Mark this day on your calendars. Today is the day I showed restraint!
Shopping begets shoppings AKA I keep getting sweet coupons and gift cards with recent purchases. That’s how I ended up spending $200 at Under Armour last week (10% off coupon!). And how I ordered 2 weeks worth of HelloFresh ($50 off 2 orders!).
Wayfair recently sent me coupons in the mail to other retailers, and I was really excited for 20% off J.Crew Factory because A. I can never afford J.Crew and B. I didn’t even know their outlet was online.
After fake shopping for a solid hour, I had $390 in my cart. I narrowed it down to $124, which ended up at $98 after the discount. It consisted of straight leg, light wash jeans, bright marine blue shorts with a 3″ inseam, a t-shirt with black stripes and red and orange flowers, and a white cardigan. I had all but checked out. My cart was full and my coupon applied. I clicked ‘Check out via Paypal’ and I had typed my email into Paypal. I mistyped my password.
When I went to retype my password, I paused. $100? Really? After I pay bills, I only take home $100 for general expenses some weeks. Like groceries.
You don’t need groceries this week because you already paid for HelloFresh…and that was only $44!
-The Devil on my shoulder
But, I’ll need groceries next week. And I need savings, for the wedding. The motherfucking expensive wedding.
And I went even one step further than that. I transferred the $98.40 that I was going to spend into my savings account!!