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.
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?