08 April, 2010

Check, But Not Checkmate

Babe announced this weekend, as I donned my newish Lilly Murfee scarf, that he has cracked the code to my covert purchase methodology. "Apparantly" I debut new items a month after purchase so once they are noticed it is yesterday's news. "What, this old thing? Got that mooonths ago..."

According to him, he can always assume there is something in the pipeline waiting to be delivered. So, what am I to do about the Lilly Elsa top that I've been lusting over ever since spying it on Shopaholic in Alabama in my Facebook newsfeed?

What would Sun Tzu recommend? Keep your new items close but, all future purchases closer?

Allie's Art of War: saaay I've ordered the Tory Burch Sigourney Top. Gauge Babe's reaction to said order. Follow through with purchase or retreat from battle based on aforementioned reaction. That is correct; check, but not checkmate sir...

Kindness of Lori from Shopaholic in Alabama for turning a blind blue eye to my lifting borrowing of her Elsa top wearing pic...XXOO

20 comments:

  1. I must admit that I love those that can throw caution to the wind, and make that purchase. I on the other hand must rationalize every penny spent. We would make a a good pair.
    I always love hearing stories of women who plunked down cash for the beach house, which came from the years of secretly stowing away pennies.
    pve

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  2. This reminds me of being a young girl...My mother would take us shopping, but we weren't allowed to bring any packages in right away. She would bring them in "later". It took me a while to catch on that she was hiding them from my Dad :) I kept the secret! Even at a young age, I was no fool!

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  3. I have been dying for an Elsa, but sadly my torso is too long. I would kill to make one work though...thankfully I have no one to watch my purchases! Tee hee!

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  4. I usually tell my DH whenever I purchase anything... but when I arrived home one day with a Land Rover{unexpectedly}... I had a bit of explaining to do-true story, long story. I like the idea of having had said treasure "for months...".

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  5. I sent hubbie a pic of a $2,500 Dolce & Gabbana dress that I want to buy just because, he said don't forget the shoes and handbag, now that is a supportive hubbie. BTW, love the Tory Burch Sigourney Top. It would look lovely on you!

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  6. Too funny! I do the exact same thing with all of my new clothes. I love when he asks, "oh is that new" and I can honestly say it isn't because it's had significant closet time before being worn. It's hardly lying at all ; )!

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  7. Ha! I do the same thing! Only husband doesn't seem to notice as much as 13 year old daughter! She ALWAYS says something in front of husband and I say "what this? Oh, I've had it for awhile!"

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  8. Well now, wouldn't that Lilly top look adorable with the white shorts I just got for 25% off with free shipping from LE.........with all my savings from being a frugalista, it's almost free!

    And looks very cute on Ms. Shopaholic!

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  9. Too funny! Reminds me of the day (only a couple of weeks ago), my boyfriend came over and saw me check my mail... and receive 6 packages!! I was pretty successful with hiding my online shopping addiction up to that point!

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  10. How sad that we are forced to resort to subterfuge buying, when really I'd love to wave that shopaholic flag proudly! Did you see the NYT article about the revamped Lilly store in NYC? Made me think of you (and summer!) :-)
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/08/fashion/08CRITIC.html?pagewanted=1&ref=fashion

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  11. Mmmm...that TB Sigourney top is so pretty!!

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  12. Something I LOVE to do is fill a virtual shopping cart....THEN let it sit and simmer for awhile.....

    Typically the "immediate gratification" thing wears off and only a FRACTION of what I originally loaded, (sometimes less!) is all I really wanted in the first place!

    We all have methods to our madness.....! !

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  13. I know, I cringe when the delivery truck comes once husband is home. I'm always lusting clothes. xoxo
    SC

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  14. You'd look abfab in that Tory tunic:).

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  15. Love the Elsa top! I like the TB one even better! You could really dress it up with some black skinny pants and heels or make it less dressy with dark wash jeans and TB Revas.

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  16. I saw an episode of I Love Lucy when I was maybe 11 years old about that same technique so Ricky wouldn't get mad at her spending and I have adopted it ever since! This way, I don't have to lie to my parents and they're not horrified at my spending habits. It's a pretty good way to do it!

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  17. Just stumbled upon your blog and am loving it!! Such great style...

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  18. This is me, turning a blind eye.....LOL
    Seriously, the DH's think they know our systems!?!?! Time to change the system, my friend. Keeps it too confusing for them! :-) XOXO

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  19. Ooh I love that last outfit!

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  20. SunTzu also said....

    "All war is won through deception"...but you are already schooled in that one AllieTzu...

    As for what Mr.Dr.Baby should do in dealing with you and your "procurement habit"...SunTzu also posited that ..."there are walled cities that aren't meant to be attacked" ... which according to LFG's mom, loosely translates as ..."leave my hyper-shopping ass alone"

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