It’s no surprise that I love shopping. Buying a new house a setting finial goals for myself made me look at what I spend my money on though. A lot of my extra earnings are spent on impulse shopping. This year I have made it priority to only buy clothing I know I will wear for seasons to come!
Taking a good look at my closet
Most of my closet is full of pieces that I donate or try to sell at the end of the year. I contemplated a capsule wardrobe but that was just not my lifestyle. Instead I took a long hard look at my clothes and tried to find a buying pattern. I also had to think how I wanted to dress and what styles I really love. This really opened my eyes and since then when I’ve gone shopping, even with a gift card, I’ve been strict about what I buy.
Honestly I love this new mindset I’ve created for myself. Yes it does take some more searching but I know it’s going to be a piece I wear over and over. Shopping should be more calculated especially when you’re on a budget. It only took me about 12 years to discover that.
I discovered something about myself and my style that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. My taste in clothing is the same as my decorating. I’m drawn to light and airy colors. Whites, blues and grays will now dominate my closet. Greens will be interjected here or there. After all I am a red head and I look amazing in army green, plus it’s my power color.
In this exercise I really just looked for patterns. I love anything high neck, fit & flare and long. Anything that was too tight and just didn’t make me feel comfortable got tossed. It really felt liberating to get rid of stuff that really didn’t make me feel happy anymore. Moving forward I only want to buy pieces that make me feel happy. Also I want clothes that look with the body I have not the body I want.
Shopping to End Shopping Addiction?
ThredUP is helping me create the wardrobe I love, it’s so easy! I can filter the colors I want and my size so I don’t have to get excited about a piece and it not be my size. Plus I can get designer brands for 70% and then some. If you want $10 off your first order follow this link: http://www.thredup.com/r/QQOY64
I’m not gonna hide it but I get $10 too but girl needs to build a wardrobe. Win-win for both of us, but if you don’t want to I get it. Sometimes they run 40% off your first order up to $50. If that is more of a savings for you then go for it, save that money!
ThredUP allows me to get good designer pieces for nothing. I can get investment pieces for 70% off. These higher brands last longer and will stay in my closet longer than something from Forever 21. I can shop my favorite brands without leaving my house which is a big draw for me. Here’s a sample of what’s in my shopping cart now:
Also returns are amazing! All I had to do was put the pieces that didn’t fit back into the box and print off the slip. The last order I got I sent back two items and it was a breeze. Usually when I shop it’s such a hassle in returning the items I keep them until I clean out my closet. That is wasted money and I’m not doing that anymore. It’s USPS too so I threw it in the mailbox and called it good.
What are your favorite pieces in your closet right now? Also what colors are you drawn to in decorating and clothing?
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