Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Confessions of this Shopaholic

So, we Netflixed "Confessions of a Shopaholic" the other night. It was bouncy, enjoyable, but as I sat an arm's length away from the spousal unit, I couldn't help but feel....uncomfortable.
Exposed even.
Some of that stuff hit a little close to home. I've done the "Here's $50, and if you could put the rest on this Visa card...."
I've never racked up $16,000 in charges, but I once spent enough to cause my husband to create a spreadsheet titled "Kristen's Shopping Shame." I had to suffer through the indignity of him critiquing my expenses, line by line. I'll admit I went a little overboard that month. In my defense, though, a ton of that charging was done in the name of Christmas — for my family and his, for which he buys, oh, nothing.
So there, Joe. Pbbbbblt.
Still, that was the day that I opened up my very own "spending" account. I have no one to answer to but myself when I go on a shoe bender. Ah, the sweet taste of financial freedom.
But, since I work part time and have kids (they are such a money suck), I don't get to funnel as much money as I'd like into my fun fund. Consequently, 20 is my new favorite number. And by that I mean the 20th of the month, as in the start date for the new credit card cycle.
Is it bad that I'll blow through my allotment in about a week and then spend the rest of the month daydreaming about what I'll spend the following month?
My wish list when that glorious date rolls around.....
— Love this Harvey's tote. The print is crazy happy and just makes me smile.
— The red on this scarf pops so much. — have I professed my love of this site recently? — has an affordable private label that includes these great cotton scarves. I've accumulated a ton of scarves in the past year, but I don't have any that are floral.
— I just came to the sad realization that my snakeskin flats, which I dearly loved and had to have four months ago, are too small. I've always bought Me Too flats, and they've always stretched and softened into the most lovely, comfortable kicks. Not this time.
I think these Sam Edelman ivory snakeskin flats will be the replacement. And, if you haven't heard the buzz yet, pointy flats are supposed to be the It shoe of the fall. That's what my sources tell me. Trust me, they know.
— And then there are these Candela perforated flats. They'd toughen up casual cut-offs, but are the perforations too '80s? I don't know. They're not on sale enough yet anyway. Luckily, I have a some time to decide.


Desert Flower said...

Okay, I've never had a spreadsheet created to track my shame, but I have managed to accumulate enough reward points on certain credit cards to buy entire wardrobes. I love that you've chosen fabulous accessories so you can update what you have and buy less. Clever.

Pagano DesignWorks said...

Hmmm. I will have to check out my closet and see if I gave away my pointy flats already or not. Your tote and your scarf above are totally on the same page!!

Jessi8a said...

Love the candela. We are getting a shoe similar from zodiac...yes new brand. Set to ship for spring 10 which is November 09. Send you pic. Hopefully we get them after the 20th.