Hello, hello! I’m so sorry that there wasn’t a post for last Friday, but as you’ll see in this Friday’s chit chat post (or if you saw this post on Insta), there’s a bit of a reason behind why I was M.I.A. But here we are, it’s Tuesday, and today I’ve got a recent purchases post coming at you. I mean clearly you knew what this post was about if you read the title…
I’m not going to lie, I was 100% inspired to do this post thanks to Kayla over at Kayla Blogs. She did a recent purchases post, and I was like, “you know, I just took a little self-care trip to Marshall’s, and I’m sure other people want to see the stuff I bought.”
But really I just wanted an excuse to show off my new coffee mugs.
I will say that from now until Thanksgiving-ish, I’m really going to watch my budget and my unnecessary self-care trips to Target and Marshall’s because the holidays are coming up and I’ve got a lot of Secret Santa’s to participate in. *wink wink to all the bloggers out there*
Alpaca/Llama Salt & Pepper Shakers
Okay these (salt & pepper) are my new loves. Y’all might know that I’ve developed a love for alpacas over the past few months (as well as hedgehogs, but I’ll save that obsession for a later date). My parents were in town a few weeks back, and my mom and I were perusing the aisles of Target, which in any situation is a bad idea. I spotted these beauties from a far, I look to my mom and said, “OH MY GOSH. LOOK AT THESE. Mom, I have to have them.” She picked the up, looked at them for a second, and said, “Wow, and they even match your alpaca blanket,” as she slowly lowered them into the cart.
They don’t photograph that well (trust me I tried flat lays, ‘action shots’, and everything else), so you’ll just have to be surprised when you open the link.
Costco is slowly becoming my #1 place to find clothes.
I tweeted out the other day that I’ve been searching for 5 years for a pair of jeans that actually fits, and I just might have found them at Costco for UNDER $20. I’m sorry, WHAT!? They’re the Calvin Klein Ultimate Skinny jeans. I couldn’t find them on the Costco website, but I know they have them in store.
Flannels, leggings, jeans, sweaters, pants. You name it, I buy it at Costco.
You’ll never not catch me wearing a flannel from the month of October until February/March. My favorite places to shop for them are:
- Costco (imagine that)
- Old Navy
I now own enough flannels to be able to wear a different one every day of the week. In some people’s minds, that’s a lot of flannels. In my mind, that’s not enough.
I have a problem. Yes, I know.
Did I need more coffee mugs? No. Did I buy more coffee mugs? Yes.
Marshall’s did not disappoint in the coffee mug department. OMG y’all, plus they have all their holiday mugs out and I wanted to buy each and every one of them. But I didn’t. Instead, I bought into my crazy cat lady reputation and bought two cat coffee mugs.
I almost bought 3 coffee mugs, so I’m very proud of myself for only buying 2. Self-control in action right there.
What are some of your recent purchases? Have you bought any of these items lately? Let me know in the comments below!