So if you’re anything like me, you pretend you’re in a movie way more than you really should.
One of my favorite times to pretend I’m in a movie is when I’m doing a little thing I like to call “soul shopping.”
Soul shopping is a solo shopping trip you take to clear your mind while doing something you love. Sometimes it’s fun to go to Anthropologie, try on all the things you can’t afford, and laugh to yourself about being a poor college student.
Soul shopping is great because even though you love your best gals, their opinions aren’t always wanted. Soul shopping is a judgement-free activity. It’s good for the soul.
You finally have the opportunity to go to Lush and get four bath bombs, and Hannah isn’t there to tell you you’re wasting your money.
Homegirl, spend your money on whatever you please!
Want to buy eight bralettes? Fucking do it! There’s nothing stopping you while you’re soul shopping.Okay, maybe your bank account, but let’s not worry about that right now.
While soul shopping, you’re free to make faces at anything you want. You don’t have to pretend you love the wide leg trousers on Jess just because she does. So go ahead, scoff at that cold shoulder sweater.Katy isn’t there to get all offended because the cold shoulder is her look.
Soul shopping is a truly magical experience.
Okay back to the point, I have a playlist I listen to while I soul shop. Believe it or not, yours truly didn’t actually come up with the idea for the soul shopping playlist. One of my dearest, most darling friends from high school did.
I shit you not, a few of my friends and I were laying on the floor of my bedroom listening to music and going through my closet. About ten minutes in I heard the song “I Feel it All” by Feist, and I loudly exclaimed, “Oh my god I love shopping to this song!” To which my beautiful friend Sammy answered “Rae, only you would have favorite songs to shop to” and she proceeded to make me a playlist of all the songs I said I loved shopping to.
And thus, the best playlist to ever exist was created.
I’ll give you a few of my most favorite songs to soul shop to so you can start your very own soul shopping playlist!
~Rae’s fav soul shopping songs~
Library Magic- The Head and the Heart
Stuck on You- Meiko
Welcome to Your Life- Passion Pit
Fell in Love With New York- The Zolas
Ocean- Boy Kiss Girl
Alaska- Maggie Rogers
Past Lives- BØRNS
The Water’s Wide- Sea Wolf
You Already Know- Bombay Bicycle Club
Let Me In- Grouplove
Little Bit- Perrin Lamb
Into The Wild- Lewis Watson
Katie Queen of Tennessee- The Apache Relay
Happy soul shopping friends!