This past weekend I went to TJ Maxx with a friend so she could return a scarf. I perused the purses as I often do (especially lately as I've been on a hunt) and I found the most perfect purse I've ever seen in my life. (For record, it's the Kate Spade Cove Street Goldie.) After waffling for at least ten minutes, I decided I wouldn't buy it but if I regretted my decision, I'd come back and get it. The main reason I didn't get it was that I felt I didn't deserve a treat like that. I've been really behind in my research process, and an expensive purse is the last thing I need. (Even though it honestly is everything I've ever wanted in a handbag.)
Well, I came home that night and decided I had made a terrible decision. I went back the following morning and the purse was gone. I looked up and down and all around three times over, before asking for help. I had told my friend that if it wasn't there, it wasn't meant to be. But now I'm almost seriously considering buying one off eBay. Any input on what I should do?
I guess the moral of the story is to buy right away, and think later? Here are some other lessons I've learned lately:
- What clothes look like on hangers aren't necessarily what they look like on the body. (I swear this outfit looked so much better on the hanger.)
- Remember to look at your feet before going to take outfit photos. (I had nude heels on all day, changed into flats to take the dogs out, and forgot to switch back into heels for outfit photos.)
- I'm easily affected by weather. I've spent more time outside in the past three days than I have in the past three months. I also feel like I've been more productive... except when it comes to my research.
- Donating and selling clothes feels good. I got rid of ten things this weekend, and I can't wait to pare back my closet even more. It's a slow process, but I can see the return of who I really am in the distant future.
Top: The Limited | last worn
Flats: Steve Madden | exact
Nude heels I actually wore: Payless