I'm horrible at Christmas shopping.
Some people gift-shop all year 'round and save up their unique finds and bargains to give at xmastime. Some people do it all on Black Friday. I have no system and I've become bad at finding the perfect gifts for the few people on my holiday shopping lists. But that's a topic for another blog post.
The biggest reason that I'm horrible at Christmas shopping is that most of the shopping ends up being FOR MYSELF.
Call me selfish. But I'll bet most of you are the same way with finding just as much stuff for yourselves (or more) than you find for others. It really is great to give to youself, isn't it?
I was getting a complexion makeover at Sephora in NYC the other day. A girl with pink glittery hair and eyebrows was working her fairy dust magic on my face with a new tinted moisturizer, which I NEEDED.
It's great for aging skin and the wintertime, it's more moisturizing then other tinted moisturizers I have used, and it doesn't have parabens and all that bad stuff in it.
Speaking of New York, the 50% off of everything in the store sale at NY&Co sucked me in at the mall and I bought a pair of skinny petite jeans. Not these fabulous red ones, but the standard dark wash because I'm not that daring.
Back in the big city... I love Uniqlo and visited their store in Soho again. I was intrigued by the very lightweight and low-priced down jackets but didn't want to carry one home with me. But I was SUPER intrigued by the HeatTech line. I bought a camisole and socks and they were reasonably priced and promise to keep me toasty in my drafty house.
Across the street from Orchard Corset, where I gifted myself with some brand new bras, was a vendor selling trendy hats, including a gray tweedy newsboy cap with feather detail. PeevedMichelle's eagle-eye-for-style spotted it for me. I should have only paid $8 for it but I didn't haggle at all. What the hell is wrong with me? Well, at least it wasn't a red hat. I'm not ready for that yet.
I adore Jennifer Lopez's line from Kohl's, even though some of it looks heinous on me. Some of it does not look heinous. Especially the handbags. On Black Friday, I used Kohl's cash to buy a couple of gifts for others aaaaaaand then more gifts for myself, from J.Lo.
I couldn't resist trying this on. I felt ridiculous, like a big golden egg. Or a golden Jiffy Pop:
Now I think I'm done buying clothes for myself for a while. No really, I am.
Don't forget to buy yourself a facial or massage or botox this season, too!