Window Shopping: The Art of Exercising Self Control

Okay, I’ll be the first to admit I can sometimes have a shopping problem. I like pretty things, it’s just in my nature. Luckily I’ve been working on that whole self-control thing in order to keep my wallet happy,ย and it’s been working out well so far. Thursday night, Mike & I were going to meet up with my mom for dinner, but she was running late at work so Mike & I decided to stop into Marshall’s to “browse” – but I managed to resist the urge to buy anything and instead just took pictures of cute things I liked instead… it’s sort of like owning it, right? I can still look at it whenever I want. Haha!

But we didn’t stop at just going to Marshall’s… we ended up at T.J. Maxx too. Then on our way to dinner at Crocker Park, I managed to sneak into Bath & Body Works while Mike stopped at Dick’s… oh my! It was definitely a day where I could have spent some serious cash. But I came home empty handed, and even though I was a little bummed at first, it only took a few moments to get over it and realize all of this stuff = things I don’t really need, especially not right now.

We did have a VERY nice dinner with my mom though – we went to Vieng’s Asian Bistro in Crocker Park. We all got sushi (tuna roll for me, spicy tuna roll for my mom & Mike), and I also got an egg roll as an appetizer. Then for dinner, Mike got Szechuan Beef, and my mom and I both got Pad Thai – YUM! It was perfect.

Well, I guess this is the part where I post all the pictures of our “shopping spree” – ha!

IMG_6661A cute little birdy dish!

IMG_6663A decorative owl. I just love owls.

IMG_6666This fabulously bright scarf. I have a serious obsession with scarves. Does Scarf-Hoarders Anonymous exist? ๐Ÿ˜‰

IMG_6670A Calvin Klein fedora! Love me some CK, especially their scarves. And Ralph Lauren. And I can’t forget Michael Kors either! <3

IMG_6672This isn’t my favorite of his bags, per say, but just passing through the store it was the first one I saw so I snapped a pic. I do love Michael Kors bags, though. Well, all of his stuff really!

This picture gives you a nice look at the difference in prices from retail to store pricing. FYI.

IMG_6673A cute polka-dotted dress – perfect for summer!

IMG_6677Coach flip flops!

IMG_6683These new candles from Bath & Body Works are fantastic! I love tropical scents & I just love mango so much. But I was actually even more into this scent:

pBBW1-14907851v275Lemon Mint Leaf, from the Fresh Picked Home Fragrances line. I may have to go back and pick one of these up. Plus, how cute is it in the little mason jar? Adore!

sushi viengs asian bistro crocker park westlake ohioLastly, this was the yummy sushi I got at our dinner date with my mom!

Well, that’s all for now! Just a silly random post ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ve got 2 more in the works for this week while I’m on spring break, so keep an eye out for them!

Do you like to shop at T.J. Maxx or Marshall’s? And do you have as hard of a time as me coming out without buying anything? ๐Ÿ™‚

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