|Donald Pliner Italian shoes, $20.00 at a consignment shop|
|Grey knit skirt, $7.00, consignment|
|Perfect, mint condition Italian leather coat by Laura Clement|
|Fedora....I added the feather.|
|Beautiful poncho, purchase at retail price at a from-frou gifty shop...because I have been looking for the perfect poncho for 5 years...|
|Pretty Eddie Bauer button down shirt, $5.00, Goodwill (under the Talbots sweater I purchased last week)|
|My photographer, Peyton, who insisted I take and post this picture....|
|Wilson's Leather blazer style jacket $10.00 at Goodwill after $5 coupon; love the mahogany color.|
|Jacket detail.....by the way...I washed this coat in the machine! It came out perfect, but had to be washed alone!!!!!|
|Cole Haan, air nike technology shoes, in perfect unworn condition, $19.00 at consignment|
I din't buy anything frivolous, or anything that isn't practical and won't be used well...but I just needed to stick with my original plan for purchasing.
I don't want to own anything frivolous. I want to have a well curated wardrobe. I think I did a good job choosing my wardrobe additions, but it could so easily get out of hand...and in the past it has.
I just want to be more careful, more purposeful.
This applies to food rewards too. I'm a stress eater. I will reward myself with a Reese's peanut butter cup when I'm stressed or tired or have competed a large research project. Generally I choose healthy meals...but then I eat the extras too...like a candy bar a day. I always have an excuse to eat something chocolate.
Today, I called mightily on my will power and won the battle of the candy bar. I did not cave. I did cave, however when it came to potato chips. I had a heaping platter of them with my chicken noodle soup.
I know its not practical to cut out all bad habits at one time so I've made a decision; I'm going to try my best to avoid chocolate during the week. I will allow myself one candy bar per week and I'm going to ask my husband to bring it home for me on a specified day each week. I'm not going to cut out salty treats like chips, but I will try to sub popcorn on most days.
As far as the shopping goes, I'm going to try to stick to a wardrobe plan. I'm going to try to fill in gaps, but not give in to the temptation of every beautiful bargain.
I'm going to give it a my best shot. Here are my goals:
1. To save more money by not buying, not save money by buying more things thrift
2. To eat healthier and lose a few pounds
3. To make more purposeful choices, fewer impulse choices
4. To learn to resist over-rewarding
Wish me luck...and if you want to help me out by prompting me to remember my goals....I won't be offended at all.
Thanks for putting up with my rant! Love and Hugs.