November 2009 Wrap Up and a Ban.


Without the insurance factored in, I came in at $1136.74

So I technically went over my $1000 budget by $136.74.

This was a more controlled month, but I am really upset with myself for something that happened.

At the start of the month, I got suckered in by retail therapy by being STUPID, and buying a pair of low heels on impulse.

It’s just that I was looking for a pair like that for a while, and when I found them, I lost all reason.

….and I forgot to ask about their return & refund policy.

I got home, experienced buyer’s remorse,and ended up keeping them in the end because they only did exchanges or store credit.

I really felt stupid.

Like, really, really stupid.

This is the first time in a while that I’ve bought something that I really regretted doing so.

(I hate doing returns).

But instead of dwelling on the past, I am putting a ban on myself.

No more wardrobe purchases until end of December 2010.

It’s only been 3 weeks since I’ve put this ban on myself, but I am getting more creative with doing things in my wardrobe of what I already have.

Like layering, changing up the jewelery, etc.

I actually have.. it all. (Wardrobe wise)

I have everything I need in my wardrobe and there should be NO REASON whatsoever to buy ANYTHING else.

So.. no more clothing or jewelery.

This is going to be nasty hard, especially with my lust for Etsy items, but.. it’s gotta be done.

And I want to see if I can do it. What a great challenge it will be.

Tags: ,

About the Author

Just a girl trying to find a balance between being a Shopaholic and a Saver. I cleared $60,000 in 18 months earning $65,000 gross/year. Now I am self-employed, and you can read more about my story here, or visit my other blog: The Everyday Minimalist.