We arrived in Colorado last night and are enjoying the coolest temps we have felt since we were here in December (65 degrees). I have been wearing pants and long sleeves most of the day.
Julio (5 yrs old) felt the need to wear snow boots to Target today:
(The above portion of today's post was written for Guapo's reading pleasure. And now, I will ask him to kindly stop reading)
Today was a big day for us. We hit Costco, Target, Famous Footwear, and Kohls. I am so tired. I have a firm belief that living the ex-pat life could turn anyone into a compulsive shopoholic. It's like you don't see good stuff for so long, and then all of a sudden you are bombarded with bargains and options and so much cute stuff; it really can be dangerous.
I never know when I will be back, so I must buy, buy, buy!!!!
I am quite the mad-shopper when I come to the States. And my weakness? Shoes. Sometimes I go back with a shoe-count in the double digits. I was going to keep a running count and share it with you, but after purchasing 4 pairs just today, I don't think I will (I can usually hide a large percentage of my shoe purchases from Guapo, so I don't really want to give myself up that easily).
But, I will show you the start of what looks like will be a terrific shopping season:
I have always wanted some of these, they are so cute!
Mom to K-squared (my fashion consultant) urged me to get some "pointy toed" shoes to wear with jeans:
And some two-toned brown shoes:
And I just liked these (and @$%# Blogger just stopped letting me upload photos):
Just so you know, I shop sales. And, I shop at places like Marshalls, Target, Old Navy, etc. I get kind-of nervous in stores without carts (except for Gap) (well, and Banana Republic). I have to take a more experienced shopper with me like one of my sister-in-laws who will tell me what looks good together. My point? These shoes were all on sale and I bought three of them from Target. (I know Guapo's still reading)
I must diversify.
And thus, with the first shoe purchase of the season, my vacation has officially started.
(PS I can only blame part of my little problem on Guapo and the career path he has chosen, the other part of the blame goes to my mom. Here's a shot of my mom's running shoes. She told me she had just "thinned them out")
With forces like these working against me, obviously I cannot be held accountable for my actions.