Hey there fashion lovers!
I decided to participate in AV's Friday's Fancies a bit early this week! I figured it's been a while since I shared some fashion inspiration... :)
Let me just say... that girl looks fabulous- I cannot wait until I get to join in on the top knot sensation!
And how are you liking the Chambray trend?
I discovered it two years ago when I intentionally stole one of my stylish co-worker's looks! I picked up an XL jean-looking shirt at Walmart for $8, paired it with leggings, and cinched it with a belt. I just wore it the other day actually, and felt "on-trend" for a change :)
Yesterday I mentioned on Twitter that I haven't been shopping since September- and it kinda floored some of you!
I'll let you in on a secret... spending extra money expanding my closet has simply not been an option.
I don't like to talk about money (I don't know why it is such an uncomfortable topic to talk about- too personal? Maybe...) but Josh and I have gone through some financial downs during our recent job switches last fall/winter.
This does not mean I'm poor, naked, or begging for change on the streets! We've just been transitioning and really watching where the money goes. If the money is not there- we don't spend it. We work with what we have.
When things were steady I was so used to frivolously spending every couple months... NEEDING to give in to the urge of buying something pretty and new!
Now looking back on these eight months of no-shopping, I really think I'm getting used to it!
I'm actually going through my closet trying to find new combinations and still managing to feel confident when I walk out the door. I'm still expressing myself- just being a little more creative.
I've realized I have so many clothes from years of shopping sprees, and I have enough... I'll survive without a pair of colored jeans... I'll be OK!!
I'll be honest, I tend to stay away from malls, magazines, and fashion blogs. They just end up bringing me down- I don't need to see what and who everyone else is wearing- I'm cool just chillin' in my two year old skinnies and my go-to earrings I've rocked since '07.
Besides, there's always Polyvore- it's just like shopping and showing off my style, but without spending the hard earned dollars.
Works for me! :D
Have you ever gone through shopping rehab?
How do you deal when you need to cut back?