I gave up shopping for 3 months, and now I can buy whatever I want!
But I’m going to try not to.
Because otherwise what was the point of challenging myself anyway?
And besides, it’s not like I felt deprived for one second because I didn’t have another sweatshirt in my collection.
In hopes that posting some of what I avoided helps fill that void, here are just some of the items, I saw, I loved, and I ultimately walked away from.
I wanted the Scotch & Soda Home Alone sweater because I wouldn’t just wear it when home alone, I’d wear it always. Thoughts of this sweatshirt have actually taken up permanent residence in my head, and I wonder what else I’d have space to think about if I just up and bought it already.
I wanted Dermalogica Gentle Cream Exfoliant because I was working through a tube of Kiehl’s I didn’t love, and a tube of Burt’s Bees I felt only mildly more excited about. Didn’t need = didn’t buy.
I wanted Notes from a Blue Bike because I kept hoping the DC Public Library would get a clue and get a copy. Still holding out on that one, though I know a local MD library could help me out. I will continue to remind myself that I never read half of what I buy, and I never love half of what I read, so books aren’t a great investment.
I wanted The J.Crew Claremont Perforated Tote in navy. Gonna call this one the biggest challenge of the whole three months. I walked away because I have some lovely bags, and I use them often, so I’m not really in want of a bag. AGOMYR purchased this bag and had the nerve to flaunt it (read: carry it) in front of me a couple times in that three-month window.
I wanted to rent Frozen because everyone who’s anyone was talking about it and I never got to the theaters to see it. But I said I wasn’t going to buy or rent movies. Luckily, I hung out with some of my favorite ladies who had recently made the purchase for themselves, so I can now say I’ve seen it.
Bottom line of this crazy ordeal I put myself through? I can live a perfectly pleasant life with the things I already have. I might have had to dig deep into my Pinterest quotes board for some inspirational quote to affirm that, but it is the truth. It’s also important to know that I didn’t walk into a single Anthropologie during those three months. All bets are off once that changes.