I’ve been sick, stuck in the house with a whining sick little boy and a mountain of housework to get through. It was Thursday night, Steve had come home early so I just decided to get out for a few hours, I needed it. I felt myself making excuses “We need toilet paper and condoms.” thinking the only way I could venture out solo was if I was running an errand…how sad. I sat on the edge of the bed thinking about time, about pleasure, about guilt and about self worth.
I decided to skip the late night run to Coles in my ugg boots and instead dress up, put my face on and go somewhere nice for dinner… all by myself. I kissed and left the boys at home for some man time and headed to Rouse Hill, did a little window shopping then headed to Sushi Bay for dinner. “Sushi for One” has never been so good.
After my belly was full and happy it was time to delve into the stores I rarely got to browse in. Aidan is pretty patient but if he even gets a whiff of my intention to enter a jewellery shop he starts dragging me in the opposite direction say “No Mumma, no jullreee no“. I don’t blame him, costume jewellery stores are like my Toys R Us, I’m in heaven. Usually Lovisa is my favourite but the current collection at Diva has got me all in a tizzy, I want it all!
Next top was Priceline, there is no way I’d ever take Aidan in (so many small breakable things at his height) so I rarely go. I’m really lucky that brands send me a lot of products to try in my own home but it was nice to wander around for an hour immersing myself. I picked up a few new false lashes because after NYC I’m addicted.
I also nabbed a bargain with this tall, metal, LED, two-sided make up mirror for just $32! I’ve wanted one for years but could never justify the price, usually $60-$120. I showed my Mum via Skype and she made me go back and get one for her too! It uses one 9V battery and the light is really bright and clear, highly recommend it.
Right next door was JB HiFi which was great because I wanted to check out the new MacBook Pro with Retina display. I found it, played with it and fell in love. Since it’s release in Australia last week the prices of all Macs have gone down, including the price of the 11″ Air that I’ve got a bit of a crush on. After I’d finished getting my geek on it was time for a little fashion on the way back to the car.
I don’t go into City Chic that often anymore, they changed the staff and it’s just not as inviting for me but when the new lingerie range was released I had to go and have a look. As soon as I saw those lacy jewel tones I knew I’d have to do a photoshoot with them similar to the lingerie shoot I did with Teer Wayde last year. I’ll keep you posted.
Last but not least, I just had to go into Typo and what should I find as soon as I walk in… fabulous coffee cups! I think every woman should own one and I truly believe every Mumma out there owes it to herself to go out on a date solo. It was refreshing to take my own time, to browse, to try things on and to stand in front of the same product for 10 minutes completely uninterrupted and um and ah over it, the beauty of retail therapy. I went home relaxed, happy and proud for doing something nice for myself just because and I’ve been feeling the run off effects from it ever since.