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Come Shopping With Me!


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Actually, please don’t. I’m one of those people who likes to shop alone. Shopping can be one of those great, girl-bonding activities for some people. As for myself, I don’t really care what you want to look at or try on. I want to go alone, look at something stupid for a long time; pick up something, put it back, then pick it up again; try clothes on without someone waiting for me; and most importantly, I don’t want to see how good you look in whatever you’ve picked out.

I love to go shopping, I did a lot of shopping this week with my Christmas gift cards. I have this obsession with cosmetics and nail polish. Fortunately, this year, I got a $100 gift card to Ulta! I went New Year’s Eve day and spent it all. I also went to Old Navy, Target, and Avenue. This trip to Avenue is in a way, connected to this blog and my next resolution.

Let me tell you about Avenue. It’s like Lane Bryant or Fashion Bug Plus. It’s a fat-girl store. I don’t want to have to shop at “plus-size” stores anymore. Don’t get me wrong, Avenue has very nice clothes. But I want to shop at normal stores, not stores that specialize in full-figured clothes.

Take J. Crew. J. Crew is my most favorite store of all time! I have boxes and boxes of sweaters and shirts from J.Crew in storage. I can’t wear them now, but I’m hoping that with this healthy lifestyle that I intend to work on, I’ll be able to fit into my J. Crew clothes again.  My brother got me a $100 gift card for Christmas. I’m hoping it’s motivation enough to work on my weight problem.

This leads me to my most recent shopping experience, my trip to Walmart last night. I have never been a huge Walmart fan. The place is just so crowded and disorganized and I don’t have much patience for long lines. However, last night I went to the local Super Walmart because they have amazing deals on groceries. I did really, really well. I purchased lots of food for my next challenge. It was such an exciting trip, I can’t wait to share my next resolution with you!