Sunday, 24 April 2011

I blame the heat...

On the amount of shopping I want to do! I'm setting myself a challenge starting today. I'm giving up shopping. Yes you heard. No more clothes shopping for me AT ALL (apart from essentials like tights, pants, the odd vest top from Primark) and no unnecessary purchasing of makeup (and by this I mean no lunchtime trips to the Mac counter!). I'll only replace if necessary, and under NO circumstances will I decide I need a new nail varnish (because let's face it, I don't).

So to make up for it, I have treated myself over the past few days. There's the new handbag I mentioned in the previous post (although I did need this!) for £25 from H&M, and the grey Office sandals were my uniform shoes for work so I didn't actually have to pay for these (LOVES a pair of free shoes!). I've wanted the hightop pink converse for ages, and now we've had some nice weather I thought they'd get worn so I purchased them....I'm actually sat in the garden right now wearing them with a pair of denim shorts and a black and pink flowery croptop from New Look about 4 years ago!

The boat shoes from Office were a 'treat' and a bit of an impulse buy. I'd actually seen some boat shoes in Next ages ago when Mum dragged me in there to look for some brogues for her, and I'd ummm-ed and ahhh-ed about them for a while, but these Office ones are so much nicer. Can't wait to crack these out with my rolled up chino's and plain black vest, or with a black maxi and cropped denim jacket!

So here's to day one of the no-shopping test (I'd like to point out how I started off on the easiest day ever....Easter Sunday when there are no shops open!) Wish me luck!!


  1. Good Luck with your shopping ban, I recently tried something similar and you do feel good for it at first but then if your like me you break and then make up for all the lack of shopping in 1 week or something haha. I wish you the best of luck tho, and hope your stronger than me. LOVE the pink converse too ive bn wanting a pair for agessssssssss x x

  2. I think the easiest and only way it's going to happen is if I just don't leave the house or the office! Thanks babe, same here they've not come off my feet since I bought them! x

  3. I love your boat shoes!!! They're GORGEOUS!!! I love multi-coloured shoes!

    New follower here. Would love it you followed me bck hun..


  4. Ahhh thanks babe :) They're literally my favourite things atm!

    Following :)