As those of you who follow me on Instagram may know, I decided to take a little break from shopping for the month of August. As a self-diagnosed shopaholic, the past two weeks have been pretty miserable. But, as a self-diagnosed shopaholic, they have also been eye-opening as I know very clearly see where all my money is going: it's right where I can see it, hanging in my closet.
This little exercise in self-control is supposed to help me save a few dollars for a desperately-needed new car, as well as learning how to squelch the urge to spend unnecessary money. And while it has taught me a little bit about "want vs. need", it's also opened my eyes to so many beautiful things I really do want and are killing me to realize I really don't "need".
However, blogs are for dreaming and my birthday is only a month away so - who knows? Maybe by the time September rolls around some of these babies will still be on sale and I can splurge on something fabulous with a few of my saved pennies.
Frances Valentine - Dotty Bow Slide in 'Berry'
I think I may have squealed out loud when I saw these hot pink beauties hit the sale section of the Frances Valentine site. The color, the bow, the gold prism heel - aren't these just the ideal shoes to slide into for a summer date night with a little sundress and a wicker handbag?
Chairish - Schumacher Lotus Garden Drum Shade
Okay, so I know this one is a TOTAL splurge, but these lampshades are exactly what our bedroom is needing. I already scored some gold and white polka dot lamps, but they need something vibrant and bold to balance out the "cuteness" and bring a posh eclecticism to the room. Thinking about throwing out an offer for the pair and just seeing if the seller goes for it!
J. Crew - Striped Ruffle Maxi Dress
Eek! This to-die-for J. Crew maxi dress is flying off the digital rack! I'm thinking if this one comes back into stock in my size it just might have to be a send-to-a-relative-and-make-them-buy-it-for-my-birthday dress. When in doubt, there's always Tim...
Hotel Magique - Wake Up, No Thanks Prints
Another cheeky piece I've been eyeing for our bedroom is this set of prints by Hotel Magique. Because this is pretty much mine and Tim's conversation every morning as I try to get him off to work on time.
Gal Meets Glam - Jennifer
Another one of my favorites from the Gal Meets Glam May line just got marked on sale and I think I'm drooling! Dreaming of wearing this to one of our upcoming autumn weddings with some navy satin heels and a handsome man at my side.
Grace Coddington - A Memoir
I just returned this lovely and sentimental memoir to the library, but I'm really missing having it on my bedside table. Maybe it's time to just buy my own copy!
What's on your current shopping list?