The “Almost Christmas” Days That Make My Bank Account Cry

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Heeeeey there! Is it Christmas yet? When you’ve been counting down since mid-July, this goll darn holiday sure seems to take FOR. EH. VER {name that childhood baseball movie!} to arrive. And my bank account can’t handle any more of these “almost Christmas” days. For real, you guys. I can’t stop buying people presents. I’ll be at the local Target {I know…I know…an already dangerous place to be before Christmas}, shopping for a fancy new tube of toothpaste when I’ll spot somebody’s favorite something sitting on the shelves and I’ll think “Ah HA! They’ll love it!” while I’m tossing it into my Target basket. Then my basket becomes a cart and my cart transforms into a loaded, I-can-hardly-maneuver-this-thing-around-corners kind of cart, and soon I’m leaving the store with a trunk full of hopalong boots and a pistol that shoots and dolls that will talk and will go for a walk because Barney and Ben and Janice and Jen won’t get out of my head. Talk about maddening. And my poor bank account stares back at me on his hands and knees crying “WHY ME?! WHY. ME.”

Of course, the one person who’ll come out of this holiday season a true gift-receiving champion is Darrin. I don’t know how he’s done it, but he’s seemed to have placed a gift that I would find “PERFECT FOR HIM!” in almost every place I’ve shopped this year. Does he mentally manipulate the stores I choose to visit before I even know I want to visit them? Does he have a “guy on the inside” who’s making sure that I stumble upon yet another “HE’LL LOVE THIS!” gift as I’m wandering the likes of Old Navy, Target, and, yes, even Amazon? How, Darrin?! HOW?!

He’s brilliant, you guys. No wonder he’s getting his Masters this December. Boy do I need a few tupperwares of holiday cookies to get me through this final week before Christmas. In other news, the Ruche dress I’m wearing in the pictures above may be currently missing from their website, but have no fear! THIS dress is so darn similar I feel like I’m seeing double. And how about that Christmasy red, am I right? Hearts for eyes.

Happy Wednesday!


  • Reply A Hint of Life Blog December 17, 2014 at 10:24 am

    hahaha I feell youu!!! my bank account is also crying right now. I have 1 more gift to get and then im DONE!!

    Xo, Belen from A Hint of Life

  • Reply Camryn Stahlman-Dwyer December 17, 2014 at 11:05 am

    Such a cute dress!


  • Reply Helen Veyna December 17, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    I’m definitely the same way when it comes to spending during the holidays. I always start off with a set budget, but end up finding new things that I think people would like. This outfit is very beautiful, by the way. I really love how you layered that dress over that top because it makes the outfit look so fun.


  • Reply Deborah December 17, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    Loved your dress! Its totally perfect!

    xo 🙂

  • Reply Reanna Clark December 18, 2014 at 7:56 am

    This outfit is just the greatest!
    I seem to be having to complete opposite problem to you: I can’t find ANY presents and I have NO inspiration!

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