My original plan was to not have to do this for a few months. There’s always hope for next month. Baby steps. Onward!
why: they have a solid method of building hype before a product launches. I know I have a healthy mistrust of ‘overpriced’ sweatshirts, but the promise of something that was made locally and was more structured with neoprene-like fabric was too much of a draw. Beside that, I had credits to spend.
circumstance: I waited until the midnight of their release (I was up working already…I’m not that obsessed…generally), and bought them. I had a feeling they’d sell out and they did. Luckily for the ones who waited, they’ve returned at slightly lower prices.
// Emerson Fry Vheel Slingbacks in Marigold
circumstance: I hit another trifecta of something being well below retail, shopping in the dead of night, and feeling like I deserved a reward. The most terrible part about it is that I knew that this was happening while I was in the process of buying them and was so exhausted that I decided I didn’t give a damn.
Nothing again. I haven’t had a whole lot of time to devote to maintaining and promoting listings. Gotta make that a priority because I’m falling behind on this whole one-in-one-out thing.
Must stop night shopping. Must stop night shopping. Must stop night shopping.
Everlane sweatshirt, Diesel jeans
Shortest shopping hiatus ever.
It really isn’t smart to start one of those during your birth month. Duly noted. I think I’ll pick it up again as soon as those slingbacks I ordered in an overwork-induced fugue get here (there’s always a story…).
If this blog is nothing else, it is a record of my habits and patterns. Instead of fighting nature, I think the best thing to do is to work within the pattern until change for the better comes naturally. For now, that means limiting purchases to as few as possible and optimizing the ones I do make by buying things I know I’ll get some real use out of. I’m past the point where I need to be flashy and impressive; I know what I like. Besides, my house is too damned small to have things simply taking up space.
Case in point: the Everlane sweatshirts (yes, two), both of which have been worn twice since they got here a week ago. I got the long sleeved version (pictured here) and the short sleeved version in black within an hour of their release on the site. Why? Because I’m insane. Or psychic. I knew both of these would sell out and they did rather quickly. Either way, I’m glad I did because the weather here isn’t cold enough to warrant a heavy leather jacket, but it’s cold enough to be uncomfortable.
I don’t care what anyone on the east coast or in the midwest has told you, but 68 degrees is uncomfortably cold weather.