Shopping ban. Two words that strike fear into my little heart.
Okay, so it’s not that bad. And actually, my shopping habit isn’t too bad (or so I think, we’re about to test that theory). I’ve gone a really long way with my love of shopping; years ago, there was no activity I hated more than walking around a shopping centre, trying things on, hating everything, buying a bunch and still having nothing to wear. Then I started dressing pinup and worked out where to shop and I went in the complete opposite direction; I’d walk into a store, get super excited about the colours and styles and fit and buy everything.
I’ve slowed down a lot since then and I’ve become smarter about how I shop (I can say no now quite easily). But I do have my moments where I MUST HAVE that brooch I just saw Deer Arrow post (and I have it, and love it) or that skirt or that dress… this is how I ended up with a beautiful floor length evening gown that really can’t be worn to many places.
|My new Deer Arrow brooch. You can see why I had to have it, right?|
When I looked at that sad evening dress hanging in my wardrobe with nowhere to go and also when I pulled out a dress to wear to my sister’s recent birthday party that I’ve had for a year and not worn, I decided it was time for another period of no shopping. I did it for a while last year to get myself out of a financial jam, and it’s time to start again.
I’m heading off to the US of A for a couple of weeks in July and I want to have actual cash to spend, as opposed to giving my credit card a workout. There’s a visit to the Pinup Girl Clothing boutique scheduled in for my second last day in the US, so I have to have enough money left to have fun there right at the end of the trip!
So I’m putting myself on a shopping ban for June. I have a few things to get organised for a photo shoot that’s in a couple of weeks. With that in mind, I’m aiming to make them my only spends in the next week, because from Monday 1 June, it’s no shopping for this mouse.
|I have worn all of these, not sure if I’ve read the comics yet though…|
I wish I could spend $0 between now and then, but obviously, I have to eat and things will come up. I shouldn’t have to buy any toiletries or things like that because I tend to be a ‘buy up while on sale’ kind of make-up and shampoo buyer. But it means limiting frivolous things like lunches out and movie tickets as well as buying absolutely no clothes or accessories. When I feel the urge for new clothes, I can guarantee there are at least five skirts in my wardrobe that haven’t been worn… there are probably some dresses as well. Eeep.
|My wardrobe, where apparently, there are clothes with tags on hiding|
I’m also going to sell some things to give myself a bit of a boost. I’ve got a few dresses and cosplay things that have been retired, so if you’re that way inclined, keep an eye on my eBay!
Deep breath. I know there’s nothing that I currently desperately need in order to function. I’ll be right. Oh… but if anyone wants to buy me these fox slippers from Kmart, that’d be rad (I wear a size 9)…