TJ Maxx top (similar, similar); Old Navy pants; Target shoes (on sale!), bag (similar) and sunglasses; Windsorstore tassel necklace (similar); c/o Lisa Leonard initial necklace.
There must be a thing called Shopaholic’s Anonymous, right? I may not be quite there yet, but sometimes I get on a roll and find so many good things to buy and then before you know it my husband is giving me the side eye and talking about how we need snow tires and this girl must be restrained. If you’ve been around here long enough you know I like (okay wrong word, need?) to go on shopping hiatus’s every couple of months or so. It’s a good time to actually wear what I do have and be more creative in my wardrobe and save a little money as well. (Otherwise known as, stay out of Target month.) Boo. Since I have done this before and had success at it I decided that I needed to adjust the rules for myself since I am crafty like that and always find ways to shop in sneaky ways.
1) No shopping for the kids! This is a classic for me and has been a way for me to still shop around without buying for myself. It is so easy to spend a lot of money on adorable clothes for my little
hellions angels. The problem? They don’t actually need anything. Obviously if they are in need of a hat or something I will buy it, but my daughter probably doesn’t need another tutu skirt, right?
2) No sneaky grocery store purchases! I grocery shop at a huge store called Meijer and they have tons of fun makeup and nail polish and assorted beauty products that don’t fall into the clothing and accessory category. Do you know how easy it is to spend $30 or more on conditioners, new lipsticks and a polish? I haven’t counted this in other shopping hiatus months and I will this time.
3) No more buying books on Kindle or in the store! You may know by now, but reading books is my passion. I have a zillion around my house and love digging into something new. Sometimes on a shopping hiatus I take this a way to buy a bunch of books to read because its sorta of still like shopping, but I’m not buying clothes, right? Wrong. I have several new books I haven’t read yet a bunch I am in the middle of and I need to slow my roll down on book buying.
I think that about covers my shady shopping ways? I will not buy anything for myself for the next 30 days, whether it be clothing, books, accessories, new makeup or anything beauty related. Since I’ve written it here and have all you to keep me on the straight and narrow I have to follow through. Keep me accountable, okay?
P.S. Thank you to Shanna for post idea, I needed this!