I loooove shopping. However, most of my shopping usually deals with a certain three-foot-tall person in my life. It’s been a while since I spent money on things for myself. This past week I had a bit of fun shopping and got some awesome deals!
First off, I was in dire need of a new iPhone case. My old one was a free case provided by Apple when the iPhone 4’s reception problem came to light. The case was completely falling apart! My friend recommended me the case that she uses, and I purchased it, along with another one. The promotion at the time was for free shipping, so the total I spent on both cases was under $10! Here’s what I got:
Last weekend, my friend Amy and I took Zachary on a trip to the Colonnades at the Sawgrass Mills Mall, which is where all the designer outlet stores are. We stopped into the Kate Spade store and they had a fabulous bag on sale for a mere $53. When do you ever find a designer bag priced that low? Never! I had to get it.
The Flicker Metallic Bon Shopper. It’s on sale online, but not for $53!
Next in my shopping adventure, a little something for my biz. Believe it or not, but I have not upgraded my camera gear in over 3 years! The last lens I purchased was my 50mm lens back in December 2007. I’ve stuck with the same camera kit and while I feel that not spending money on additional gear has really allowed me to progress as a photographer because I’ve learned to use what I have VERY well, it’s been a long time, and I am ready to add a few new pieces to my collection.
When my photo buddy Joe let me know that he is selling off some of his Canon gear to make the switch to Nikon, I jumped at the chance to acquire a few new items, namely an additional flash, the Canon Speedlite 580 EX II Flash (which is an upgrade from my two EX I’s – and a much needed backup), and the 100mm f/2.8L Macro lens, which will allow me to take beautiful close-up macro shots of rings, wedding details, and even little sleeping babies! I’m so stoked to have a new lens and an additional flash to round out my collection. And since I purchased the items used, I was able to get a much better price!
Finally, I also “bought” another free book on Amazon Kindle for iPhone, called Dreaming Anastasia. Of course now it’s $7, so I’m pretty pleased with myself.
I like it so far, so you should check it out anyway. There are TONS of free Kindle books available all the time.
That’s all for today! 🙂