4.22.2012

Sixty Days.

Oh you guys.
I messed up this weekend, and by messed up I mean screwed up royally.

Here is the deal.
The husband and I were shopping at Kohls and I found a dress I absolutely loved.
Something that is so rare for me {sarcasm}.
But really--it had Nashville CMA Festival written all over it. And well, I don't want to show up naked to CMA Fest.
On second thought....

Anyhow--naturally, I say to my husband "I need this. I neeeeeed it soooo bad."
Yes, I know my needs are ridiculous.
And no, I did not "neeeeeeed" it.
Your right. I did need it.

He proceeds to say some ridiculous statement like "you have no self control..you do not need that."
Then he has the nerve to act like this whole buying the dress thing is a test of my character.
Like if I were to buy it (for $12 whopping dollars mind you), I would prove to myself and to him that I have zero willpower in this whole "shopping addiction" he claims I suffer from.

As you can tell, I was suddenly thrown into a tough predicament.
I couldn't say goodbye to the dress.
But I also couldn't prove to my husband that I really honestly have no self control when it comes to shopping.
So what do I do?
Well I bought it, duh.
But it wasn't before I blurted out the words
"I WILL NOT BUY ANYTHING FOR 60 DAYS IF I BUY THIS DRESS"

Uhhhhhhhhh. No you did not Erin. Tell me you did not just say that.
The minute the words came out of my mouth, my stomach went in knots.
{I am a fool. This I know...}
Within seconds, I was shaking my husbands hand in full out "deal" mode.
So here I sit friends.
No purchases for sixty flippin' days.
In other words, eternity.
To make matters worse, within these 60 days I will be traveling 3 different times.
Shopping and traveling go hand in hand in case you were not aware.
Looks like I am going to have to resort to drinking more.

It's a good darn thing I had picked up these items earlier in the day before making that "deal".
Oh and hey--if you are a company who sells clothing, shoes, jewelry, and purses, now would be the appropriate time to bombard my front door with free merchandise. Just sayin'.

In all seriousness, I am excited about the next sixty days.
I am excited to not focus on myself and material goods.
There are so many better uses for my money, this I know.
My first step?
Sponsoring a little nugget over in the Philippines.
Yes, her.
My new "kind of" daughter.
"Kind of" in the sense that I don't have to assume responsibility over her.
Which is a good thing considering it's a daily struggle to keep myself alive.

I love her more already than any dress I could buy.

Now please. Nobody {and I mean nobody} post about something cute they just bought.
Especially you, you, and you.
Expect eggs and tomatoes thrown at the computer screen if you break this rule.

Cheers to the next sixty days friends. Freakin' cheers.

PS. If you haven't heard, I finally joined the 2000's and created an account on Instagram. Find me there and follow along--livinginyellow. I promise to blow that mother up. In a good way of course.
Self portraits and all.


PPS. My husband just informed me that I need wear a pair of bike shorts under the above dress because it is "too short". Say whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat? #Men. #Theydontunderstand.

PPPS. I now hashtag everything. Emails, Texts, Tweets, and Blog Posts. #Ithinkitscool. #Getoverit.



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65 comments:

  1. Love that dress!!! Good luck with the next 60 days.

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  2. oh gosh. 60 days is an eternity!!! GOOD LUCK WITH THAT!

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  3. Where did you get the super cute polka dot dress?

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  4. I'm totally posting everythingggg amazing I find while shopping. even when you told me not to. I'm a rebel and a good friend like that ;)


    good luck
    you'll need it.

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  5. Good luck! In the mean time, you could show us how you keep all of your stuff organized.:) My shopping addiction consistently equals a huge mess at my house. P.S. Even reading blogs is dangerous. I read a blog last night and ended up buying sandals. I feel ya, girl!

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  6. You can do it!!!! I really enjoy your fashion posts, and I would really love it if you posted ideas of how to get new outfits from items already in your closet during the next sixty days. That's something I'm trying to learn how to do and I would love to see what you would come up with. Might keep you distracted as well :)

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  7. If I had legs like yours I would wear super short dresses too!!!! Your hubby just wants to keep the leggy goodness for himself, mine is the same way... I just take it as a manpliment (a man trying to give a compliment) Bike shorts under a dress are a bit of a fashion NO though so WORK IT GIRL!

    http://besillybehonestbekindbebeautiful.blogspot.com/

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  8. no shopping for 60 days?! sounds like we should be seeing some posts for DIY mods to old clothes to make them extra fashionable ;)

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  9. I love that first dress. Also that little yellow cabinet! So cute!
    Hilary @ thecleverlifeblog.blogspot.com

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  10. LOVE the dress!! good luck on the next 60 days! i'm good to make it 5, lol.

