Necklace: c/o NoMoreRack.com | Dress: Rebecca Taylor via TJ Maxx (worn) | Vest: via Poshmark (worn) | Bracelets: Sophistifunk Shop & Bauble Bar (worn here & here) |
Ring: Gorjana via RocksBox | Booties: Target (worn)
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How do you know if you spend too much time shopping? When you have to make a whole blog about it? I feel like that's a pretty good indicator. But, seriously, how much time is too much time to spend perusing the Internet for great dealsand scouring Marshall's and TJ Maxx for a steal? When I saw this dress at TJ Maxx last fall, I fell in love. I love how Rebecca Taylor's designs can be girly, whimsical and chic all at once. However, my modest bank account does not condone my love affair with RT. So, what did I do? I visited this dress at TJ Maxx once a week for almost two months until it went far enough on sale for me to purchase. That sounds like a pretty sick obsession, right? Well, I pass TJ Maxx on my way home from work and each trip was about 5 minutes. So, I maybe spent 40 minutes shopping for this dress in total.
However, this vest was a different story. I spent countless hours going to the mall, perusing online retailers and scouring Poshmark for the perfect faux fur cropped vest. I spent so long looking for it, that by the time I found one I loved....winder was more than half over. Also, after I finally found the vest, I actually had the thought...."Well? What do I do now?" Was I really spending that much of my free time shopping that I didn't know what to do with myself after I had acquired my find?! That's insane! It's not like I even spend a lot of money online shopping. I just spend soooo much time looking. Also, I am a professional woman, in a relationship, with a dog (and a cat), with lots of friends. I have so many other and better things I could be doing with my spare time.
So, now I am putting limits on myself. No more losing track of time online shopping. I will only online shop during my Sunday morning couch sessions and I will only take a trip to Marshall's or TJ Maxx once a month. I am not saying I am going to replace that time with worthwhile endeavors like reading classic novels, or learning another language, or cooking a hot meal once in a while. I'll probably just get more blog reading and cat cuddling done during the week.
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