MADEWELL duffle bag / CITIZENS of HUMANITY jeans / GUCCI loafers
Day 43 of the clothes shopping ban is over. I hesitate to feel like I’ve accomplished anything because I haven’t wanted to buy clothing. Shocking until I realize that I’ve merely supplanted clothing as the collective object of my desire with a weekender duffle bag, Fenty Beauty products, and…plants. Trying to keep this all in check is difficult; not impossible, but difficult. Difficult only because I’m having to reacquaint myself with my triggers. A partial list, in no specific order:
- things on sale
- things for which I have some sort of discount
- things I’ve found below retail
- shopping with friends
- shiny objects
- any emotion that isn’t generally positive
What’s helping me keep things in *check* is making an effort to budget for these new targets. Saving a little here and there before something captures my attention is keeping me on the mostly straight and sometimes narrow. One can only hope my impulse control strengthens over time.
I am due to go back to Sephora tomorrow to accompany another friend to check out the gifts that Rihanna has bestowed upon us. I live in hope that I will not leave with things I do not need.
Until next time,