Modify the To-Do List

Geeeezzzz, its mid-October already! How did this happen? I’m basically on a self study month, but have lacked the motivation to do at least 50% of the things on my to do list. Hmmmm. Well, if I’m not motivated to do the items on my self-made to-do list, perhaps I should modify the list. It almost feels like cheating… but why? It seems pretty logical to spend most of my time learning about or working on things I enjoy, right? Why do I force myself to work on things just because I feel like I should?

Floral top
Despite my lack of motivation to put on anything that wasn’t yoga clothes this month, I did manage to get dressed and snap these pictures during the last warm days of fall. We’ve been lucky to have experienced such mild weather so far this season! I’m really really not ready for (Minnesota’s deathly) cold weather. It might be time to do some fall shopping. I don’t think I’ve made a retail purchase in… I have no idea. I’m still slowly acquiring fun new additions via eBay, but it might be time to venture back out into retail land.

Last warm weather...
What have you been into this fall? I’m not sure where to start. Everyone seems to have written about shopbop.com and their friends and family sale going on. I’m actually a pretty big fan of shopbop, but I don’t shop there super often because they just have so much stuff. Its overwhelming. I’ve had my eye on just a few things. I’ve mentioned more than a few times now that I have a slight obsession with d-Orsay flats. I tried a few pairs without success and have been waiting for Vince’s Nina flats to make it to sale… now they have! Still expensive, though. They better be amazing or they’re going back. There are a few other items that I’ll contemplate during the next day or two. I love AG jeans and would also love some leather (or leather-like) leggings. These have amazing reviews. It might be worth a try! I’m also thinking about grabbing a pair or two of jeans to try. I really hate pants shopping. I could go with a safe pair of AG stilts (for some reason I’m liking the distressed version). Or I could branch out and try a different brand. I think Rag & Bone might be excluded, sadly. If it wasn’t I would try a pair of their skinnies with huge back pockets like this pair. Maybe I’ll give Mother jeans a shot (I’m really liking my dropout pair I got on eBay, although they’re a size too big). The Looker style seems to get really good reviews, perhaps I’ll try those.

Pre-Fall
I’m going to try to keep my purchases under control, though. I don’t need to do any excessive spending… all that does is gives me more motivation to moonlight for money, which takes up too much time. Especially with winter coming, I should make sure I’m enjoying my time outside of the hospital, not finding ways to get back there!

*Linking this post with Tara’s “What I wore to work” series (if you’re not familiar with it, its definitely worth a look!)