Breva ice blue pumps ~ John Fluevog clearance
New Directions skirt (fully lined) ~ $1.99 thrifted at local MegaThrift
Autograph New York pin-stripe blouse ~ $1.99 thrifted (still had tags on it!) at local MegaThrift
Multi-ring set ~ Target
Plastic stretch bracelets from different sets over the years
Pendant ~ since college, so, like, decades.
Then it occurred to me that maybe peeps will just feel sorry for me, instead of thinking I'm a little cute, like I can't afford to spend more than $4 on an outfit.
Don't try the rebel ankle bracelet at work, unless your boss hasn't noticed it for a decade like mine didn't.
Which is kind of true most of the time, because we have two houses and teenage wallet vampires and hungry four-leggeds and old cars.
I wanted y'all to see the cool button placket thingie on front of the skirt.
Plus, I put myself on a self-imposed shopping moratorium, hopefully to last through August. No thrifting even. Not because I'm a hoarder (actually, I'm a purger, so don't set anything down you won't miss in my presence), but because I want to wear everything in my closet, set free the clothes I'm not wearing and don't love, and be more careful about what I do buy, when I do buy again.
I am wearing two different purple nail polishes. It takes me hours to paint my own nails, which keeps me from shopping :P
I asked The Teen what she needed in the way of school clothes (the kids do their own laundry, for reasons I don't have to explain to those of you owned by kids), and she said just some new camisole tops. So we went to a fave teen fast fashion store, Rue 21, and I almost folded over the no-shopping ban when I grabbed a big set of FIFTEEN perfect bangles for peeps with skinny stick wrists and refused to let go. But I put them back.
Mix Metal Bangles ~ $8.99 (Rue 21) Let's all have a moment of silence while I wish I'd bought them.
I want to tell you I feel really good about it, but the truth is, I really want those bangles. I tell myself if they are meant to be, they will be there at the end of August.
Ever done a self-imposed shopping moratorium? Did you succeed? How long did it last?
P.S. I'm linking up with the always lovely Patti at Not Dead Yet Style's Visible Monday and #MondayMingle.
Addendum: I figured out how to turn on the Reply feature in Comments. I feel like a hacker now! And I took off the word verification for y'all that have mentioned how hard it is. For you, I am moderating eight million comments a day from anonymous weirdos :o Also, here's a secret I figured out from some of y'all's word verifications. You do not have to get all the letters exactly right in Blogger. Or else I'd never be able to leave comments :P