you may have noticed that I have not been posting lots of "look at what I bought" shots!
It's all the high tech laundry work horses and the renovations that have kept me out of the shops.
There may be a new stove in our future too as ours is misbehaving...
and that is another large purchase.
Better get this all done before my income is reduced when I retire!
We have a new roof scheduled for this spring and the sun deck needs to be rebuilt.
Heritage homes must be maintained or they fall into disrepair so quickly...I suppose that is true of any home.
I bought this Betty Barclay sweater coat on sale
it was $140 off the original price!
In grey and it elongates my stature and skims my wobbly bits in my mid section
what's not to love?
To make my clothing seem newer and fresher I have been changing the way that I wear my pearls...
I've added the JCrew necklace that I got for Christmas to add a modern touch.
Ancient Liz Claiborne shirt
still crisp and serviceable
What about you?
How do you mix up your wardrobe when you crave something new and fresh
but don't want to spend the money?
Do you sneak off to the thrift or consignment shops with your grocery money?
Do you buy anyways and put it on a credit card?
Have you stashed some money aside for a rainy day splurge?
How does it make you feel when you know that you shouldn't spend and that you should save?
Are you a compulsive shopper, a recreational shopper or a reluctant shopper?
I've found staying out of the shops has been easier than I thought it would be...
browsing online has been an outlet which satisfies my urge to shop
and with only a minor slip up at the Gap Online Sale I am having a lot of success!
The fact that I want to lose a few more pounds before I buy anything else is a great motivator.
Tell me dear reader how do you do it?
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