In light of Lisa’s impending move to Paris for the remainder of the calendar year, food.clothing.shelter is now defunct. Thanks for your support during the first 8 months when we successfully kicked some seriously bad habits. Back to shopping freedom, tempered by newfound restraint. Thanks. —The Mgmt.
OK I also cheated over Mother’s Day weekend when I bought a sun hat at DFW for $10. There, I’m clean. -Lisa
God bless my mother...
who is taking me for a mani-pedi today. I think the hardest thing about all of this has not been the no-shopping (although I occasionally feel I might crack) but it has been the no “spa treatment” rule. I do not consider myself a lady that “spas”. I maybe get one facial and one massage a year. BUT, what I do treat myself to is a mani-pedi every other week and this once a...
I know it has been a long time...
but more posts are coming…promise - there have been some absolutely fantastic tales in the past month…in the meantime, we need plans to go see this: http://deyoung.famsf.org/deyoung/exhibitions/fashion-world-jean-paul-gaultier-sidewalk-catwalk!
Don’t go on gilt! It’ll just make you feel bad about yourself. Trust me. I had to spend last weekend at Barney’s with my sister. OMG. -vkc
Marc by Marc
Marc by Marc on Gilt is hurting my feelings… -mnmk
@mnmk re: Minkoff bag
YOU ARE AN EVIL WOMAN. -Lisa p.s. Re: Neiman’s window-shopping brunch, you are a sadist. -Lisa
Whoa, is it possible I have not gone to gilt.com since December 2011? Not so much as a peek! If it’s been nothing but non-stop Marni sales at 85% off, please nobody tell me. -Lisa
I have found that my craving for morsels is declining along with my craving for clothes. Less excess in general. It’s a good thing, I think. -Lisa
I actually dreamt about shopping last night…that was a first. -mnmk
Something's in the Water in S.F. →
Click on this post title. It’s an article about another group of S.F. folks who decided to non-consume for a year. Slightly different approach (and less pained by lack of glamour), but same bottom line: it is more fun to ask your friends to borrow stuff than to buy new stuff yourself. Non-consuming is community-building. Case in point: last night I asked both of my co-bloggers if they...
@Denver YSL retrospective, part III
I’m in for both! -mnmk
@Denver YSL retrospective, part II
YES! Book Chez Parental a.s.a.p. Let’s talk dates. -Lisa
@Denver YSL retrospective
I, for one, am all for it. Free place to stay, too, since that is home to the parentals. Can Lisa fit it into her busy traveling schedule? At the very least, we’re going to the Gaultier exhibit, non? http://deyoung.famsf.org/deyoung/exhibitions/fashion-world-jean-paul-gaultier-sidewalk-catwalk
just successfully exited target with only deodorant, hair stuff, and a gossip rag. NO NEW UNDERTHINGS, EVEN THO IT’S ALLOWED! v. self-proud right now. -Lisa
We always hold hands. If I let go, she shops.– ~ Henny Youngman This is how Gavin currently feels… - mnmk
… is disgusting. I’m calling Silvana.
Non-Retail Therapy →
Hey, we can spend as much as we want on “experiences”, right? There is a YSL retrospective March 25 thru July 8 in Denver… Girl trip this spring/summer? -Lisa
Had to Break Up with My Personal Shopper
I could not bring myself to dump her completely. I am like a dickhead douchebag guy who is just not that into you. Durghhh! —- On Tue, 1/10/12, xxxx xxxxx firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: From: xxxx xxxxx <email@example.com> Subject: Re: From Josie - J.Crew Personal Shopper To: “Josefina Guerrero” <Josie.Guerrero@jcrew.com> Date: Tuesday,...
Does Rent the Runway (http://www.renttherunway.com/) count? It is not spending money on new items that will be in your house yet is allowing for the purchase satisfaction…sort of…thoughts? -mnmk
I don’t shop because I need something, I just shop for shopping’s...– Cat Deeley -mnmk
Addicted to Deals.
There once was a little brown haired girl who refused to wear pink - much to her mother’s discontent…(mom was the cheerleading captain and homecoming queen). What the little girl did learn from mom was the love of shopping and not just the love of shopping, but HOW to shop. The hunt for the bargain, the most amazing feeling of getting something HALF OFF. It feels like that movie...
What about items that support an experiential purchase? Say, equestrian boots for actually riding horses?
Let the record reflect… The Pact. Finalized and agreed to by all thee parties on Dec. 21, 2011: The Year of No Spending I. Read My Lips: No New Objects For the complete calendar year 2012, the undersigned will not spend money on ANYTHING that results in a newly-acquired physical object entering our lives ...
That which must be done eventually is best done immediately.– Unknown, sometimes attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt