It was last August, I was feeling disgusted by my shopaholic tendencies that I decided to instate my monthly budget. Which, some months I've stuck to, others I've unapologeticly gone over, and while I've been trying to force myself to consider purchases more carefully, I'm still prone to impulse buys.
Not to say that I haven't made some really good purchases this year. I got my brown leather fold over Lucky Brand bag that I'll be carrying for years to come; I got some absurdly comfortable neutral sandals that I've now worn 17 times, a starfish cuff that is undeniably awesome, scalloped hem shorts I'd been coveting for a year, and the Stormy Sea necklace I'd been coveting even longer.
Last August I had a cart full of stuff at Urban Outfitters I wanted to buy, but didn't. You know I still wish I'd gotten those darn red shorts.
So this year when faced with that cart at Urban, I decided to place the order. Only the item I want most, the striped dress that reminds me of the Marc by Marc Jacobs dress (a little) didn't ship!
Dear Customer Service,
Why is my cooperative tank dress on back order, and what the the chances that it will ship?
I was really looking forward to that dress, it reminds me of the Marc by Marc Jacobs dress that I could never afford, and I wanted to wear it with my cognac wedges and orange cross body bag and straw hat, and my heart sunk when I saw it wasn't shipping.
Is there any hope of getting it?
I know, whoever read it was probably laughing and rolling their eyes, but what can I say? I want that dress. I'll probably end up returning all the other things...
Today I was caught between a wet and a shopping place, and you know that I chose to shop.
Top Gap - Leopard Skirt Forever 21 - Trench Coat London Fog - Quilted Bag Thrifted - Sandals Onex - Belt Gap - Watch, Bracelets, Ring The Cavernous Jewelry Box - Earrings Taken for Granite
Today's damage at the outlet mall:
Chevron Print Dress from the Gap $18
Yes Vanessa, You are to blame.
White Linen Shorts from Banana Republic $14
Betsy Johnson Sunnies $15 (currently $75 at Zappos)
And that's all I've got to confess for now, but there are still two weeks left in August, and a whole lot of Fall things I've got my eyes on...