Since part of the impetus for doing this year’s Spending Hiatus is to gain a greater appreciation for the things we already own, I thought it would be good exercise to include something I particularly love in my weekly updates. This week’s pick is the dress I bought from Gilt last month.
I’m officially 10 days into the non-spending, and so far it’s been pretty mellow…
One minor temptation occurred when I (finally) returned a pair of shoes that have been sitting in the backseat of my car for a month. My normal M.O. would have been to exchange them for a pair of cute spring wedges or some such thing, arguing that it was essentially “free money", but instead I dutifully returned them and walked out of the store empty-handed. I felt strong, empowered. It was good.
Oh and there was also that moment during the (ill-advised) Friday evening trek to Target with the entire family when I replied to Audrey’s request for a little stuffed animal with a sort of frantic, “Are you crazy, don’t you know we’re on a spending hiatus right now, what are you trying to do to me kid…”
She looked at me like I had lost my mind. I had.
Ok so other than that, pretty mellow ;-)
There are almost 50 of you doing the spending hiatus in some way. (I've included a list of all the participants below, let me know if I’ve missed someone or if you still want to join.)
Meg / Ana / Christina / Nicole / Jenny / Michelle / Sherry / Karey / Stephanie / I heart kiwi / Molly / Alexis / Katie / Trish / Shellbell / Liz / Shayna / Kate / Kristie / Elsa May / Rachel / Engracia / Leah / Pam / Megan / Kristin / Allison / Melissa / Leni / Alix / Heather / Modern Eve / Laura / sk / Ashley / Stephanie / Alexis / KJ / Sarah Elizabeth / Jacqueline / Emily / Dana / Jen / Bri / Kristina / Elaina / Alex / Christine / Jocelyn / Gina / missy + ally
So how’s it going for you guys? Did you make it through the first week?