Each year when I am done school and then again when I am about to begin school, I allow myself a splurge. At the end of the school year, it is all about celebrating the fact that I made it through another year without maiming any students. At the beginning of the school year, it is self-bribery, pure and simple. Rather than laying on the ground, drumming my heels, whining about not wanting to go, I feel it is far more dignified to spend large amounts of money in an effort to soften the blow of going back to the grind.
So far this year my splurge has consisted of the following:
From Fabric Mart
Turquoise & Black Wool Tweed, Cream, Teal & Chocolate Jersey Knit, Teal Wool Gabardine, Caramel Wool Gabardine, Olivette Cotton Corduroy, Chocolate Brown Silk Chiffon, Chocolate Brown Merino Wool (from Sample Cut Club, so no pic available) - I have had a major soft spot for anything teal lately, so this grouping of fabrics really spoke to me.
From Timmel Fabric
Beige Stretch Lace, Floral Jacquard, Cuenda Suiting - this is a trio of coordinating fabrics Julie posted on her site and I just couldn't resist them.
From The Shoe Company
I actually bought the first shoe in a really neat metallic khaki green colour, but the other two pairs are black.
After all this shopping, I do feel a little bit better about going back to work!