So I was all ready to buy the Elizabeth Suzann Harlow Tunic this week after waiting for ordering to open up (which was originally scheduled for Tuesday but then got pushed to Wednesday). I had it in my cart and was ready to finish check out when I stopped myself. Currently I'm reading Your Money or Your Life (I have the original version that's over 20 years old and it's more relevant than ever) and I think it's influencing me. Especially this group of passages:
"Clutter is anything that is excess--for you. It's whatever you have that doesn't serve you, yet takes up space in your world...Enough is a wide and stable plateau. It is a place of alertness, creativity, and freedom. From this place, being suffocated under a mountain of clutter that must be stored, cleaned, moved, gotten rid of and paid for on time is a fate worse than dearth...What creates clutter?...It comes from the disease of materialism, of looking for inner fulfillment in outer possessions."
So I know the ES Harlow Tunic isn't exactly clutter, but at the same time I have been trying to sell some of my less used items either on my eBay store or to Crossroads (P.S. if you're interested in anything in my eBay store, readers can get 15% and free shipping off by messaging me and I'll list it reserved for you on my Closet Sale page). Also I just got some new items from Crossroads with my trade credit so I have quite a few new to me items I'm itching to wear. Plus I factored in that by the time I got the Harlow Tunic, 6-7 weeks from now we'll be heading straight to the cold months and so a linen sleeveless tunic isn't really the most rational thing to buy (and in a sense would be clutter in my closet until summer rolls around again). If I still want it come spring, I'll order it then (and in the meantime I'll be looking for it secondhand as well just in case). So I guess I'll be saving my dollars for now, but I feel really good about this decision.
Anyway hope you're all have a fun and safe Labor Day weekend and I'll be skipping a Monday post, but I'll be reviewing a new-to-the-blog ethical brand on Wednesday!