"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!)?