I'm not sure how far into my shopping ban I am. I guess I sort of lost track, but I do know that it is over. Why?
Because my parents and grandparents are amazing. Yesterday morning, I was lucky enough to find a shiny, brand new, MacBook Pro. If you are like me, and have a slightly stalkerish memory, you might remember that the initial reason for the ban was to save up for my own computer.
Quite frankly though, I can't really imagine going back to spending lots of money in big box stores. While I will definitely be shopping in "normal" (non-thrift) stores, I think I will continue my quest for amazing, cheap, environmentally friendly clothing will continue.