Monday, March 14, 2011

I mean, 40 days isn't that long...

{The type of shopping I'll be doing for 40 days via}

Ahhh, can't the non-selfish side of me stick around just a little bit longer! Last Wednesday, I pledged to not buy any clothes until Easter. This was my own version of chicken soup for the soul and a great decision to wean myself off my impulse purchases.

However, I blame my 2-day bedrest which had me essentially hanging out with Snow White and the Seven Symptoms last week: Sniffly, Sneezy, Goopy, Fevery, Chilly, Sweaty and Coughy thus giving me all the time in the world to look at online deals while I nearly flat-lined in my bed-however, I SUCCESSFULLY didn't buy anything, I just enjoyed the eye candy. So... here are items that I will be eSalivating ("e" there on purpose, get it?) until I can make a purchase all my own... I am fairly certain I need every single thing below.


JBrand Battled Houlihan in Battled Vintage Espresso

$260.00

Chicago Cubs Deep V-Neck Relay T-Shirt by Nike

$25.99

Florid Waters Caftan via Anthropologie

$148.00 If I wore this would I have to call people "kitty-cats" and "dahhhlinnnng"??

[all links to items can be found by clicking on price below image]


I can promise you that the day of Easter, I will be ordering that Cubs T-Shirt but other than that, I hope I grow a huge distaste for the other items as I don't want to spend the money. Oh well, like the 7 Dwarves, HI-HO, HI-HO, IT'S OFF TO WORK I GO...Happy Monday :)

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20 comments:

Katie said...

This gives you time to decide if you really want it! When the 40 days is up you'll have a good idea of what you really want and you'll appreciate it :)

The Hill House said...

I stumbled across your blog and already adore it! Doesn't it figure that as soon as you decide against something, that something is just right there staring you in the face! Hate it! Anyway, just wanted to say hi. Hope you're feeling better!

Tina said...

Oohhhh that is a good thing to give up for lent!! lol what a challenge! i could never do that this year since i still gotta buy outfits for my bachelorette party! lol i dont like the cubs but that cubs shirt is AWESOME and you have to buy that on the day of easter! lol

Erika said...

Ooh, now you're making me want to go shopping. Loving those J Brand's! :)

PorkStar said...

I'm fairly certain ALL WOMEN need all those items lol

I hope you are feeling much better.

Kristin said...

Dude I recently bought that exact Nike shirt...except it's Rays instead of Cubs. It's soooooo comfy and totally worth the buy!

Kai.Mercado. said...

Good luck and stay strong! I am jealous of your strength....I dunno if I could go 40 days without buying anything.

Also, you are my blog of the week this week!!!

www.allkindsofcomplicated.blogspot.com

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

i should've done this- i spent like $300 on clothes this weekend LOL. spring fever!!
Ps- love that anthro caftan thing.

Megan said...

i could NEVER give up shopping for 40 days, so i envy you for being able to do so! im sooo curious to see how this goes. i like how you're basically gonna go hogwild on easter day though! LOL! reminds me of when i had braces...i used to save all of the gum i received in a box, and the day i got my braces off i chewed it all up LOL. ok im making myself sound super nerdy here.

have a great day girl!

mariasousa said...

thank you :)

Froso M. said...

Good luck with your decision girl! I cannot resist impulse buys as long as I see all these vivid colors on the hangers!

kirstyb said...

loving that maxi dress xxx

{av} said...

esalivating is HILARIOUS, but something I can TOTALLY relate with...your budget will surely thank you in {less than} 40 days! hope you had a great day at work! xoxo {av}

Kara said...

I cannot believe you gave up clothes shopping for lent. That is unbelievable. I think I shop weekly!! It's awesome that you have such good willpower, hahaha. I love all the things you're lusting over! I think you'd look amazing in those bell bottoms.

And dude. Ryan would die if I got that Cubs tee. Maybe I should copy you and buy it.

Glad you're feeling better!!!

Ashleigh said...

I don't think I'd ever be able to grow a distaste for that Anthro dress ;0 wowza! And girl you NEED that Cubs shirt (in 40 days of course)- so adorable!

Lynzy said...

I just do NOT understand how you can go 40 days without shopping? I wish I could be so disciplined! :) Loving your blog!!

this is me. said...

love the first set of pants, the cubs shirt and that "dahlinnngg" outfit. my mom talks like that, "hey daahhllliiinnggg" it makes me laugh all the time! p.s. i got my liquid leggings. haven't worn it yet, but love it.

Kinsey Michaels said...

40 days is way too long girl!!! i don't know how you'll do it ;)
i hope you're feeling a bit better.
those wide leg trouser style pants are HOT! i'm also lusting for a pair.

bananas. said...

you're a much better person that me...i could never do it.

good luck!

OceanDreams said...

go you for giving up shopping - that would be SO hard and you love fashion so much so that would be even harder, lol. you can do it girl. i really need to give up something for lent. hmmm, i'll have to think about that.