Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Quick Snap: A Little Bit of Sunshine

What I'm wearing:
*Forever 21 Silky Tie Blouse in Bright Yellow
*Aerie Twill Ankle Zip Pant in Native Navy
*Tory Burch Black Patent "Reva" Flats (for outdoors)
*Nine West Pewter Patent Pumps (for the office)
*Martin + Osa Leopard Print Scarf
*J.Crew Downtown Field Jacket (this year's version)
*MICHAEL Michael Kors "Large Hamilton" Tote in Luggage

Now that it's getting cooler I have so many more items to list out from my OOTD! I feel like during the summer it was two or three items max. Fall is all about the layering, especially with my commute. Sorry for the lack of posts, and the iPhone pics. Hopefully the weather will hold up in the mornings so I can take real photos again!

I had a busy (but very fun) weekend, and yesterday was a bit of a rough day for me so I had zero motivation to look cute to go to work. And I broke down and did something that I have been trying to avoid for the past few weeks: retail therapy. I am aware that I enjoy shopping far too much, and have been making an effort not to let myself use shopping as a way to make myself feel better. So I do feel a bit guilty for indulging, but I didn't do too much damage (you can't really go that crazy in F21). Picked up a few colorful items (including this bright yellow top) that definitely helped perk up my mood, especially this morning when I got dressed on this dreary day.

How do you keep yourself from emotional shopping? I'm honestly a little disappointed in myself, but there is no point in beating myself up again, just need to remind myself that I do not ever need anything, that everything outside of necessities is a *want*.


  1. Pretty!!!! I love this!! I don't shop that often so fortunately I don't have the problem of emotional shopping! Hope you're feeling better today!

  2. Love the pop of yellow! Very cute!

  3. The yellow top is adorable!
    I eat something crunchy when I don't shop! Crunchy? Yeah, don't ask. But it works!

  4. Beautiful yellow top, hopefully it helped brighten your mood! I'm an emotional shopper but I've been trying to just buy a new nail polish or magazine rather than clothes to cheer me up!

  5. Yeah, i shop way too much too! But when I want something really bad, I try to think of all the things that I have that are almost just like the item, or at least will work in the same way.

  6. That top is so awesome. I have yet to find something to replace emotional shopping but when I'm in a bad mood, really funny websites are a good distraction. I like regretsy, hyperbole and a half, the oatmeal, and the blogess.

  7. I can't believe that top is f21!

    I'm an emotional shopper, too. But sometimes just the browsing and buying a new piece lipstick or hairproduct is enough to satisfy me!

  8. Adorable outfit!! It's sooo happy and sunny =D