I'm rather proud that I've resisted all the sales so far. Not that it's been easy. There's been a pair of navy and white oxfords in my size at Edward Green London that are 50% off. And a twill Arnys Forestiere jacket at Maus & Hoffman that is also half off. Between the two I could 'save' about $1,200, and that's nothing to sneeze at.
Of course, saving $1,200 would mean I've spent $1,300 and I don't have the money for things that aren't on my list.
You see, I plan my shoe and tailored clothing purchases a year or two in advance, and I consider the funds committed whether I've ordered the items in question yet or not. Sometimes I leave room for unexpected finds (like those navy and white oxfords) but not this year. This year I am spending the entire budget on tailored clothing while the English pound is temporarily trading at $1.50.
So I could have had the shoes and the jacket (Sigh, I do love the Forestiere) but that would leave me without the budget I need to have the cloth that's already sitting in my office made up.
That's what I call planning my purchases until it hurts.