No Shopping Mandate is BACK ON

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Damn, you all have some opinions about The Shopping. And here I was, thinking no one even read this damn blog anymore.

After careful thought and consideration, I have gone against the majority vote and decided to return two of the shirts. (No Shopping Mandate is BACK ON, SISSIES! YEAHHHHH.)

I am keeping the gray cardigan, which was the reason I stepped foot into the J. Crew money suckage vortex in the first place. After the return transaction, I will still have $15 on the J. Crew gift card. I’m fairly confident I can purchase one of the sales associates’ socks for 15 bucks. I know! Knock myself out!

In other news, I am making a last-minute trip to Oklahoma with Wito for some much-needed family time tomorrow morning. February was an incredibly hard month for me, and I am taking a little time to regain some focus.

Of course, raiding my father’s candy drawer with fierce intensity is also on my checklist. So there’s that.



COMMENTS (26)

Comments

  1. Mmmmmmm candy drawer.

  2. Even though I voted for the keeping, solely because I am powerless over J.Crew, I’m glad you’re stickin’ to it.

    Enjoy your family time. Sorry to read February was tough; here’s hoping March is a lot better. Take good care.

  3. I voted for you to return the two things. But I didn’t want to leave a comment saying that’s how I voted in case you felt the need to come after all of the meanies that were twisting your arm about returning them. I’m a sissy like that.

    But yay, so proud of you for returning them!

  4. I would gladly strike February from the record if I could. It has been a mean, mean month.

    Anyway, have a great trip!

  5. I think the sudden expenditure on a last minute trip concerns me more than two shirts…just sayin’. Maybe I am confused about the actual resolution though, so, you know, ignore me.

  6. Just recently found your blog and love it – you’re hilarious!

    Although I may determine to return, I have never successfully gotten out of a J.Crew without buying at least something. Good luck to you :)

    Have fun in OK, sounds like a much needed vacay.

  7. I have to tell you…I am super impressed. I have that slub cotton tee…and I like it alright but come on….how many times would you wear it?
    This made me really think….how much have i shopped since being unemployed? Not a lot, a little…but still. Someone who has a lot of great writing gigs and who is as much of a shopping whore as me….gave up shopping? You make me feel guilty.
    I must say….I think you are going to be ready for warm weather when you return. But its supposed to rain all weekend here….so good time to go:) yay wito gets to see his cousin and gparents.

  8. Good for you!!! You can do it, you can do it, you can, you can! ; )

  9. I thought of you when we were passing through Oklahoma this past weekend, driving Troy’s dad’s Porsche back to California. :-) I am glad you will be getting some much-needed family time. Travel safe!

  10. Yum, candy. I think you’ll feel better when the shirts are returned; I have to admit I voted in that direction, but I hope that you didn’t feel pressured or judged. Hello, you’re an adult. If you decide to buy two shirts, it’s two, not forty.

  11. Good for you. And have a great visit with your familly. :)

  12. And you said *I* had willpower. You have a will of IRON.

  13. go, have a blast at your folks, and eat plenty of in and out burger to boot! I could never put my bad decisions in a blog like you do (much less with humor and charm). Here’s a big ol BY BYE to February. Everyone gets the blues in Feb!

  14. Jessica says:

    Good for you for returning your items. Stay strong!

    Also, totally jealous of your OKC trip. Can you drop by my parents’ place and hug them for me?

  15. Ahhh!

    Sarah! I am so proud of you. :) Seriously. I’m beaming with pride.

    You are a rock star.

  16. Good for you. I would have probably returned them too, but begrudugingly. I am following along with your mandate and it has really helped me to avoid the stores. If you can go without shopping, so can I!

    Have a great trip – March will be better. It has to be right?

  17. Here’s hoping March is better for you! Enjoy your trip (and the cardigan)!

  18. Good for you on the shirt front.

    And enjoy the much-needed family time!!!

  19. High five on returning the forbidden clothes!! You are inspiring me to new heights of thriftitude.

    I’m sorry to hear February was so shitty to you. I hope spending time with your family makes it better. You and Wito have a safe trip, giving February the finger in the rear view the whole way.

  20. I’m sorry you had a tough month, babe. Here’s to family getaways, and March kicking February’s ass in awesomeness.

  21. It’s soooo hard to kick deeply engrained shopping habits. I just finished two months of a personal shopping embargo. I have to stay out of the stores. There’s no other way I can do it.

  22. Enjoy the CANDY!

  23. I’m proud of you. You’ll feel better knowing you stuck to it.

    Hope you have a wonderful, restorative visit with your family.

    I’ll try to find someone to make fun of over at Hair Thursday while you’re gone.

    xo

    kate

  24. good job lady. i am inspired to be a better non-spender because of you!

    have a fun trip.
    xo

  25. You did it! You are mui impressivo.

    Big hugs to the fam & eat mass quantities of Johnnie’s for me!

  26. Chandra says:

    I hear ya on the much needed family time. However, with 3 tiny ones it’s much harder to get home these days. I hope your trip served it’s purpose and you are feeling better. Too bad the Starburst were stale :).