#1 Treat Yourself Tuesday {TYT}

Hi Friends!

Welcome to the first Treat Yourself Tuesday link-up party! I’m so happy you’re here and I cannot wait to read about all of the wonderful things you did to treat yourself over the past few days :) Treat Yourself Tuesday Badge

First things first, since this is my first time hosting a link-up, there are bound to be a few issues! Please let me know via email, Twitter, Facebook and/or comment if anything wonky is going on when you try to link your post up below. I’ll attempt to fix any technical issues ASAP! Also, remember to use to photo above and the hashtag #treatyourselftuesday on Twitter!

So, how did I treat myself over the weekend? I’m sure many of you saw my Instagram photo on Friday…

shopping goods

I obviously did some damage at the new Fashion Outlets of Chicago with my girlfriend on Friday! #treatyourself And today, since it is Treat Yourself Tuesday, I’m going to share my fabulous finds with you!

First off, my friend needed to return something at Marshall’s so I decided to take a swing through the store to see if there were any deals that I could absolutely not pass up. Lo and behold, I found a new leather jacket! I have been lusting after a leather jacket for over a year now but could not justify spending $600+ on one… I found this gem at Marshall’s for $180 and it was originally $525! Score! Now the weather just needs to cool down so I can wear it ;)

Leather Jacket Collage

After a quick trip to Target (We needed some Starbucks and I need some dishwasher tabs… super exciting…), we made our way to the Fashion Outlets of Chicago. Neither of us had big expectations for the mall – outlets can be hit or miss but both of us lit up when the first store we walked into was Bloomingdale’s!

New Boots Collage

Not only was it a Bloomingdale’s but they were having a Buy 1, Get 1 50% off sale – Heck yes! I – of course – headed straight for the boots (I need fall to get here in a hot cool minute!). I have never owned a pair of Frye boots before and well, to keep things short and sweet, I walked out with two pairs! You should never pass up a good deal, especially when it comes to boots that will last you for at least 10 years. P.S. I promise I’m wearing pants in the photos above… Actually, I’m wearing gym shorts and I didn’t want to show off my fashion faux pas on the blog ;)

NM Collage

After our excitement at Bloomingdale’s, we moseyed on down to Neiman Marcus. Oh my goodness. If anything, go to this mall for the Neiman Marcus. Shoes and purses and accessories galore! I scored a pair of Stuart Weitzman heels for $85 (they were originally $500!), a Badgley Mischka purse (price kept secret since Kyle reads the blog every so often, hehe!) and a bottle of perfume – Versace’s The Dreamer.

purse badgley

Next came Sak’s and two new dresses along with a belt. Kyle informed me that I have a thing for striped dresses and that I might want to venture out to find a new style. I say if you find a pattern that works with your bod, buy it in every style imaginable ;)

striped dress

After a morning of shopping, we were pretty much famished and on our last leg until starvation hit (and being overly dramatic if you can’t tell…) so we found an Italian Restaurant, Villagio and refreshed over glasses of Sauvignon Blanc and delicious salads. Drinking wine is always a good idea while spending money ;) We knew we wanted to leave the mall by 2:30 to beat the traffic, so, after lunch, we only had an hour left and had to speed shop in order to hit the rest of our destinations!

Lunch Collage

We stopped in the Coach and Prada and Tory Burch stores but sadly (although happily for my credit card…) came out empty handed.

After ooh-ing and ahh-ing over this Michael Kors’ watch, I decided to pass. I have it bookmarked at Nordstrom.com however, so I may be buying it in the near future ;)

Vince Flats Collage

My last purchase of the day was a pair of shoes from Vince Camuto. I have been looking for tan flats and these seriously feel like I’m walking on a cloud. I needed them plus they were half off their already reduced price. I just couldn’t say no!

Whew – talk about a day of shopping! I really wanted a nap after getting back home but I knew Kyle had planned a date night so I put on my new dress and shoes and enjoyed a night out on the town :)

new outfit dinner

So tell me, what did YOU do to treat yourself this past week?

