So there I was in Nordstrom that just opened in Christiana Mall, Delaware. I was taking in the sights and looking at everything as it glistened. I've been to Nordstrom before but there was something different about this Nordstom, maybe it was the tax free shopping :) Nevertheless, I walked around with a pair Badgley Mischka pumps in my left hand, Tory Burch peep toes in my right, while I starred at the $10,000 boot made with swarovski crystals that both Rihanna and Beyonce have worn.
Yes, I am still on my spending fast, it is possible for me to be in a shopping environment and not buy anything :) I call this visual shopping especially since 50 Cent has made being a "window shopper" such a negative thing. Visual shopping is admiring everything thats around you, trying things on and appreciating the experience. I apologize to the nice man for bringing me all those shoes and not making any commission off of any of them :(
Visual shopping also allows me the opportunity to not make impulse purchases, buying things that I know I don't really need, just because its cute or when I go home I realize I already own something very similar. One key to not spending unnecessary money is to sleep on a purchase. If there is something you have to have, leave it in the store, go home and sleep on it. Rationally think about your purchase, weigh its pros and cons, see if you REALLY can afford it or how long it will take for you to save for it and then if after all of that you still want it, purchase it.
I am currently going through this process with a pair of Tory Burch shoes, I am craving them, but do I really need them is the question. Is the price tag worth it? Instead of deciding overnight, I am giving myself an additional 30 days to decide. Hopefully I will fall out of love with these shoes in a month :(