It’s February, and I’m more than a month into the open-ended no-buy I committed to last month. So how am I doing? What am I holding in this photo? And possibly more importantly, what am I wearing?
Well, here’s how it is. The nice calendar I printed is… somewhere. I don’t know where it is. That doesn’t mean I’ve failed, though! Once I got into the habit of marking off each day as an achievement, my completionist attitude grew. I may be calendar-less but I’m still committed to the no-buy. I mean, I slipped a couple of times, but I haven’t made any massive online orders for tons of makeup, and for me, that’s impressive.
I bought two hair donuts for a hair tutorial I was working on for xoVain. I didn’t end up using the hair donuts, but at the time, I thought I might need them. I think this is a permissible purchase.
I bought a new tube of Trilogy Very Gentle Cleansing Cream. I was reluctant to buy it at full price, but Farmers didn’t have an offer on Trilogy and I needed to replace my face wash. Because it’s a replacement, this is another permissible purchase.
I bought a twentysevennames Lucky Embroidered Bomber Jacket at the twentysevennames garage sale at the end of January. This jacket was part of the Summer 2013/14 collection and retailed for $690 when it was current. It was on sale for $200. I remember looking at it when it was first in store and thinking that it was so expensive that I would never own it; that spending seven hundred dollars on a multicoloured jacket wasn’t just ridiculous, it was fucking stupid. But then, it would be fucking stupid not to snap it up when it was less than a third of original retail, right?! This is really an entirely un-permissible purchase, but, well, I did it, so it’s too late.
No one could say no to this. Right?!
Who else committed to a no-buy or low-buy at the start of 2015? How is it going for you?