clothes

Jul
20

2018
I Completed a 6-month shopping diet, so what did I learn?

This week marks the completion of 6 months for my shopping diet. Back in January, I knew things had to change. I felt time poor and knew I was spending too much time and money purchasing things I didn’t need. I would scroll through one particular online site (and I won’t mention them in a bad way cause I still love them) spending hours making wish lists and sending more clothes to my front door. I would have a meeting in the city and wander the shops for an hour or so feeling guilty for every moment that passed and every purchase I made. It was as though I felt a rush of happiness when I got something new but it soon followed by anxiety and guilt about the money I was spending.  I no longer enjoyed shopping and felt anxious because I knew I shouldn’t be. Before I sound…

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Feb
26

2018
Shopping diet blog #2: Do you really have nothing to wear?

How many times have we all looked at our wardrobes and thought, “I have nothing to wear.” I am very guilty of this statement and only wish I could film the look on my partner’s face as I’m standing in front of a full wardrobe uttering those words. But it is about not having anything to wear or having too many options that confuse and cloud us? Over one month down on my shopping diet and I’m doing well. One of the hardest decision was to start this before I went on a trip to the US, but it ended up teaching me a lot about my shopping behaviours. When the decision was made to start a 6-month shopping diet, I knew I would have to get creative in my fashion wears. Have you ever been on holidays with one suitcase full of clothes and realised you could live out…

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Jan
23

2018
Shopping Diet #1 – F*ck Sales

I, like most women love a good bargain. When I purchase something that is 70% off, I feel as though I’m saving myself money because of course I will need that thing one day. Or I am persuaded into buying something that I probably don’t need but my reasoning is it’s on sale, why not.” I would love to calculate the money I have spent on those moments where something was purchased because it was cheap. Put a few of those together and… My confessions: I seriously love a bargain. It’s nearly like a game to me. Do you know how hard it is for someone who loves a bargain to walk near shops all with signs saying sale or even worse as in the case of Myer, an additional 25% off the markdown price? ( good one Myer). It’s torture. It’s like someone waving a chocolate bar in your…

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Jan
16

2018
Is it time to go on a shopping diet?

I’m going on a diet but it’s not focused on food. I have always been an emotional shopper but I feel things have recently gotten out of control. I want to focus my emotions more on non-material things in life. I feel these days we can all get caught up in this world of what everyone has, what we need and how we can flaunt ourselves to the world. But I want to focus more on just being happy with what I have right now and where I am in life and believe it or not shopping is a part of that. Why can’t I feel good in an outfit I’ve worn a million times before? If it looks good does it matter? Why do I have to follow a trend? I just want to be able to be happy just as me and I need to give my emotions…

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