A Review of My Shopping Addiction: First 2 Months of 2018

We are almost 2 full months in to 2018, and I already have probably spent at the very minimum $3000 on shopping for basically nothing.

      


T H I N G S   I   B O U G H T  I N   J A N U A R Y :

LE LABO SANTAL 22 CANDLE a present for Andrew for sending in his application!
CHANEL CARD HOLDER already one of the best purchases of 2018. it was a gift to my 2017 self.
RIPNDIP LONG SLEEVE T-SHIRT impulse buy. it's the great wave off kanagawa made up of cats, and it matches my phone case. 
DAVIDSTEA LOOSE LEAF TEA AND MUG I drink so much tea at work, I thought it would be more cost-efficient to drink loose leaf tea. still TBD on that.
NANETTE LEPORE STRING BIKINI mom and I were going to get massages and burke williams and I forgot a bikini so I bought one because I'm a baller.
UNIQLO X J.W. ANDERSON TURTLENECK SWEATERS I bought these full price then returned them because I felt they were too cropped. once I saw they were on sale for $10, and also once I realized I could just wear them with high waisted pants, I bought two. 
UNIQLO MERINO WOOL SWEATERSSS these are my new white button-up uniform in SF. I bought three.
BANANA REPUBLIC DARK TEAL TWEED SUIT I had just come from a client meeting in Napa to the Napa outlets to get a new suit because I don't have any pantsuits and I felt so uncomfortable in the meeting wearing slacks and a blazer that were not the exact same shade of black. the regular suiting at BR was ugly and cheap looking, but a full teal tweed suit was on clearance and I ended up getting the top and bottom for about $70.
J.CREW RUGBY SHIRT impulse buy. I love my navy one so much I decided to get the gold and white when I saw it at the outlet. 
NIKE LUNAREPIC RUNNING SHOES did not need, but I now wear them every day to work because they are a neutral color and therefore relatively more appropriate for the office than my pink APLs.
NIKE OLIVE WORKOUT LEGGINGS I needed more long leggings because it's too cold after the gym for me to wear my cropped leggings.
NIKE LOGO TANK okay I didn't NEED this, but my other blue tank is my favorite so I figured I would just get another one.
NIKE LOGO HEADBAND what? I was at the outlet.
PIER 1 GOLD CURTAINS these have changed my room for the better. I finally got them when Pier1 finally sent me a 20% off coupon. do not ever buy anything there without a coupon! 
THEORY PANTSUIT continuing on my pattern of BALLING OUT this month, I splurged on a Theory suit for all of my court appearance and client meetings. it's a suit I will always feel comfortable and confident in, and therefore worth every penny.
BRANDY MELVILLE LONG SLEEVE it says Biarritz/Paris 1990 and I was born in 1990 and I liked the colors. It is possible I will be matching a bunch of teenagers whenever I wear this. 
BANANA REPUBLIC SHEATH DRESS I was in a suit-buying mood. this dress will be good for court appearances and meetings.
CHANEL EYE SHADOW PALETTE this was a weird impulse purchase that I made on the ferry.
BOOKS commonwealth; difficult women; power of one; the buried giant; a tale for the time being; story of a new name; fire & fury; heroes of the frontier



T H I N G S   I   W A N T E D   T O   B U Y :

CLARE V FANNY PACK this fanny pack will haunt me forever. I already wrote an entire post about whether I should buy it or not but I think the price point will just never be reasonable enough. even if it goes on sale it will likely still be close to $200.. 
COACH MINI BACKPACK this mini backpack really almost came home with me. I am obsessed. I think the only reason it didn't is because I had already just balled out on my Theory suit and another $150 on an impulse item was too bitter to swallow. I sort of already regret not buying this, but I guess if I go back to the outlet and it's still there, and presumably even more discounted, then it will be meant to be. 
J.CREW LAVENDER COCOON COAT it was on sale for $60 at the J.Crew outlet and in size 2P but I did think it looked a little bit too small on me plus why would I need a lavender coat. but $60!!
OUAI TRAVEL HAIR CARE SET okay this is actually still in my Nordstrom cart right now, but I'm trying to hold off any more purchases until February.

     


T H I N G S   I    B O U G H T   I N   F E B R U A R Y : 

ROSE GOLD MICKEY MOUSE EARS needed obviously for future visits to the park
ANNA SUI FOR INC COWBOY BOOTS i just decided that same day that I would be on the lookout for cowboy boots for Michelle's bachelorette party in July, and I found this pair on clearance at Macy's for around $35. they are black with rhinestone star brooches on them. I'm still dreaming about red cowboy boots though.
J. CREW BLACK ONE PIECE SWIMSUIT I have been on the hunt for the perfect black swimsuit with thick straps and padding, and this is it
ZARA ELASTIC PLAID PANTS I bought these only to get free shipping with my wicker bag, but I actually ended up really liking these for work
J. CREW SWEATER BLAZER the perfect heavyweight cardigan with structure that will take place of my coats once it finally warms up again
HRH COLLECTION HEIZE BACKPACK okay this was a little bit of an impulse but I watch this girl on YT all the time and I've always been wanting to support her business and this backpack made me finally take the plunge. I also pulled the trigger because she was offering free sunglass chains..
HRH COLLECTION SUNGLASSES CHAIN I'm already really obsessed with these but since I'm allergic to nickel I don't know how long they will last for me and the back of my neck.
UNIQLO RAYON SHORT SLEEVE BLOUSE there was a time in February that it got really hot and I was thinking I needed these to wear in the offie during the day so I wouldn't overheat. that lasted only for that week and I'm back to layering sweaters with my puffy jacket again.
UNIQLO HIGH RISE CIGARETTE JEANS I bought these because I was trying to get away from super tight skinny jeans but I think these are actually all wrong. they are also too big for me and I think the length is wrong.  I'm hoping they change in the wash.

T H I N G S   I   W A N T E D   T O   B U Y :  

PATAGONIA BETTER SWEATER FULL ZIP there's a store randomly right by our office in SF and we went during lunch one day when there was a sale. they are not for me.
J.CREW LOAFERS I am holding off in case I decide to buy Tods or Gucci loafers in Italy
ZARA BLACK WICKER MINAUDIERE BAG okay I actually ordered this and returned it but I'm still thinking about it. it's sooo cute and also all over IG.
LAURA LOMBARDI HOOP EARRINGS they are the new fashion earring and all over NY instagram.
TOPSHOP RED COWBOY BOOTS these are exactly what I want to wear to Austin. they are exactly $150 more dollars than I want to pay for them though.

What can I say? I love stuff.
Stuff is what I love writing about. Plus I'm keeping myself accountable.
Let's see how March goes.

I will keep you apprised accordingly.

Best,
Isabella


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