As 2011 draws to a close, we are faced with the need create resolutions for the new year. This year, my resolution is to "shop smarter". Inspired by the blog Operation Simplicity (whose creator started the blog to, "End the year with less stuff than I started it with. Only purchase things I know I will have for at least five years."), I have decided to set a $100 budget for myself each month. This money can be spent on whatever I choose, but my goal is to save it for something I really want. This year I am going to save for a Dream Collective Bracelet, a Lizzie Fortunato necklace, and a Kelly Wearstler cocktail ring. The credit cards will stay at home and I will be forced to think about each purchase. Am I willing to give up the item I really want for this? I will track my progress on the blog (via the "fundraising thermometer" to the right) to keep myself accountable. This month I am starting off with $55 because I purchased two pieces of jewelry already... a vintage bracelet from Etsy ($9) and a Dream Collective necklace from Shopbop ($36)
What are your resolutions?
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