So it’s mid month and therefore not the best time for shopping….bills have gone out and other grown up things, leaving little room for luxuries 😦
I have attempted to go a month here or there without buying any clothes but the result is always the same- I crumble and go on a huge clothes binge which usually ends in me becoming extremely defensive over my purchases- ‘but it was reduced’, ‘I needed this’, and my boyfriend’s personal favourite ‘but it’s lambswool!’
It’s clear that clothes are a necessity to me (even if I have to toast for tea every day the week before payday). And I wouldn’t have it any other way. This leads me on to the main message of this blogpost- despite the costs of my shopping trips, they really do make me happy! They’re a welcome break from working full-time (even though I work in a beautiful boutique), and I get real pleasure from picking out new outfits ready for the next season.
Today I had a highly successful and enjoyable shopping trip in the sun in Bristol. I bought into a couple of spring trends including yellow and patterned trousers, and also found my ‘bargain of the day’ in the form of a white sheepskin waistcoat from ZARA, reduced to just £16 from £60. Dream!
Of course I had to find a couple of cheap and cheerful buys to fool myself into thinking I’d spent hardly anything- these came in the form of a couple of basic striped tees from Primark. I couldn’t be happier that stripes are here to stay!
So at the risk of sounding like a bad influence, I really do believe that shopping is healthy for the mind and soul… Maybe not the wallet…