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  11. I am in LOVE with that dress. And the idea of not buying anything for 60 days is heartbreaking. I feel for you. #firstworldproblems

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  12. It's so cool of you to sponsor a child in need here in the Philippines. 60 days goes a long way and for sure good karma will take care of your generous deed. :-)

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  13. LOVE all the stuff you just bought! 60 days though?!? YIKES! I mean...you can totally do it! :)

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  14. RUNNING to Kohls for that dress and keeping my fingers crossed I look as HOTT as you friend!! Love ya and you can ROCK those 60 days! P.S. Email me your addy!!!!

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  15. now that i'm in college i can't go shopping as often, but if i were to go 60 days i'd probably die. or steal my roommate's stuff. that's just as good. ;)

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  16. If you can't buy any new clothes, you should just get all your friends together and do a clothing swap! Throw a girls night and tell your friends to bring all their gently used items they don't really wear anymore and y'all can go to town swapping stuff.

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  17. :) good luck! you can do it... focus on your precious girl you are sponsoring! woo!

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  18. Love the dress and good luck!

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  19. Love the white dress, where'd u get it?? Good luck with no shopping for 60 days!!

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  20. Good luck making it through the sixty days!

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  21. You buy the cutest, and I mean CUTEST, stuff. If I actually liked shopping, I'd be hunting down some of these things.

    PS. I have those pink old navy flip flops

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  22. Well might want to log off pinterest for those 60 days so you don't get tempted! LOL sixty days...that's like longer then lent!

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  23. Where is that cute polka dot dress from?? I love it!!

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  24. Good luck with that - at least your last purchase was a super cute one! Do you live in Nashville or just go to CMAFest? I live in knoxville that's why I was wondering! :)

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  25. I'm assuming you don't already own bike shorts, so tell your husband that you can't go out and buy them...at least for another 60 days.

    Maybe if the dress cost $15-20 the manufacturer could have afforded a little extra fabric. But clearly your hubby just doesn't want you showing off that hot bod to the world. He wants it all to himself. #SELFISH

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  26. Um.. I might try to do the 60 days with you! I need to chill! I wish my legs looked as great as yours.. there would be a whole new world of fashion/dresses/skirts opened up!

    And... I'm going to CMA fest too - SOOO excited!! I will look for you in that super cute dress in Nashville! :)

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  27. The hubs can buy you gifts right ?? I didn't read anything about that in the "deal"!! Good luck!!

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  28. love that dress, and oh my goodness you have amazing style!!

    good luck with the 60 days!!!!!!

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  29. SIXTY FLIPPING DAYS??? Get out!!! I don't think I could EVER!! Wait...what about makeup? And necessities? Like undies?! What if VS has a sale...panties are a TOTAL necessity! Husband can't get mad at that?

    Look-I can find an excuse to justify anything so if you need me, you know where to find me.

    OH! Here's a good one...tell him you "gained" or "lost" weight (not that you really have ANY room to lose) so that you can tell him none of your clothes fit and you MUST go buy new ones. Oooohh..see...genius I tell ya. ;)

    PS-LOVE the dress of choice. Totally worth this deal thing with you husband...

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  30. The dress is really cute, but are you SURE it was worth 60 shopping-free days?!?!?! Yowza.

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  31. Why on earth did you say 60 days?! I would've said 30 at most haha.

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  32. I think it's amazing that you're sponsoring a child from the Philippines! AMAZING! I was born there and was just there for 3 weeks over Christmas... I miss it so much. Yay for that lucky little girl and Yay for you!

    Chris

    www.chubbetteadventures.blogspot.com

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  33. Good luck with the 60 day challenge!

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  34. You had to buy that dress. Not buying it would be a crime against humanity! And for 12 bucks no less. Rock it girl! I'll try to hook u up with some merch! For REALZ!

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  35. Oh Good LUCK! I don't know if I could do it! ;)

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  36. BIKE SHORTS? WTF. I mean, leggings would be the appropriate suggestion. Still, is he going to buy them for you or will he let you off this 60 Day thing?

