My spending hiatus has ended not with a bang but with a whimper.
I'm sorry. I fell off the wagon.
First, I stalked and sniped a Marc by Marc Jacobs bag on eBay (it's lovely) and then I found a special one-day-sale pair of jeans - soft grey, high waisted, and down from $119 to $30.
And such as 1+1=2, purchase + purchase = failure.
But! As with my 2009-2010 regime of diet & exercise*, I am not berating myself for the failure. I still did remarkably well, ou know, for ME, and the day of the end of the hiatus passed (and it was payday) with only the purchase of a fine tooth comb..
I think that the long term ramifications of this hiatus will stick.
I enjoy the space in my drawers and in my wardrobe. I enjoy repurposing clothes** and while I still haven't gotten around to selling that box of clothes, I have added to it and add again I will. It will probably end up going to charity but it's out my life!
So while I did not succeed completely, I think I did enough. And that will do.
Plus, that bag is really cute. Letters ahoy!
* a story for another day.
** earlier this week I wore a short summer dress under a pencil skirt and blazer, it was very cute as a top. Tomorrow I am going to wear a dress which is two sizes too big but! with a studded waist belt? so cute.