Fast forward to October. I'm still going through my closet and donating pieces that I don''t 100% love. For me it's not easy since there is some emotional attachment to it. The 2 questions that I ask myself is "When was the last time I wore it?" & "How does this make me feel?" If it's been a year or more then and/or I didn't feel fabulous in it I donate it.
Another example: I have been lusting over the Marc by Marc Jacobs Petal to the Metal clutch wallet for over a year now. Honestly, I couldn't justify the $238 price tag for it. Yesterday I noticed that MJ released a new version of the the wallet, which made me think that the older version (which I like a lot better) would be going on sale. I could not find the black one online except for at MJ.com (at full price) and was ready to purchase it until my husband said to wait and to continue looking. This morning I started looking at piperlime, shopbop, etc. and lo and behold I found it marked down on Nordstrom's website. I ended up saving $80 before taxes.
Looking back, it's not a bargain if it just sits in your closet. Now I am willing to shop at higher end stores but I wait until the item goes on sale. This waiting period allows me to asses if I truly want it and if I do it allows me to save some money as well. Everyone is different, but this is what is working for me. :)