The Spending Hiatus? What Spending Hiatus...

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

So... I'm on the spending hiatus with many other bloggers for several months now. To which, I've not had a very hard time with at all seeing as hubby has been laid off now since May (saving money is soo much easier when you just shut down all spending! Those sale items aren't nearly as tempting when you just know that you aren't going to buy anything!).

That said, we've done very well. We're actually waiting for the phone call from AmEx asking if we've fallen off the face of the Earth... But so many of my friends have been running around looking stylish since getting outfitted by Jill I've been feeling a little bit dowdy (ok, not dowdy but you know what I mean). I've had these gift cards & birthday money just burning a hole in my pocket since my birthday (in May). So... I did it. I went to the outlet mall and shopped... and I did quite well. And, you know what, I feel pretty good about it.

Here's my little confession:

{Banana Republic White Pants, Aldo Shoes, Gap Tank Top, Flower DIY... coming soon}
{JCrew Silver Cami, Banana Republic White Pants, Earrings DIY...coming soon}
{Nordstrom White Coat... Juniors Department, Me Too Shoes, Coach Sunglasses}
Everything was on sale (at least 60% off) or I had a gift card. And, yes, there are still quite a few of those gift cards stalking me in my wallet, but I think I'm going to save them just a tad longer to help streeeetch out this spending hiatus a bit... that way I can use them when the desire need to shop makes it impossible to resist. Makes it all a little more bearable, don't you think?

Oh, and to see how stylish my friend all are now... look here, here, here and here.

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