I Went on A Shopping Spree Last Week

I went on a shopping spree last week and it felt awesome.

First, my black pumps died. I had been wearing them despite the fact the soles were worn down completely, and my feet were killing me every day. I finally went out and bought me some new pumps that I could wear at work. I bought a black and a tan pair.

Cost: $130 Gianni Bini Michelle Mid-Heel Pumps

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Dillard’s had an additional 30% off already reduced clearance items on Thursday, and I went all out. I bought four pairs of earrings, a bracelet, and two blazers for work.

Cost: $80

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I bought some towels. We really needed new towels. The towels we have are super old. I have some pink Wal-mart towels given to me for my high school graduation, and my husband inherited some towels from when he was a kid. But towels are expensive, so I kept waiting for them to go on sale. I scored some Lenox towels at 66% off. Seriously, these towels were $30, and I got them for $10.50. I bought three.

Cost: $32 + tax

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My parents, my brother, and I are going to a family wedding this coming weekend. It’s actually my third cousin getting married. She invited us, so I had to buy a present. I bought her a Lenox towel set (two big ones and a medium size one) and a blue knitted throw. See picture above.

Cost: $41

The present would have originally been purchased for more than $100, but I got on a sale, so score. Plus, It feels odd to have to buy a present for someone I barely know. I apparently use to play with this cousin when I was three years old, I have only seen her once when I was 20, and we are only facebook friends, but since we are going to her wedding it’s expected to buy a present. Sometimes I think my mom and dad’s family are very one sided. We are always expected to buy gifts for our family, but we rarely receive any gifts from them. I never received any wedding or graduation presents from my family (other than my grandparents), yet it’s always expected from me to send presents. Story for another day! But definitely food for thought. At least this time we are going to the party, usually we don’t, and still send a present.

I should feel bad for spending almost $300 in one week and non-necessary stuff, but I really don’t. I needed new shoes, jewelry is always fun, and I bought blazers for $20 and $25 each. That’s a steal! The towels are amazing! Seriously :) So glad I bought them. I actually only bought two the first day, and went back the second day to score some more, but there was only one left. Next time I’m taking the lot!

I know the personal finance world always focuses on being thrifty and frugal, but sometimes it’s good to have some fun and relax!

I, also, made an appointment for the end of the month at the Dior counter in Dillard’s. I’m determined to learn how to put on mascara and eyeliner correctly!

Any recent purchases? :) Come on, make me feel a little less guilty!

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