about resisting temptation. Black Friday. The devil of a day to us seamstresses who spend lots of time making me-made outfits, and in my case, lingerie.
Money is not an issue on Black Friday. If I so desired, I could afford to buy a new wardrobe. I may skimp on the heat this winter and cut back on Essie nail polish purchases but my bank account could allow a massive spending spree. The issue is frivolousness and necessity. A big chunk of the reason why I sew is to make a statement about the life of the purpose of clothing. An ongoing resolution of mine is to fine tune my style – to build a wardrobe that is completely and one hundred percent Maddie and a wardrobe where every article can be paired with each other and still maintain a put-together and totally-me look. The parts of this equation that add up to equal a cohesive wardrobe does not involved clothes with short lives that were bought on impulse.
So today and for the rest holiday season, I’m struggling to resist the urge to buy, buy, buy, and buy some more. Getting sucked into the sale hype and purchasing just for the hell of it is going to be hard to turn down. “But it’s on sale” – those words should not justify a purchase.
But… is indulging in frivolous and unnecessary purchases – or what I like to call stupid shit purchases– every now and then okay? Absolutely. So I’ll end with this… Ohhh Lulu, one of my favorite lingerie shops, is having a Black Friday sale. Starting today and ending Monday night (11/26), all made to order lingerie receives 15% off with coupon code is CYBER12.