|Skirt (worn like this), Blouse (worn like this) & Shoes- Thrifted; Necklace- Sears; Bracelet- Le Chateau; Purse- Jeanne Lottie Toronto|
I have completed month one of my year without shopping challenge. So far, so good. The first week was the most challenging as I was changing my shopping patterns and behavior. I never before understood the purpose of window shopping, it was rare that I went into a clothing store without purchasing something. Now I find myself perusing shops, looking at the trends and fabrics and seeing what I could use to replicate the look from my own wardrobe.
I work part-time at two clothing stores (twiss & weber and Shepherd's) so the temptation is always there. Now instead of buying everything I like, I will try on new arrivals and take photos of the pieces I like. Somehow this satisfies a small part of my shopping addiction, at least feeling the fabric and seeing how it looks on. So I'm not avoiding temptation (I'm like an alcoholic who works in a bar but isn't drinking) but instead allowing myself to enjoy fashion without having to own it.
I'm entering my second month, wish me luck!