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LIFE LATELY // Confessions of a Shopoholic


Okay, they say the first step is admitting you have a problem.

I have a problem.

I cannot resist the urge to snatch up clothes when they are a bargain.

Maybe you're scratching your head, because you've always thought bargain shopping is a good thing. Well, it can be, but not when you're constantly looking at new inventory when you've already got a closet bursting full of clothes, shoes, scarves, bags, etc.

I'm rather ashamed actually by how far I've allowed myself to go. I mean, I always go to thrift stores and find items on clearance, and that used to be enough to justify my buying. However, I've realized how unnecessary and wasteful it is. I have so much already. 

So, I am going on a shopping ban. At least until my birthday (which is February 10th) and after enjoying my day, I'm going back on it at least until spring. Because by then I could use a bright summery skirt....

Aha, so I'm publically stating on here that I will use the clothes I already have in my closet and learn to deny myself things. Because honestly? I really don't need anything more. Besides, this will challenge me to remix favorite pieces and come up with more interesting outfits using what I already have!

Who's with me?

Remember, the first step is admitting you have a problem ;)

24 comments

mojomade said...

I'm with you - totally! Haha... But at least you can always win giveaways online, that helps! I'm doing one over at MojoMade right now :) xx

Much love from Australia!
❤ Morgan from MojoMade
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VISIT MojoMade & WIN jewelry :)

The Love Hanger said...

Good for you!! I definitely have a problem, but I like my problem. LOL!!! I admire you for doing it though because I don't think I can go longer than 2 or 3 weeks without buying something. Especially with the Jason Wu for Target collection coming out on Feb 4th! I can't ban myself. LOL! <3

toni

Joandy said...

me too:)) i tried banning myself but......haha, it's soooo hard now days with so many temptations, so I hope it's working out for you, go girl!!!

Carla Cee said...

go for it :)

Mica said...

Good luck with your shopping ban! It's good now and then to stop buying and enjoy what's in your closet. Not that I'm the best at that, but I am trying to buy less! :P


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Kassi said...

I hear you on this! I am so bad about it. I've been trying to shop a whole lot less and remix from my substantial wardrobe. Good for you on banning yourself - it is helpful to set goals and stick to them!

http://theclosetintervention.blogspot.com/

Jessa Belle said...

Me too! But I have seen it worse than you could ever comprehend! I once went to an estate sale where this woman had not one, not two but SEVEN closets full of clothes! Not to mention the three bedrooms (small ones), four department store racks, and a garage full of more clothes! All vintage, most with tags (some said $1.50 for a dress!!!!) and all those tags had mark downs! Now that was crazy and gave me a healthy dose of shopper shock therapy, though it didn't cure me as I walked out with four boxes worth of merchandise! haha

Love & Lollies... Jessa

skippysays said...

Dude, I am so with you. It's hard to resist cute clothes at a great price, but I have more than enough!
www.saysskippy.blogspot.com

Annabelle Fleur said...

In theory I am completely with you, in reality I am already thinking about the next pair of shoes I'm getting! But I applaud your enthusiasm:) Love your blog and now following! Maybe you'll have time to visit my blog:)

Kisses,
Annabelle
http://vivaluxury.blogspot.com

Preity Lama Tamang said...

omg!! i so relate to ur situation!! im a big thrifter and online ebay shopper!! its smth i cant help it!!:)))
xx

Sarah said...

Hey hun, Im totally the same especially with shoes at the moment...ooops haha. Glad you like my blog, hope to see you around xx

thestyleflux said...

Go for it! you'll be glad of the positive feedback to yourself :)

Kaye
http://thestyleflux.blogspot.com

Adele said...

Love this post!!!! The photo is fab xoxo
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Mary Manaila said...

This is indeed one movie that I can watch thousands and thousands of times and still not get bored of it! Great blog, I'm your 11th follower on Bloglovin1 :0 I was wondering if you'd like to check my blog and/or follow each other. If so, please do let me know so I can also follow you on Google Friend Connect :)

Love, Mary
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Megan said...

I am such a bargain whore also... I can't help it! I've become a little better recently, thankfully.

Jaeger said...

Don't worry you're definately not alone in this! Haha, I definately have a problem too, and i need to be saving my money!

Thanks for stopping by my blog, now following you on bloglovin, follow back if you like!

http://youngandimpressionablee.blogspot.com/

xx

poziomka said...

I have a problem! :)
Funny post!
xoxo

Fashion Me Chic said...

Following.

Sarah said...

Good luck with the shopping ban! I honestly would have been with you but I am on a rather involuntary ban instead, seeing as I have no money from buying too much at christmas, and have to wait to be paid! xo

www.almostdelightful.com

Angela said...

Yes!!!
Is realy problems!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nice post!!!
Kiss

Angela Donava
http://www.lookbooks.fr

Josie said...

That's so funny!

You know.. I end up buying way more when I say "No more shopping!" but I always try! So now I just limit myself.. the item has to be on sale or clearance. Preferrably at least 50%!

Linda said...

Hahaha, seriously!?
That's crazy!
Well, when it comes to things like estate sales, I'd definitely end up walking out with multiple boxes...oh man, summer time will have a lot of those! :)

Linda said...

Ugh, I know, it's gonna be tough!
Ha, that's a line I'm looking forward to as well. At least on my birthday I'll treat myself ;)

Linda said...

Yeah, it's like a diet, huh?
The more you restrict yourself the more likely you're going to slip up.
I at least want to start wearing more of the clothes I already have before I get something new though. This'll be interesting, that's for sure! Haha

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