Retail Therapy


Retail Therapy can be a real thing for many of us, not all, but many. There is something so profound about walking around aimlessly for hours perusing the aisles of store after store that really calms my inner soul. I may go to the store and spend 3 hours looking at things, putting them in my basket, and taking them back out again only to spend $20 on a few things that really stole the show. Many times it is not about what I am buying, or what I walk out with. It is the relaxing idea of just looking at all of the pretty things. Nothing to stress about, no time frame to keep a close eye on, and certainly nobody demanding anything from you. Just you, your shopping cart and aisle upon aisle of possible purchases.

Things have been particularly stressful in the last few weeks as we bite the bitter end of winter here in Michigan. The weather has been erratic, the driving has been atrocious, and we are all ready to kiss the winter blues goodbye. This gave me the perfect excuse to indulge in a little retail therapy myself recently and I thought I would share a few of those pretty little things with you. After all, window shopping can still be a form of retail therapy.



Rue21 – $29.99

First off, we have these beautiful stunners here. I stepped into Rue21 and they are having a massive sale right now, basically everything is a clearance rack at the moment. I cannot find these particular shoes on their website currently, but there are lots of other gorgeous styles to choose from that are certainly worth a look.


Also at Rue21 , I was caught up in their home d├ęcor section. While it is not large, it is certainly enticing. There are a few bedding sets, change jars marked for “Tattoo Funds”, “Shopping Funds” and even one for a “Beach Vacation”, and wall plaques with various sayings, among other things. Most of these things are very cute, but I was personally snagged by the mug collection. It was a tough choice between the one shaped like a donut, and this one. “Namast’ay In Bed” just seems to speak volumes for me, so for a whopping $4.99 this giant mug came home with me as well.


Aeropostale – $13.00

I wandered a little further up the row in my local mall, only to be sucked in by a 60% off sale happening at Aeropostale. Unfortunately, by the time this post goes up that sale will be over. However, they frequently have other sales, so keep an eye out! As I looked over everything a few things caught my eye, including these adorable and summer ready studs. While I once again could not find this anywhere on their site, here are a few adorable options that are very similar.


Jessica Simpson Sunglasses – TJMaxx – $16.99

I found these adorable Jessica Simpson sunglasses in my local TJMaxx, my go-to store for awesome finds. I can’t wait for the sun to shine in Michigan to be able to sport these adorable white and rose gold aviators.


Ulta – Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Baci (116 A) –  $24.99

I personally cannot walk past an Ulta without going in to see what they have, even if I have seen the options a million times. I feel like there is always something new to look at and drool over, am I the only one? I have been on the hunt for the perfect mauve nude liquid lipstick for quite a while now, and I think Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in the color  Baci (116 A) may have hit the nail on this one. The formula is a not too thick, but not a watery thin consistency, it is not incredibly drying, and it fairly comfortable for a liquid lipstick. I have not noticed any patchiness with this particular one, however they do dry darker than it looks in the tube, so I would definitely recommend swatching it on your hand and waiting to see what color turns out to be before deciding what color is right for you.

That is it for this particular shopping trip, but I am sure there are many more to come. After all, retail therapy is always in need.

Is there anything you would like to see me pick up on my next adventure to give a review on? Let me know in the comments!

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xo – Danielle