My main goal for the early part of this year was to only buy new bras, underwear, and a new pair of walking shoes.

I was surprised to find I have spent about the same both years because even though I've bought new items, this year everything except for 2 bras was bought on sale. I did buy a few more items at full price last year, but not many.

Then I found a note to myself--I didn't count about $300 worth of clothes last year because I exchanged a Christmas gift for a lesser priced item and so didn't count that much in my 2019 purchases.

I did buy 7 pairs of shoes/sandals last year and only 3 this year.

As I read over my list another time, I found that I had also used more Nordstrom Notes last year--several hundred dollars more. I used them mainly on full-priced scarves and a pair of NYDJ.

Taking into account my own non-GAAP system (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles), I did spend more last year, although it feels like I did more shopping and buying overall this year. May that's in part because I've bought a lot more items such as cleaning supplies online this year.

I know some of you were not planning on buying much while on lockdown. How did you do? Are you spending more or less overall?

Bonus photo of Sharkie napping with his toys. He hasn't been feeling well this week, but seems to be getting better. I dread a visit to the vet.

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