the shopping bug (again)

July 25, 2008 |  Category:   happy purchases


… but this time I have given in. There are just too many good mid-summer sales right now! It’s dangerous to see just how easy it is to spend some cash once you start, after having been good about it for so long. I picked up these Matt Bernson sandals the other day at 40% off and I’m glad to have some options other than flip flops to wear, which is what’s usually on my feet during the summer (don’t look at my toes, I’m finally using my Mother’s Day Pedicure gift certificate tomorrow – my first pedicure in 5 years). I also picked up a few other good deals and suddenly, I feel like my wardrobe’s refreshed. Never mind that I’ve been rationalizing my happy purchases with the usual “oh, you’ve been working so hard, you deserve it” crap. I think I’ll just shove those thoughts under the bed.

Speaking of shopping, I recently discovered a shop that I immediately fell in love with called Utowa. I happened to stumble upon it on one of my days wandering around the city looking for flowers for the wedding cake (the store housed a eclectic trio of fashion, makeup and flowers). It’s not like it was off the beaten path – on the contrary, the shop was on 18th between 5th and 6th, a few doors down from City Bakery, but I had never noticed it before. I happened to be walking on the same street the other day and noticed that the store had a huge “Closing Sale” sign. So sad. What a short-lived newly found discovery.

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  • jennifer July 28, 2008 at 9:56 am

    those are pretty, a nice variation on the gladiator. i don’t know about you, but I wear through sandals in the city super fast so buying them becomes more of a necessity (i can rationalize almost anything).

  • sarah July 29, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    ack those shoes are gorgeous and now unfortunately sold out. i work on 16th and 5th. im gonna check out utowa, hopefully before it closes!