A New Month, A New Goal

3 Sep

My mini-shopping ban is technically over but I’m extending it for the entire month of September.

I have to gradually build up my discipline when it comes to shopping and learn to say no. It’s so easy to keep purchasing new items, but it’s much better to remix items and get the most wear out of them. When I walk around the store, I’m learning to turn things down because it looks like some version of an item I already own.

However, I will allow myself one clothing item and one accessory this month to soften the blow. A blouse from fredflare and a pendant watch necklace from Free People because they are season-less and classic.

Fall is quickly on its way (though it doesn’t feel like it) and I’m sure I have clothes for this season. One month of no-shopping can’t hurt and it’ll allow me to exercise better self-control when it comes to clothes.

Wish me luck! =)

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12 Responses to “A New Month, A New Goal”

  1. PetiteLittleGirl September 3, 2010 at 7:11 AM #

    I love that blouse. I can totally see me getting that. I have never ordered anything from fredflare before. Are they petite-friendly shopping site?

    • Stylepint September 3, 2010 at 5:48 PM #

      They have some petite-friendly items, but it depends on the cut and the manufacturing company since they don’t make their own brand of clothing.

  2. Curls and Pearls September 3, 2010 at 9:10 AM #

    Oh I love that blouse!

  3. WendyD September 3, 2010 at 5:59 PM #

    Cute items! I think I’m going to have to go on a no-buy soon, for both cosmetics AND clothing – I got my first paying job this summer, which was a 5 week gig at a pharmaceutical company, and since then I’ve been spending like crazy! I really need to cut back, especially since I’ll be paying rent now!

  4. MizzJ September 3, 2010 at 8:13 PM #

    Cute picks! Yes, a little treat once in awhile is well deserved. Hmm, I guess this isn’t a good time to let you know about my giveaway? 😉


    What’s your Fall Fashion Frenzy? Tell me & you could win a $100 gift card from ShopBop! http://highmaintenancewoman.blogspot.com/2010/09/fall-fashion-frenzy-giveaway-with-alice.html

  5. JANE September 4, 2010 at 9:51 PM #

    I have failed my most recent ban 😦 But am trying once again, as you said, to practice self control. I’m determined to get better at this. Your post helped 🙂

    • Stylepint September 4, 2010 at 10:20 PM #

      Good luck on your ban too! It definitely takes practice and I’m sure it gets easier with time. =)

  6. WellHeeledBlog September 5, 2010 at 10:28 PM #

    I love the blouse! It’s the perfect blend of classic / professional / ladylike. Have you already gotten the blouse? How is the fabric?

    • Stylepint September 6, 2010 at 7:16 PM #

      I haven’t received it yet, but it’s on it’s way! =)

  7. Liz September 5, 2010 at 11:01 PM #

    That is a beautiful blouse, very timeless indeed!

  8. PetiteXXS September 7, 2010 at 2:59 AM #

    I can see already how the blouse would look gorgeous on you! Very classic indeed.

  9. Elle September 9, 2010 at 7:16 PM #

    That blouse is gorgeous, I can’t wait to see it on you.

    My shopping ban is totally defunct…I don’t even know what happened. I read about sales on blogs and then go “browse” which then turns into a shopping spree. I am so impressed by you, keep it up!

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