Today I went to the Nordstrom sale. I met Ash there and I told her that whatever I said or did, she must NOT let me buy any shoes or boots. None! I have more shoes and boots than I need and while I am not yet to be called Imelda, for someone who is a stay at home mom, I do not need more. Well, that is not entirely true because I need (or rather needed) new running shoes. Yes! I caved!! I bought a pair of running shoes that were on sale. I really did need them and I was sooo good and I did not look at boots or casual shoes or dressy shoes (although I really wanted to try to find a pair of nude pumps because I love how they look but I have no where to wear them) or fancy shoes or sneakers (not the same as runners).
Poor Ash did not even have a chance. I waited until she was busy trying on a gorgeous pair of grey boots (which she too bought - they were fabulous and ON SALE!) then I snuck over to the athletic shoe department to browse then I tried on and purchased the running shoes. They are utilitarian and grey and pink although I wish they were grey and blue.
Anyway, I am proud of my restraint at the Nordstrom sale because I did look at a lot of things. And I was a little bowled over by the $450 child's sweater by Burberry. Wow! I rarely spend one TENTH of that on clothing for myself (which I hopefully will not outgrow in a couple of months). In fact, I was mulling over a $25 sweater and decided against it since I had already purchased the running shoes. Frugal me is proud!