Monday, September 23, 2013

21 Days: Day 4-A Better Budget

So tonight's training was one of those nights I'm glad I started this series, because I got MAULED. I was tired from work and a bit distracted, so a night with the big, brawny guys, followed up by rolling with the amazing purple belt kid was just painful.

So the budget. I'm a shoe horse. And a jewelry hound. It started in middle school, when I would buy shoes  and socks in multiple colors and mix them up...red sock with white shoe and white sock with red shoe. Somehow, it seemed completely normal to me at 13 to be wearing shoes that laced up to the knee. I never outgrew it. Zappos used to be one of my best friends, and don't get me started on Gilt.com. I also won't go into detail on my $50 monthly chocolate budget for importing whatever random international blend I was interested in at the time.

Now, gi-lust aside, I just don't pull the trigger on pretty/sparkly things like I used to. Part of that is purely functional...more time at the gym=less time in places where things like art deco statement necklaces matter...but there's also less of a thrill from buying. There's a reason people use the term "retail therapy"...some people shop as a release. Me? A day at the mall is my version of hell. I'd literally (the real literally) rather have a cavity filled than spend an hour wandering around looking for some random top. Still though, I like a full jewelry box Chinese medicine cabinet and shoe rack. Somehow, though, now I'm satisfied with what I already have, and thrills come from escaping a particularly tight armbar.  

5 comments:

DagneyTaggert said...

You do thrift stores right? I love thrift stores, ESPECIALLY for vintage finds. Ohhhh the joy when they don't know what they have and I get a pair of Trifari clips for 2 dollars.

DagneyTaggert said...

Hey do you wear scarves? This gal does great things with scarves.http://www.maitaispicturebook.com/

Megan said...

Oooo...I have so many scarves, but I've considered starting to wrap my hair again, so I may need more:)Will check that site out!

I wish I could do vintage stuff...I have a hard time finding clothes even in regular stores...even jewelry isn't made for wrists my size, and they're relatively bony. I'm always giving bracelets away that don't fit:(

Can Sönmez said...

Shopping online is awesome. I almost never have to go into shops these days: shoes, hoodies, xmas presents, books...love the internet. :)

Megan said...

It so is...I'll never get the enjoyment of shopping in person.