8.25.2010

A Little Hiatus/Detox Update (a.k.a. an account of my failings)


I'm not going to mince words friends...I am failing miserably at my August shopping hiatus. (Or as my friend Karey would say, F to the AILING.)

And I blame The Gap.

I mean a crazy adorable "American in Paris" collection for kiddos that perfectly coincides with Audrey's French themed birthday party. Really Gap? Really? How am I supposed to have will-power in the face of this.

I am weak. (Don't ask what I was doing in the Gap in the first place...)


But wait, there's more. While I was failing (miserably), I thought why not go down in a blaze of glory and purchased the dress above too, reasoning that I would of course need something new for the Little Bean party next week. Oh and I also bought a CHAKRA dress for Audrey, but mainly because I wanted to wear it as a top (more on that tomorrow).

So, yes, spending hiatus has somehow morphed into mini-bacchanal.

But (and you know I have to include this to show that all is not lost) sugar/alcohol detox, a smashing success. 25 days in and I'm still going strong. There was that giant bar of Toblerone that I inhaled on the flight home from Germany, but I'm counting that as pure sustenance, as I hadn't eaten in eight hours, and it was the only available food-stuff. I didn't even enjoy it. I swear.

20 comments:

Ana Degenaar said...

I love that collection too! Yay for Francophiles!

Leslie said...

i was totally thinking i need something new for the little bean party, too. oh darn, guess i'll have to shop. :)

Danielle said...

The Gap has been my weakness the last few months. Why are they getting such cute stuff? And great coupons too! The Give and Get 30% starts in a few days...guess I'll just HAVE to shop more ;)

Melissa de la Fuente said...

Oh man....the gap is filled with some mean mother f*ckers, isn't it? :)
I don't blame you one bit darlin, not one bit! crap, and now I need to go over and take a look at the paris collection. argh!
xo
Melis

Anne Living Life said...

I'm the opposite... hard to give up sugar, easy to say no to the clothes. Keep going!

Joslyn said...

melis -- i am cracking up...i will never think of the gap the same way ;-)
xox

Little Bean Shop said...

That dress is SOOOOOOO you!!!

megan said...

the newest stuff in the gap is pretty great; i was just there today -- i totally wanted to buy way more than i did!

Kate said...

Gap.com's Fall Lookbook is actually really cute! Such a pleasant surprise...

Michelle said...

hehehe, cute dress though. Way to go on your detox, I have little ability to avoid sugar, but shopping, ahhh, no problem.

paula said...

I need another hiatus. It's been much too long.

Lauren said...

omg that gap collection is adorable. does it come in grown-up sizes??

erinn said...

I was just in baby gap yesterday and it took every ounce of my being not to buy that striped sweater with the bateau neck.

Kim in the Cove said...

I am laughing my head off!!! Toberlone and tiny Parisian outfits? It's not fair - and you have my full support because there's always September or October or next summer.

Stephanie said...

i've apparently taken a hiatus from the hiatus. major F to the AIL. (i'm stealing that!) i started out so well, especially with the shopping and then, i don't know, something just broke in the last 5 days and it's completely related to GILT (talk about some sneaky mo-fo's!)

good on you though for saying no to the sugar and alcohol and (mostly) shopping. i don't know how you visited Germany and stuck to it!

The Good Report said...

I died when I saw Gap's American in Paris. Died!

Iman said...

Hey! I walked into the Gap today and they are handing out 30% off your ENTIRE purchase now through the 29th!!
I thought that was plenty of good reason to shop ;)

p.s. love your blog.

islandfairy said...

did you notice the dress has ruffles? :-D i'm glad there is no Gap where i live...i'd live in there.

Joslyn said...

island fairy...it appears i have a ruffle issue.

i wonder if there's a support group for that? ;-)

heyy its KRISTIx said...

I just bought that dres in purple! I am in love with it :) It looks very cute belted as well. I don't blame you for buying it!