I’ve been meaning to update you all about my September goals (and, in particular, those which related to austerity) for the past week, but things have been quite busy.
I did really well with the no spending days/breakfast at home/packed lunch plan in the first half of the month, but it all fell apart in the second half of the month. I realised that things like packed lunch preparation are possible only if you’re organised enough to buy good food and prepare it: I have been too busy rushing around to be organised (and yes, I know that being more organised would probably help me to be less busy – it’s an eternal conundrum, party people).
I lost track of how many no spending days were racked up: not many, given that I was buying lunch every day towards the end of the month. Oh well.
In a real ‘bugger austerity for a while’ move, I’ve bought a few things recently. I picked up the new Nigella cook book last week (and who knows? Maybe I’ll actually cook from it and not just read it like a novel and then put it on the shelf and never open it again). I also bought some new el-cheapo moisturiser yesterday. And as I type this I’m reminded that I need to visit the Bobbi Brown website and buy more foundation.
On Tuesday I visited Phase Eight while walking back from the office and came out with two new dresses, both irresistible with their shiny ‘sale’ tags on them. And then during the weekend I bought two more dresses, both from Laura Ashley: one to wear to a wedding this weekend and the other because it was cute. I would post some photos, but I’m updating from work and it seems that our outdated version of Browser is affecting the functionality of wordpress. I’ll see what I can manage when I get home this evening.
And I bought some skinny jeans last week as well. But enough is enough! I shall rein in my spending once again.