IKEA = home

IKEA!
IKEA!

We spent most of our time at IKEA. We barely spent any time inside the mall. Here is what I got from there:

lucky bamboo
lucky bamboo

plant & vase from IKEA. brought separately.

love
glass

That’s it! I know your mind is blown. Oh, I did buy my sister a birthday gift from IKEA…but yeah that is all. I didn’t buy anything from the mall. I saw one thing I really wanted: a pair of yoga pants from Bebe. They were $64 with an additional 40% off. Even that is out of my (current) price range. But now I wish I had them. I still can’t justify the price. They were gorgeous and so soft!

I had to take one pic of my favorite part of IKEA – the displays:

not my office
not my office

It was a nice trip to Northern VA but I never want to do it that way again. The traffic was horrible. Next time I have to stay overnight. I’ve driven to DC with no problems and Potomac Mills with no problems in the past. So…maybe it is new roadwork? I dunno but the drive sucked. That is my only complaint. One more good thing: The restaurant in IKEA is pretty good and the prices rocked. I had meatballs and potatoes. I love meatballs. πŸ™‚

I cannot wait for my solo hotel getaway. It is this Saturday-Sunday. I want to go now!! *whines* πŸ˜‰

Today is a nice day. Sunny and 70 degrees. I just got back in from outside. I got a bunch of homework done in an hour. I need to work that fast inside the house. I know I have said this many times but I love being outside. I love nature. I love warm weather!

Weekly

Music for the week: India.Arie, Lea Michele, Christina Perri, Eric Hutchinson, Shakira, Sara Evans, Joan Osborne, Jonatha Brooke

Why did I ever stop listening to Eric Hutchinson?! Big mistake.

TV for the week: basketball, Desperate Housewives

Movie of the week: Β I might watchΒ 12 Years a SlaveΒ or I might save it for next week.

I typed the same thing last week. Ha! I will watch it eventually.

Books of the week:Β Β HiddenΒ by Catherine McKenzie, Die My Love by Kathryn Casey, Forgiveness: 21 Days to Forgive Everyone for Everything by Iyanla Vanzant

I didn’t know Iyanla had a new book out until I saw it on the library site. I have it for two weeks. Better get started.

Feeling like a fool for trying

I was hoping to have more than just clothes pics for this entry. Maybe pics of a clean house?

I’m so disappointed. (Story of my life). The cleaning service wouldn’t clean my house. I said the main things I wanted clean were the bathroom and the kitchen. Well my counters in the kitchen weren’t CLEAN enough for them to um, clean. Ha. Oh well. Thanks for nothing. Too bad I already paid for it. Should I just write it off as a loss? I’m supposed to clean before they clean? WHAT? I have used maid services 3 times in my life and I have never had a problem.

The funny thing is, I did clean everything first. Clearly it wasn’t up to their standards. 😦 Anyway, I would have rather them clean what they could (the bathroom etc) then to just do nothing. ARGH! I’m glad I wasn’t there when they came. I would have died or cried while she told me they wouldn’t clean it. Actually I would have just asked them to clean the rest of the house. FORGET THE KITCHEN! They don’t understand. Anything is better than nothing.

So I don’t know what to do. I guess I will do my best (which isn’t good enough) and try to clean it on my own.Β  I don’t even have a working vacuum. The new one my mom gave me won’t pick up. If they call me back about rescheduling again I will say I haven’t had time to clean yet. Money wasted.

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Thrifting time! I brought these clothes about a month ago. I want to say I didn’t pay more than $3.99 for each blouse.

lace
lace
love this sweater
glitter

 

Love this blouse
Love this blouse

 

always buy something blue
I always buy something blue
my fave
my fave

 

worn this a ton
worn this a ton

This is why I can’t’ just justify buying new clothes. Most of my favorite clothes are from thrift stores. I don’t need anymore clothes!!!! I would like to visit a vintage store or a consignment shop one day though. Maybe just window shop?

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Culinary school is dead. I did find another program that might work…but I read things like this: (Should I go to culinary school?) and I know the environment isn’t for me. It looks like I will be going back to school to finish what I started 4 years ago – ha. The plan is to go back this winter/spring. More on this later.

my goal seems perfectly clear

I read a finance self help book once. One of the rules was to pretend that you have money. haha! But I did that yesterday. I went to Macy’s and Forever 21 (for the 1st time). I ordered from F21 online once but I’ve never been to the store. I had to keep reminding myself that all I do is go to the gym. All the cute clothes…forget it.

I had my birthday Macy’s gift card. I brought these fab skinny jeans:

purple
purple

How do you like my modeling skills? πŸ™‚ I’ve been to two different Macy’s in the past year. Neither had an active wear section. I had hoped to find something for the gym. I did buy two pair of leggings from Forever 21. Boring gym clothes but that is all I really need.

I just got back from the free gym. I did weights and cardio. That scale says I weigh 133. Whatevs. OH! I had wheat yesterday. I went to a Mexican place at the mall and brought soft tacos. I’m pretty sure the tortillas had wheat. I hope this isn’t the start of my downfall. :/

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Last week I was depressed. I couldn’t focus and I was lethargic. At first I thought it was more of REAL depression. Real depression is depression without a reason (to me anyways).Β  It just hits out of nowhere. But now I’m wondering it if was just work depressing me. I would rather have a reason since I’m on an anti-depressant. I’m feeling better now. I can actually read! What a concept.

I’m anxious about next week. Work is changing for me. So anything could happen. Scary.

Oaxaca: purchases

More pics from Oaxaca. Part I was underwhelming but here it is. First let me say…no one can say I didn’t live like the locals. I just ate at a place so far from tourist land. Another thing is before I came here I said to myself, “I don’t care how much my feet bother me, I’m going to walk and walk”. This evening it was so bad, I was limping. I will carry pain meds with me from now on even though I’m not planning on walking a lot tomorrow. Tomorrow is my last day. 😦 I’m just going to revisit my favorite places.

Here are my purchases that I haven’t posted yet:

3 things
  1. A blouse. I brought it this morning and wore it for my dinner/evening stroll. I love it. $150 pesos
  2. a bookmark from a guy on the street $10 pesos
  3. wooden necklace from a clothing store. on sale $120 pesos
blouse

I probably won’t wear this much due to the way it is made. I shouldn’t have brought it. Purple is my weakness. $150 pesos

water bottles

I was so relieved to finally find something with the name OAXACA on it. One is for my sister. The other might be for my mom. She has a choice between 2 souvenirs. heh $90 pesos a piece from a boutique kind of shop.

  1. 3 postcards from the famous Amate Books. $5.00 pesos a piece
  2. necklace from a woman outside of the Santo Domingo Church. Yes, I went in! It was awesome. Details later.

  1. 2013 calender. I can’t wait to hang that somewhere. Can’t remember the price. Handmade by someone in a neighbor city (like most of these items actually).
  2. a magnet cross for my mom. $50 pesos. From Amate books
  3. pair of earrings from a boutique $30 pesos
  4. a handmade bookmark. $10 pesos

  1. A vase. might be my mom’s. her choice. πŸ™‚ from the Benito Juarez Market. What an experience! Mostly locals shop there. Can’t remember the price.
  2. a oaxaca keychain. $10 pesos from the Benito Juarez Market.
  3. shot glass. can’t remember price
  4. a bookmark. will probably place in my travel journal.
  5. at the very bottom are $1 peso coins

Saving the best for last…….

My favorite item! We have barely parted since I brought him yesterday morning. $200 pesos. nicely made.

I got some of everything I’d planned to buy which is a shock to me. My bank account is sad though. :/ Oh well, I’m in for the night after being out walking all day. I may try to catch the presidential debate tonight. Will it be in Ingles? I doubt it.

Dreaming the same dream

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This past weekend I went to Potomac Mills for the first time and it was actually a pleasant little trip! I’ve passed PM several times on my way to DC and I’ve always wanted to go…..However, I didn’t like the mall. Anyone who lives in a good sized city has better stores at better prices. I would only recommend PM to people who live overseas and people who live in very, very small towns. Otherwise you will not be impressed.Β  I saw a tour bus full of tourists on my way out the mall. All I could think was, “I hope they didn’t come here just for this”. I did get a little lip gloss done for free with NO PRESSURE to buy. πŸ™‚ I never wear makeup so that was nice.

The traffic wasn’t bad at all for the DMV area. (DC, MD & VA). I went there to get pesos. I just wanted that one worry off my mind. Thank Buddha for the internet. I knew there had to be a place somewhere I could get pesos. I had to drive 90 minutes to get there….I got a decent deal. Most of my pesos are going to the hostel. I probably have enough left for the taxi and to eat everyday. But if I want to buy stuff, I might run out. So I am planning on going to an ATM in Oaxaca if necessary. Yeah, I should have gotten more from the mall. Too late now. :/

I’m saving the best for last: I went to Ikea! I have dreamed of going to Ikea for a decade. Back in the day, I used to drool over their thin catalog. I wanted to have an Ikea home. That was my life vision. Well that never happened. :/ Sigh. Ikea is not a part of Potomac Mills. It is across the busy street. I wanted to take a pic of the blue and yellow sign but I didn’t want to be a total freak PLUS it was cold and I didn’t have a jacket on. lol. It was everything I thought it would be and more. πŸ™‚ I love their mini living spaces. So awesome.

IKEA FREAKOUT ALERT!!!!! They have the best dressers. I can only dream of having one of their dressers. People crap on their stuff all the time but I have never owned a dresser of that quality. WHY can’t I build stuff? You have to put everything together yourself. That is why I will never have my Ikea dream unless I can find someone to hire to put it together. But who would buy without having someone in mind? Me, probably. I am so desperate. After seeing their stuff in person. OMG. I will find me an Ikea person. Where art thou? Honestly if I was living in my house, I probably would have at least brought some “art”. I was so tempted. I’m very glad I do not live near an Ikea. I would have a room full of lamps. πŸ˜‰

on edit: I do know how to follow directions and put things together but they are never sturdy.

The only thing that wasn’t awesome was getting to the checkout. I walked further in there than I did in all of Potomac Mills. I felt like I was walking in circles…maybe I was or that store is huge.They need more than one check out spot. All I brought was towels and a travel journal for Mexico. I had to have an Ikea souvenir.

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Another good thing happened! I won a free spot in the one and only Becky Higgins Project Life class! Who is a Project Life freak? ME. haha. The class costs $99 so I was so excited to get a free spot!!!!!!!!!!!!1111!!!!111!! It lasts for twelve weeks. I might share some of my stuff on this blog but I don’t get my pics printed out that often so I don’t know if I’ll be able to follow along in that way. The name of the class is Project Real Life. I believe registration is still open for a few days.

Total yayness. πŸ˜‰ Becky Higgins is my teacher. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ LOL

Just give me back those pieces

I posted this in my social anxiety blog but I wanted to post the documentary here too since I mention it a lot:

I can really relate to it. I could never have been a part of that doc without medication like one of the participants.Β  Wow.Β  It is a must watch. It explains the WHYs of social anxiety. Considering how prevalent SA* is, I would think there would be more docs on it but there isn’t. I guess it is hard to find people who want to participate. I’d participate if I didn’t think my family would find out. Oh and then there are future employers so no way,Β  forget it. I have a hard enough time already. I’ve been let go from jobs for having SA.

*Yes some people are just shy and shouldn’t be labeled with SA but some people are really suffering. Without help bad, bad things can happen (suicide etc). I would rather more people get diagnosed than none at all.

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I’m having a buyers remorse freak out. The stuff that I ordered isn’t even here yet. Well I just ordered it. Since I started telecommuting, I haven’t spent much money on clothes. But today I spent $50 at Forever21.com. I know! Of all the stores. LOL. I have never been to their store or ordered anything from them. I unexpectedly got a $50+ check in the mail and instead of saving it…I just really wanted the skirt. (edit: Just found out I will be working overtime this Saturday for the 1st time in a long time. yay!) Well why not show whatΒ  I brought?

I don’t have a hotel for the August D’Angelo/Mary J. Blige concert but I have a maxi dress. πŸ™‚ (I don’t need a hotel but it would be nice). Here is what I will probably wear to the concert:

maxi dress

This dress was buy one get one free. (Weird sale, right?) I plan on giving the 2nd dress to my sister for Xmas unless it is really flimsy. Then I’ll just keep it for myself. I would love to give it to her and get a jump start on my most hated time of year. I could be done with one person in July!Β  I don’t like that maxi dresses are seen as trendy but I love that I can find them everywhere these days. For the past 10+ years, I’ve been wearing maxi dresses and what they now call maxi skirts. I kind of want to buy all the maxi dresses I can since I love them so much, IF it is indeed just a fad.Β  But since I generally shop at thrift stores maybe I can find all the unwanted dresses there from the trendy people in a year or two. πŸ™‚

bracelet

I’m not really a bracelet person but I had to get the order to $50 to get free shipping. Plus I love the look of the fake wood.

