Like, well over twice what I'd expected to spend.
I bought clothes. Lots and lots of clothes.
4 pairs of jeans *
(*includes a pair of jeggings that I was unsure about - Jimi hates them, so I'm taking them back.)
2 pairs of leggings
1 pair of shoes
4 strappy tank tops with the bra-top
8 short-sleeved tops
I needed new clothes; I really did. I've been rotating the same two ill-fitting pairs of jeans for the last 3 years. The only black dress pants I wear are the same ones I bought for the office Christmas party - the one that I went to in El Paso, TX in 2005. The last time I shopped for new clothes and spent a significant amount of money was Fall 2006, after my divorce and when I needed a new wardrobe to go with my new life.
Plus, Kohl's was having a sale. And I "saved" $338 and got $80 in Kohl's cash. That makes spending more than a week's wages a little more okay, right? I'm suffering from sticker shock.
Despite my need, despite my awesome deals, this still totally counts as retail therapy. Can't have a baby? That's cool - instead of spending all my money on diapers, I'll spend it on me.