This month I thought I was doing really great - I took advantage of Banana Republic's amazing clearance sales and scored the bracelet and necklace for a total of $16.50, then I received an elusive 40% off no restrictions coupon code which I was able to use on the cashmere scarf, and in combination with a rewards certificate only paid $30.
I picked up two more knit hats from the clearance section of TJMaxx, a cashmere beanie for $15, and a pom-pom hat for $7.
At this point, I'm doing okay, with a total of $68.50, but then I decided to take another chance on a pair of black booties from DSW...which are $70. They are very similar to the brown pair I have, so I'm hoping for the best, however if I keep them, it will totally kill my budget.
My first impulse is to acknowledge that I might have an unreasonable shopping budget, but I set that budget up with the knowledge of all my other monthly expenses, and if I don't cutback on sartorial purchases, then other things like my $5 cup of coffee and my penchant for buying housewares for a home I do not yet have, need to stop.
I'd like to start adding money back into my poor, neglected savings account. I'd like to have a closet full of quality, versatile items. I would really like to completely overhaul my lingerie drawer (and that adds up fast!) I would like to stop making impulse purchases... but I know I can't have it all. For now, I'm just going abolish my lackadaisical attitude towards my budget. So if I want to spend it all on a pair of boots, then that means no more shopping for the rest of the month!
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