Things I Bought Thursdays – A Bit of A Reset
I have to admit (although it pains me a bit to do so); it’s been a bit of an indulgent summer.
There was the art, the shoes and the clutch, the other shoes, oh and those shoes too…the distressed jeans, the beklina dress, the Vena Cava dress, the A.P.C dress + lots of little goodies for the girlies. (Wow it seems like an awful lot of stuff when I list it all together.)
Oh and there’s also been a few (too many) food indulgences – homemade cookies, cake, cobblers... Mexican feasts, and if I’m 100% honest (which I aim to be) quite a bit of wine.
Now the good news is that I don’t have any major buyers (or eaters) remorse… I love, love, everything I’ve purchased over the past couple of months. There was little impulse buying or disposable purchasing, and the girlie’s treats were mostly handmade by people I admire and respect. But I still feel like it’s time to do a little reset, as I know with Audrey’s birthday just a few weeks away, followed by the fall holidays and Christmas, the opportunities to indulge are only going to increase – significantly.
So for the month of August (I officially kicked this off last weekend) I’m doing a mini shopping hiatus/ban, revisiting my thoughts/goals after the first one + I’ll focus doing another purge of our closets and drawers for eBay.
I’m fully channeling Carine Roitfeld’s mantra here friends:
“The less you have, the more you enjoy.”
On the food front I’m also in the thick (day four to be exact) of a 14 day “detox” that lovely cousin Erin and I are doing together. Nothing too crazy or drastic…we’re just avoiding all alcohol, dairy, sugar, caffeine, red meat, processed foods, flour, gluten and soy... Yikes ;-)
Actually it’s been surprisingly easy. We’ve been eating loads of veggies and fruit, raw nuts, organic chicken and oatmeal + lots of decaf iced green tea. Going into it I thought I'd miss chocolate and red wine most of all, but my dreams currently consist of giant cheese platters. Oh cheese...sigh.
So have any of you done a detox? How did it go?
p.s. our date night was v. fun. We saw 500 days of summer, which I liked a lot, and no, I didn't drink any wine...