In the past few weeks I have come to a decision that will encompass the rest of the year.
I will not be purchasing any clothing items, shoes or accessories for myself until 2011.
The main reason is that I am determined to work on our house and want to put as much of our limited funds as I can towards taking our home to the next level, and considering I am well set in clothes, this should not probe much of a hardship. The only purchase I foresee being tough to delay is a new pair of black ankle boots. I've had mine for 15 years and they're in good condition but little things are starting to happen with them and had I not taken this pledge I would probably have already bought a new pair. But spring is here and I won't think of boots until October or so. And hopefully I can scrape by until the new year :D
So my last purchase was a hat, because now I am on retinoids for acne and need to keep my face from the sun - I needed something more manageable than my big floppy hat I got for the cruise and the little caps I have. I found the perfect hat for $7, although I kind of look like I'm going on safari. Hmm.
Wish me well!