shop-a-holic anonymous

well, okay… i hardly would say i’m a shop-a-holic. but it feels like that lately. which isn’t ideal – as we’re trying to save money.

but i have a walk-in closet filled with more clothes that are at least 1x’s to 3x’s too big. i had spent some energy and money to replace some pants that are too big than clothes that do fit. i did take advantage of some end-of-winter sales (for example, five dollar sweaters) for some fall/winter wear.

but now, spring and summer approaches.

a couple of nights ago,  i was not able to find a single shirt/blouse that matched my new red, pop-colour pants. i went through about FIVE tops – all just too baggy. i was getting pretty frustrated as i marched in to my closet, pulling another top to try on. and then another. by the fifth trip, my step was heavier and quicker with determination.

i finally settled for one blouse. the material is thin so while it is still too big, at least it drapes closer to my body for the illusion of a better fit.

meanwhile, hobbes just sat on the floor watching me walk by him a dozen or so times. his head turned to following me back and forth. he knew to stay out of my way since i was on a mission. but he was definitely a bit on edge sensing my frustration.

and so later on that night, these were ordered online… and none of the items were over $11!

old navy women's shirts

they are simple – easy enough for me to accessorize for casual wear or a day at the office (spring/summer wear, that is).

the problem is, now i want new jewellery!

it never ends, does it?

and i don’t love shopping. the issue is, i like to do things to completion. so, if i need a new wardrobe, it’s hard for me to stop just at a couple of purchases. i need to see things done to the end. i’m like that pretty much with everything i start.

though… okay, jewellery and shoes are probably one of my guilty pleasures. it’s much easier. with shoes, one size is one size. and i’ve been a size 7 since i was a teen. and necklaces, earrings (and fashion scarves, come to think of it) – one size fits all!

very, very old vampires

guilty pleasures no. 66.

“ah the originals.

who can deny them as being simply alluring with their deep history as being the first vampires ever to grace our earth! they are powerful but pained with so much black history of despair and heartache. they are lonely so they desperately cling to each other as family even after being deceived by each other over and over again.

it’s family drama at it’s best! and drama for anyone who has their lives intertwined with theirs – a little more deadly, actually, than just being married to the mob…” continue reading.