I thought I had my shopping addiction under control, but I don't. I don't remember what I bought the last few months but I know September was out of control, even though I returned a lot of it. October had to be better, so I started tracking again.
I love shopping. I think we all know that. It just makes me happy. I don't want it to, but it does. The thing is, lots of other things make me happy as well, and shopping takes away from those things. It's a matter of choosing what I want more, travel or new shoes. A new bed, or new clothes. I also want to be able to buy something I really really want, rather than wasting money on so-so things and not being able to afford the amazing things when they come around.
Anyway, enough rambling about my shopping issues. This month I bought:
A bunch of books. Most were using the gift card I won from Steph and Jana. Some were not.
Candles from Bath & Body Works. I just mentioned I was completely out of these and Alyssa shared the mega sale. I am not sorry that I got 4 candles for $40. That is amazing. I didn't get the ones pictured (except sweater weather) but just pretend.
A tunic from Nordstrom but I returned it. It was too big and billowy at the bottom, hard to photograph. I just didn't love it, I almost kept it as it was only $25 something, but I don't want things I don't love.
aaaaand my biggest purchase. Here's the thing. A few weeks ago I told KC I was 100% buying a pair of Hunters before a trip we have coming up. I told him they were $150 and they never go on sale, but I've wanted a pair for like 10 years, zero exaggeration. I have tried other brands and I have never found a pair I like as much, not to mention the same quality. He said okay, and we moved on.
A few days later my bestie texted me that they were on sale at Costco for $80, and they were available online. That is literally too good a deal to pass up. KC did not agree, after all we had just bought a bed and were going to Disney in a few weeks.
Yeah, pretty big oops. I know I am a spoiled brat, but I really, really, really wanted them and it was such a good deal, I was afraid they would sell out.
I also bought some christmas presents and my part of the wildcard prize winner (Erin). Oh and we bought a bed, but that doesn't count because KC was involved in that purchase. Oh, and I bought a dress from She Inside (or SheIn) but haven't received it yet, so no comment. I've had some great luck with some of their things, and horrible luck with others. It was only $20 and had amazing reviews.
I know sharing here helps me because I don't want to be embarrassed by how much I spend, but I know this isn't terribly exciting which is why I am posting on the weekend.
Anyway. I didn't go crazy this month, but what with purchasing the hunters.. I need to slow down in November. I know, the month of black friday / cyber monday, can it be done? Not only that, but we are going to Disney. Almost all of our food is paid for, and I might get a mug or two, plus a souvenir from HP world.
Fingers crossed. I can do it. I don't need anything else.