I will probably wear these around the house but they would be good for yoga.

I don’t really love those earrings but $50 = FREE SHIPPING!

skirt

This skirt received great reviews and it was only $13. I should have gotten another one in gray. I’m regretting it now. 😦 I was going to say “I can’t wait to wear this when I go into the office” But uh, I think I can wait. πŸ˜‰ I shouldn’t have to physically go to work until October for an hour or two. But things happen.

I got all that for $50. Yay? I dunno. I’m used to being extra thrifty when it comes to clothes.

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I’m going to try to make myself go to yoga today. I only have 2 classes left.

I chose the mall

I wasn’t going to post about Penn St. because what hasn’t been said already? This whole thing disgusts me. What really bothers me more than anything is that the child molester (the assistant coach) has/had a CHILDREN’S CHARITY for young boys. He was in contact with these boys. How many of them were molested? He had them right at his door step. How horrible is that? He was supposed to be helping these kids. And what was he doing? UGH. Disgusting.

Oh and I have to roll my eyes at people who start with, “I have kids or nephews”. Uh, that shouldn’t matter. If it does when it comes to raping a child, we are in big trouble. I don’t have kids. I’m never going to. But I’m just as angry as any rational person.

As far as Joe Paterno goes, I don’t have a problem with him finishing out the year. I’m not a fan of his or Penn St. Yes he should have done more. Telling the AD was really nothing (but at least he did that). He should have followed up. Why didn’t one of these people ANONYMOUSLY report him to police? Did no one think of that? Was he that much of a friend? Was he a “good guy”? UGH! I’m getting angry again. I have a huge issue with people who don’t report crimes against kids.

I guess we will know soon what the fate of Joe Pa is. I understand if they fire him now…I just don’t feel strongly about that one way or another. After all, this will be his last year.
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Onto lighter, much lighter subjects. I’m off today. (YEEAHHHHHHHH!) I decided that I had to leave my house. I was either going to the park or a new-to-me huge, high end fashion mall. Guess which one I chose? THE MALL.

Three years ago, I would not step foot in a mall. And as it gets closer to December, I won’t go anywhere but grocery shopping once a month. I hate crowds in small indoor places. But I was there as soon as the mall opened…which kind of made me stand out. Anyhow, this is a outside mall. I can tolerate those. A regular indoor mall is still not the least bit appealing to me. Talk about being claustrophobic. And. the. people. walk. really.slow.

I went to Saks Fifth Avenue (it sorta looks like the NYC one on the inside but smaller), Anthropologie, bebe, Ann Taylor, Chipotle Mexican Grill (for the 1st time), Dick’s Sporting Goods, Dillard’s, GAP, Talbots, BCBGMAXAZRIA and Starbucks.

These stores are spread out. I got a lot of exercise today. My feet are hurting a little. I didn’t buy much of anything. The point was just to drool and walk around on such a pretty day. I only brought stuff from Starbucks, Chipotle and Dillard’s. Imagine that. If I ever spend $60 for a thin ass turtleneck – shoot me.

Don’t get me wrong. I drooled a lot. BCBG has the best clothes. The funny thing is I was wearing a pair of Talbots jeans that I got for about $5.00 at a thrift shop. I had NO IDEA they were so expensive. The jeans I have on now must have cost someone at least $75. WTF? Who knew. I have a few Ann Taylor things…all from thrift shops. I keep getting off topic. I wanted to talk about my bebe experience.

bebe sales associate: I love your earrings. It took me a while to get into the feather earring thing. Where did you get them?

me: Burlington…coat factory. (lol)

HAHA. “Took a while to get into them”. ??? What is there not to like? Hello, feather earrings are all I wear now.I got two compliments today. And I had no idea they were so in style where I live until I saw them in almost every store. I thought it was just a Hollywood thing. I’m obsessed with feather earrings…and uh, I guess I feel like you should know that. πŸ™‚

Right now I’m wearing the longest pair of feather earrings possible. Love them. I had to walk away from a few displays. I almost stopped breathing at their beauty. I’m not kidding. Yes, I do need help. But who can deny feather earrings?

