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Fake Shopping

Filed under: Shopping — Elle September 11, 2007 @ 7:27 pm

Sometimes I like to play a game with myself called “Fake Shopping” which involves picking out items I’d buy if I had a certain imaginary budget. Tonight, I was online looking for a yoga mat and ended up browsing shoes, foot spas, and other things that had nothing to do with yoga … so I started playing the game instead.

The budget was $250, approximately the amount of money I spent on rent, gas, food, etc. for my four-day trip to Mexico with eight friends. The items I pretend-bought:

1. Chooka Women’s Tiny Whales Rainboot in 7M, $48.95

2. Crescent Moon ‘St. Tropez’ Yoga and Pilates Mat Carrier, $49.99

3. Moe C.L.I.C.K. Bag in Anah, $187.00

You know you have a problem when you can’t even stick to an imaginary budget. But because the real world has budgets and I’m desperately broke, I only ended up getting the bare essentials below:

1. Bare Fruit Organic Dried Mangos, 2.6-Ounce Pouches (Pack of 24), $15.00

2. Gaiam Maxwell Yoga Mat Bag in Green, $17.62

3. Gaiam Printed Yoga Mat, $21.99

Already in my Currier mailbox should be ~$250 in compensation for summer freelance gigs, etc. so I can’t wait to get back on campus and do some actual shopping. I’m staking out the COOP for “Harvard”-emblazoned sweatpants.

3 Responses to “Fake Shopping”

  1. Leah Says:

    I am totally a fake shopper too! And that gorgeous yoga mat is def in my amazon shopping cart, waiting for payday.

  2. Valley Girl Says:

    Ah, yes. Pretend Shopping. I know that game well.

    Love your blog, sweetie!

  3. M Says:

    I Pretend Shop in the future, i.e., make lists of what I will splurge on if I (or my future theoretical husband) ever make some serious $. F’n a, those are some adorable rainboots.

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