5.14.2009

What I Bought Thursdays



I think the most important thing to share this week (even more important than what I actually purchased) is that I feel no guilt whatsoever about my acquisitions. "Why", you ask? Well I actually set out to go shopping last Sunday. I went into the whole enterprise with my eyes wide open, it was after all, my first real shopping trip in several months, one that I knew could very well result in bringing home things I might not really “need."

I did set some ground rules...
  • First I could only buy something if I really loved it. And under no circumstances could I buy something that I merely "liked" just because it was deeply discounted...
  • If I did buy something on sale, it had to be something I would have happily bought at full price.
  • And last (and most important), I had to be able to afford it…i.e. cash only.

I came home with two tops from Anthropologie (one on sale and one full price but still very reasonable) and a white dress from the Gap that I’ve been stalking for a while (that happened to be less than half the original price.)

Guilt-free shopping aside, I’m done with buying clothes until the fall, as I really have everything I need to get me through the ridiculously hot Texas summer (aforementioned scheme notwithstanding…I’m still working on that one.) I’m counting on you guys to keep me honest here!

25 comments:

erin said...

beautiful! a job very well done!

paula said...

love your picks and your rules.

CashmereLibrarian said...

All three = so pretty! Nice work!

southern daze said...

What great "shopping ground rules" -- I think I need to adopt them myself! I love everything you found and wish I had your fashion sense. Seriously, you're awesome!

Petunia Face said...

That white dress looks smashing on you! Good buys, all of them.

v a n e s s a said...

I love your rules for shopping, esp only buying sale items that you would buy at full price. Totally guilty there! You have great taste too!

southern daze said...

I can't get the blue blouse out of my head and can't find it on Anthro's website. Can you steer me in the right direction? Thanks!

Callie Grayson said...

fantastic finds! and that white dress adorable... i may need to pop on over and get one for myself!

Joslyn said...

southern daze -- the blue blouse was in the clearance room in anthro...it's Generra if that helps.

Lily G. said...

Love how you set the ground rules and stuck to it. I wish I had self control like you ;)

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jae said...

I see why you were coveting the white dress...looks great!

Blair said...

Oh, I adore that white dress!! It is just perfect for summer and I love it with that necklace.

Cassandra said...

I'd say a successful shopping trip and well thought out.

So far, I've indulged in a few new camisoles (necessity every summer,) a handmade tunic top off etsy (my small splurge,) a new swimming suit from urban outfitters, and that's just about it.

I too am done with shopping until fall. I've got all I need and feel good with the new additions. We'll stay honest together...

Modelmental said...

Great rules and LOVE that blue!

sherrieg said...

Gorgeous finds. :)

Joslyn said...

Cassandra -- it's a deal.

Jennie Bee said...

Cute!! love em all!

Kristin said...

You look gorgeous in all three!

I might have to copy that white gap sundress. It is so lovely!

Nanette said...

Lovely picks, I have that grey top too- isn't the detailing great!? I love the necklaces you've paired with them.

nichole said...

Great picks, and you look fabulous! That white dress screams summer. Love it.

Carlotta said...

very pretty, love the white dress is gorgeous!!

Stephanie said...

I follow those same ground rules. I once read that you should never buy something on sale that you wouldn't buy full price. I think about that mantra every single time I shop. I've also noticed that when I don't shop very often, I appreciate those excursions that much more.

elcapitan said...

nice*

Mrs.French said...

get out! I just bought that dress too! somehow it just seems more innocent knowing you have it too..xo t

Joanna Goddard said...

you are SO gorgeous!