agree though sometimes you need to treat yourself even if it’s something small!

  5. Becky @ Olives n Wine

    Ahhh – I am so happy you allowed yourself the flexibility to spend just a little bit! (AND that you got a new armband 😉 ) For some reason retail therapy always helps me as well – it just feels good to look good!

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