Abigail Cahill O'Brien

Striped Tote: Summer Shopping Freeze Exception

In Fashion on June 9, 2010 at 5:30 am

Extra large sailor tote bag, $33 at banyanhippo on etsy.

I made several late winter/early spring splurges this year:  this nude gathered dress, these gladiator wedges, this waxed motorcycle jacket, these sky-high heels.  Staples, yes, and some on sale, but still – it was a bit of a spendy period.

Add to that a smattering of Target buys (Eugenia Kim hats galore, Cynthia Vincent yellow wedges, Zac Posen’s snap dress, and a black and white polka-dot bikini) and what do you have?

A shopping freeze!

Clothes only.  Let’s not get militant.

This is my favorite time of year not to shop for clothes.  The weather is as good as it gets in New England, i.e., temperamental but often gorgeous, and my motivation to spend time schlepping to Boston or New York is slim to none.  Given that the warm weather only lasts a few months, fall and spring are smarter investment seasons.

That said, sometimes in the midst of a freeze I get, well, an itch.  And I do like a style-packing bargain.

So when this sailor-striped tote crossed my path via The Neo-Traditionalist, which, incidentally, is fast becoming one of my favorite blogs, I couldn’t pass it up.  Yes, it’s huge – all the better for the beach or farmer’s market.

It should arrive in two weeks.  Meanwhile I’ll be sitting on my shopping hands.

  1. […] that summer clothes spending freeze we talked about last month?  I’m still in it, the one exception being that $30 striped tote, […]

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