I’ve decided. I’m officially on a shopping ban. I’m not sure for how long, and I anticipate that I will allow myself the odd concession, but after somehow managing to hunt down every item on my Spring wishlist and then some, I get the feeling that there is very little updating that my wardrobe now needs.
The list that I prepared for the Spring season appears to have coincided with a desire to refine, simplify, and cut back. This, combined with the knowledge that approximately 40% of my purchases this year I have since deemed inadequate, only intensifies my pursuit of a wardrobe that is filled with flattering and well-cut garments made of high quality materials. It also lends further to the idea that if I cut myself off from making new purchases, I should be able to focus on finding harmony and cohesion in what I do own – as pretentious as that probably sounds.
I’m all up for suggestions on how to stick to a shopping ban, and have already committed to abstaining from my daily ritual of looking at my favourite online stores, in a bid to remove some, if not all temptation.
Considering that my Spring wishlist wasn’t short by any means, I have wasted little time acquiring and tracking them down. I should probably admit I was in the throes of pulling the trigger on many of those purchases well before I did, but I think I just needed to identify that it truly was a gap in my wardrobe before going through with it. It seems so strange and alien to me to finally not want anything (badly), and be happy with the contents of my wardrobe. I can only hope that this feeling isn’t a fleeting one.