moto jacket: Michael Kors (similar)
blouse: Old Navy (similar)
skinnies: AG Jeans (similar)
desert boots: c/o Sebago (exact)
scarf: c/o Moorea Seal (exact)
I’ve been trying really hard to keep up with my shopping ban that started back in July. I caved this month and allowed myself to buy accessories, as needed. It’s been fascinating to see the difference between my credit card bills since the self-inflicted shopping ban started. I didn’t think my spending habits were that bad, but I guess the “occasional” sweater, top, jacket, or pair of joggers once every few weeks really started to add up. My credit card bill dropped anywhere from $100-250 each month, which blows my mind. I didn’t realize how many unnecessary online purchases I was making monthly. Each purchase that was justified as “oh, this is a staple ______ that I’m missing in my closet” ended up costing me a lot more than I knew. The saddest part is that I can identify almost every piece that I purchased over the summer in my closet, and I’d say 50%+ of them have only been worn once.
I am so embarrassed for how reckless I was with spending on unnecessary clothing purchases last season and will be better about it moving forward. October is when I expect myself to be off of the shopping ban to start rebuilding my Winter wardrobe, but who knows? Hoping to miraculously figure out how to layer all of my existing wardrobe in such a way that I don’t have to buy anything, which would be awesome!