Comments

  1. Wow…. you got some great stuff!! I’ve always wanted some Frye boots and I always tell myself to buy them in the summer, but I never do. I was planning to link up this morning, but my blog is down…. :(

    • Oh no – sad news about your blog. Hopefully it is back up in no time! You can just do DOUBLE the treat yourself for next week’s post :)

  2. I am obsessed with everything in this post! What great finds. I have plans to go outlet shopping next weekend so hopefully I can find some good deals too ;)
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  3. I love seeing a great haul of shopping goods—nice work—wow!
    I would say I have treated myself to a mani/pedi last Saturday—found a new Dooney & Bourke bag online—great price and a couple of tops on sale at Gap online……..seriously great prices and free shipping—online rocks:)
    Great fun post!

    • Thanks and surprisingly enough, it wasn’t too expensive overall! Mani-pedi, a new purse and some tops <-- sounds like a great TYT to me!

  4. Love outlet shopping, and LOVE that purse!!!
    Erica @ For the Sake of Cake recently posted…FRS Healthy Energy Review + GiveawayMy Profile

  5. Love everything! Especially the Frye boots. I had a nice little spree too :)
    Amy @ THE Little Honey bee recently posted…Treat YourselfMy Profile

  6. I love this treat yourself tuesday thing. I’m thinking it may happen on the blog next week. I’m OBSESSED with the navy and white striped dress. Where. Is. It. From.

    • Yay!! It’s seriously made me a happier person and I’m not just say that ;) I got the dress from Sak’s but it is French Connection brand that they have at Macy’s and online – you’ll have to see if you can find it!

  7. I have a thing for all things striped, dresses included, so no judgment here. So jealous of all of your fabulous finds – that leather jacket is to die for!
    Sarah @ Chocolate and Pavement recently posted…To run or not to run?My Profile

    • Glad I’m not the only stripe-aholic ;) Kyle kind of freaked at the price of the jacket so I had to explain to him how expensive they normally are!

  8. Wow, you got some awesome stuff! Love the jacket! Yesterday I bought the softest bed sheets ever! (how exciting, right?!) I have been wanting another set, but just have been putting it off forever. You inspired me to treat myself and get them :)
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  9. Love all those purchases! I need an outlet mall like that near me!
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  10. I am obsessed with Frye boots! They are so so nice! And they never go out of style. Love all your other purchases too! What a score on that leather jacket.
    Christine @ Gotta Eat Green recently posted…Bridesmaid BoxesMy Profile

  11. Still loving this idea and I’ll plan to link up next week! I adore the leather jacket you bought, it looks so good on you!
    Sam @ Better With Sprinkles recently posted…Some Confessions for a Tuesday.My Profile

    • Thanks Sam! I love the jacket too – now I just need the weather to cooperate so I can wear it ;) Can’t wait for your link-up next week!

  12. I so want to go shopping with you! You are too much fun! My mom loves Stuart Weitzman shoes. I’m sure I could’ve found a worthwhile purchase at Prada. Didn’t even know they have outlets.
    Laura Dembowski recently posted…Funfetti Sugar Cookies #SundaySupperMy Profile

    • You’re so sweet, Laura! We will HAVE to go shopping if you ever make a trip down to Chicago :) Stuart Weitzman makes the most comfy shoes – I love them, especially for a steal of a deal! There was a Prada “outlet” however I’m not sure how discounted their items were ;)

  13. Love TYT!! And love your new boots – are the comfy? Remember I was looking at getting some boots last winter and was looking at Frye, but never pulled the trigger. . . I think this might be the year! ;) And I didn’t write a post for TYT but I did get myself some Caribou coffee yesterday to treat myself on a Monday morning. :)
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  14. Oh, how I love shopping! It’s totally an addiction! Your finds are awesome and I especially love the striped dresses. And your boots…LOVE! I’m kind of have a boot obsession! :-)
    Holly @ EatGreatbegreat recently posted…My Experiences with AcupunctureMy Profile

    • I have a boot addiction too! I have only ever owned cheap ones before so I’m excited to try the good ones to see if they make my feet hurt less ;)

  15. ahhh you just might be my shopping soulmate! haha Awesome finds. I’m going to Chicago next week for work and can’t wait for some shopping :)

  16. OMG I love your dresses! I’m totally coveting them right now! Love the idea of treat yourself Tuesday!
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  17. You win the award for the best TYT ever! All of these purchases look SO cute! My favorite is…either the Badgeley Mischka purse or the Frye boots. I totally laughed when you mentioned wearing gym shorts, because I was wondering…

    I LOVE this link up! Thanks for hosting!
    Amy @ Long Drive Journey recently posted…Treat Yourself Tuesday and Back on the Running WagonMy Profile

  18. Great taste! I also treated myself to a striped dress :)

    Also loving that purse you got!
    Katie recently posted…Book Review: Girls in White DressesMy Profile

  19. Great shopping trip! I too, like stripes. It must be hereditary. I still have my Frye boots from college – and they are in pretty good shape. Looks like Chicago is agreeing with you.

