You're probably expecting to see some kind of 'my look today' post, but unfortunately I'm under the weather today, and am staying home - meaning I look a little bit like death. Being ill does not bring out the best in me. I'm currently curled up on my sofa watching pretty much any DVD I can get my hands on, in my PJs under my duvet, and feeling pretty sorry for myself. But I couldn't let this blog go without an update (and anything to take my mind off feeling bad is very welcome), so I thought I'd just share a little challenge I have set myself.
It might not sound like much, but after continually depleting my bank balance this month, as of Monday (after the H&M purchase) I decided something. No more shopping until after Christmas. Well, no more shopping for myself. Of course there is the Christmas shopping to complete - I have a few more gifts left to get - so I can't promise not to spend money. What I have challenged myself with, however, is to show some restraint and not buy anything for myself until after Christmas, when I will get some more money and be able to properly evaluate what I can afford.
13 days (at least!) without spending money probably sounds like an impossible task, if you know me well. All of my friends (and probably all of you readers too by now) know that shopping is a bit of an addiction for me, and that every time I go out to town I end up buying something, be it a ring, a dress or some metallic gold jeans. Recently these purchases have been more and more impulsive, and I am even a little concerned about the state of my bank account... So even though I will undoubtedly be heading into town to brave the cold, the only people benefiting from my hard-earned cash will be others - apart from the warm, fuzzy feeling I get when giving the presents of course.
I am not even going to let myself buy things that I might be able to justify needing. If I run out of makeup, or cleanser or anything like that, it will have to wait. More than anything, I just want to see how well I cope. How strong I can be with the temptation all around... There are so many gorgeous things I could easily go out and buy, and yes I could most likely afford to, but I am setting this challenge and I will stick to it. It is the third day, and I am pulling myself through by compiling a mental wishlist of all the things I would like to add to my wardrobe - and then after Christmas I can pick some to treat myself to! Watch this space, because I may have to post the wishlist to keep going with this shopping boycott... For now, I am going back under the duvet and hoping to feel better... Love and kisses, Tara xox