They say money doesn't buy happiness, but money does buy stuff. And I love stuff. Stuff makes me happy. So I'm not sure that that old adage is completely true.
After the first week of school, I was a little overwhelmed. One week in and I already felt like I'd been back in school for a month. Classes were intense, homework was piling up, and I was dragging bad on the way to the weekend. I'd been saving my tax refund money for an, uh, emergency. And I thought this was emergency enough.
I find retail therapy to be extremely effective. I love shopping. To a fault. And I've been craving a new purse for a few weeks now. If you didn't know this about me, now you will—I have a handbag addiction. In a bad way.
So I took my friend Megan—actually, she took me, technically—and we hit up the shops.
We went a couple of different places, including the ATM, and I ended up with that new purse I'd been wanting. Plus my first official pair of Cowboy boots. YES. I am excited. I've been a Texan for my whole life, but I've never owned a pair of Cowboy boots. So now I'm a legit Texan, y'all! Whoop!
I'm super excited about my new stuff, so I thought I'd share it with you guys. Hope you don't mind!
Here are my boots! I got 'em for a steal at a resale shop, but you know what? The soles look brand new. In fact, they all around look brand new, down to the interior. They're great boots—a good quality brand, and all. Plus I think they're friggin' adorable. And, if I'm being honest, I feel kind of like a bada$$ wearing them. What's not to love?!
|LOVE the shape of the toes!|
|The embroidery is a darker green/teal than it looks here.|
It's also actually three different shades of color.
Thanks camera flash.
Next is my purse. I'm kind of in love with it. Especially because it's actually called a Baby Fluffy. Is that not the most excellent style name for a purse? I mean, come on! Gotta love Juicy Couture. I've been wanting one of their handbags for awhile now. This weekend was my weekend to make that want come true. Here's my new purse! I already have the wallet to match!
|"Once upon a time..."|
|Royal Juicy. I royally love this bag!|
|Choose Juicy? I did, thanks! ♥|
|For some reason the flash thought it needed to happen this time.|
And casual love to my favorite True Blood trio on their cover of Rolling Stone!
(They're the, uh...naked ones covered in blood...)
|The inside! I have always loved their little phrases!|
Already found a spot for my headphones.
|Just for fun—the wallet I already had.|
Now I have a bag to go with it! Excite.
Ariat Cowboy boots, originally around $150, bought for $55.
Juicy Couture Baby Fluffy handbag, originally $175, bought for $89.99.
Satisfying the overwhelming urge to shop?
What can I say? Retail therapy works!