Ok, so this is what happened. On Fat Tuesday, Ben kept telling me to “go crazy because tomorrow Lent starts and we will be giving something up.” I did not know what I was giving up yet and didn't really think too much about it. The Spirit of New Orleans must have moved me because it came to me that I should give up my little sale shopping addiction—if you can even call it that. It is something that takes up time and money I could be spending elsewhere.
I frequent Target, H&M, Forever 21 etc. on a regular basis—don’t judge I grew up in the suburbs, so I usually see when things are on sale and just wait until then to buy. So yesterday morning when I figured out that I would give this up I had a little freak out. I didn’t know my last time shopping would be my last for the next 40 days! Ben and I agreed we would start our Lenten fast after the Ash Wednesday service last night.
So I went to my favorite shopping area in Rittenhouse Square and hit up my usual haunts: H&M, Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters and Paper Source. Later in the day I managed to make it to the mall to pop in Forever 21—one of my absolute favorites. I seriously wiped myself out going to all of these places in one day. It’s an addiction I think I can live without for the next 40 days.
Ok, ok, so this is what I ended up with…xoxo
Charming Charlie: (I used a gift card here:) Gold Bracelet ($7.97), Sunglasses ($9.97), Glasses Case ($9.97)
Urban Outfitters: Boots (were on super sale for only $19.99!)
Forever 21: Flats ($16.80)
H&M: Purse ($17.95), Orange clutch ($4.95), Stripe clutch ($4.95)
Target: Sally Hansen Polish in Mighty Mango ($1.97)