After purchasing three pairs of boots and being convinced by ST and several others to keep all three pairs, I thought my inner shopaholic would be satisfied for this season at least. Alas. The beast within cannot be tamed.
I check Ideeli kind of frequently just because I have a $25 referral credit and I want to use it. Today, they had this adorable bag that would cost a mere $55 shipped after applying my credit.
In an unprecedented display of restraint, I closed the window.
Even though I’d been looking for something like that, I decided not to buy it for the following reasons:
- We want a house! ST and I have decided to include Mel into our homeowner plans – as in, we are buying a house together! This is an ingenious idea for several reasons, most notably – 1) larger down payment, 2) being able to live together, and 3) free babysitting! in the future. Mel had one stipulation: she wants to live in the Sunset Park area. Initially, ST and I wanted to shop around in more affordable, up-in-coming areas such as Crown Heights, but we have to compromise. The houses here are very expensive, so every penny counts.
- We need to reach our savings goal. We are a bit off in our savings goal. Things happen and that’s what savings are for but it still makes us feel a bit crummy to miss the mark. Buying a stupid albeit delightful bag won’t help that situation.
- I should be shopping my closet. I own way too many bags. What I really need is a new wallet. Check out this moldy ol’ guy, purchased circa… 2005? I got it off eBay for $15 back in the day. Strangely, I can’t remember a time when I didn’t have this wallet. Weird.
Anyway, ST said something very insightful just now. As I was typing this post, he asked, “Are you typing a letter to our daughter?” To which I replied, “Aha! So you admit you want a daughter!” He’d previously declared for a muchacho. “No, you just write to a girl.”
I’d thought about this long ago, when I posted about the infamous Target boots. I can’t help it – this is me. It would be super weird for me to try to be gender neutral. Being yourself is what the Internet is all about 😀