Retail Therapy

Today is just ONE OF THOSE DAYS. Woke up insanely late. Didn’t have time to wash my incredibly greasy hair. (#dryshampoo) Didn’t have time to put any makeup on. Threw on an outfit without opening my eyes, apparently. Got to the office and realized that I a) am wearing a see through shirt, b) am wearing white jeans when I definitely shouldn’t be (#mothernature #tmi), and c) forgot to even put a jacket on as I scurried out the door. Tried to get a cab for 20 minutes, couldn’t. Then ended up having to take the bus and strolled into work 30 minutes late. I was in the bathroom at work trying to throw on some makeup and fix my hair and my hair tie broke. That was the straw that broke the camel’s back, if you will. May or may not have shed a few tears and a few curse words. It’s one of those days where I just want to go to bed last night and try today again, on the right foot. There’s just one thing that can make a day like today a bit better… Retail therapy.

Thank goodness for Shopbop‘s Friends & Family Sale! Use code WEAREFAMILY13 for 20% off of your order! 🙂

Some of my favorites below…

Citrus Sandals / Pink Leopard Bag / Sequin Beach Bag / Low Heel Sandals / Flamingo Cosmetic Case / Rose Gold Knot Earrings / Coral SatchelQuilted Bag

Update: Just realized I chipped my new manicure, too. You win, world. You win.

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26 Comments

  1. 4.17.13
    Jaclyn commented:

    Oh no! I hope your day gets better soon! Bad days are always the worst, but I do like the retail therapy idea! I really love the gold knot earrings and the sequin beach bag, but everything is so cute!

    Xoxo,
    Jaclyn
    http://writteninfashion.com

  2. 4.17.13

    You deserve some major accessories after the morning you’ve been through. The Shopbop sale really brings out the worst in me – do I really need 3 gray jersey dresses?

    The answer is obviously yes during this nutso time of the year (i.e F&F sale).

    Get some chocolate and sweatpants and curl up with some Rachel Zoe Project. You’ve earned it!

  3. 4.17.13
    Liz commented:

    If my nail broke today… does that mean I get to buy a new purse? haha Hope your day gets much much better, Jess!!

  4. 4.17.13
    christin commented:

    I’m no stranger to days like this. Treat yo self, girl!

  5. 4.17.13

    Lol to Christin. Yup, treat yo self! #buytheshoes

  6. 4.17.13

    Wow… that sounds horrible! Hope your day has gotten better and your wallet doesn’t hate you.

    http://www.preppypanache.com

  7. 4.17.13
    Ashley commented:

    I know the feeling girlfriend! The shopbop picks are sure to make the day better though. That pink purse is amazing!

  8. 4.17.13
    Stacey commented:

    Loving the coral satchel!! Sorry you’re having an awful day so far, I hope it starts to get better!

    xoxo
    Stacey

    Five Minute Style 

  9. 4.17.13
    Kayla commented:

    Omg Jessica.. You should have just called in sick. I hate those days.. BOO!
    HUGS!! XOXO

    Okay.. moving on to your Shopbop picks.. I LOVEE the flamingo makeup bag! I need that, right? Right!

    Kayla
    http://www.lovelucygirl.com

  10. 4.17.13
    Ellen Landgren commented:

    At least you are still B-E-A-UTIFUL with no makeup, greasy hair and a see-thru shirt (probably made a few guys’ days there). Now, because you suggested it, I will go online shop. I’m sure I can find a CC I haven’t maxed out if I search through my wallet long enough..

  11. 4.17.13
    Elena commented:

    This coral satchel is so lovely-perfect for summer!!!!!
    http://dcinstyle.com/

  12. 4.18.13
    Lori Galloway commented:

    I love your honesty! It’s so refreshing! I hope tomorrow is a better day and you rewarded yourself with some retail therapy!! It’s almost the weekend too!

  13. 4.18.13
    Annick commented:

    Oh my goodness, if that’s not a bad day, I don’t know what is! I know I’ve gone to retail therapy on days like those and it has definitely made me feel 100 times better. 🙂

    Great picks from the Shopbop sale! I LOVE that Rebecca Minkoff quilted bag!

    Bold Subtlety

  14. 4.18.13
    Lauren commented:

    UGH. I hate those kind of days! I hope today is going better for you!

    Fizz and Frosting

  15. 4.18.13
    anngelik commented:

    Oh sorry to hear about your horrible morning! I hate those days and it happens to me often haha I need to do some retail shopping and shop bop is the perfect store for this!

    -Vogue&Heels
    vogueandheels.com

  16. 4.18.13

    Coincidence?! Had a day just like that, yesterday. Was so miserable the hole time, finally, I went to gym and destroyed myself there. I felt better after, and enjoying your therapy idea today:)
    Fell better,
    Olja

  17. 4.18.13
    Agi commented:

    I didn’t get a chance to comment yesterday when I first read your post. Your day sounded awful Jessica. Retail therapy is definitely in order. Hope today is off to a better start.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

  18. 4.18.13
    Meg commented:

    HaHa!
    Why do days like these happen?
    It poured, I mean POURED here in Chicago and the back window of my jeep was no closed all of the way! Really??
    Looks like I will be purchasing the citrus sandals….

    http://happinessiscreating.com/

  19. 4.18.13
    Chelsea commented:

    This week has just been one of those weeks! I hope your day gets better Jessica, I second your call for a little retail therapy. That little flamingo case is just the thing to pep me up!

    xoxo,
    Chelsea & The City

    Enter to win my North American Bear Co. Giveaway!

  20. 4.18.13
    Lindsey commented:

    I need that flamingo cosmetic bag. Tory Burch has been so spot on lately.
    xo,
    Lindsey

    http://www.caviartaste.com

  21. 4.18.13
    Danielle commented:

    Oh no! I have had those days. Cheer up! And retail therapy is the best therapy. Its almost the weekend, too. Just keep swimming.

    xx!
    Danielle

  22. 4.18.13
    Alyssa commented:

    Sam Edelman shoes are some of my favorites, and I love that heel on that pair of sandals. Just enough height, but you can still walk!

  23. 4.18.13
    Sabrina commented:

    I have RM’s mini affair in black, such a lovely bag!
    Too bad I’m broke, I could use the discount code right now 🙂
    xo
    http://polkadottedpearl.com

  24. 4.18.13
    Kelly commented:

    I completely understand! I think I had “one of those days” three times this week. It’s gotten so bad that I’ve been drying my hair *at work,* haha. Terrible. Next week’s resolution is to get up at a reasonable hour so I’m not crashing around in the morning!! 😉 Loveeee those Sam Edelman low-heel flats! Your picks are always the best.

    And I absolutely love your blog. It’s so fun seeing you all over the East Village. What a fabulous place to live, huh? I’m jealous you get to eat Artichoke Pizza whenever you want… One of the *major* things I miss about the hood! Haha 😉

    Keep up the great work!

    xoxo

    Kelly
    http://www.kellyinthecity.com

  25. 4.18.13
    Alexa commented:

    Those days are just no fun at all! I hope it got better. You have a lot of bright days coming in your future!!! <3

    XOXO,
    Alexa
    apstonee.blogspot.com

  26. 5.5.13
    Tammy commented:

    Retail therapy always gives a bad day a boost for me. I used to go window shopping but now you can surf online for great finds. It’s so convenient!