Monday, September 13, 2010


Caught your eye, didn't it?

Yup, that's the hot question this week.  $100.  How is it a question you ask?  Well, let me explain.

Having 3 kids, any mom knows that we (moms) put our "needs" and "wants" on hold.  Well, my needs have been on hold for quite sometime and now my husband keeps telling me he will give me $100 to go out and buy myself some new clothes.  (Hmm, is that a nice gesture or is he trying to tell me something?)

Anyhoot, on one hand I want to grab it, run and try to figure out what store I can get the most for the money.  Though on the other hand, I am thinking hmmm, Emma's birthday is coming up in October and that can go for an additional gift for her, or I can take it and put away to go shopping on Black Friday for holiday gifts for the kids, or, well, you know how it is, I am coming up with lots of excuses.

This is where I am asking for your help (and comments).  What would you do???

Fall is upon us (thankfully as it is my favorite season), and my sweaters have been my sweaters for umpteen years now.  Would I love a new Fall wardrobe - absotively, but do I NEED a Fall wardrobe?  My clothes may be "warn" lookin, but they are not "holey".

What would you do?  Please comment below.  I can't wait to hear what you have to say. 


Anonymous said...

I think the key thing to keep in mind here is that your husband wants you to spend the money on yourself. If he wanted you to spend it on the kids he would have said so. I would honor his wishes and his wonderful gesture and take the money and invest in some new looks. Remember, you and he are the base of the family and you have to take care of that base. I would find some good thrift shops in up scale neighborhoods and look for quality clothing at great prices. I often find Talbots, DKNY, Lord and Taylor, etc. for anywhere from $3 to $10 which is my limit unless I am looking for a coat or something formal. Nothing says you have to spend all the money at once. Keep going back every week or two weeks and extend the fun. Also, some thrift shops will give you extra cash to spend the next time you are in if you spend a certain amount or if you have been in and purchased a certain number of times. This will help make hubby's money go even further. Who knows, you might like this. But no matter what, you will have well made classics that will last for years and you didn't spend a fortune getting them.

Tracy said...

Anonymous - wow, you really put it into perspective for me. I think my issue is guilt, however, looking at it through what you said, I may just have to take that $100 and spend it on myself! Thanks!!!