1.06.2010

Cowgirls, Clutches and Conferences...


inspiration for Millie's cowgirl party from small stump/studio choo and pilo.

A few of you have asked if I’m going to do the spending hiatus again this year, and the answer is yes, definitely, without a doubt...but not yet.

While I traditionally like to kick-off my period of non-spending on January 1st, there are several events this month that I'm convinced will doom me to instant failure, so I’ve decided to postpone starting the hiatus until February.

First there's sweet Millie's belated birthday soiree... With a birthday just a few days after Christmas, I fear Millie will inevitably get the shaft in the party department if I don’t make a conscious effort to do something every year (+ one of my recent goals was to plan a party for Millie that felt as special as Audrey’s.) I’m currently scheming a little cowgirl fete (inspired by the images above), and there are wee plastic horses and balloons and cowboy hats to be bought.

So there’s that.


Then there's an incredibly lovely, incredibly cool Clare Vivier remnant leather clutch on offer for a limited time (and at an incredibly reasonable price) that…well…I kind of had to have.

So there’s that too…


And finally there’s the matter of the Alt. Design Summit taking place in Utah January 21st - 23rd.

Are you going?

I’m attending (and participating in a panel), and I’m thinking there’s a (slight) chance, I might need one or two new things (like the aforementioned clutch) before I head off to meet a slew of design bloggers in person.

So you see how January is really not a good month for not spending, right? (Feel free to chime in with all sorts of enabling comments here…)

But February is the month. For sure. It’s on. Anyone else in?

22 comments:

LobotoME said...

i'm thinking about carrying forth but there are a few things that have been on my list forever... i heard some bloggers are doing a {no new clothes for one year} hiatus - intriguing too. happy new year josyln!

Rachel said...

I'm definitely in again, Jos! I was hoping you would do one. It was such a great exercise last year and I'm actually looking forward to it this year. I've been thinking about what rules I'll follow.

Christina said...

I have started one for the first time this year!

Ben Smithson said...

Just in case any of you are going to that conference... The Little America Hotel = NOT awesome. Stay at the other one.

Sarah Bradley said...

Dang, wish I'd see that clutch earlier. It's awesome.

Joslyn said...

good advice. thanks ben!

Jessica said...

Pretty far off topic here, but in my mid-afternoon starvation I totally thought that first picture was a cake with horsies on top. Mmm, cowgirl cake.

Simply Mel said...

A little cowgirl party - could there be anything more adorable? Picturing the sweet little skirt and boots she will wear....swoon!

lynne said...

that's so cool you'll be on a panel at the design summit! you'll be amazing!

Amy said...

Having just looked at my credit card statement from December (mostly filled with traveling-related costs) I think I'm in for a little spending hiatus! I'm completely going to have a goal to cook through all of the supplies in my pantry too, since I tend to buy more than I need even on things that feel "essential", but aren't. Can't wait to see more about the party plans/execution!

Vivier said...

Thanks Joslyn! It sold out on 3rd day. Merci beaucoup.

sk said...

I'm in! I would love to try this exercise....and I really need to save money for a vacation in April, so this will be perfect! Yay!

karey m. said...

i always trick myself by saying all the time "i never spend money."

i fear i may be lying.

i think i'm in hiatus form in february.

i think.

Engracia said...

Oh I really need to go on a spending hiatus, I'm getting out of control, I'm always tempted by the beautiful things I see in shops and on the net!!!
Cheers

mamacita said...

You know about Ramonsterwear, right? [Can't remember where I read about it -- might have been here.] They have some dresses here, and they do a lot of custom work.

erin said...

oh, i'm in! i joined the blogging world a little too late last year, but i'm excited to join in this time around! happy new year.

Joslyn said...

mamacita...i do know Ramonsterwear...love it. in fact i have a little piece of it that both girlies have grown out of in my shop right now ;-)

http://simplelovelyshop.bigcartel.com/product/cowgirl-dress

stephanie said...

I think this might be a very good exercise for me. Count me in.

Me said...

February is, after all, the shortest month, right? I'll be in NYC, but I don't think you have to stick to the rules while travelling, right? :)

Melissa de la Fuente said...

Ooh... that clutch is divine hun! Have a fantastic time at Alt. I so wish I could go!
xo
Melis

Honora said...

Was just wondering if you are doing it again this year. Count me in!

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