  20. Omg, how much do I suck? Totally forgot to put up a TYT post. I seriously suck at link ups, as evidenced by the fact that I never participate. Once I get back from Italy, I’m sooo on board.

    P.S. Our Chicago trip is going to be Treat Yourself FridaySaturdaySundayMonday.
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  21. That jacket is adorable and you got it for a great price! I am curious about the purse though…;) I love the dresses too and the pics of your boots, haha. Thanks for assuring us you had bottoms on.

    Question: does your new friend kne about your blog? I always feel so awkward telling people about mine (I’m weird) so I was curious if you did or not.
    Sarah @ making thyme For health recently posted…Travel Tuesday: Galway, IrelandMy Profile

    • The purse was actually under $200 so not too bad ;) And yes my friend knows about the blog basically because Kyle blurted it out (thanks honey…). Normally I’m shy about those things too!

  22. Nice job getting that link up working!
    You are so gorgeous, Becky!
    I would never be able to get away with the splurges because hubby reads the blog to closely! Ha ha, plus I’m too frugal I wouldn’t probably do it anyway. =) TJ Maxx is my jam!
    Melanie @ BeautifullyNutty recently posted…More Surprises from Bethenny Frankel: Part IIMy Profile

    • I need some of your frugality in my life, my dear! Luckily all of my finds were on sale and I feel like I need to be trendy now that I’m a city girl… Or at least that’s my excuse ;)

  23. Wow, such a nice pile of swag! I adore that B&W dress, very cute!
    Clara @ Southern Thintellect recently posted…Marvelous is (NOT) AllergiesMy Profile

  24. Great day of shopping!

    I’ve been looking for some new boots and a nice leather jacket. You found great ones and at a great price!
    Andrea@WellnessNotes recently posted…Weekend Fun and a New CookbookMy Profile

  25. Wahoo! You got some awesome awesome stuff! I love that dress.
    It looks fabulous on you.
    Nordstrom.com is so addicting, I only wish it was more affordable;)
    Lisa recently posted…Moments Dedicated To YourselfMy Profile

  26. Happy I figured out the inlinkz thing for the first time, and jealous of all your new clothes! I went shopping yesterday for a new maxi skirt, but I definitely need a new purse soon with enough room for all my junk..!
    Marisa @ Uproot from oregon recently posted…Almond Butter S’mores BarsMy Profile

  27. Holy sh!t I need that leather jacket, it’s so perfect.. style and color. And I need your life so that I can afford all the other stuff too haha.
    Em @ Have Your Cake And recently posted…Best Body BootcampMy Profile

    • Haha – soon enough you will be done with school and want to be back in it so you can have an amazing, flexible schedule that I miss so much!

  28. I love those boots! I’m needing some brown ones for a few of my outfits so I think there is another treat in my near future :)
    Natalie @ Free Range Human recently posted…Not Happy About These Friday Night LightsMy Profile

  29. Love the striped dress! Love it all! :)
    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes recently posted…Crock Pot Creamy Chicken Nacho SauceMy Profile

  30. Those Vince Camuto flats are everything!!! I need tan ones!
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  31. Loving it, lady! I went on a huge shopping spree myself yesterday, but didn’t have a chance to write up a blog post for today otherwise I would have linked up. Le boo. But there’s always next week :D
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  32. YOU definitely treated yourself right! :)
    Hmmm, what did I do – well 2 weeks ago I got a massage, does that count!?
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  33. how did you add the “add link” thing? Pretty cool girl :) Love the boots, I need to go fall shopping asap!
    sara @ fitcupcaker recently posted…From Pretzel Crisps to Popcorn; Giveaway!My Profile

