I think I deserve a holiday in my honor for the restraint I show while shopping. I was in Nordstrom Rack today, petting discounted things I still can't afford (as I do) and I saw a plate that was shaped like a painter's palette. Just a white ceramic plate in a palette shape with 4 deep cups for sauces so you could use different colored dips and make them look like paint. I passed because I'd fill every cup with ranch and cover the plate in McDonald's chicken strips so the cutesy artsy vibe is really lost.
Instead, I stuck to making two purchases I've been wanting for awhile:
I have been to literally every single J Crew in the District of Columbia looking for this sweater. That isn't hyperbole. I went to the one by Ford's Theater. I went to the one right on the Maryland border*. I went to the Georgetown one. Each only had one and always in a size L or XL. I finally found a whole hoard of them today back in the Georgetown location. I can't even tell you why I wanted this sweater so badly. I just think it's so damn cute. However, the first thing out of my boyfriend's mouth was "Aren't you worried about the implications of wearing something with whales on it?" Hurtful.
This is OPI Minnie Style from the new Minnie Mouse OPI summer collection. I practically jumped for joy when I saw this in Nordstrom Rack. The new Minnie collection is kind of blah to me (as most exclusively pink and red collections are) but I desperately wanted this color as soon as I saw it. That was months ago. The closest Ultas to DC are at the very ends of the Metro, plus some extra walking. It's a blessing from above that I can use Nordstrom Rack as an alternative for OPI. I would probably not even be too devastated if you sat me down and told me that I had to do all of my shopping at Nordstrom Rack. They have everything.
*This is probably shameful but today was the first day where I really realized where the DC/Maryland border is. I was looking up directions for something that had been described as "Chevy Chase" and I was like "Ugh, man, I have to go all the way into Maryland today..." and you should have seen my face when I put the address into Google Maps and saw it was a literal 3 blocks from places that I go weekly. Have you ever seen that gif of The Situation from Jersey Shore whipping off his sunglasses and making this over exaggerated, faux shocked face? That was me. I've been in Maryland so many times when I thought I was in DC. Like, I'll be shopping at J Crew and decide I want to go to Sephora and cross the street and by crossing the street I was crossing the border into Maryland. That's MESSED UP. I feel like there should be a gate I have to walk through or something. It's just not right. I'm trying to do errands over here, not be some kind of world traveler. Lay off, Maryland.