All month long I've been on the hunt for a grey oxford or bootie - low to mid heel, preferably under $40. So while I searched every online shoe venue I could think, I encountered shoe after shoe that I so very badly wanted, but was not the shoe I had in mind - and I was able to just close the browser window and move on - shutting out their siren song.
Believing I had developed such amazing will power, I went into TJMaxx today, fully confident that I would walk past the purses and the clothing, straight to the shoes; that I would find a few pairs of grey shoes and try them, and only them on; I would then choose a pair and walk proudly to the register with only one pair of shoes in hand.
Oh, the best laid plans.
I did walk straight to the shoes. I did find a couple pairs of grey shoes and try them on. I did find a cute pair of grey booties by madden girl for $35.
But then I saw the Jessica Simpson Katie Birdcage Pump, and I tried them on. I fell in love as the three of us strolled the other shoe isles and admired ourselves in the mirrors; we knew we didn't want to be separated.
It was also no help that two other women in the shoe section took notice of the birdcage pumps and began telling me how amazing they looked and how they wished they were still young enough to pull them off.
I knew I shouldn't, and I even considered telling the woman at the register, "No, I wont be taking these." as I handed them to her, but I couldn't.
They were $50, which is $40 less than on amazon (unless you are a size 6.5 or 9.5 - then they are $41). So they were a good deal.
I'll just have to try and do better in the future.
Do you have the willpower to just say no to shoes? Do you think it's easier to resist things online or in a store?