Went to another fashion bloggers lunch at La Sombra yesterday:
< top – $17.50 at F21; gold silk shorts – $10 at Express outlet. Please ignore my tank top tanline. Comes with the dogwalking business. >
< These only $2.50 or so at the Salvation Army! >
< Bangles – about $5-10 bucks apiece at Le Tigre Outlet, which I think is now closed in San Marcos; Ring - theclaspofisis Etsy shop >
All these pictures were taken by my fabulous new friend and blogger: Katie of Her Side Project. She and her work are beautiful! Thanks so much Katie!
I have too many clothes. And quite possibly a shopping addiction. With an upwards of 50 shoes, I can’t stop. I can’t tell you how many things in my closet I have not yet even worn! And Bear doesn’t help because we go garage sale-ing and buy things for the house/knick-knacks. Oops.
Granted, everything I buy is inexpensive since I rarely shop at the mall or buy things not on sale. But I did just that this week. The top I’m wearing above was not on sale and it was from F21. Boo. But it was what I call a Necessary Purchase. As in, it was necessary for me to purchase it to complete either a look and round out my wardrobe or get me ready for the next season or make me happy.
My girl Elia (how cute is she??):
Yesterday I discovered she also has a problem. Here’s her proof: her inventory. I don’t have patience (or a clean enough closet) to do all that right now so you’ll have to trust me when I say I’m just as bad.
So we decided that we need to go on a Shopping Ban!
Here are our rules:
1) You may use giftcards.
2) You may accept gifts.
3) NO frivolous shopping/purchases.
4) 1 month
5) Things on your Necessary Purchases list (5 max) are allowed.
Here’s my Necessary Purchases list:
(found courtesy of my girl Sydney, Wardrobe Consultant Extraordinaire!)
Chambray Shirt (I’m thinking a lighter color)
Maxi Dress (not entirely sure about this one)
And I can’t think of 2 other things just now (possibly some more cardigans? I’m sure some unique shoes will also be found necessary at some point – maybe booties!) so I’ll leave them open. Cheating? Yeah but it will still only be the 2 items and only if they are deemed necessary.
Wish us luck!