Then I'm checking my email on Saturday and instead of automatically deleting all the emails for the discount shopping sites (since I'm still not shopping) I scroll through an email from ideeli and see that they're starting a Hello Kitty luggage campaign and I decide to check it out.
I found the beauty above for a mere $85 on ideeli. It retails on the CuteSense site for over $300 and a few other sites for over $100. Do I need new luggage? No. But there was no way I could pass up this deal. I justified the the purchase further by stating to myself that it'll be great for when I'm doing craft shoes. I can easily pack up my good inside and they'll be easier to transport AND it gives me the motivation to travel MORE. I'll be getting a lot of use out of it. A LOT! Let's go somewhere.
|via Jace's IG|
In other news: The picture above is from Dilla Day. (not sure who Dilla is - here's his wiki page. He was a great music producer and worked with a ton of artists. He died from a rare blood disease and possibly lupus). A friend of mine throws a big party every year to celebrate him and his music. It was a great time. I got to see a lot of my friends perform a bunch of my favorite songs and Illa J (Dilla's brother) also came down w/ Frank Nitt to perform as well.
Instead of my normal jeans and tee that I'd normally throw on I put on a skirt and sweater (I have no idea why the change) and had several friends awkwardly tell me I looked hot. One friend had never complimented me in the 7 years I've known him. It was funny. Big hair was a hit too. I had a few people not recognize me because of it. I clearly don't wear my hair down enough.
I took a lot of naps this weekend. I don't know why I've been so tired. I kind of think it might be because I haven't been getting a lot of protein. Is that a thing? I don't know. Either way, I've got about 5 more days until I get to eat again. My neighbors are killing me cooking fried chicken. I want some sooooo bad!
Although my budget for California is pretty much set, I'm still trying to save up more money just in case AND because I want to purge my craft stash of all the things I'm not really using anymore. I listed a bunch more stuff on eBay last night. Take a look. One person's trash is another's treasure. I might also be saving up for an iPad mini to use on my trip. Shhh...don't tell. Ha!
*This posts contains invite links to ideeli. I wasn't asked to write this post, but I'm sharing my link because they do have a lot of good shopping deals. They also offer flat $9.95 shipping on your first item and free shipping for the next 30 days after that purchase.