Have I mentioned I’m on a spending freeze? That I’m being fiscally responsible and financially smart?
Have I mentioned that it’s difficult? More difficult than crossing the Grand Canyon on a tight rope, or inspiring five-year- olds to eat kale chips, or getting a small dog to stop barking at squirrels?
What am I supposed to do when I happen to run across a silk Rebecca Taylor blouse in the prettiest blue flowers with elbow, gathered sleeves that don’t cut off the circulation, and fits perfectly?
What am I supposed to do when I find another Rebecca Taylor blouse, lonely on a t-stand, emerald-green, perfect for school Christmas performances, or Christmas Eve at church? I don’t even own anything emerald-green.
Or when BlankNYC Spray On Skinny, black, denim jeans pop up on ShopBop for $44.00? BlankNYC Spray On Skinnies have been my go to (the perfect skinny, denim legging), and for ages I’ve been looking for black skinnies to wear this winter with the All Saints Moto Boots that happened to be marked down to nothing, back in early summer.
A shopping freeze is not for me. Instead, better budgeting is being practiced.
It’s the best I can do.
Rebecca Taylor Peplum Striped Tee. This one is different from all of the other peplums out there because it’s got elbow patches and a zipper at the back of the neck. Do I need it? No. Would I love it hanging in my closet. You betchum.
Another Rebecca Taylor. This one is called the Star Flower Shift. Could be great for a spring or summer wedding. I’m always thinking ahead.
The hub for all I do, marthawills.com documents life from a working mom's point of view. When not mothering, I manage the social media needs of small businesses through Wills Media Group, LLC, and write a weekly column for Raleigh's News & Observer online entitled, Are We There Yet? Most recently, my passion for health and wellness led me to become involved as a consultant for Beautycounter, a company that's making a difference by educating about toxins in products, spreading the word via the web.
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