Hi! So, I want you to know that I’ve officially decided that The Marshmallow (my amazing bed) is the best place to write blog posts. It inspires creativity, promotes relaxation, and is 97% responsible for the awesomeness that is the “Shopping with Sarah” posts.
I’m tired this fine evening, and wish I could blame it on jet lag—I just returned from two weeks of vacationing in Chicago and Italy and three weeks on a missions trip to Russia . I have sufficiently recovered from jet lag, but came to an important realization: forget “jet lag”. I suffer from “life lag”—upon arrival on US soil—I made the decision never to pack my laptop in my suitcase. (I now pause from my typing to glare at the two large black spots and three long cracks on my screen.) Hey, you live and learn!
On a random (but appropriate) note, Russian fashion needs help. If I could describe Russian vogue in a few words it would go like this: “Anything Goes with Some 90’s Flair and Crazy Patterns Matched in Terrible Ways Sometimes Accompanied by Large, Dated Hair Bows and the Lack of Deodorant.” OK, so that last bit was a bit strange but…trust me. There were some intense smells going on over there.
Wow, let’s get to the point, Sarah! As I was contemplating what to share with you this evening, I began to wax philosophical. You know, being thrifty isn’t something you should only think about now and then—or choose to be when it’s convenient. Strive to have a thrifty mindset! Being wise with your money is a discipline; a day in, day out choose to put your desires in their proper place and make decisions that you won’t regret 10 years from now. When you shop for clothes, are you shopping compulsively, or do you have a need? Are all the other girls buying AE sweatshirts for $49.99 and you (not wanting to be the odd one out) decide to blow the money rather than look like a penny-pincher? Do you enjoy the status perks that come from carrying that Guess shopping bag around the mall? I’m not trying to talk down to you. I have struggled with many of these temptations. I just want to make you think.
Why do you shop the way you shop? Do you have what it takes to choose to have the thrifty shopper mindset?