Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Shopping Ban Update

So I wanted to post a brief Shopping Ban Update after the first week or so. I know, I know, its only been like 8 days. But its been interesting how removing the possibility of buying has changed my day--I immediately delete promotional emails from my inbox, and I spend way less time trolling JCrew.com looking for some Fall 08 sweater that I "missed out on".

However, I did have a shopping dream last night. This is so embarrassing to admit, but I know it must relate to the shopping ban so thought I would include it here. I feel a bit like Bizkit the Sleepwalking dog, or perhaps its like a time a few years ago when I tried out the South Beach Diet and I had dreams of French baguettes and waffles.

Anyway, there are many parallels for this, but last night I had a dream I was at Nordstrom's shoe department, and were just bins and bins of shoes, including JCrew shoes ( I think this was a bit of Jeremy's mixed into this scene )--Juliets, Lulus, Cognac heels I hadn't seen before. It was sort of like a realistic shoe wonderland.

The sad part of this dream was not that I had the dream at all, although that is a bit mortifying. The sad part is I attacked the shoes with abandon, trying on shoes for what seemed like over an hour and THEN BUYING them even though I knew I wasn't supposed to. I actually had the whole decision making process in my dream of standing by the counter and narrowing down from a stack to my dream maximum of I believe three pairs.

Sadly, I woke up thinking this had really happened.

Even more sadly, I was SAD I didn't have the shoes in hand when I woke up.

I think I have more to learn--3 more weeks of education ahead!


  1. Your dream cracked me up, I have to admit. I have read (and believe) that we process things through our dream so consider it something good. ;-)

  2. I give in to my shopping passion daily and have broken my "no shopping" ban constently since Jan 1st. Tomorrow is another day and another challenge. Good luck

  3. The interpretations given to dreams about shoes are really interesting--you should check out a couple of dream dictionaries!

  4. During the TJMaxx madness, I had the same type of dream! If you ever see any Lulu peep toes in a 7.5 in your dreams or at Jeremys, please let me know! :) I know you did a search a while back for some other JCAs to no avail, but if you ever pop back in... :) Thanks! kate.cw.lee@gmail.com


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