These cost $145 from Sadee Says. They are beautiful but I would never spend that much on earrings but they are so gorgeous!!

These are a little too bold for me but I do wear neon clothes occasionally so anything is possible:

How I Roll

Now that I don’t have the Twitter announcement for each blog post, I may blog more. Or am I procrastinating? I am so behind on studying for school. I can’t wait for school to be over! And I may not go back…for this certificate. I’m sort of over it at the moment. Finals are in less than a month. I will cram like crazy.

It does make me sad that my lack of concentration and motivation is affecting me like never before. I love learning and this stuff isn’t as boring as economics. I hated econ. I had to take part I and II. Hated it.

Besides being excited for school to be OVER. I have been getting ready for my mother’s day flea market sale. I’m selling mostly jewelry. But I am also looking into other things. I don’t have much time. I don’t even have a date for the sale. Last year’s sale didn’t go quite as planned. The first Saturday I went it rained. So I got up at 5am for nothing. The next weekend it was so windy that none of my jewelry displays would stand. Ugh. However, the sale went okay.

Thinking of picking a date is making me nervous. I don’t have many options if I want to sell before Mother’s Day. I think I will have enough to sell for more than one day. Maybe I will sell every other month through September…if it isn’t to painful. I don’t know. Once a year is enough for me.

I will have a pics galore. It should be fun???

I went to Target during lunch. I was supposed to go to Kroger but I passed it and figured why not? I’m also sort of back into couponing or so I thought. OMG, I don’t have enough patience to look for certain brands. I HATE shopping (excluding music and books). The last thing I wanted to do was be in Target. I brought a box of Fiber One bars and got 60 cents off. Woofreakinhoo!

I was so exasperated. There was a baby in every aisle…with a mom, of course. And then I kept dropping the coupons all over the floor. πŸ˜‰ I felt so lame walking around with coupons! But saving is smart. I only clip coupons for what I normally buy. I am not giving up on this. But from now on I will only use coupons at places I’m very familiar with.

Gotta go.

captivated

March Madness is going to be over by Tuesday. And I will be so glad. My life has been taken over by this tournament in a way that it never has…and probably never will again. There is nothing like your FIRST time, right? I didn’t go to VCU. My alma mater made it last year but I wasn’t there. And they didn’t win a game. 😦 VCU is my adopted college bball team. I go see them play. I got a free T-Shirt from the ESPN game in 2007. Is it bad to admit that I like going to the televised game for free shirts? Heh.

Not to exaggerate…BUT THIS IS THE BEST THING EVER!

I got up at 5:15AM today so I could see the team off to Houston. I couldn’t even get to work at the right time for that. So what makes anyone think I am ever going to make it at 6AM? I. just. can’t. (I only have to be to work that early when I have an appointment after work. Thank g-d). Anyhow I got to work at 6:23. I was late but I still got to see the crowd and 3 buses with 3 police escorts. What I would have done to be in that building.

Here is a pic of bus #2 on the way to the airport from this afternoon. It was cold and rainy.

Headed to Houston for the final four!

It was awkward to get good crowd pics. The fans left the arena and some of them had to stand across the street. I guess the police told them to. The police did a great job with managing the crowd. Then again it wasn’t that bad because most people probably didn’t know the exact time they were leaving or were at work. Excluding students – I’m sure they know everything.

This a picture of the streets after VCU beat Kansas last week. It was chaotic. I did not take this pic. I wasn’t there:

I want to be there if they win on Saturday. But do I drive from home and have to worry about parking. I don’t mind getting a ticket but…That is too much. Or should I get a hotel for Saturday? That is what I want to do. HOWEVER, should I really be spending more $$$? I hate thinking about $$ when it comes to a once in a lifetime thing. LIFE IS MEANT TO BE LIVED. Anyone who has read this blog, knows I am not the queen of living. I just keep asking myself, “What if they lose?” They jacked the hotel prices up due to the game. One hotel is $450! And they only have one room left. WTF, Richmond? Are you serious?????

There is another hotel for $159. It is nice. But this is near summer and my birthday is coming up. For the first time in a few years I have no plans for my bday…I need to stop. I’m so neurotic. I could go on forever. If a VCU win was guaranteed on Saturday, I would book the hotel today. No questions asked. I can walk from there right to the “party”.

