Jun 2, 2011

Shopping List

Shopping List

Since I had to tighten my purse strings and curb my shopping habits almost a year ago, I have found the best way to keep myself in check is to keep a running list of the things I need.  I used to just buy everything in sight, either because it was "cute" and I was sure I would need it some day, or because it was cheap, so why not?  Well, now I know "why not" - because I have a separate closet overflowing with never-been worn clothes and shoes I am trying to get rid of and I feel sick looking at it, thinking about all the money I wasted.  Plus, now I get little loving lectures about shopping every time my husband stands in front of that closet, shaking his head; and of course I respond in the most loving and mature manner, by jamming my fingers in my ears, sticking my tongue out at him and storming off.  So I have learned to check my closet for what I already have, to prevent buying the same things over and over . . . yes, I have done this and on more than one occasion - anybody need a black pencil skirt or seven?  And I have learned to make sure I actually think before I buy, and buy only the things that I am madly in love with.  Sometimes this requires walking away if I am not sure, and if I am still obsessing about it by the end of the week, then there is my answer.  This all may seem pretty elementary, but for a shopaholic, it is seriously rocket science.  So here is my current shopping list of the things I have been lusting after, and therefore, needing:

- Pastel blazer - Topshop Pale Peach Co-ordinating Linen Blazer, $120
- New Panama hat - BCBG Straw Hat, $58
- Oversize clutch in a fun color - Asos Shelley Leather Clutch, $83
- The perfect red pants - Acne Straight-leg Cotton Pants, $100
- Black reading glasses - Forever 21 Readers, $5.80
- Fun colored nail polish - OPI Gargantuan Green Grape, $4 on sale; Banana Bandanna, $5.35 on sale
- High-waisted navy shorts - Topshop Navy Cotton Belted Shorts, $76


  1. Such good advise, I have learned this lesson too as a college student. Love your picks, those are definitely some staple items to have.

  2. Great selection!!!It could be my wishlist too!

  3. Yes...I will take all of this please! :) Great outfit and nail colors

  4. i love that outfit! perfect for me XD

    kisses from La Mode En Rose= )

  5. totally agree about the blazer. i am having a heck of a time finding one tht fits perfectly! the search continues.

  6. I know - if I find anything amazing, I will let you know!! :)

  7. Eeeek! Such *cute* stuff! Girl, you know I do the same thing! Keeping a list to prevent me from just buying all the cheap on sale crap in every store!

    Luckily, my Hubs doesn't fuss about all my clothes (until I sneak them in his suitcase when we're traveling!) because I rarely spend "our" money. It helps that we each have a set amount of fluff money each month. I kind of can't wait to go back to work for awhile so maybe my shopping $$$ can be increased! Ha ha

  8. I try and follow that rule too! Otherwise my shopping gets way out of hand =/ Cute picks!!

  9. That's a pretty good list you got there! I did a whishlist for my bday on the blog too.
    I hear ya on having more than one (or five) items of clothing that look kind of the same. Maybe have a blog sale? I'm sure it would help you de-clutter :)


  10. I go through the same problem! I've had to curb my spending lately as well, and sometimes when I look in my closet I can't believe the things I wasted money on and never wore.. now I run everything by my boyfriend first and tell him PLEASE talk me out of it!! haha:)

    xx, Melanie

  11. That's such a lovely set! I love the blazer and clutch! Would you like to follow each other? love, m.

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  13. PinkstrawberrymargaritaJune 2, 2011 at 11:44 AM

    i love the pastel blazer! :) great shopping list.

    much love,

  14. the blazer is beautiful! good idea with the shopping list, i tryyyyy to do the same - im clearly not as strong willed as you haha

    have a look at my blog lovely :)

  15. I'm in the same boat, so much stuff that just needs to be given away, I just don't have the heart to give away things I've never worn and spent so much money on. I'm thinking of doing a Blog Sale. At least they'll go to a home where people want these items and I'll make some of the money back. even if it is 5% of it. :-D

  16. Lol! Yeah, that's a great idea - we still have separate accounts, so I could be sneaky, but I have a guilty conscience, so I really can't hide anything from him!! :)

  17. Yeah, I sold some at a garage sale we had and then I post on Bonanza.com, but a blog sale is a great idea!! :)

  18. Lol! Good idea!! My hubby is my filter sometimes too! But the problem is I really don't want him to talk me out of it!! ;)

  19. Lol!! You give me too much credit - I'm not as strong willed as I wish I was!!! :)

  20. Hurts, don't it??!! KILLS me to see how much I spent on something and know I'll only get maybe the tax back on it!! Lol!! Oh well, lesson learned!! :)

  21. ooohhh cute wish list. loves it!

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