Purchasing Prohibition

Ele just posted about their resolution to buy nothing new for the month of October. I’m not going to commit to that, but I will think about the concept by listing here what I have bought.

One of my excuses for buying new is that it’s just easier than combing thrift stores, CraigsList and Freecycle. Back in the day, I would totally spend the time to hunt thrift stores and other bargains, but these days it seems we’re just so pressed for time.

P.S. What’s up with this frugal chic thing? Does anyone who’s really broke think it’s so cool?

List of October purchases:

  • six onesies
  • Halloween costume
  • baby spoons
  • sippy cup
  • toy blocks for Henry
  1. Cristin’s avatar

    Oooh! What is Baby Stardust going to be for Halloween?!

  2. Monica’s avatar

    Being broke does wonders for the “coupon” section of the Sunday newspaper but does not make one feel “chic” in any sense of the word. It’s an eye opener but does not make it possible to stop shopping completely, unless you plan to grow and slaughter your own food….. which, I guess I could, but that’s even more depressing….