Okay, okay, I admit it. I was swayed by the Anthropologie 15% birthday month discount card. I am full of shame, as you can clearly see from the above photo. Can you tell that I am not enjoying my $27 skirt that’s got little zebras printed all over it AT ALL? Well, in a fit of retail impulse, I have relapsed on my New Year’s resolution once again.
I tell myself all kinds of things when I am giving into the thrill of new purchase. I tell myself that it’s okay because it’s my birthday month, and I will only allow myself new clothes in May. I tell myself I am only buying deeply discounted sale items, and that I will get plenty of use out of my purchases. I tell myself I deserve it.
Well, even if all of these are just excuses, I am learning to shop differently since beginning my no-new-clothing plan for the year. I really have controlled my impulses and haven’t bought things that are overpriced and don’t fit into the rest of my wardrobe. I am much more mindful having to wait to find certain things of what exact color and fit will best suit me, and best mix with the rest of my wardrobe. I really know my wardrobe now, not having anything new and zebra-y to distract me until now. I think these five months have benefited me and will benefit my clients too. I’m a closet maximizer to fullest degree, and I look at each item differently now. I’m gonna start right back up again on my no-new-clothes ban in June, too! When my money run out…
May 10, 2011