I dunno. I did get a huge, (to me…) totally unexpected bonus from work. I’ve been there full time for 3 years and we have never gotten near that much. Most of my money went to the water heater fiasco. I did buy a new Kathy Van Zeeland bag:

No that isn’t me in the picture. πŸ˜‰ This doesn’t look as good as my previous (and now worn) KVZ bags.But I was more concern about functionality. I like outside pockets. And it has to be big enough to carry a regular size book. So I couldn’t get the cute little Kathy bag that I drooled over. I finally got a KVZ bag that is “in season”. Yeah. Of course I didn’t pay full price. I never pay full price for anything.

I don’t know. ::Sigh:: I love my bag though………

MoneyGrabber

I started Wellbutrin XL today. I had a weird day so I can’t tell if I had any immediate effect like some people do. Besides I took it at noon instead of in the morning like I’m supposed to. I also crush the pill. You are not supposed to do that. But I’m not into swallowing pills.

I had the day off today. I was gone all day so nothing around the house got done. I took my car to the dealer to get the works. It cost me $200. Only one thing was found wrong. Interesting, Firestone found numerous things wrong. Expensive things. I have an extended warranty so the part I need will be ‘free’. But I have to take my car back because they have to order the part. *groan* I guess it has been foolish and straight up dumb for me to not go to the dealership for the past two years. I just hate the hours, the place, the location etc.

If I go to Firestone I can divide the payment into 3 payments with NO INTEREST. (If everyone did that, I might have a few more cards…so I’m glad stores don’t do that). Firestone is just more convenient. I can walk there. The credit card thing. Etc. But how dumb. Fuck. I’m just thinking about how dumb the people at Firestone must think I am for going to them instead of the dealer. :/

It took forever. I read two chapters of my textbook. After waiting for two hours, I just walked to the mall. I got more exercise today than I did the past two weeks. It was 60 degrees. πŸ™‚ And I had my music with me. I was sort of nervous about actually going into stores. I NEVER go into a store if I know I’m not going to buy anything. I knew I couldn’t buy anything. ($200 in car maintenance, hello?) I only went inside about 6 stores (!!) because I had my big and heavy textbook with me. I knew people’s perception of me would be different.

So from now on when I’m in a situation where a mall is the only option, I will have a book with me. Not having bags help too. Ideally I should not be offended when the workers give me “the look”. But it makes me feel guilty.

While walking aimlessly, I got free tickets to a comedy show tonight. I would have gone if I didn’t have to go to work tomorrow. The food is great. Not 5 star great but greasy food great. There is no way I’m going to a 10PM show and going to work tomorrow. I wonder why they have tickets to give away?? LOL. I’ve had their food but I’ve never gone to a show. I used to be really into comedy. I know this is considered lame but the whole making fun of people (especially appearances) is no longer funny to me.

I went to H&M, Crate & Barrel, Nordstrom, Macy’s (my fave!), LOFT and a few other stores. I am such a geek that I tweeted about H&M. The loud club music is there but not the teenagers acting like it was a club. And the merchandise was lackluster. They are going to expand soon. I don’t even know why they opened. Maybe I am expecting it to be too much like the NYC one. But for people who have heard the hype and then go to this one…may never go back. Why risk it?

I was tempted a lot. Nordstom was the worst. Of course I’m not going to spend $500 on the Burberry bag I’ve been looking at for over a year. *drool* I have enough discipline to know that no bag is worth over $100. But I did see a perfect bag for $35 in the junior section. That is dirt cheap when it comes to Nordstrom. I paid $45 for my current Kathy Van Zeeland bag. I’ve had it for over a year and it shows. It is torn on the inside and I can’t find anything in it because the sections are gone. So I could use a new bag. I usually buy one $45 bag a year. (That is splurging to me). I just kept thinking about the car bill and I slowly put the bag down.

Btw, Kathy’s bags are the best for people who want quality but don’t want to pay $200 for a bag. I get a lot of compliments on my current bag. It is rare and kinda loud.

Sample of Kathy’s bags:

kind of loud


Very cute but too small for me. I have to be able to fit my lunch and a regular size book before I even consider buying it.

What is this entry about? Nothing. πŸ˜‰ I went to a bunch of stores and didn’t buy anything. And I walked a lot.