I'm getting paid today and I've been feeling pretty blues-y. Even though on the whole my life is on the fast track to getting way, way better, there are still some major kinks to work out before that happens...I usually handle stress pretty well but for me that just means not freaking out all over the place, so unfortunately it gets internalized and if there's too much of it for weeks and weeks I start to get really bummed out.
When I feel myself on the cusp of getting inconsolable, I have two knee-jerk reactions: to eat, or to shop. "How very girly of you," says NBF (New BoyFriend) A. I assume A is referring to some of my, um, less ladylike habits when he says this, the topic of which is a constant running joke among us. Regardless, with swimsuit season coming up in just four short months the ensuing guilt over pigging out is just not worth it to me...so clothes it is! Off we go to UrbanOutfitters.com.
Kimchi Blue Back-Stitch Cardigan...the original price is $69, but I got it for $9. Woot for deals! Only the black colorway is $9.99 (plus I used a 10% off code, LOVEUO) but some of the other colors are also going for $19.99 and $29.99. It's still a pretty great deal if you've been looking for a cozy cardigan...I got mine in a size L because I prefer a super-long oversized fit. That's just how I roll.
Last but not least, these adorable convertible mittens. Staring At Stars Plush Spacedye Convertible Gloves. I had a pair of really nice wool ones from Muji for two years, but in the recent move one seems to have wandered off...I bought a pair of cute striped gloves to replace them, but it's really inconvenient to have to whip it off each time I want to use my iPod (firstworldproblems...). Convertible handcoverings really are the way to go. These are only acrylic/polyester blend so we'll see how warm they are, although the lone review is favorable! I got them for $9 after using the UO code. Their original price is $20, but they're on sale for $10 :D
And there you have it...almost as good as a huge bowl of pasta.