June 24, 2014

what kind of person are you?

Oops... I did it again.

Kate Spade Cedar Street Maise in Ballet Slipper

I know, what the hell am I doing?  I have a lot of nerve posting the link to this bag because A) it's $298.00 and B) I didn't pay that much. WHAT?!


How you ask? Wellllll not to flaunt my friends, but I have a friend who works for Kate Spade. The purse was originally hers, and she most likely got it for 50% off (who knows what kind of percentage discount employees get), and she just happens to be a shop-a-holic, so she listed it for sale on FB. I saw it and loved it and knew I wanted it but only if it was worth the price. Well, bottom line, it is because it has the most oh-so-cute polka dots and spades on the liner inside, and it's the perfect size, and the cutest most girly pink you could ever ask it to be.  One easy paypal transaction later and I had the bag in my hands.  So, originally the bag was (let's just round it to) $300, I got it for $150.  That's a steal.

So anway, besides my shopping habits spiraling into the deep dark sea, my blog post today is about "What kind of person are you?". Originally I had this idea to make it a fun and silly post (maybe in the future)...but I am bringing it to a more semi-serious level today.

What kind of person are you?

Are you a person who holds doors for people? Do you make eye contact with complete strangers in the hallway? Do you go out of your way to avoid people by taking a different path? Or maybe you are the type of person to be the center of the party, that everyone flocks to because you are that fun to be around (and not saying you aren't fun if you are any of the first bullet points).

Anyway, what I'm getting at is, I am one of those people that take different paths, look down at my feet when I walk in the hallway and someone walks by.  I really don't know why I do this, but I do.  Mostly on days that I'm not feeling my most glamorous. Or if I have a pimple. Or if I feel my outfit sucks.  I don't want to be like this anymore! I feel like it's more of a task to avoid people than it is to encounter them.  I am definitely an introvert. Now, I'm not exactly shy, I can thank my customer service job at Vonage for that...I learned how to speak to all types of people (whether they had an accent, they were polite, pissed off, just needed help) and became very good at it.  So when it comes to gatherings, and going out, I just find that while I don't mind talking to people, sometimes I just want to be left alone to myself.

But with half a year gone already, obviously life isn't slowing down.  I'm finding that when I'm getting older, time is speeding by.  I feel like it was just a few months ago that Rachel was showing me her picture that she would reveal to FB that she was pregnant.  I remember it so vividly because we were critiquing which color ribbon she should wear around her stomach (red was more vibrant, and the hunter green just wasn't popping like we wanted it to), we were editing the photo upstairs in my home office.  Well, now it's 6 months later and I'm just 2 months away from my twenty ninth birthday.   This post is by no means a crisis post that "oh my god i'm turning 30 soon!!", it's just more of a post accepting that I am an introvert by nature, and that it's really time to do something about it.

Today my challenge is to make eye contact with someone when we walk by, say hello, but loud enough for them to smile back (I usually whisper "hello"...why do we do that?!?).  Smile. Be confident. Be me. And hopefully I'll make a habit of it.

And I guess I'll have a little help from my new purchase, a new purse always makes me feel good :)

So what kind of person are you? Do you make eye contact with complete strangers?


  1. 1- If you KS employee friend ever posts bags again...TELL ME!

    2- I'm the same way. I'm working hard on saying hello to people and engaging instead of being my shy self and looking at the ground.

  2. GIRL, you're killing me with all these adorable Kate Spade purses!! Every time one of those suprise sale emails comes into my inbox, I'm like a kid on Christmas morning. I ALWAYS have to get something. So dangerous!

  3. Love the challenge that you are giving yourself!! I'm definitely a make eye contact with strangers person - but not in elevators - I hate elevator chit chat!! Loving your new purchase :)

  4. Oh, man... I'm that creepy bitch that will straight up STARE at people with a shit eating grin on my face and a perky "HI!" hahahaha

  5. I LOVE that purse. If you're friend is ever willing to share her discount, or if she post again, let me know because if that purse was on kate spade right now for $150 I'd buy it with no hesitation lol! I make eye contact with people but I tend to walk with my head down a lot, which I'm trying to get better at. xx

  6. that is a gorgeous purse! i love the color.

    i'm usually oblivious to people around me; i don't mean to be but i just tune everyone out. something i find myself doing more and more as i get older.

    Vodka and Soda

  7. Love the bag! A completely justifiable purchase IMO. I make eye contact but tend to break it quickly. I hold just long enough to make an acknowledgement and then my eyes move on haha