Of course by this point I broke. I'm rather ashamed! But I have reasons! Really I do! (Some better than others. Wanna hear them?)
Have you ever seen something and know that you just have to have it? There's no logical reason, but the pull is so strong. That was me with these Tom's. I saw them and my heart skipped a beat. They had the same one's in black. Which if you think about it would make more sense, but of course while I would love those too, they didn't make my heart go pitter pat like these did. Then I made the mistake of trying them on. Oh why did I try them on? They are cute and comfortable! I've been wanting a pair of sneaker wedges, but every time I put them on, I feel like I'm just too old to pull them off. These actually felt age appropriate, cheetah print and all. Although thinking of it, that crazy cheetah print should make them totally feel too young for me. But I just loved them so.
I left the store and kept hounding John who kindly reminded me of my No Buy. But honestly I can't tell you how many times I could have used a cute pair of wedge booties that are casual. So in the end between my "dire" need for some comfy casual booties and Tom's One for One Movement, I went back and got the shoes. In case you don't know what the One for One Movement is, for every pair of Tom's you purchase, they donate a pair of shoes. So I could actually feel good about my purchase. Oh and of course I asked if there were any discounts, and they gave me 10% off. WAHOO!(Upon finding out about my buy, Coco has since picked up a skirt.)
OK So I totally bought these by mistake! I swear! I know it doesn't sound possible, but seriously I did! What had happened was.... I was looking up some high end items I wish I could have and some more affordable options. I was going to do a blog post on fitting fashion into your budget. Like many of us I lust after the Valentino RockStud Heels that we see on oh just every blogger! Oh how I lust after those shoes! But $1,000 for a pair of shoes? Ugh! Maybe one day. So I found the Sahara by Shoe Dazzle. I wish they had them in black, they only had them in white. Boo! Then I thought wow these are on clearance too. I wonder how much shipping is. So I did what I often do when I'm Internet window shopping, I put the item in my cart. (I know I'm not the only one who does that! Don't judge! Ha!) And I don't know what happened but the next screen popped up and said Thanks for your order! WHAT? I didn't order these! What's going on? I didn't even input payment info! So I took a look and Shoe Dazzle had my address and credit card info! I never even bought anything from them before! When did I enter that in there? Why would I enter that in there? I never let a website save my card info. And not only that I never use that card! I signed up for Shoe Dazzle I don't even know how long ago, so I must have completed everything. But for the life of me I can't remember why, since I never actually bought anything. So I of course I had to go back and delete my credit card info. But oops! Does that really count as part of buying on my No Buy since it was an accident? I'll say no.
Flex Til Your Famous Squat Tank
This was a moment of weakness where I forgot about the No Buy. I blame Cultie Lyssa. You see a few months ago Lyssa told me about this small family owned fitness gear company called Flex Til Your Famous. I checked them out and I liked what I saw. Because their a small company, they do once a month releases of shirts with motivational work out slogans. They tend to sell out most months. Well they had a drop last Friday and I remembered my No Buy, so even though I really wanted their Drop it Like a Squat Tank I was going to not get it since I was on a No Buy. BUT NO!!! Lyssa sent John a KIK and asked if I remembered about the FTYF Drop. OH NO SHE DIDN'T! Yes, yes she did! So John relays the message and I thought, they're probably sold out already. Whatevs! But as I am watching my daughter cheer for her HS Football Team, I find myself on their website and next thing you know, I bought the shirt. Shhh Don't tell Coco, she doesn't know yet! I got caught up in the moment since they still had XS's available! Those always sell out first!
But honestly I've been on this No Buy for pretty much all of August and only bought three things. All in all I'd call that a success. There are so many things I wanted that I didn't buy! But I really need to focus here an NOT buy!
Like the Flex Til You're Famous It All Starts in the Kitchen Tank! Why didn't I order that one too? Darn! Now I can't order it because I'm being good!
Or a new pair of Camo jeans. I got a pair from Target last year and they are huge on me now. I would love a new pair. Maybe I'll have to get mine altered. hmmm.... altering clothes doesn't count against a No Buy.
Or how about cheetah print jeans. I am obsessed with getting a pair of Cheetah jeans! I don't know why, but for months now I have been on the hunt. I hope I don't find them before October 1st!
Or A striped midi skirt, a pair of black booties, a new purse.... There's so much more, but it will have to wait til Oct 1st!
Oh I did build in an exception though.... That's coming on Sept 15th. Can you guess what it is?