Tuesday is a big sale day in intranets land. I'm not sure as to the reason why but today, j.crew started its additional 30% off sale "final" sale and anthropologie.com did its weekly "purge our cute inventory for less absurd of a price" sale. And lastly, the shoes that I have been drooling over for the last few months went on a "pre-fall" sale, which is to say a slight discount, particularly after adding tax. Truly, some retailer must be tracking my internet browser history and loading mad cookies on to my computer.
Ever since I became an online shopping addict (which coincidentally was at the same time I started working and my butt never left the office chair), I have had a difficult time paying full price for things. However, that does not preclude me from spending a bunch of moneys on discounted items that I do not need. You can say it has become a favourite pastime of mine.
Today could have easily become that day where I spent an unnecessary amount of moneys on items that would not be crucial to my next two months survival. I could have bought that flashy gold bracelet with the fancy amber jewels. I could have bought that navy blue wool skirt, of which I already have the same one in black. I could have even bought those cute, round toe, camel patent shoes. Or the multi-colour flowery dishtowel. And on and on and on. But I didn't. Why?
Because, I am a grown up person and I have self-restraint. I can budget and make rational decisions about what I do and do not need. I am not a typical American consumer who swipes his/her credit cards at every object with a price tag and even those without. I will not overload my closet (and Frenchie's) with clothes that I will wear once and I will save for my next vacation or for retirement.
Or it's simply because things got busy at work and I didn't have enough time to place my order before all the items I wanted sold out. Speaking of which, I'll restrain myself and save for this next purchase:
|38mm Black IP Skywatch|