I've always been one of those girls that likes to buy a new outfit just to go out on the town, and this has contributed to the Dirty Debt I've managed to accrue over the years.
For some reason wearing a brand new dress or a new pair of shoes made me feel better whilst I was out. If I tried to look in my wardrobe for something to wear. I'd always end up saying 'I've got nothing to wear', yada yada yadaaa! Then Bang! I'd find myself in River Island or Topshop spending the money that didn't belong to me.
I guess I thought I was some kind of celebrity (which is utterly ridiculous) that could only wear something once before it became inadequate. Over the years the amount of money I've spent on Lipsy and Rare dresses, I dare not to think about.
The reason I've ended up falling back in love with what I already have is because they've started planning the 'Christmas do' at work. Straight away I thought 'I need to buy something new', and then I remembered my goal to clear my debt. I told myself that, actually, I don't need anything new, I just wanted something new.
Once I got home I had a look through my wardrobe and found these 'little babies'. Not to everyone's taste but good enough for me and enough to keep me from spending. Two of these dresses have only been worn once and I've had them for at least a year and a half. So I've learnt to fall back in love with the clothes in my wardrobe, and want what I already have. You can't really go wrong that way, can you?
Instead of buying something new... Have a look through your wardrobe. Have you got anything in there that you've forgotten about or could revamp for a special occasion? Lets talk fashion...
Labels: Fashion, Self control