Shopping ban - week 2


Another week has gone by. Another 7 days of looking away from yummy sales, ignoring those 'last chance' emails I get from various websites, blocking out my sister's voice whenever she talks about something she saw, that I would definitely like..

This week, I decided to look into my closet, to see what I already had. I know I have a number of new clothes, that haven't been worn yet. Half of these clothes are being saved for an occasion, some I forgot about, and others I couldn't find when I actually wanted to use them!

So the minute I think about getting new clothes, I'll look at my 'new things' with their price tags still on, and feel content! It works.. Well a bit.

 Like this dress I got last year from Colaba Causeway..

Both my Mela dresses.

 A cute skirt from the Forever New sale.

 Sheehan got me this on one of her shopping trips. 

 This over-sized piece from AND. Actually it's not over-sized, I picked a size 16!

 A Vero Moda super Saturday find

 Tee from mom.

 Another tee mom got me.

 A gift from an aunt.

 Gift from a different aunt.

 Super Saturday (the first one ever held - I'm ashamed of myself now)

The super Saturday that went by..

 Some lingerie.. (I have underwear with tags still attached. That's really something to be ashamed of)

These cute printed ones from Claire's.

And there are definitely some more, I just haven't looked that hard for them. 

So to anyone else going on a shopping ban, I advice you to rummage into your wardrobe and discover your own things. Things you may have picked up at a bargain, or a gifted item, that you never got to. But look first.
Then decide whether you're ever going to wear it. Don't be a hoarder. If something still has it's tags on, and has been bought more than a year ago, chances are you probably are never going to wear it. Give it to someone who would. Or swap with a friend who is willing to.

Make space, so that once the ban is done with, you can maybe reward yourself?

While I might not be able to wear all of them the following week, I can still try to.. Well here's to a good third week.. And the week after that, after which I'll be done with my ban! Can't wait!

2 Comments so far

  1. Hi Roxanne,

    Wow, lovely selection of clothes you've got. Good collection.
    I loved the first, third and fourth ones, ready for a party :) :) :)

    Loved your blog. Following you now Roxanne :)


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  2. Seems like you're doing well! I agree with you - pulling out never-worn clothes from your closet makes you feel like you are shopping again - sort of..but whatever works, right?! I have completed a month of no shopping now and I can't believe how I got through it! Keep going strong! It's good to know we're not alone in this! :)