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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Epic Fail

I made it 17 days into my 24 day shopping ban before my self restraint went out the window and I shopped. Big time.

I have a history of never finding anything I like in NY&Co. so when my Mom said she wanted to stop in there, I though, "It's fine, there's never anything good there, so there wont be any temptation." Only I was wrong - there were tons of cute things, and even worse, the entire store was half off!

Try as I might, I couldn't help myself, I started picking things up, I looked in mirrors, I even tried things on, hoping that they would fit horribly and I could simply walk out empty handed.

I didn't.

The only person I have let down is myself, and perhaps I will find some greater will power and try again. For now, here's what I got:


Military style denim jacket in a dark wash $30 (was $60)


Striped mini skirt $16.50 (was $33)


Pinstriped romper $21 (was $42)


Braided cinch belt $11 (was $22)


Straw Fedora $7.50 (was 15)

Grand total: $86

Darn you, half off sale.

ps. I hope everyone enjoyed my April Fools Day post!!!
(yes, I was kidding about the crocs!)

36 comments:

Chelsea said...

I love that romper and the fedora. @ 1/2 off, I don't blame you one bit.

A.Co said...

CUTE jacket and love that skirt!

I have to laugh at you giving in to your shopping cravings! EEP! I'm the same, it's SO HARD!

At least it was half off (haha, famous last words).

A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

PS - omg thank gawd! I didn't know what to make of the CROC POST!!!

Margaret said...

Oh no! :( at least you had the control to put yourself on a shopping ban to start with :D
i can't even bring myself to think about one! :)
great buys all the same :D
xx

MsHark said...

LOL phew about the crocs! I think I commented on that post but avoided mention the Crocs, LOL!

I love the romper, so cute!! & the braided belt, I need one just like that!

steph
http://notjustanotherblondeinbeijing.blogspot.com

Mary Lee said...

LOOOVE the playsuit :) and that hat. hehe

Smerica Anderjones said...

RE :
Amazing clothes girl! :D i love going shopping with my mom... Specially because me and her are the same size... HAHA! So when she gets something I plan out when to wear it :) HAHA! :)

But I'm not very into shopping. I have to be in a special mood... :)

Hugggsss Erica in Singapore <3 :) x

Couture said...

Beautiful jacket!

Judith
http://couture-and-beauty.blogspot.com/

Modesty is Pretty said...

oh well just continue the rest of the days without shopping don't give up!
Now that jacket, romper and skirt are to die for!!! I love your jacket so very much, I would have done the same!

chaoskontrolowany said...

Great romper!:)

Ally said...

love your new pieces girl, especially the fedora!! so summery! i always find that when i go into a store not looking for anything, i find tons of stuff that fit/need. it's insane how it works that way!

Jen said...

oh don't worry, i have ALWAYS failed at keeping to my shopping bans. at least you scored some really cute pieces! i'm really loving that striped skirt.

and i just saw your april fool's post! it's hilarious :P

stylechanges said...

great outfit looks cute i like them all

knk said...

wow you looks so cute in this outfit, have a great week end

Second Skin said...

Ahhh, don't be hard on yourself! These items are great and staples you will wear all season! can't beat those prices too! That hat is killing me!

Audrey J. said...

Uh i'm going to ban myself to buy a new DSLR. Just try again, don't dissapoint you. This was meant to be :P

Jessica said...

But everything is so darn cute!

Abbey said...

I like the title of this post, haha. Sometimes I think I should do a shopping ban, but I don't think I'd be too successful.

Jessica said...

That romper is adorable! I doubt I would've been able to resist. A shopping ban is a great idea though...I should try that out, haha.

Ali said...

How COULD YOU! And to think, I was going along with you this WHOLE TIME, and you just abandoned me.. haha, I kid, I kid. I actually bought something three days into it. Two dresses, some belts, some tights, yee haw, haha.

That jacket is so cute on you, plus the romper makes you look fabulous!! :D It's okay to buy things every now and then especially when they're good quality at good prices.

closet365 said...

Yep, I think that's your store. Everything you got, looks wonderful on. Just be sure to wear it lots and it will pay itself off, right?

Also. You totally got me on the clogs post. Doh!

Hillary said...

That belt is gorgeous! I have this need for everything I wear to be fitted at the waist so belts are my favorite!

monica said...

i understand ur shopping fail - story of my life

BUT your purchases are totally worth it! i love the striped skirt and that romper

Meek said...

that is the way it always seems to go - when you have the cash and are in need of something you can never find anything, when you have no cash and are not supposed to be shopping you find something you desperately want!

stylechanges said...

hi how are you

hey thanks for visit

how was your day ,

knk said...

wow such a beautiful outfit i love stripes,
cool collection

Romany said...

I looove the pinstripe romper and belt! Worth abandoning the ban for, in my opinion. :D
Haha oh you're Dr Who comment was so adorable - I don't usually watch the show (I've been known to here and there, but I'm not a regular), but tell me what did you think? Has it premiered in the US yet?
Romany
xx

thetragicallychic said...

ur self restraint is considered really good! :P

love the military jacket!

Shop T.O. Live said...

Baby steps are good - I applaud your first 17 days. The jacket would have been difficult for me to pass up, it's fantastic.

ShopTOLive.ca

Robin said...

So cute! I feel like this was a win on your part, not a loss! Also, I want that belt...

Robin said...

Oh, and in case I didn't already say it- you looked *fantastic* in that outfit! It felt so cool to have put an outfit together for you. I'll get to posting pictures of me in yours soon!

Robyn said...

They sell rompers at NY&CO? I am shocked. At least you found some really great deals. The romper and mini skirt are my favorites.

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

Oh. my. gosh. Of course, you had to spend - you got some amazing items! I'm drooling over that darling little romper!

Meek said...

I love reading your blog and checking out your fashion photos so I have passed on the Beautiful Blogger Award to you.
I left it at my blog for you:
http://blessmeek.blogspot.com/2010/04/they-love-me-they-really-really-love-me.html

Eyeliah said...

how tough!! maybe extend the ban one more day so this one just won't count? ;-)

wonderfelle said...

OMG I'm so happy that was an April Fools.. I wasn't quite sure how to respond! Also no one can resist 50% off (if they can they're just not normal) so I totally understand! (this might be why my shopping bans never last more than a couple days... oops) :)

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

those pieces are really pretty! it is super hard to hold to a shopping ban (i well know, which is why i haven't been trying) and sometimes it makes you want to splurge!