A Little Something For Myself
11/17/2011, 10:55 AM
Filed under: My Shopping Finds

Are you ever haunted my an item that you didn’t purchase?  Unfortunately for me, the ghosts of “things I really wanted but didn’t get” past sometimes make it hard for me to concentrate on something new.  So when I declared my Adieu au Shopping in mid September, it’s no shock that I left a gorgeous black leather and leopard print pony hair Badgley Mischka tote with an affordable price tag of $199.99 hanging sadly on a hook at TJ Maxx in Buckhead as I strolled off with my with Betsey Johnson leopard print trench. 

What is also not shocking is that I told Marguerite the story of it a couple weeks ago, with regret still in my voice.  And you know what she said, “Why didn’t you just buy it?  You could always take it back…” as if it’s just THAT easy for a girl like me to return, well frankly, anything.  Can you imagine the OBSESSION that followed?  You probably can’t – the web searches and TJ Maxx and Marshalls searches…

And then one harmless day at lunch, I headed to Marshalls for measuring cups (you know, for the getting skinny pre-Paris part that I have also not been too good at.)  What did I find on the way to the register after finding lovely measuring cups?  A pony hair leopard print bag and belt.  Yep.  Both.

Aqua Madonna Leopard Print Pony Hair Satchel – $99.99 at Marshalls

Nine West Leopard Print Pony Hair Belt – $14.99 at Marshalls

Now, you also know how seriously I feel about my duties as the baller aunt to Carlos.  Jamison and I woke up super early on a gloomy Sunday morning to check out the Harajuku Mini collection at Target.  (You may recall the bad luck I had with the Missoni for Target hunt.)  Unfortunately, they didn’t have the toddler stuff fully in stock yet.  I did manage to grad a cute top for Isis, a great newsboy cap and sneakers for Losi (AKA Carlos) and even snatched up a cute plaid bow headband for myself (see below):

My vision of how little Losi would look all decked out as a Harajuku Mini:

And you know what, I don’t feel bad for one second for buying the belt, satchel or headband.  I am thrilled.


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Hey. why don’t i have that belt?

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