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Monday, July 1, 2013

Why Retail Therapy Actually Works!

I am a firm believer in retail therapy, of course that is every shopping junkie's excuse as to why she must spend so much personal time with her bank card, but in all honestly, shopping can be the most comforting personal time one can have, regardless if you have money to spend or if you're just browsing. This past weekend, I enjoyed some retail therapy of my own, I checked out a new TJ Maxx, and a new thrift store. Even though I didn't find anything, it still allowed for some great ME-Time!

1. Shopping makes you smile!

2. You don't need to bring anyone with you, you can have just as much fun shopping alone than with someone else. I like to plug in my headphones and zone out to Frank Ocean. Soothing music + browsing clothing racks = priceless.

3. You forget about everything negative. Seeing new faces, cute knick knacks, and other random products distracts you from the things you don't want to think about. You'll be to busy blushing while pondering about the item you just picked up.

4. Get in some good time on the phone with your friend. Making time to text or call a friend back is time consuming, but doing it while you shop will have the time passing right before your eyes. It's another way to release energy to finally get whatever it is out that you've been dying to tell your friend.

5. Exploring new stores is an adventure. I do this often. It's like taking a mini vacation in the middle of the week. 

6. Rewarding yourself is like being a kid in a candy store. You deserve a nice treat

7. Work hard, play harder. You've earned your money, and it's meant to be spent. There's something about swiping a credit card that sends a burst of energy down my spine!

8. Getting a deal on an item, is like winning the lottery! You feel like you just cheated the system, getting something for almost nothing. I went to H&M today and had a Budgetnista moment that I will tell you guys about soon!

9. Don't just shop for yourself, buy something for someone else! I get so excited when I'm shopping for others, the feeling of giving in itself is rewarding.

10. If you look good you feel good! My motto.

xoxo SummerxKim

Thursday, August 16, 2012


Hey guys, I know it's been a while since I updated, however, I'm coming back with a DIY post, and I know how much you all love DIY posts. These shorts were made literally in like 1 hour. My friend and I were going out to a party and we wanted to create a quick look. We actually went shopping at first, but decided that we didn't want to spend too much money, so we hit one of our favorite thrift stores in Chicago. I bought these Old Navy "Mom" jeans for $4.99 ! I'm a Budgetnista for a reason! I got inspired by Miley Cyrus actually, because she always wears really cute shorts, so I decided to cut them on an angle and create fringe for a kool "inspired" look. They actually came out really great, and are now one of my favorite pairs of shorts created by me. I've DIYd almost 10 pairs of shorts and these are in my Top 5. 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Hey guys! I know what many of you are thinking! Where have I been? I was doing so good updating on a daily basis, but life takes it's toll and decides to work however it pleases. I got really busy in the past two weeks with my internship ending =( and trying to enjoy my last weeks in the city. I wish this summer could be endless. This has seriously been one of the best summers I've had in a long time. It's been a blessing! I couldn't ask for a more exciting one. The summer isn't over yet and I will still be traveling to Chicago and Houston in the coming weeks, but I will do my best to update the blog more. Right now, I'm enjoying reading you guys blogs and commenting on your posts!