  34. Great finds! I’m especially loving that purse and those boots. I can’t wait for it to cool down a little here so I can dig out my boots!
    Tiff @ Love, Sweat, & Beers recently posted…Return to the TreadmillMy Profile

  35. You seriously do rock the striped dresses! I looove the one you wore in Napa!

    I need to try and limit my spending this month so I can do some fall shopping damage soon… I just got a Macy’s credit card and it’s burning a hole in my pocket!!
    Katie @ Blonde Ambition recently posted…Treat Yourself TuesdayMy Profile

    • Funny thing is that they’re all the same brand hahahahaha! I love French Connection :) Macy’s cards are dangerous but so nice!

  36. oh maaaaaan, so jealous! What a fun shopping day!!
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  37. I LOVE the idea of this post! I will be linking up ASAP! This whole concept is flawless.
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  38. That jacket oh my gosh SO cute!!
    Kammie @ sensual Appeal recently posted…My Visit to So Cal – September 2013My Profile

    • Thanks Kammie! I knew I had to get it when I saw it at Marshall’s. It would have been gone if I had let it sit there any longer!

  39. yep, love everything you got. the jacket, the boots, the little flats. I have to check out my local outlet :) I didn’t really treat myself this week/end so I have no link up, but I’ll keep it in mind next time.
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  40. So if this Chicago trip Joe and I have tentatively started talking about for early next year happens, will you take me shopping? I feel like I could learn a lot about being a girl from you ;) Awesome fashion sense, girl! Love everything you got!
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    • Haha – thanks Caitlin! I am actually really bad at matching things… I find pieces that I love and then need a sales associate to help me find the entire outfit. I probably spend more that way but I know I am getting something that goes together and won’t just sit in my closet!

    • Oh and OF COURSE I’ll take you shopping!!! You don’t even need to ask :)

  41. LOVE everything in this post! :-)
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  42. I officially need to come raid your closet!! ;)
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  43. DANG, girl! You made out awesome at the mall! I’m in love with that jacket- although the hub would kill me if I paid that much for a jacket ;) I’m going to link up here soon- love this idea!
    ALISHA @ ALISHA’S APPETITE recently posted…Friday ConfessionsMy Profile

    • Thanks Alisha!! Yeah – Kyle has decided that it’s best for our relationship if we don’t talk about how much I spend. We contribute to our “bills” account, our 401K and savings and then the rest of my paycheck is mine to do with it what I like. Some people think it’s weird but it works for us!

  44. Loving the new purchases! Also, I love hearing women say that they love stripes. Stripes receive such a bad rep in the fashion world because women think they make them look larger–lies!!! You are proof ;)
    Christina @ the beautiful balance recently posted…August Recap 2013My Profile

    • Stripes are pretty much the best thing that ever happened to the fashion world in my unbiased opinion ;) I think they accentuate your curves in a good way and make your waist look smaller than it is! We need to start a stripe revolution, haha!

  45. Love this motto, I need to work on it for myself I know but I think i t is so imperative to find out how you can best treat yourself daily
    Alex @ therunwithin recently posted…Trade em Up Tuesday: Sure-Fire WayMy Profile

  46. I wasn’t planning on treating myself….. but I ended up treating myself to a new Keurig!!!! I love it! I can’t wait to test it out :)

    Also….. i posted about a delicious healthy flat bread that I had for lunch that may interest you… if you can find lavash bread
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  47. Love your date night outfit! So cute!
    I need to find those flats!
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  48. Ahh what great treats! Girlfriend shopping days are just the best. I too bought myself a pair of brown boots over the weekend—I found them at Plato’s Closet actually, which surprised me but they were $9 so I had to buy them. Your striped dresses are very cute! I am a stripes person too, blue and white in particular. ….I’m a sailor.

  49. Holy Moly! I would die if I was able to shop like that! Those shoes? That purse? *sigh* One day!

    I can’t remember the last time I treated myself. I should probably do something about that.
    Laura @ Runningjunkie recently posted…Ch-Ch-Ch-ChangesMy Profile

  50. Thanks Erica!! I’m actually not great at matching things – I need sales associates to help me out big time in that category! But if someone is going to hire me to shop all day, how can I turn the offer down??! ;)

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