What I Didn’t Buy
So I was in New York for work and my goal was not to buy anything while I was there because the exchange rate is brutal, I was trying to travel light and even with my strict one in, two out policy, my drawers and closets are pretty full.
(An aside, I thought I was in a good place storage-wise when I took my winter wardrobe out of storage but when was packing for this trip I found that my weekender was stuffed with even more sweaters and things. Plus one sweater takes up so much more drawer space than one t-shirt).
Still, I was compelled to visit some shops. And I saw somethings that I absolutely fell in love with, like these leather mules by Universal Thread at Target. I already have so many black slip ons, so I couldn’t justify breaking my buying ban. But I would be lying if told you that I didn’t spend the whole trip back thinking about them an almost buying them online.
And then there was this jacket and fringed skirt that I spotted on the sale rack at H&M. Again, I keep buying blazers but this one was better than any of the others that I have because of the three-quarter length sleeves. Plus, it would look so good worn without a shirt over this electric blue skirt (which unfortunately was only available in one size too small for me. But I could lose enough weight by New Years to make it fit eventually, right? I still think about hopping the midnight bus back to Manhattan just to go back and buy these babies.
And then there was this cute, gilded silver coin pendant that I spied at one of my favourite wholesale places in the Garment District. The one pictured above is available on Etsy, if you are looking for something similar but again, budget. I just spent thousands of dollars on dentistry and I am trying to curb my consumerism.
Stay tuned tomorrow for a list of things I did buy in Manhattan.