I spotted it last summer -- coup de foudre, absolument! but resisted it not only because of the price but also because they didn't have it in my size? Well, they must have brought sizes in from other stores and they were all marked down to a less gasp-worthy price, still higher than I would ever otherwise pay, but I knew I had to at least try it on. Besides how gorgeous the fabric is, this skirt has beautifully deep pleats, it has pockets (! I love pockets!), AND it's got rows of horizontal pleat-tucks through the 6-inch waistband -- it is high-waisted enough that there's nothing at all to bulge where it stops (gotta love that!) and it disguises the brevity of my own waist. In short, not to be resisted. Reader, I bought it.
So you can see that I'm doing my bit to keep the economy going -- although seriously, I'm doing my best to resist the call to junky consumerism. I'm looking for quality, even if I have to go smaller and fewer -- I stocked up, for example, on beautiful soaps, beautifully boxed, by Claus Porto, as very reasonably-priced ($20 for a very large bar; $13 for regular size) girlfriend/hostess/whatever gifts.
How's your own Christmas gifting going? One for me, one for him, two for me, one for her? Or are you sticking to that list pretty closely?