Most of my blog post topic ideas come to me organically. And by that I mean, I'm usually doing something in real life that I realize would make a good blog post.
This is what happened to me last week when I walked out of Whole Foods carrying $58 worth of items I had no intention of buying when I walked in there. I went to buy mangos. Are there mangos in either of those bags? Nope. No mangos, but I did manage to grab garlic bread, aged English cheese, homemade guacamole, organic blue corn chips, and salmon filets, among other random (read: expensive) items I didn't need.
And thus, this post idea was born: 5 stores I really shouldn't go to because they make me want to buy all the things. I posted this question on my blog Facebook page and got a lot of responses! I'm interested to know what stores you would add to your list.
Here are mine (in no particular order):
1. Whole Foods
The truth? I can't afford to shop at Whole Foods, and I don't make a habit of it, but something about this place makes me want to bathe in a bath of organic orange juice.
I think it's the chalkboards. Everything is written on chalkboards in there, and I can't. handle. it. Someone stop me. I'm not a vegan, nor would I ever wish to become one (because cheese), but step one foot into Whole Foods, and I'm ready to swear off animal products for the rest of my life. VEGAN BACON I LOVE YOU FOREVER.
And don't even get me started on the tiny carts.
I walk out of there cradling my locally sourced artichoke hearts and bag of flaxseed wondering who on earth I've become. And I don't hate it.
Funny story, Target wasn't actually on my original list until everyone commented on my FB post about it. How could I forget writing this post full of GIFs about my love of Target?
Can I say anything that hasn't been said before?
Let's just say I manage to get past the giant rack of $6 tank tops (on sale for $5.85)! I get sucked into the aisle with all the cute kitchen stuff, and it's over. Never mind that I don't have enough cabinet space as it is, I NEED another light blue mixing bowl. This one has circles on it and is only $4. Come to mama.
3. Anywhere that sells stationary/greeting cards
Basically, if I walk into the greeting card aisle I WILL be buying a card, probably 5. I'm a sucker for cute, hand-drawn cards and personalized stationary. That's all I'm going to say about that.
OMG. I have such an extreme love/hate relationship with this store. As in, I love everything in it and hate how expensive it is. I go in there just to walk around and gaze at the pretty things, but I've never actually bought anything that wasn't 90% off, because hello absurdly expensive.
I want all their dishtowels and aprons. I want to buy ceramic door handles and tiny elephant figures. I don't know.
5. Any athletic store
This is where I can really do some damage. I have way too many sweatpants as it is, but there is always room for more. Basically my capsule wardrobe would consist of only sweatpants and t-shirts if I were a homeless teenager who didn't have an actual place of business to go to every day. Darn you, real life.
So those are my top 5 picks!