“I’ll just open this one,” I think as I scan quickly through multiple SALE emails. I have been deleting the sale emails before opening them. The detox has begun.. But this one just cannot be ignored. I open it. There they are, the runners up of my other Christmas gift, a Clare V fold over clutch. I stop, look and think for a second that just one won’t hurt. Besides there are three clutches that work perfectly with my rope bag including this striped one, this yellow calf hair and this blush shearling. What is more important? Being a purist and not buying anything for 28 days or making ONE very conscience purchase? The fact that I am even thinking about this so deeply seems counter to my mission. The idea was to spend less time and energy on shopping. Sure, I want to spend less, but that is not my primary motivator. I desire a higher level of consciousness about my purchases. I reach out to a couple of friends. The responses range from “Stay strong, you can do this”. to “That sounds like a great deal”.
There will always be another bag (or two or three) and I WILL want them. Maybe something even better and more perfect is just around the corner. I admit, if I was not on a self-imposed shopping detox, this would be a great time to scoop up a bargain, but expect I will have an even better idea of what I really want in February.