The second month of my shopping ban is officially over and I’m well into the third month. Time just flies! So high time to give you an update on how I have been doing.
Judging from the collage I chose as a visual for this post, you might conclude that I haven’t been able to resist but fortunately, that’s not the case…well not quite at any rate.
Month 2 – August
Compared to the first month, August was considerably harder. It was more difficult to stay away from all the online shops and I started getting really annoyed at not being able to buy anything (going through the 5 stages of grief here?).
The appearance of fall collections all over the place didn’t help to ameliorate this feeling. To top it all off, I found a UK website that has some Christopher Raeburn bags from past collections on sale! In case I hadn’t mentioned it before, I have a little crush on all the animal-themed leather bags by Christopher Raeburn such as this little shark bag here. As of now, I have none of them in my collection as the prices are quite high and I kept thinking they were a luxury I didn’t really need. But after the shark bag sold out I was actually pretty devastated (yes, I know, still talking about a bag here!). So OMG, now this was hard. I managed to stay away though! I just didn’t want to quit after managing reasonably well in July.
Month 3 – September
When I started my shopping ban I said that 3 months were my minimum goal so knowing that this would be the last month of the ban, if I wanted it to be, made it a bit easier. I only bought a few cosmetics/beauty items that didn’t amount to much of a dent in the wallet. The fall collections have still been on my mind though and I couldn’t resist compiling a wishlist of some items that caught my eye. Although I still plan to keep my spending to a minimum next month there are a few items I would love to add to my fall wardrobe. I have been seeing metallic pleated midi skirts all over the place and I love lace up flats so these are some of the things I probably would have bought if I wasn’t on the ban.
Have you bought something new recently? Or are you trying to curb your spending habits as well? Hope you have all had a lovely week so far.