Lately, I feel if I am seeing more and more items that I need (correction:want) in stores, while my wallet size seems to be shrinking by the hour.
New York, I love you but you’re killing me.
Saturday, I decided it was about time to have a “me” night. The rain had cleared away, and it was the perfect night to go for a walk. After wandering up 3rd Avenue for a bit, what started as a walk quickly turned into a two hour shopping expedition at Bloomingdales. How exactly I ended up there I can’t really explain, but long story short:
I saw Bloomingdales. It called out to me. I did “need” a few things…why not just go in for a minute? Sees something shiny. Minute turns into two hours. The end.
While I was there, I decided it would be a fun idea to try on shoes and clothing that I will definitely not be able to afford for a significant amount of time. One of my favorite try ons? This sparkly Kate Spade creation:
Walking away from these pumps caused more of a broken heart than I think a boy ever could. Sigh…one day.
Here are a few other items I’m loving this week:
1. Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Shine #10 Chocolate Instyle
This is one of my “need” items I picked up while browsing the YSL makeup counter in Bloomingdales. I’ve always been afraid of straying from the typical pinks and reds when it comes to my lip color, but the woman working the counter was very convincing when it came to giving brown a try. I knew it was in this fall after seeing Leighton Meester rock it recently, but I didn’t realize how much I would love it until I put it on. It’s the perfect everyday lip color for the cold weather season. Coming from a girl who loves her pinks, this is saying a lot.
2. Essie Dress to Kilt
This fall, I am in love with all the deep reds. After giving Essie’s Bordeaux a try last week, I decided to invest in one of their Fall 2014 colors during a recent Duane Reade trip. Best $8.00 I ever spent! The color is a deep, rich red, perfect for fall!
3. My Recent Reads
I’m currently in the middle of reading two awesome books (yet another impulse buy after a Friday evening in Barnes & Noble). Not that Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham, and How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are. Both books are hilarious, inspiring, and really all about the power we hold as women. Honestly, I think we forget sometimes how powerful femininity can be, and it’s nice to be reminded every once in a while. I’ll post a more in depth analysis once I finish both books!
4. Kate Spade Eye Mask
After getting used to a year and a half of working, sleeping in on the weekends has become extremely difficult. I could be at the point of exhaustion, but one little ray of sunshine in my room and I’m up for the day. I’ve been searching for the perfect eye mask that was cute and functional, and I believe Kate Spade has nailed it with this one. What could be better than satin, bows, and more sleep?