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  37. ALSO, what about things like deodorant and groceries? You might need to renegotiate this deal.

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  38. Hahaha~ Good luck to you ;) I have been tempted to use that line before, but I know myself better! You can do it tho, if you put your mind to it, you can to anything!! :)

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  39. well at least you picked a day that you just bought some super cute things to decide not to shop for 60 days... i actually probably need to do this myself. blogging is bad for our shopping habits...

    good luck! we sponsor a child too, love that.

    ohhh, and following you on instagram now. im obsessed.

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  40. For $12, I'm thinking that I NEED that dress...so cute! Actually....I have a 30% off coupon too so it looks like I need it even more now!!

    Good luck with the 60 days!

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  41. I must get the Kohl's dress. I love love love it!

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  42. I wanted you to know I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Check it out on my blog! goldylocksandthebarrows.blogspot.com

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  43. love everything you bought - especially the $12 dress. $12!??! and hubs was complaining?! men know nothing about a great deal. you have a fab sense of style by the way.

    good luck with the next 60 days!

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  44. Good luck not buying anything! I could maybe do without buying clothes if shoes and purses were still allowed :)

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  45. I think you made a wise choice, very cute dress! Just put everything you want on lay-away! haha

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  46. Ohhh I love that dress and the one shoulder top. You are adorable : )

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  47. LOVE this!! Good luck with not shopping for 60 days! Seriously- you always find the cutest stuff!

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  48. I suggest you leave the Mister home when you go shopping. On the bright side, all those items you would have bought will be on sale so you can get even more! And the "kind of daughter", good on ya. I'm sure you will be a good momma to her!
    Love the shopping finds! Bike shorts? #HelltotheNo#

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  49. I can make no promises about clothing cuteness because I feel obligated to allow you to live vicariously through my shopping habit :) However, I could probably afford a 60-day hiatus. I'm sure my Shawn would appreciate that, just like yours ;) I've done 30 days before - painful! Good luck, lass, good luck.

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  50. Oh man, I should join you in this challenge because I need to stop spending! At least that dress is DARN CUTE so it will be worth it! I'm curious how Day 61 is going to look like: are you going to be cured of shopping or are you going to go on a shopping spree?! Hahaha!

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  51. God bless you, girl! 60 days is torture! I gave up buying cosmetics for Lent, and I thought I was going to shrivel up and die, and Lent is just 45 days! I was Ulta-bound after it was over, for sure.

    I love your little anchor jammie pants! I just wore a hole in my favorite pair and had to throw them away, and my #2 and #3 favorites have small holes in them, too! I am about to need to make a large jammie purchase, and those would be perfect for our beach trip. Did you find them at Target?

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  52. Absolutely LOVE that dress! I am going to need to make a trip to Kohl's ASAP!
    Good luck with these next 60 days!

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  53. haha too funny! 60 days... I would say good luck, but I don't think you can do it! HA! hahaha :) I mean... I know I couldn't! Maybe I have an addiction to... uh oh...

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  54. This post made me laugh! I gave up shopping for lent, and by shopping I tried to limit it to unnecessary clothing, shoes and accessories. It was SO hard. But it made me realize, I do shop a tad much. Of course, it's only two weeks since Easter and I'm back to full shopping mode already and oh does it feel good :)

    http://daily-randomness.blogspot.com/

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  55. bike shorts?!?! bahahahahah are we still in the early 90's?? ;)

    LOVE all of your purchases. Good luck on the next 60 days! You can do it!! Everytime you get tempted, just kill it with a nice glass of wine :)

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  56. You made a deal with the devil girlfriend!! Good luck with your lack of shopping, that would be hard!!

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  57. Love that dress....totally worth 60 days.

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  58. Totally worth the $12- that's like 2 Venti mocha lattes, and the dress will last substantially longer. A 60 day shopping fast on the cusp of summer? You cray cray!

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  59. EEEEKKK good luck with that honey! You can do it!!!

    Where did you get that polka dot dress?? IT'S SUPER CUTE!!!

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  60. Ugh oh, CMA Fest is closer than 60 days, I hope you've done all your shopping for it! Have you been before? This year will be my fourth, it's definitely worth going back for...This post also reminded me that I need to do some shopping, haha!

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  61. Wow- shopping more than once in 60 days. Usually I buy clothes twice a year.

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