I can't believe my son's summer vacation is over. Today is his first day for second grade. I feel bad that his summers are so short but at the same time is thankful it's short so he doesn't feel so bored all summer long. The highlight of having year round is the fall break that we have the longer spring breaks too.
I tried in June to a no shopping ban and failed miserably. I purchased several items in June by the middle of the month. I didn't go crazy as I normally would and spend about 25% of what I spend in a typical month so I would say it was a success.
This J Crew top really caught my eye in June but I held out. When July rolled around, I was able to buy this top with some discounts and get it at less than 50% off. What I learned from the no shopping ban is that they don't work for me. It was unrealistic and the more I know I can't buy anything, it seems the world was working against me. Cute new things I see on bloggers, new arrivals at the stores and amazing sales were all around.
It helped me put things in my shopping cart and wait a few days before making the purchase. If it's gone than it's not meant to be. I know there's always going to be something newer and cuter than I want and sitting on it for a bit really helps with the impulsive purchases.
Have you done a shopping ban or restriction and were you successful?
J Crew Notched Shell in Embellished Polynesian Floral Same on Clearance
The Limited Blazer Similar
J Crew Campbell Capris Same in Current Colors
BaubleBar Crystal Mason Ring Same
Gap Academic Blazer Similar
Loft Denim Stripe Riviera Pants Similar
Ann Taylor Necklace Similar
Banana Republic Ninah Pumps Same
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