(off to Pure Barre this morning!)
What I Bought
As you’ve probably noticed, I’ve added quite a few new things to my depleted closet in the last couple of weeks:
SoLow lace inset leggings from Nordstrom: $66.90
Goldsign His Jeans: $135.25 from Shopbop during the sale code – RETURNED (post about it next week)
Jerome Dreyfuss Florent backpack from Forzieri: Purchased with store credit I get in exchange for advertising. I have a $1,600 balance left at Forzieri.
The Shopbop purchases were with credit I earn every month, and I have about $300 left after the return for the Goldsign jeans is posted. As I mentioned, the Jerome Dreyfuss backpack was also purchased with credit I earn (review soon! I just started carrying it!). The James Perse order was all me…I negotiated with my husband for an advance on my discretionary money for next month (we each get $200/month) this month so I could shop the sale, as long as I stayed under $200. Then the Nordstrom Sale hit…So I’m a bit over, but will not buy anything next month except from Shopbop and/or Forzieri to get back to budget.
In the future, I don’t want to take “advances,” – I’d rather have some saved up for sales or whatever, but it’s sort of early for that now. Anyway, I did spend MUCH LESS than I could have, or would have if I wasn’t sticking to a budget, or trying to keep my closet reigned in. You better believe I’d have ordered a lot more from James Perse!!
What I got rid of
Nothing specifically this week, I still have quite a few Splendid dresses left and a few random things I’m going to get up on eBay. And I promise I’ll do a post with the Inhabit cotton pieces to sell next week!
What I Read
I’m still reading LOTS on shopping, not-shopping, and minimalism. This really stood out to me this week:
Shopping can be a rich source of mental preparation. As people shop they’re naturally visualizing how they’ll use the products they’ll considering, and in doing so they’re also visualizing their new life. And as many great athletes will attest, visualization is a performance booster and anxiety reducer.
from an article in Psychology Today linked to from Recovering Shopaholic (I think?). I totally visualize when I’m shopping…
I am still trying to accept my love for shopping as “okay” – and reconcile that with having a minimal wardrobe, and budget…it’s going to be a hard road ahead, but I’m further on my way than I was yesterday.
Also, apparently this is the year of the 42-year old woman. Yay for me, I guess, since I’ll be 42 this year. Honestly, I don’t really “get” the article, and find it sort of annoying. I only ended up on it after seeing the author’s picture in The Cut. Okay…
What I did
WORKED so much. And tried to recover from vacation last week. Also missed my family, and just being around more people all the time. This Sunday we’re going to a Texas beach for the first time (yee-haw!) and coming back on Tuesday. So short trip, but it’ll be nice, since my step-son doesn’t have a camp booked for next week 😉
What I Ate
Not as much meat as last week ! I do usually have salads for lunch, either kale with avocado, or romaine hearts & dark green leaves with avocado and red onion, but this week I added a lentil salad to my romaine salad & avocado and it was GOOD. Who would have thought…wasn’t sure that lentils and avocado would go together. I don’t know why.
How was your week? Plans for the weekend?
**oh!! don’t forget to check the James Perse fit guide for summer sale information and to see if any readers have pieces to swap/sell that sold out already!