I spend waaaay too much money on clothes. I completely admit it. My friends know it, my husband knows it….even my kids know it. The secretaries at work don’t even bat an eyelid when yet another parcel arrives for me at work (in a lame attempt to hide it from my husband….he’s an accountant. He checks the credit card), and the Australia Post delivery guy just rolls his eyes at me when I do happen to be home during his delivery.
But now…..I’m on a budget. That’s right, Mr Not Another Supermum and I are going on our honeymoon…..12 years later! NYC, here I come. And it’s Summer over there so I had to stock up on a few new pieces for the trip. Come on, ALL the Summer goodness is on clearance prices! 50% off the reduced price at Portmans online….Woohoo!
But it’s time to stop. And you know who my worst enemy is in this struggle…..Cookies. No, not the choc chip kind. The follow your every move, track all your purchases, internet browsing and google searches kind. The one that has meant that since I bought my Estee Lauder foundation six months ago, I have had Estee Lauder advertisements popping up on my Facebook feed for ages….tempting me, willing me, teasing me…..
Even the internet is against me. Every time I open my chrome book (I can’t afford a Mac because of my ridiculous make-up addiction), I am greeted with clothing ads...Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, even the ads on YouTube when I open up a video to use in class are geared towards my shopping habit! Even my 6 year old students know that I shop too much!
I get it. It’s convenient. Why go searching for what you want, when the magic of the internet puts it in front of you 24/7?! Well, when you are trying to curb your spending, the internet is no longer your best friend…..IT’S YOUR WORST ENEMY!
I am trying. I am trying so hard. But the latest Witchery sale, Sephora Clearance….the list goes on…..it all appears like magic tempting me to buy.
So here is my public commitment. No more spending until I actually land in New York. (Actually, we have a four hour stop over at LAX, so let’s just say American soil). For the next few weeks, I will scrimp and save and definitely NOT purchase those cute Sportsgirl shoes that I saw for 20% off in the shopping centre today.
I solemnly swear that…...Ooooooh, Stocktake Sale!