The Blog Formerly Known As Practical Paralegalism
I perhaps mentioned one too many times, and may have even tweeted, that I was wearing $4 worth of clothes today, excluding the shoes (which cost more than I’ve ever spent on my three most expensive pairs of shoes altogether but are worth every single penny, thank you, John Fluevog).
Then it occurred to me that maybe peeps will just feel sorry for me, instead of thinking I’m a little cute, like I can’t afford to spend more than $4 on an outfit.
Which is kind of true most of the time, because we have two houses and teenage wallet vampires and hungry four-leggeds and old cars.
Plus, I put myself on a self-imposed shopping moratorium, hopefully to last through August. No thrifting even. Not because I’m a hoarder (actually, I’m a purger, so don’t set anything down you won’t miss in my presence), but because I want to wear everything in my closet, set free the clothes I’m not wearing and don’t love, and be more careful about what I do buy, when I do buy again.
I asked The Teen what she needed in the way of school clothes (the kids do their own laundry, for reasons I don’t have to explain to those of you owned by kids), and she said just some new camisole tops. So we went to a fave teen fast fashion store, Rue 21, and I almost folded over the no-shopping ban when I grabbed a big set of FIFTEEN perfect bangles for peeps with skinny stick wrists and refused to let go. But I put them back.
I want to tell you I feel really good about it, but the truth is, I really want those bangles. I tell myself if they are meant to be, they will be there at the end of August.
Ever done a self-imposed shopping moratorium? Did you succeed? How long did it last?
P.S. I’m linking up with the always lovely Patti at Not Dead Yet Style’s Visible Monday and #MondayMingle.
Addendum: I figured out how to turn on the Reply feature in Comments. I feel like a hacker now! And I took off the word verification for y’all that have mentioned how hard it is. For you, I am moderating eight million comments a day from anonymous weirdos 😮 Also, here’s a secret I figured out from some of y’all’s word verifications. You do not have to get all the letters exactly right in Blogger. Or else I’d never be able to leave comments 😛