Thursday, June 28, 2012


All that is on my mind shopping. purses!
Maybe this is thanks to watching Sex and the City 2 again last night. 
SJP's outfits make me warm and fuzzy inside....or maybe I'm just a shopaholic.
I found myself browsing through stores online as I sat out in the sun. I packed up Scarlett and took a small trip to the shops to pick out a thing or two for each of us. Awhile back, I wrote about how I needed to stop shopping so much and start enjoying the little things. Which, I did. The simple things are the best part of life. I wrote about that HERE. But there is something so therapeutic about shopping. I am almost positive that I am not the only one to feel this way. Right? Bad mood? Buy a handbag. Rough day? Order a swim suit online. It is the perfect anecdote.

   I can't quite put my finger on it, but it gives me a sense of peace. Seeing that perfect skirt that you know would look wonderful with the shoes you bought last week. Or trying on your favorite top in 4 different colors. Browsing through aisles and aisles of shoes that are calling your name. I know that material things are not important. Still, I can't see the hurt in enjoying something that you like once in awhile. At one point, my fiancé would have said that I was a shopaholic...he may have been right in the aspect that I could not walk into a store without finding something to buy. This is true. I used to justify my purchases by saying, "It was on sale. Originally $98 and I got this steal for $ 45!!" How could Ty disagree with a savings like that?

  The truth is, that shopping is one of my favorite things to do. I am pretty money conscious. I never spend money that we don't have. I always look for affordable items and you would be surprised by the amount of items that I pass by even though they would be perfect addition to my closet. Ty says, "If shopping makes you happy, then do it."

    What a guy, right? Thank God I found him to marry....Haha. In all seriousness, what is it about shopping that makes me so happy? Is it a bad habit? Is it merely a great mood enhancer? Is there a fine line between being a shopaholic, and being a good bargain shopper?

Two Thirty-Five Designs


  1. I am such a shopaholic too and my mother is my partner in crime! I've been better since I had Alivia but lately since she's grown I've gone back to my old shopping habits! There is nothing better than shopping even when it's not for myself! I could buy Alivia a new wardrobe every week and shuffle around in the same ol' jeans I've had since high school! Watching Sex & the City doesn't help the shopping situation I know; but I can't NOT watch! I love all of them and the clothing, jewelry, shoes etc. are so inspiring!

  2. i love to shop!! and I do buy things i love in different colors!

  3. I love shopping, even if it's just window shopping!

  4. I would never call shopping a bad habit LOL guess it's just something to makes us happy :-) well, it makes me happy, the funny thing is that lately I'm much more into online shopping than actual shopping in stores. Summer sales start on Saturday over here and I can't wait, I've picked my favourites :-)

    and no, guess you're not alone ...

  5. You should sell your clothes!!! I'd buy!!!


  6. I love your're like a real life fashion plate! :)
    Ahhh, shopping...I love shopping bc you never know what you're going to find. My favorites, being thrift shops and Marshall's type stores...with the merchandise changing so often, I get a rush from going every few days and zipping through the hangers to find hidden treasures. I love dressing for my mood or the fact that it can cheer up my mood. I love your versatile it is.
    My mom and Steve call me a gypsy...but I like it like that.
    Happy shopping!

  7. Yep hes a keeper, lol! I agree there is something theraputic about shopping. When you find something you love...ooh and even better when you get a great deal!

  8. I love shopping too! When I was in the middle of my divorce, it's ALL I DID! It kept me sane I think.. lol... :)

    Just found you and I'm really excited I did! You've got killer style and it looks like you've got a great man too! I love it!

  9. Nothing wrong with a bit of retail therapy now and then!! I am always selling stuff I don't wear any more and the clothes the kids have outgrown as well , so sort of have a rolling wardrobe that I convince myself pays for itself - anything for a bit shopping. Enjoying your blog. Xx

  10. I love your outfit choices above. You look cute, classic, beautiful and comfortable...effortless style.

  11. Love all of those outfits! Really enjoy your blog! I just became a follower and would love a follow back!


  12. There is indeed something therapeutic about shopping! I too love it. For me there just such a thrill at finding something fabulous for a great price. (I only shop clearance and thrift stores!) But even just looking at all the pretty stuff makes me happy. ;)

  13. It really makes everything better, whether or not that is healthy. Thrift and clearance shopping becomes a competition almost; bargaining is a true art form.

  14. I love shopping, but I can't do it as much as I'd like.

  15. I LOVE SJP's style in the sex and the city movies and the series!


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