Every time I venture into HomeGoods, I always see the signs for children’s playrooms stating the House Rules. Usually includes being nice, listening to your parents, eat your veggies. Or I could be way off. Regardless, it’s meant to help provide some structure and, well, rules on how to act & behave. Jon established a new one this past weekend – No More Settling.
What is this in regards to? Well, for the past few months, I’ve really been wanting a new purse. But I wasn’t sure which style I wanted. There isn’t much extra room in our budget for splurging on ourselves since we’re saving up for the new house, but a girl can dream, right? I realized I had quite the inventory of purses & wallets that I don’t use anymore. I’ve started selling them, and Jon said whatever I want to buy with the cash, have at it. AWESOME! I had quite a good chunk and walked into TJ Maxx over the weekend with my little fashionista. I headed straight for the purse section and started perusing the rack.
I am a brown bag kind of girl. Not to be confused with brown paper bags. Most of my wardrobe is on the casual side and very little black is involved. I wear dark colors at times, but a brown seems more casual and an overall better match to what I wear day-in, day-out. But I wandered into the black section and found this beautiful black (soft!) leather purse by Rebecca Minkoff – the MAB Mini.
I carried it around for a bit and ended up leaving the store with it. I showed Jon and he asked if I loved it. Well…. I loved the style of the purse, the compartments, the long strap you can clip on or take off, and I loved the soft leather. I didn’t love that it was black. He said Take it back…Get what you want. The Dells will no longer settle on things.
He’s right. It wasn’t exactly what I wanted. It went back on Sunday. Sunday I also went by Michael Kors to check out the Cynthia satchel I have pinned under my “For Me” board. I loved the bag online, but in person I just liked it. I did LOVE the East West tote MK made. I’ve been eyeing that one for a very long time.
When I came home, Aubrey was already down for her nap, Jon was about to sleep too, and Luke was awake. I put him in his swing, took out the iPad, and decided to window shop. I came across a sale at Bloomingdale’s for 20% off regular and sale items. Hmmmmm…
The purse I found at TJ Maxx was there in brown AND on sale!!!!! I took out the MK Cynthia satchel and after the 20% off discount, plus free shipping, I was just outside my price range with the money I had saved up. After Jon woke up, I told him about the brown one I found. Told him about the 20% off. Told him I was shy by just a little bit. But, can I get them??? Yes, I know I had the money saved up, I know I’ll make up the difference with a few more items to sell. But I wanted to make sure my idea was a good one. I need validation.
He said it sounded like a great deal, and to go buy them. So I did. And I can’t WAIT for the delivery of these beauties!
Now, you might remember the Phillip Lim bags I bought. Since I didn’t love them, I got rid of them. One I sold to a friend for her sister, the other I took back to Target. So, new house rule – No Settling.
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