What I Wore Today: Light My Fire
SM hat, topshop tank, necklaces by h&m from C, robe from ilaya, american eagle shorts, golddot brandy bootsGood Morning Ladies! Today, I would like to talk about "personal shopping bans". They don't work PERIOD. I tried putting myself on a ban about a month ago because I noticed that I've been buying too many pairs of shoes. I know there's no such thing as "too many" when it comes to shoes but the way it affected my bank account was short of staggering! haha (i'm exagerrating a little. I have a very small bank account and any blow to it, no matter how small, is staggering.). It came to a point when I had more shoes than clothes that I could match it with. That's not when the alarm set off. It set off a few weeks after I started compensating my over supply of shoes with clothes to match them with. At the same time, my credit card bill arrived, my cellphone bill arrived, and all sorts of other bills arrived. That's when I said, "uh-oh".
So, I declared a personal shopping ban on myself. Right when this ban was implemented, I felt immediately like a heroin addict with my daily supply taken away from me. The moment something interesting came my way, I HAD to have it. And funny enough, right when my ban started, everything seemed to either go on sale or have a fresh supply of new and lovely clothes and footwear on display. I ended up buying more things than when I wasn't on "the ban". It's like how a chronic dieter must feel when presented with a box of premium Belgian chocolates. You'd normally have just a piece or two on a regular day but since you've been so good for three days, you compensate and eat the whole box. Ending up you eat/spend more than you would normally do due to over compensation for our good behavior. Sometimes, I think we love ourselves just a little too much! haha!
Right now, I feel sort of trapped. I'm just wishing myself luck and a bigger income because I don't know what to do. Maybe I should move to a deserted island for a month just to stay away from all the retail. it doesn't help that I live a block away from a "super awesome" shopping center. I need all the restraint I can muster! Tell me, do personal shopping bans work for you?
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