Sunday night the boyfriend had to go to bed early so that he could get up for class on Monday. I tried my hardest, but couldn't fall asleep.
Here's my cue to camp out in the living room and browse the internets on the laptop.
While I was browsing, I came across a story about Banana Republic coming out with a Mad Men collection. Coming out? No. CAME OUT.
I immediately went to the Banana Republic website and was prompted with the question, "Are you Don? Or are you Betty?"
As a marketing major and self-proclaimed retro-phile, I'm pretty much required to be in love with everything Mad Men.
I gazed at their Mad Men collection longingly and, in my half-asleep daze, began adding every item to my shopping bag.
I ended up spending over $500 on classy retro cocktail dresses, cigarette pants, a cardigan, a silk secretary top, a scarf, and a shell top.
In my defense, they were having an online-only 25% off discount....
In the defense of sanity, I don't have a job and am not planning on getting one until next semester and I'm banking on getting a good financial aid package this semester to tide me over, so I shouldn't be spending money I don't have.
Of course, sanity be damned, I continued shopping.
Whilst shopping on Banana Republic's website, I noticed that The Gap was having a 35% off discount that night.
Well.... 35% off.... I do need new workout clothes even though I haven't gone to the gym in almost two months... And I love their 1969 jean collection.... And I need more tops....
The shopping beast was then released to wreak havoc on the unsuspecting world.
How could I not shop at Banana Republic and The Gap and not give some loving to their other branch, Piperlime?
After all those new clothes, dammit, I needed shoes.
And more clothes...
Because who knew Piperlime had clothing? I apparently live under a rock.
When I finally made it to bed at 2 am, the boyfriend rolled over and mumbled something unintelligible to me.
It wouldn't be until morning when he would finally hear the terrible news.
I spent $1,000.
I've promised not to buy any more clothes until next semester at the earliest.
I still had to buy $600 worth of Ebooks for my classes starting today.
And I have to pay for orthodontist appointments.
And doctor's appointments.
And my cell phone bill.
And the cable bill.
This is what happens when I'm stressed. And anxious. And feeling overwhelmed.
I do exactly what everyone in my family does.
I need to learn new coping skills.
A bientôt, lovelies.