Jeans: AE Jeggings
Boots: Frye Paige Tall Riding Boots
Earrings: Tree and Kimble
"I want the sun to hit my face through oak trees in the open lot. Forget about the things you want. Be thankful for what all you got." - Dan Auerbach
This time of year is detrimental to my budget. I find myself just wanting to buy, buy, buy! First of all, I made the mistake of going on Pottery Barn's website and finding all these bird ornaments that I now want so bad. I'm especially coveting the snowy owl Christmas tree topper that's sold out online. Of course, I discovered I could get one for twice the original price on Ebay. Luckily, I haven't become that desperate yet.
Then, there's this whole Anthropologie sale fiasco. 25% off today then 50% off during "special hours" on Friday. Could you make it any more confusing and appealing at the same time, Anthro? Hell, I want to buy anything during the "special hours" just so I can feel special. I listed 2 dresses for sale yesterday for the sole purpose of gathering funds to feed my Anthropologie sale frenzy. It worked. I didn't even make it to the "special hours." I purchased a dress this morning that was quickly selling out. I think I managed to get the last one. Unless, I manage to make some more money, I won't be part of the special club come Friday. :-(
I feel really stressed out lately. Between worrying about money and wanting everything I see, I'm getting down right depressed. I thought this time of year was supposed to be fun. Truth is, it's so easy to get caught up in all the shopping hoopla. It's almost like a game these days. The fact that the deals are just not on Black Friday anymore adds even more variables to the equation. There's Pre-Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and God knows what else they'll come up with before Christmas gets here. I feel myself wanting to go crazy and turn into this horrible consumption monster.
Tonight, we went to my Aunt's house for Pre-Thanksgiving dinner. It's a tradition that's been in place long before I came into existence. We eat ham and collards and sit around catching up with family. I had such a good time. I was laughing so hard at one point that my stomach muscles were killing me. I could just feel all my stress melt away. My family, including my mother, was very welcoming and warm to Jerry. As I was hugging my Aunt on our way out the door, she whispered in my ear, "I really like your boyfriend. He's very nice." I realized that these are the moments of pure happiness, not the next purchase or the victory of acquiring something on super sale. Tonight, I'm thankful for what I've already got.
Dan Auerbach - Goin' Home