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No Shopping Update #1

As you know, I’ve embarked on my own personal challenge of not shopping for clothes until the Summer (or more specifically August 1st).

For me this is a massive undertaking and although nobody but me is holding me accountable, I have to admit here that I’ve already slipped a couple of times. I don’t mind being transparent, I bought a bag I thought I desperately needed in the BooHoo sale. It was cheap and cheerful – and I hated it so it’s going back.

I then simply had to have a pair of tartan print paper bag trousers because of course I do. Those are staying because they’re super cute.

This morning I bought a £15 puffa jacket to arm myself against the rising chilliness and a sweatshirt I’ve had on my wish list for donkey’s. That was £7. So not exactly breaking the bank and also needed but still, I feel bad I’ve already stumbled at the first hurdle.

I have to remember I’m human and breaking a habit of a lifetime so I will have minor blips. The security team at work asked me if I was okay the other day as there have been no packages since Christmas and I’ll take that as a small win. I might have caved a couple of times but I’ve still mostly avoided the sales and given my debit card most of the month off.

I know I can do this and I’ll be flipping the bird to the people who thought it would be too hard for me come August.

Starting again from NOW.

Pay Day Wish List – June

It’s Pay Day and even though I’m observing a Shopping Ban for the next two months (honest G’uv!), that doesn’t mean I don’t know what’s what on ASOS.

If I were shopping this month, I’m pretty sure at least 50% of this collection of would make it into my wardrobe… so it’s a good job I’m not.

As usual everything here is from ASOS.

#noregerts

That jumpsuit, tho! Although it is very similar to one I already have…  I do love an over-sized tee and that folky dress, it would be a bit unusual for me to wear white as it’s not normally one of my staples but why not, eh? It is the Summer after all (apparently).

On man, this is like the Holy Trinity of the group. I can’t explain how much I love each of these items individually but also feel like the bomber would work with both the others. That mint midi skirt is dreamy AF and wouldn’t the maxi see a girl through Summer events like a boss? (The answer is FUCK YES).

NB: As I type this the bomber has actually gone out of stock, however similar can be found here with a varsity flavour.

This bag reminds me of Neapolitan ice cream which can only be a great thing. I live in smock dresses which are a fat girl’s best friend (if a little ‘safe’) and how cute are these peep toes? I’d probably not be able to walk in them though, let’s be honest.

So that concludes my serious lust objects of the month. I think hanging up my credit card is going to be a lot harder than I thought. Hopefully by the end of it I’ll have curbed my addiction a little, I know I can’t go on the way I have been. And I’ve done so well getting out of crippling debt.

That said, if any of these are still available on 1st August, I might have to treat myself!

What are you digging this month? ❤