I’ve been trying to reduce my consumption this year. I’m donating clothes and household items often. I’m trying to get things out of my home. I’ve embraced the Make, Thrift, Mend lifstyle. And yet….
I think I’ve developed a trifting problem. I love a good handbag, and now that I’m diaper bag free I’ve been changing them up often. I’m also dealing with a bit of depression over being diagnosed as lactose intolerant and fructose intolerant, so my defenses were low this morning when I stumbled across this Kate Spade ice cream and popsicle handbag. It will be perfect next summer, and it doesn’t have a top zipper so I can throw knitting projects in willy nilly. The irony is I’ll be carrying around a bag covered in treats I can’t eat.
After finding the cute bag I found a pair of metallic heels that I love. I normally wear Chucks in the winter and Chacos in the summer. On date nights I’ll class up my footwear with Danskos or cowboy boots. I blame years of watching Sex and the City, because when I found this pair of Christian Louboutin shoes in my size I couldn’t walk away. They are comfortable and fancy, and something I would never buy brand new. I might need to make a new dress to go with them.
Even though I splurged at the consignment shop, I spent less than I would have had I wandered around Target in a funk. I apologize in advance for making you look at my new shoes the next time I see you. I will be probably be wearing them.