Shopping Diet: Two Out of Twelve

Posted 31 October 2011 at 9:59 AM | Comments (2)

I’ve officially completed two months of my yearlong shopping diet! You won’t believe me when I say this, but it’s true:

It’s super fun.

It really is! I admit the first month was hard, not so much because I wasn’t shopping but because I kept thinking about it. I’ve never thought about shopping as much as I did in September, and it was only because I wasn’t allowed to do it. So I became a bit obsessive, constantly thinking about all the great trends and products I was missing out on.

This second month has been awesome. I loved going into H&M the other day, finding about ten items that I wanted, and just walking away with an, “Oh well! Too bad for me!” It’s so liberating. I don’t have to try anything on, nor decide which item is most worth my money, nor think about all the items I left behind. I walk away physically and mentally. It’s fantastic.

That said, if you’re thinking about starting a shopping diet, I should give a disclaimer: I love challenging my own willpower. It invigorates me. So if you hate a challenge, you’ll probably want to blow my brains out by the time you’re in your second month. Sorry.

2 Responses to Shopping Diet: Two Out of Twelve

  1. Sholeh says:

    So I did a mini shopping diet for a few months, and I discovered a way around it…I took old clothes to the resale shop, sold them, and got in-store credit to buy 2 fabulous dresses that were nearly brand new. lol. I couldn’t go without shopping for too long, but it helped me when I needed to save money. Keep up the good work!

  2. Mojan says:

    If I was living in the U.S., resale shops would save me. I fell in love with Plato’s Closet when we were on holiday! Too bad there’s nothing here… but Clothing Exchange. Haha.

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