And that includes giving to others and myself!
Today I went to shop for a Secret Santa exchange – Marshalls generously sponsored the project, giving me $25 to shop for another blogger and $25 to shop for myself. (I love Marshalls and TJ Maxx. I would sing their praises all day even without gift cards. Wait.. shouldn’t say that too loudly! Hehehe).
Even though I didn’t know my Secret Santa, buying gifts for someone else is very fun. With $25 to spend, and knowing that she is a fashion blogger, I wanted to make sure I get her something stylish.
In the end, I decided on a Nine West wristlet wallet in a gorgeous poppy color (price paid: $12.99, MSRP: $34), a KitchenAid apron in bright yellow (price paid: $6 on clearance, MSRP: $15), and a box of notecards with matching envelopes (price paid: $3.99, MSRP: $6). The total came out to $25.22, including tax. Practically perfect.
Sorry for the lack of pictures, by the way - I’m on an OLD computer after my 5-month Lenovo started going crazy and I had to send it back for repairs.
I put the other $25 towards a pair of 3.75-inch bejeweled holiday shoes for myself. I love the embellishments – and even though the heel is high I am fairly comfortable in them. Not sure if I can tango in these shoes though..
$39.99 at Marshalls. $75 MSRP, selling for $45 – $70 on various websites (Macy’s, Amazon, Endless, etc).
I also managed to resist the temptation of the influx of B. Makowsky leather bags at my Marshalls. My brown leather satechel is from that brand and so far I’ve been very satisified with it. Just have to keep telling myself I don’t need a new bag right now.