Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Things I Should Not Be Doing...

"You can't help it, I think it's just ingrained in you. You're a 'shopper'," by Bf said to me one day. My reaction was somewhat indignant, I mean, I can't help that I am good at shopping, it's like shaking your head at Michelangelo for painting. For goodness' sake!

However, just to prove that I can keep my distance from stores, I have cut back on shopping. (Not cold turkey, that would probably cause me to wig out and my shopping cravings would manifest in crazy ways like eating a gallon of ice cream on the roof). But since I have giftcards to various locations left over from Christmas/my bday, I decided to limit my spending to to giftcard usage for January. And lo and behold, I am fine. Seriously. I will live. (But I am getting my hair cut AGAIN tomorrow, which I think means I am now addicted to getting my hair cut. If only I was a Play-Doh doll with constantly regenerating Play-Doh hair!)

ANYWAY, let's cut this tangent short before it gets epic.

To curb the shopping-in-stores craving, I have been looking at pretty things online. Namely other blogs and websites like Gilt Groupe. (Looking doesn't count, right?) I found the Gryphon sale at Gilt and decided that if I win the lottery in the next 12 hours, I will be totally justified in buying a few pieces:

The knit trench is especially genius! Structure + the cozy factor!

What do you do to curb the shopping impulse? Or are you instead addicted to lattes, US Weekly, or Bieber (that's you, Carrie!)?


  1. Hahah.. Your Bf is so funny:) Im totally addicted to lattes and I love looking at beautiful clothes:) That first top is totally amazing...Such a great piece! Happy day,sweetie

    Ps: I am hosting a beautiful Garnish party supplies GIVEAWAY today :) ...Just in time for Valentine’s Day!

  2. I definitely hear ya! My husband would totally agree with your bf! Lately I've been such a workaholic so that has been keeping me from shopping... However I noticed they had Kooba bags on Gilt and I got so excited! By the time I logged on all the styles I was interested in were all sold out (a higher power telling me I don't need another bag!)

  3. Um LOOOVE the sparkly shorts!!! Thanks so much for your lovely comment too, I'll be sure to follow as well :)


  4. LOVE all those pieces!!
    I'm such a shopaholic too...but I've been okay lately since I started making a budget, sad :(

  5. I'm having a valentine's giveaway on my blog if you'd like to check it out. xx

  6. I'll admit -- when I'm home on breaks from school, I'm pretty bad shopping-wise. I binge. No joke. On the bright side, my spending is decreased DRAMATICALLY while at school! I love the Gryphon pieces you've featured; that trench is stunning.
    xo Josie

  7. Love the embroidery on the bib of that first top! Good luck trying to stay focused. xo style, she wrote

  8. Love the silk blouse!!!

  9. okay you got me on the bieber! bahahaha!! no jokes i'm going to see the movie and the chef didn't even blink an eye. it's in 3d and i'm going to disguise myself as a teeny bopper to fit in. i don't think it'll work but i'm going to try.

    now here's my secret: i don't let myself look at ANYTHING. and it works. i focus on other things like playing scrabble with the bf, reading a book, tidying up, you name it. if i don't look - i stop wanting stuff.

    it's a bloody miracle!!


  10. I agree with Carrie, I have to consiously not look at anything shopping-related in order to curb the addiction. When I'm engulfed in another activity, I'm fine.

  11. I never thought this would be my style, but I am loving those sequin shorts! There's something about them.