Spending because of social media influence is an actual thing! Too lazy to find articles, but there have been studies done saying that the more time people spend on Facebook/Twitter, the more money they spend on impulse type purchases.
@Meaghano Ha, I hope that's a good thing and not because you think I'm frumpy! A cardigan or blazer lets me walk to work (about a mile) without getting too sweaty, but not freeze in my office (which is freezing) during the summer. Lots of printed dresses in my closet, that's for sure.
@cawcawphony Are you me? Literally nothing from last year fits for the same reason. Except I don't accept it, but I need something to wear. I need to get my act together.
@ThatJenn I need to go to REI to try on Camelbaks! I'll go with you.
@cryptolect You totally just reminded me that I had Halloween cards in a drawer that I wanted to send out this year to get rid of them. Dang it. They're pop up and everything!
@VelourFog ME! Our CC bill was 4.5 times higher than it normally is. Made me gulp making that payment because it was SO huge. November will be spendy, but considerably less so and there's already some money put away for some it.
@joyballz Watching the Nightmare before Christmas. I live in a building with mostly law/med/phd students, so we don't have trick or treaters. They're shutting down our street for a block party for all the bars, so we're not going anywhere and there will be a lot of drunk people stumbling around that I'd rather not hit with my car.
I kind of have a uniform, I think? I wear a lot of sleeveless blouses or dresses with cardigans. Almost every day, actually.
Look, as long as no one tries to hand me Sixlets, we're okay. I am such a candy monster, but Sixlets are the actual worst. My Halloween candy of choice is the Reese's pumpkins, which run anywhere from 50 cents to $1.11 depending on where you buy them. But those are just for me, because why would I give those to anyone?!
This is really, really excellent writing. As someone who will only out-earn her husband until he finishes school (even though I am SUCH the more business minded one), I really struggle with what my value actually is (because I'm pretty sure I'm worth more than my meager salary, but no one else thinks so). Thank you so much for sharing this.