This week in non-spending felt long.
Not epic, but longer than seven days for sure. It was probably due to the temptation. See there was a ring; yes it was the ring that made it feel long. Never fear, I didn’t actually buy the ring, but I came awfully close.
The ring in question was the gold Alexis Bittar number above that showed up over on Gilt (seriously I need to just set up a rule so those Gilt e-mails don’t even go to my inbox during the hiatus), and it was “the ring I’ve been looking for forever”… chunky, a little dressy but still tough and kinda funky. In fact, I’ve had a ring like that (maybe not using those exact words, but still) on my “to buy” list for a while, so when I spotted this one, I sort of gasped a little bit.
And it was affordable…in fact (and this is the huge part friends), I have a little credit over on Gilt, so I could’ve bought that perfect ring for less than a latte. With shipping, it would have been about $2.50 (yes, I made it all the way to the checkout before I bailed.)
But I didn’t buy it.
And despite what you might be thinking, it wasn’t because I have super human will-power. No, I didn’t buy it because of you. Specifically because of:
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 / adorned unicorn
+ I got an e-mail from Courtney (who isn’t even participating in the hiatus) containing a lovely (and very true) quote to encourage me…how nice is that?