It's that time again. Time for Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop, and this week I am so excited about the prompt because I get to imagine what I would do if I had $400 to spend. That's pretty amazing, considering my monthly allowance is about 20 bucks.
Of course, Mama Kat's prompt said I had to talk about ONE (and it was in all caps) thing that I would spend the money on. But, that's just not how I roll. If I've got a big wad of cash, I see how many things I can get with it. Plus, I can't really think of a $400 product that I want at the moment.
So, join me as I happily pretend that I could actually have all of these things. All at once.
Alright - so, I've got myself $400.
First, I would hit the mall. Duh.
I waltz into The Buckle, and I buy myself a pair of Lucky brand jeans. Because they always fit just right, and I haven't been able to wear a pair since I was 16 and no other brand of jeans fit my short legs. They are insanely expensive, but so well constructed. I've missed my Lucky jeans, so that's my first purchase.
$400 - $99 = $301
Since I'm at the mall, I think I'll head on down to Barnes and Noble. I shall order a Chai Latte made with soy milk.
$301 - $3.15 = $297.85
Gosh darn it, now I'm hungry. Guess I'll take a piece of crumble coffee cake, too.
$297.85 - $1.85 = $296
Well, would you look at the time, it's still before 6 p.m. I think I'll go catch a matinee. So, one ticket to see I Love You, Man - $5. Can of soda - $0. Kit Kat from home $0. Having a purse big enough to smuggle in movie treats - Priceless. :)
$296 - $5 = $291
Ok, well. There just happens to be a salon in the same complex as the theeatah, so I think I need to stop in and treat myself...
About 3 years ago I received a gift certificate for an Aveda botanical skin resurfacing (natural alternative to microdermabrasion) facial, and it was one of the best things that ever happened to me. SO. I'll take one of those...
And, my feet deserve some royal treatment since I trekked around the mall and wore them out. Plus, they look horrendous, and I want them to look beautiful. So, I'll take one of these, too, please. Spa style, with a parrafin wax dip, salt scrub, THE WORKS.
Ahhhh....I feel relaxed just talking about it. So, let's tally up the remaining cash money.
$291 - $85 facial = $206 - $65 pedicure = $141
By this time, I'm so relaxed I probably shouldn't be driving, so I head home to do some online shopping.
First purchase? A case of these puppies. Hey, I need to restock my at-home stash, and there have been many times I wish I had a six pack around, but I didn't, so now all will be well with the world...
$141 - $26.99 = $114.01
Next, I head to kohls.com. But, this next purchase needs an explanation. First off, these shoes are on sale. Second, in real life, I would never buy these shoes because I know I would twist my ankle and quite possibly even break it. But, I love these shoes, I've always wanted a pair, and this thing is all pretend anyway, so back off. I'm buying these shoes, dammit.
$114.01 - $32.99 = $81.02
And, I need a dress to go with the shoes...
$81.02 - $67.50 = $13.52
These beauties should top off the outfit.
$13.52 - $20 on etsy = negative $6.48
Hey, what my husband doesn't know won't hurt him. ;)