Retail therapy is a real thing


Monday- 3.20 miles on stationary bike

I got up early to get all my chores done because I was watching my SIL’s cute boys. My 2 SIL’s are training for a half in October(fingers crossed I get to run it with them) and they wanted to run this morning together. I was sad not to run but so happy to spend time with these cute boys.


J was in heaven too, ” pease hold baby Porter mom, pease?!”


After we cleaned up, we followed Alisha to work so she wouldn’t miss us too much. Since we were there we had to shop;)


I have never used retail therapy, but after today’s trip I was feeling pretty good. And since my Birthday is next week we can call it an early bday present to myself.


For family night I thought about going on a little hike on the trails behind our house. It was kind of stormy so we did the next best thing and we went to Ikea. Nothing like getting organizers and calling it a good time. (but seriously, I enjoy it way too much)

have you ever used shopping as therapy?

What’s your favorite ‘real’ clothing store to shop at?

I love Banana Republic, The Loft, Gap, and J. Crew(I like to shop at the outlets and when there’s a good sale)



About Sugar Plum Runner

Welcome to the Sugar Plum Runner! I grew up in WA state, but currently reside in UT with my husband Josh, son Jackson, and 2 daughters Lily and Claire. I love running, but I have never been so inspired to run, race, and blog about it since 4 years ago after I had Jackson. I grew up playing soccer and cheered in high school. My favorite part of both sports(and yes I consider cheer leading a sport) was the conditioning. I found myself running after practice was over on my own. That's when I realized that running may be the sport I really loved.
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19 Responses to Retail therapy is a real thing

  1. Oh man, I am with you. Retail therapy is very, very real. I participated last week, to be honest. Now that I’m a student again I get to use my ID for 15% off at J.Crew (SCORE!). J.Crew is my favorite but I love to oogle Kate Spade clothes. I could never bring myself to spend $400 on a dress, but man they are just too darn cute for words.

  2. I’ve absolutely used retail therapy as real therapy. Banana Republic is currently my favorite store. I love all their styles and they usually have some pretty great sales, especially at the outlet store!

    J looks so sweet with his cousins!

  3. Meghan @ fitnesscrEATures says:

    Retail therapy is absolutely real and I use it from time to time! I love the loft for a lot of my work clothes! šŸ™‚ J looks like he’s ready to be an older brother up there!! šŸ˜‰ šŸ˜‰
    I hope you get to run that half too! Fingers crossed for you lovely lady!

  4. Oh we would so be the best shopping buddies…LOVE all those stores. So classy and even though they can be a little more pricey, they will last you FOREVER!

  5. Happy early birthday! Love me some retail therapy!

  6. I LOVE Loft! It is my go to store for work clothes!

  7. I use shopping as therapy sometimes, but lately I haven’t been happy with what I’ve been finding! I have, however, been finding great deals at The Gap, so I’ve been heading there šŸ˜€

  8. I like forever 21…for work blouses and blazers…but I just bought a buch of GREAT dresses at Kohl’s

  9. Ahhhh retail therapy! It does wonders! Speaking of The Loft… I just got an email saying they are having $50 off if you spend $100 online until Wednesday! Heading there now to check it out!

  10. olivetorun says:

    Li reaaaally need to head to the outlets!
    Thanks for the reminder šŸ˜‰

  11. Thanks girl!
    You need to make the drive, the outlets are so worth it!

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