Pink blouse (Old Navy) : 22.00
ShoeMint Candy boots : 4.01 (thanks to the awesome giveaway I won over at Sparkling Footsteps!)
ShoeMint Koko flats : 39.98
(Not including Christmas money, and not including gifts received)
I'm starting to realize something about myself.
It's not that I'm inherently bad with money. I don't love clothes any more than the next girl.
I don't need everything I buy.
I lack willpower.
Like on a scale of 1-10, 1 being a star of TLC's Hoarders and 10 being anyone who declines to see the dessert menu, I'm sitting at a -27.
I buy things on impulse. I shop when I'm sad or mad or bored or feeling bad because I haven't worked out or because I just ate seven Christmas dinners.
This isn't how I want to be. This isn't how I want to teach my daughter to be (someday. Not a pregnancy announcement). I love clothes, and I don't think that's necessarily bad, but when it comes at the expense of other things I love - traveling, finding new restaurants with Boyfriend, not having to worry about how to pay the vet when the dogs decide to randomly knock each other's teeth out - then it is bad.
There are changes coming around here, ladyfriends. And because they coincide with 2013, we'll even call them resolutions... but more on that later.
Linking up with Budgeting Bloggers, thanks for hosting Fran-dandy!
(I blame your parents for giving you such a nickname-able name.)