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! ๐Ÿ™‚

Some of my favorites below…

Citrus Sandals / Pink Leopard Bag / Sequin Beach Bagย /ย Low Heel Sandalsย /ย Flamingo Cosmetic Case / Rose Gold Knot Earringsย /ย Coral Satchel /ย Quilted Bag

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

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  1. 4.17.13
    Jaclyn said:

    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!


  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 said:

    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 said:

    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.

  7. 4.17.13
    Ashley said:

    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 said:

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


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  9. 4.17.13
    Kayla said:

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

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


  10. 4.17.13
    Ellen Landgren said:

    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 said:

    This coral satchel is so lovely-perfect for summer!!!!!

  12. 4.18.13

    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 said:

    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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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

    Bold Subtlety

  14. 4.18.13
    Lauren said:

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

    Fizz and Frosting

  15. 4.18.13
    anngelik said:

    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!


  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,

  17. 4.18.13
    Agi said:

    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.


  18. 4.18.13
    Meg said:

    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….

  19. 4.18.13
    Chelsea said:

    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!

    Chelsea & The City

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  20. 4.18.13
    Lindsey said:

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

  21. 4.18.13
    Danielle said:

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


  22. 4.18.13
    Alyssa said:

    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 said:

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. 4.18.13
    Kelly said:

    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!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Keep up the great work!



  25. 4.18.13
    Alexa said:

    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


  26. 5.5.13
    Tammy said:

    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!