I spent a little time doing some shopping this morning. With my work hours, I haven’t been able to get to a store and really shop. Most of the time when I go, I’m there to pick up necessities and then as I’m walking to the cashier I’m thinking about hurrying home to sip on pomegranate wine (read: nectar of the GAWDS). Considering how much I spent, I see that it was all for the best.
But regardless of how much I spent today, I deserve it. I deserve to have some me time and I deserve to have everything I want after I’ve satisfied the needs and wants of my family. I’m guilty of putting myself last because as a mother, you always think of your children first and completely forgetting about the things that I want. I’ve conditioned myself to think that way and though the habit is hard to break, I’m getting better at treating myself and giving myself some of my time.
I wanted to dress as comfy as I could being as though I was going to do a lot of walking and that it’s still 90+ degrees here in Louisiana. I did manage to make it to Target to get the new Philip Lin bag. I had fallen in love with Ralph Lauren’s Dorian Spazzolato Shopper tote and decided that it would be my next purchase until I saw and Instagram buddy of mine talking about Phillip Lim’s debut at Target this weekend. And while a $60 alternative to a $400 bag isn’t too bad, I still have my heart set for the Dorian bag simply because I know my work laptop is going to kill the straps on my Phillip Lim tote.
While I did not find most of the clothing appealing, I am in love with my bag. I was a bit wary of the size and if it’d accommodate my laptop but the zippers on the side aid in providing more space for expansion. I also LOVE magnetic closures which is what this bag has. It’ll definitely do until I get my Ralph Lauren bag or until the straps give out, although the material does seem quite sturdy for everyday wear. We shall see.
I also managed to grab a few items to add to my meager cometics collection. I must admit that the only “make-up” I know how to apply and that I actually apply to my face is lip gloss/lip stick and eye shadow.
I am trying to tap more into my feminine side with wearing color on my lips. Most of my collection is more on the nude-colored lip wear but I did purchase this red lip stick a while back that I’m unfortunately not brace enough to try just yet.