FRIVOLOUS SHOPPING

Frivolous Shopping

I can’t remember the last time I bought a frivolous item for myself. Perhaps fall of last year, when I had that networking event to attend? No, not frivolous at all. Very necessary. There was no way I was going going to wear that suede blazer falling apart at the seams.  Oh! The cute reading glasses I just bought—Wait. That was for an audition that I nearly botched because the prescription was all wrong and I could barely read the cue cards.

How about the birthday before last when I bought the iPhone 5? Wrong again, Toya. That was because your phone and clothing got stolen at 3am on a beach in Miami…I’ll tell you that story another time.

Needless to say, It was time for some retail therapy.   I walk into handbag heaven (Aldo), and spot two bags I can’t let leave my sight.  Both were medium sized, structured, and came with a cross body strap. One was all black designed with strategically placed gold metal hardware. The other was black with faux leather white paneling in perfect geometric rectangles that made the bag pop.

I couldn't choose, so I turned to Facebook:

Excuse the hair. I put it in a quick ponytail to try on some hats. But, can you see my dilemma?!

Excuse the hair. I put it in a quick ponytail to try on some hats. But, can you see my dilemma?!

29 comments later, the winner prevailed! White.

Of course, I had to style it the next day. Pause. Can we take a moment for my edges and how LAID they are?! LOL

Black on Black rooftop sun rays.

Black on Black rooftop sun rays.

OUTFIT DETAILS
Bag | Aldo
Top | Thrifted
Pants | Forever 21
Shoes | Guess Black Booties

Did I make the right choice? What should I buy next? I've been out of the shopping game so long, I have no idea where to begin. Any Spring must-haves I need? Comment below and leave me a suggestion :-)