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Love or Hate? It's the festive season!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Ugh! I both love and hate being a woman! There are just so many good deals come Christmas season! Everything seems to be on sale! Everything from jewellery, fragrances, cosmetics, clothes, hair accessories, you name it!!!!

So far, I've spend a few hundred ringgit! But the deals keep popping up. It takes willpower not to spend more! But I'm going to be strong!!! No more major purchases till next year during this time of the year. Then the struggle will begin again!!!! Sigh!
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    I'm not really "into" all the clothes and girlie stuff. I think having had a family and having to make choices about purchases that were for the family may make a difference. When you only have "you" to worry about I'm sure it's harder to hold back. Or maybe it's just personality. I guess I never really was all the much into clothes, etc. I generally wait until the day after Christmas, go and buy my perfume at half off, and I'm a happy camper. LOL. Otherwise I just go the the thrift shop and buy whatever at great prices.
    But you can follow the other advice, it's very good. Weigh if you really need it. Carry it around with you as you shop and keep asking yourself how much do I really need this? Or do I have something at home that works just fine and I really don't need this. That's what I did when my children were very small and I was learning to handle my $. I almost always put the item back! It's the impulse stuff that will get you!
    1275 days ago
    Hey Elaine, hope you had a lovely week! I don't think I mentioned that I have an Aunt from Malaysia. My Uncle married into a nice family!

    Anyhow, I'm not much of a shopper for the most part. Before I make a purchase I decide if I can live with the price I paid for an item and will I use all of the item. If its just an impulse purchase I put it back. Earlier this week, I did my hair (a trim and a colour) afterwards my Mom and I shopped and I was considering getting a lovely melon sweater but eventually I put it back after thinking about it some. I knew the material would bother me even if it was a very complimentary colour to my pale skin tone. I purchased a pair of good slippers and 2 pair of sleep pants that I needed instead. The time before hand I bought two long sleeves shirts I needed since its the colder time of year now and they were a very good price!

    Its true at certain times of the year, especially now deals are pretty good. However, ask yourself do I really need this item? If so will you get enough use from it to justify the cost? If it is a want and you can afford it, will it flatter you or do you just want it just to buy something? If maybe you can limit yourself to smaller purchases then maybe you will be more satisfied and happy with what you have maybe? Just suggestions to help you for your shopping expeditions in the future. I know you'll be fine. Every other season I pick up a new accessory, dress or blouse and freshen my look some. Most people think you bought a new wardrobe. Just looking your best usually does the trick (having your hair and makeup done.)
    1277 days ago
    About 5 years ago we decided not to buy anything we couldn't pay for outside of a vehicles. It is nice to live this way. Granted there are times we go without something we might have liked or not do certain things, but not having to worry about bills is better. Now our biggest debt is from medical bills, our vehicle, and property taxes.

    Hang in there and you'll find you like life a lot better not buying a bunch of stuff because it was a good deal rather than you having a need for it. It helps you to be more creative and you'll find you enjoying doing things you never had to do before!

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    1278 days ago
    I am sure you can overcome the temptations! emoticon
    1278 days ago
    keep being strong!
    1278 days ago
  • KITT52
    emoticon ...so can I not sure I want too...I love to shop
    1279 days ago
    You are so right!!!
    1279 days ago
    I know!!! So many decisions!!
    1279 days ago
  • YMWONG22
    Haha .... Ditto. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1279 days ago
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