After much thought and consideration, I splurged. =/ I told myself I needed it because I was running low in the fragrance arena and since I had owned it before and LOVED it, I just knew I wouldn't be disappointed. I have such a difficult time spending $80.00 on perfume!! For a bottle of liquid, $80.00?!? It's just crazy. So, I was on a hunt to find my all time favorite fragrance for a good deal because I am all about a bargain and yes, I will hunt all day until I get my deal! After trying all of the department stores and being sorely disappointed by their prices I remembered that our mall contained a "Perfumania"! I waltzed over there and sure enough, they had it! I asked the price for the big bottle and the medium bottle in which she responded, "$79.99 for the big bottle and $59.99 for the medium sized bottle". Wow, a whole .01 cent cheaper! So, I of course played the "I'm not interested, it was the same price at Dillards" card and attempted to walk off when she abruptly stopped me and offered me the BIG bottle for $59.99! How could I resist or turn that down. She was offering me the big bottle for the same price as the small bottle. I took it and I basically smell amazing now. I'm happy to say that "Envy Me" By Gucci is my signature scent, again! =)
Can I just say that I love Uggs?! I never thought I'd actually say that. I never tried a pair and I found a knock off camel and dark brown pair at Ross for $14.99. Of course, they were NOT the real Uggs. I wanted to see if I really liked them before I went out and spent $150.00 on boots! I still don't know if I can bring myself to spend $150.00 on them actually. As much as I love them and having the "real" brand would be cool, I'm stark happy with my off-brands and they are just as cute! =) It's the little things in life. I'm really not high maintenence and I don't necessarily need name brand apparel although I'm not completely opposed either. I guess I'm somewhere in the middle. I like my name brand perfume but I can stand to wear the off brand Uggs, there you have it!
Now you know that I am pretty frugal but do feel the need to splurge every once in a great while. ;)
Now, to all of you on your "spending freezes", please let me in on your secret because I assure you, this would be VERY difficult for me! I'm not a big spender but I do spend money on a lot of little things and I am most definitely a bargain shopper thus resulting in me spending money on useless material or things simply because it's only $3.00!! RIDICULOUS! I did pretty good this weekend though.
The holidays are QUICKLY approaching and this cold weather is a nice usher in! Last night my parents and I went out for dinner and then went around to some stores and looked at the Christmas displays as we sipped on starbucks. I know, it's a little early for that right now but I was SO in the mood! This is the absolute best time of year in my opinion! I love Thanksgiving and Christmas and looking forward to it all is so exciting. Of course, I was raised in a very loving home where we have silly, yet meaningful traditions, we decorate nearly everything, cook and bake until our hearts are content or our stomachs are full, have numerous parties, shop together and still never stop going until it's Jan 1. We're pretty crazy fanatics and we have so much fun! I love it. I bought a Frank Sinatra christmas cd for $4.00 last night. I love Frank! Who doesn't love Frank??
I've neglected to talk much about Halloween simply because I don't really celebrate it. I don't particularly like what it stands for but have nothing against those who do celebrate it. I love pumpkin carving, dressing up and candy but I just don't like the feeling that the word "Halloween" gives me. Call me crazy. We're having a masquerade ball at The Red Door on October 31 and I have yet to find out what I am going to dress up as. I can't bring myself to spend money on a costume and I really don't have much to work with. I suppose I could serve the punch in black and white attire should that be my last resort.
Well, I suppose I should get back to work now. Did I mention that it was 35 degrees this morning??! For those of you who don't know, I live in Florida! We're not used to it being that cold in October. I love it though, oddly! We're going to have a fire tonight, carve pumpkins and drink coffee! Oh and my mom promised to make me a pumpkin pie! Could it get any better?
Hope you're all having a wonderful week and all you northerners are staying warm as I can imagine how cold it must be up there considering our unlikely conditions down here!!