So last weekend I hit the sales pretty hard while I was in London for IMATS but rather than suffer through the usual buyers remorse I totted up how much I would spend in a month on ‘incidentals’ – from lipstick to takeaways – and decided that a month without any of that would pretty much cover my biggest splurge.. and so began No Buy July. I’ve attempted to enforce spending bans in the past so it’s going to be a one day at a time situation but I’m pretty darn determined this time if for no other reason than to justify buying the most amazing shoes I will possibly ever own..
They weren’t ENTIRELY an impulse purchase, I’d been browsing the sales ahead of time but these WERE a little more than I wanted to spend (hence the no buy) – I just couldn’t resist!! In my defense they were half price and I am totally writing them off as a Vow Renewal expense – I mean seriously, how Vegas are these? AND they’re my something blue!! I haven’t worn them yet so I can’t vouch for their comfort or how easy they are to walk in but you can expect an update at some point. In the meantime the style is Vendome 120, I can’t find a link to the discounted glitter version online but you can see the regular ones here.
Since the sales are on EVERYWHERE right now it’s going to be killer to not spend SOMETHING but it’s probably the best time to restrict myself because of that. We’ve all bought things we wouldn’t normally/don’t need just because they were discounted (case an point above however I LOVE them so I don’t feel too bad about those) and worse still panic bought high end beauty products because they were half off only to discover they were on sale FOR A REASON. I’m a sucker for it so had I not spent an exorbitant amount on the shoes I would almost certainly have blown in on a lot of other stuff I wouldn’t have appreciated half as much.. I know, I know.. I’m still trying to justify them to myself!
If you’re interested in seeing the rest of my London Haul you can watch the video below..
Any of you with me for the No Buy? I’m going to be using the hashtag #nobuyjuly to track everything I WANT to buy but don’t so I can tot it all up at the end of the month and see how much I’ve saved.. feel free to join me.