Retail Therapy & Really Good Friends

2 days ago my BFF and I spent 6 hours unashamedly doing nothing. Well, that’s not true. We shopped, ate, lounged and shopped some more :-). This season is full of wide open spaces for me. Not so much for my friend, so I’m glad to share a little of my God-given quiet moments with her.

I feel there are too many of them as it is.

For her there are simply not enough.

But even in this super chill season I’m in, I could not tell you the last time I spent 6 hours going from store to store, aimlessly making my way down aisles of trendiness. And I’m not embellishing, we really did spend 6 hours shopping, but it was so worth it. I’m thoroughly IN LOVE with my purchases which range from belts, to scarves to a really hot dress that will get me an engagement ring in no time :-). But truth be told I am in no rush for this ring as covenants seem to be under fierce attack in this season. And maybe every season.

So my friend and I left all of our obligations behind, tucked away in the nice little apartment I call home. The only reminder of the outside world would be a possible text or call from someone who didn’t get the memo (“Hey intruder, we are checking out of reality for a little while so please leave a message at the beep!”). We let go of the cares of this world and escaped to the inviting arms of Express, H&M, and Soma. Oh and then Express again 🙂 (there were some serious additional purchases that needed to be made at that store).

There is something to be said about retail therapy. I’ve never been a serious believer about the comfort clothes can bring but in this season when food, men, and even friends are on the “no, no” list, fashion has soared to the top. And I don’t even need to purchase. I can get my fix just scrolling through pics on Pinterest (God bless the person who invented Pinterest). I get so many wardrobe ideas on that little site :-).

But now I’m back on the grind. Working harder than I do at any time of the month. Questioning my capabilities, intelligence and skill level. And hoping they will improve at some point in the near future. Thankfully, even through the stress of it all, I have my very cute belt to keep me company. Because that’s what really matters in life.


By Nicole D. Miller

Nicole D. Miller is an author and heartfelt writer, as expressed on her blog Better Than Wine. Her books are published at and on Amazon. She loves all things “old school” hip-hop and R&B, along with any outfit that involves cute boots and thick scarves. She even manages to run her own bookkeeping business ( when she’s not cuddling her cute cat she fondly calls, “Squeaks”.

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