While I enjoy being on retailers' e-mail lists - I've always got an eye out for that elusive free-shipping deal that includes Hawaii - the bad thing is that sometimes I end up buying stuff that I really wasn't planning to. Like this long-sleeve sequin-stripe boatneck tee in neon coral:
I've never bought from the J. Crew Factory girls' section before, but fingers crossed that a size 14 fits well. Yes, I own a lot of stripes, but no sequin-stripe tees, and no coral at all.
And then I got this metallic-lined patent skinny belt in neon azalea from the womens' section:
The experience of scoring beautiful belts at Goodwill for $3 has really turned me off from buying belts in non-thrift stores, but I thought this was such a fun color. I don't really own many pink accessories, either. (Keep rationalizing and making it sound like a well-thought-out purchase vs. an impulse mini-splurge ... )
Since I used a promo code to get 30% off, this mini-splurge came out to less than $25.
What's the last thing you bought on impulse? Or are you one of those disciplined folks who plots out exactly what to buy and doesn't deviate from the list?