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I spent money on myself today - no guilt at all

April 17th, 2013 at 08:54 pm

Clothing myself stylishly and new clothes is usually an after thought. I think about it when I am at an event and seeing what other people are wearing. I sort of feel that I usually get *it* wrong when it comes to fashion. For example, last week at my daughter's Confirmation, both girls were the focus - the Confirmandi wore a red robe, so it was really the older daughter (sponsor) that we focused on. I myself wore a brown/pink striped sweater dress from Old Navy purchased in November for $19. And the brown leather-like boots (same ON shopping trip) clearance for $27. Brown tights were Walmart for $4. Purse was a pink Dooney and Bourke barrel bag that my mom bought for me for $25 at the resale shop. I was feeling pretty darn cute, until I looked at the other stylish folks with fancy shoes and jewelry, etc. My only thought to myself was "I am clearly the mother of a lot of children. And my husband works. And I don't ... (etc)."

I shopped today for something nice for the Communion in two weeks and then younger daughter's 8th Grade Graduation. I did this mostly because I am now a solid size 6, without panty girdle, and the clothes that I have that are sort of dressy and summery are for a size 9 body (somewhere between 8 and 10). Well, I've gotten off of my butt and am being active. And I'm eating a whole lot better. And drinking more water. And I have lost some weight. Smile

I had a $100 bill from my grandmother that I was saving. Today I bought a very cute dress in a spring color (coral) and a flattering cut on sale for $40 (originally $80). And a fun dress, that my best friend said resembles a tablecloth as it is while lace. But it fits, too, and is flattering. And it was $100 reduced down to $26. I was very happy with both purchases, comfortable and feeling a bit current. More like "Gee, I'm on a date with my hubby" rather than frump-a-dump mum.

I think I'll use the surplus on a pair of new shoes. Payless of course. I shopped at Von Maur (upscale for my area) and while the shoes are awfully cute, I cannot justify anything more than $30 on a pair of shoes.

Well, I spent money on myself today. And I'm experiencing no regrets at all. Smile

8 Responses to “I spent money on myself today - no guilt at all”

  1. ceejay74 Says:

    Smile Smart purchases done with windfall money. What's to feel bad about?

  2. My English Castle Says:

    You deserve it! Sounds very cute and weight loss needs to be rewarded!

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Good for you! Sounds like money well spent.

  4. Thrifty Ray Says:

    I am glad you dont feel shouldnt! And if I were a betting gal, I would bet that there were other mom's at the Confirmation that looked at you and your cute outfit and bag and were a little envious too...or who wished they were in as good of shape as you...or....etc. Enjoy that new dress!

  5. rob62521 Says:

    Yay for you! Sometimes you have to think if yourself.

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Good for you!

  7. snafu Says:

    Wonderful to learn you are rewarding yourself for so much effort on so many fronts. I hope you've bought the items based on how they look and make you feel. Buying for price just doesn't work out. Coral dress and white lace should carry your through spring and summer events, dates with DH, Communion, grade 8 grad, Sunday services and lunch with BF, relatives and friends.

    Pick shoes that are classic, comfortable, fit perfectly and make you want to dance! You may need to add to the sum but they won't cause future foot problems like bunions - ouch. If you go for quality, that scores with coral you will enjoy them for years and the per wear cost will be pennies. If you want to be trendy buy earring and a few bangles of costume jewelry. To keep them for turning your skin green paint the contact part with clear nail polish. BTW, the current color for nail polish this summer is Cool Mint - a $ 3. splurge.

  8. CB in the City Says:

    I'll bet you WERE cute in your sweater dress! But I know how much fun it is to have something new. You did a good job.

    Von Maur's -- can't say I really miss it!

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