I had the perfect storm of factors involved in last week’s mini shopping-spree. My lunch buddy was out of the office, so I had some lunch time to burn (and had heard about a few sales). I got paid and got my tuition reimbursement from work. Yes, most of that is going towards next semester’s tuition but I think I worked hard enough this spring to splurge a little. I say “mini” shopping spree, because it was seriously mini, only two stores. But I came out of both with a sales receipt and a shopping bag, whee!
First stop, Banana Republic. I went straight to the sale section. The sale section at the store near me is huge and has clothes for the current season. I don’t have to rifle through sweaters in June and tank tops in December. So I bought a ruffle top (you’ll see it if you scroll down), and a pair of linen shorts with a tie waist. Yessirree, I can check another item off of my Five Essentials List. That does mean I need to put something else on it though, hrm.
On Friday I went to The Loft with my beau so he could buy his sister a gift card. I guess that meant I had to buy something, right? So I did, but both things were on sale (again) so I didn’t feel too guilty. Beau is usually a pretty good money meter for me (“do you really think you need that?”) and he approved of the purchases so that must mean they’re okay. I got this dress (that I ended up wearing yesterday) and this top (which I wore Saturday). In case it wasn’t evident, I like wearing new clothes right away.
That’s the “liquidity” part of my title, so on to the solids. Lately I’ve been on a kick where my outfits consist solely of solid colors. I’m enjoying it because I can pair some of my less conventional colors (pink pants, for example) with a top that isn’t black or white. It really opens my clothing options up! The outfit I’m wearing today is an example. I’ve got my new ruffle-y tank top on with my army green pants. Even my seafoam green nail polish matches the color scheme. I’m definitely feeling more comfortable with making color choices that I wouldn’t have been making a few months ago, and wearing the clothes with confidence.
Sidenote: Insert typical excuse for poor quality photo here.
Sidenote 2: My subconscious drew me to this top whilst at the store, apparently, because just a few weeks ago J from J’s Everyday Fashion posted an outfit that I absolutely loved, and the top she linked to as a similar one to her own is the same one I bought. One never has enough electric lime.
Sidenote 3: I partook in a housewarming extravaganza yesterday and made some sangria. Much to my happiness, it was dubbed “Cingria”. I thought it was delicious, I hope others did too.