Is it just me, or has anyone else been feeling sluggish and unmotivated these last few days?
If I didn’t actively have to leave my house to go to work or class, I probably wouldn’t.
I’ve also been watching Game of Thrones like it’s going out of style, so not wanting to do anything but get caught up before the new season starts seems like a legitimate reason. Side note: why can’t THIS be a job? Get paid to stay in bed and watch TV shows – COUNT ME IN!
Anyway, because of the crappy last few days, I decided to have a ‘treat yo’self’ kind of day the very best way I knew how: retail therapy.
I really don’t know if it’s the change in weather, but I’ve had a headache for the last couple of days. Monday night it got to the point where I had to lay down in complete darkness and hold a cold cloth against it to feel any sort of relief – even then, it wasn’t much.
When I woke up Tuesday, I felt better, but still had that kind of ‘down in the dumps’ mentality.
I actively changed that and took myself out for a day of shopping and pampering.
I got my nails done. I bought a book I’ve been wanting to read. I bought some jeans, some basic tees and some fun, striped tanks. I bought some eyeshadow that I’ve been eyeing (no pun intended) for a while.
Just look at all of these goodies!
I’m really digging the neutral looks and the idea of building a capsule wardrobe. Navy, gray, black, white – simple, basic, and so versatile.
I can dress it up, and dress it down.
The options are endless.
I’ve been wanting to read this book for weeks now – so finally I bought it. Also, note the pretty burgundy shellac gel I have on my nails (the photo doesn’t do it justice – it’s gorgeous)!
Who doesn’t love a good, cute little notebook?
It’s a little tricky to see, but these four shades are awesome. I love a nice dusty rose lid, or even a very faint gold shimmer. But my all time fave is the lightest one on the left – a glimmering champagne color for everyday wear.
I’m also looking forward to doing some makeup tutorials for the everyday girl. On that note, I also bought a tripod on amazon.com, so once that bad boy comes in – video time!
Anyway, back to what I was saying…
Retail therapy is one of those things that can get a touch expensive if you don’t do it right. I don’t shop often, but when I do I usually make a trip out of it. For a little under $100, I was able to buy the two pairs of jeans and all six shirts. There are at least five different outfits I can think of, using the new clothes and certain items I already own. That’s five more outfits than I had before!
I’m excited to wake up tomorrow and do my makeup, using the new eyeshadow.
I’m stoked to take transit to work tomorrow morning and be able to read my new book!
It’s the little things in life that I look forward to, and this little shopping excursion really helped pull me out of my early-March slump (even if only for just a day or two).
I believe in retail therapy because there’s something so therapeutic about walking through a busy mall with shoppings bags in hand, knowing that you’re leaving with your mind a little clearer (and your wallet a little lighter). You don’t have to buy much, but it’s nice to do something for yourself every once in a while.
So, I guess my advice to you if you’re feeling kind of low, is to go out and do some shopping. Don’t go crazy and spend all of your money, but buy yourself something that you feel and look great in – a new lipstick, a new shirt, or maybe even something as small as a pair of earrings.
Sometimes you need that little extra something-something to get you back into the swing of things.
You don’t always feel good, but at the very least you’ll look damn good trying. #AmIRight?