Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The "If" Game - Summertime...

As you all know, I put myself on a shopping ban and have failed.  A couple times now.  The Anthro tag sale was the first blip.  Now, the Nordstrom Half-Yearly.  Mind you, I feel like I exercised admirable restraint in both instances, but yes...I definitely didn't do well with going cold turkey, in the face of these shopping opportunities (Jan of The Girliest Boy Mom was so right about that one).  So, I was mulling this over in my head, and began to think about summer (which isn't quite upon us yet) and wonder, was there anything I felt like I really needed for this season (Count the Waves Dress, please!  Oh, and the Tiny Windows Dress!  Or J. Crew's Breezy Dot Tie-Front tank swim suit? Um, those Cynthia Vincent for Target Wedges?) or am I okay with what I've got?  And what's reasonable to spend on it?

What about all of you out there?  What's the one thing you're planning on definitely getting for this summer?  And how much do you plan to spend on that item?

(This poll is now closed)

What are you planning to buy this summer?
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How much have you budgeted for this?
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  1. Carol, let me just tell you how hard it was for me to resist: 1. the Anthro sale additions, 2. the Nordies half yearly sale, 3. the Macy's memorial day sale, 4. the J. Crew summer sale. OMG!!! I promised myself I won't shop until this weekend when I'm in Santa Monica. Then it's ON!!! :)

    But to answer your poll, I'd get a new dress and probably will wanna spend no more than $150. It'd have to be versatile and one where I can wear to many occasions. Including to my rehearsal dinner. hehe.

  2. You know, I chose the worst time (or really, for my wallet, the best time) to go on a ban. If I recall correctly and from the year-end statement on my credit card - I spend the most $$ on clothing and such in June and December. The sales are FAB in June - and the fact that I justify everything since it's my birthday month certainly doesn't help. Even my fav kids' clothing brands (Hanna Andersson, Mini Boden, Janie & Jack) have the best sales in June.

    But, to answer your question, I'm in for a fab summer dress. The one at the end of this post:

    BTW - I'm good on swimsuits cuz I bought a TON that I love at While I love J Crew, they don't fit me well, but the Athleta ones have been AWESOME for me.

  3. I'm with the majority and plan to blow the budget on Summer Dresses. But I also REALLY want that exact swimsuit you posted, plus a really firm bod to run around in it - lipo is TOTALLY out of the budget though ;)