I still didn’t spend any of my thrifting/Etsy/vintage allowance this week, so I’ll be saving it up and hopefully get some awesomeness on Etsy. There will probably be a post soon debating what I should get.
Per my shopping ban rules, I am allowed one $50 free day per month, which I can spend wherever I please. I am also allowed to spend gift money on whatever I please, since it isn’t a part of my budget. Today, I took my free day for August and went to Anthropologie with Alechia. And I realized that it’s very hard to find something for under $50 at Anthro. Since I got some money for my graduation, I could go a little bit above that amount, but I exercised some restraint.
Eventually, I narrowed my choices down to this plum v-neck tank, this wine v-neck blouse, this amazing navy cardi/blazer and the above blouse. I really, really loved this wool bolero, but it was way out of my price range. I ended up deciding on the Fluid Movement top in charcoal grey for several reasons. It looks amazing on me. It’s in a color that I don’t have a lot of, but would like to have more of. It’s a solid. And the main reason: it has a neckline that is very different from many of my other blouses. I have a lot of v-necks, and while I loved both v-neck blouses, I wanted something different. The cardi/blazer was amazing as well, so I’m going to wait and see if it goes on sale.
You may notice that the price of this blouse was over $50. I used $8 of my graduation money to cover the rest, so it’s not cheating.
I felt like I really exercised a lot of restraint while at Anthro. I would normally have spend $200+ and bought all of the items I loved, but instead I spent some time thinking carefully about what I really needed. I like the way this shopping ban is making me think.