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Now That's What I Call Retail Therapy

Last night I took a much needed trip to the outlets near my house. I have been, slowly but surely, cleaning out my closet bit by bit. I'm trying to keep pieces that I actually wear and that look good on me. I've purged my closet almost entirely of Forever21 (just not my thing anymore) and am starting to build up more classic and versatile pieces.

The first stop, not surprisingly, was J. Crew. They were having a 40-60% off sale and needless to say, I took advantage of the deals. It wasn't a huge spree, but everything I got made my heart swell.

The button-up shirts were all on sale for $20 and they had so many colors and styles that I had such a hard choosing. I ended up settling with a plain white one because it was about time that I got my own.  usually steal my brother's uniform shirts but he has slim fit shirts that generally don't fit my hip area because obviously women have wider hips than men. I also got the polka dot shirt because it's been on my list for a really long time.

Next up is this plain grey t-shirt. I scored it for $4 and it is quite possibly the comfiest shirt I have ever owned, aside from my baggy beach jumpy from Wildfox.

These statement earrings were an impulse purchase. They were sitting on the counter when I stepped up to pay and I literally tossed them on top of my shirts last minute. Turns out it was a great purchase because they were only $6!! Yeah, you read that right, I got these beauties for six dollars! I'm still proud of myself for that one.

Next up was Gap. I didn't see any clothes that I liked today, but I did see a display of hats. What you have to understand about me is that my head is abnormally large. No hats fit me, ever. It's a given. Still, I usually try on ever single hat I find in a store because I want to just see if this hat will be the one. It turns out that Gap has actual sizing on their hats, not just the dreaded one size fits all. So, I finally own a floppy beach hat! And I didn't even have to pay for it, because my mom said that if I ever found a hat to fit my big fat head, she'd buy it for me. Best of all? It was only on sale for $9!

My last stop was to Bath and Body Works. I needed some new candles and a portable scent for my car. I didn't take a photo of the portable scent, but I got Mahogany Teakwood because I wanted my car to constantly smell like sexy men.

White Sand is one of my favorite candles of all time (second to Market Peach) and my current one has burned down to the bottom. I was eyeing the Provence Garden candle my last few months at school but had no need for a candle in a candle free dorm. I finally snatched it this trip! The best part? They were 50% off. I got 2 for the price of 1!

Have you done any retail therapy lately?


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