Hi friends! Me again, and today we’re talking about how to NOT be a shopaholic. You see, I’m a recovering shopaholic. (I know, you’re probably not shocked by that.) I’m even in the retail business, but I can honestly say I officially have my shopaholic tendencies under control. While it’s not easy, it’s definitely worth it and I LOVE my closet.
This topic actually has so much information in it I’m going to be breaking it up into a 4 part series. (For real, it’s become more of a science to me now!) As I was cleaning out my closet this weekend I thought this would be a super fun topic to share with you guys! Almost always bloggers are sharing trends and what to shop and buy, buy, buy! And, don’t get me wrong, I do LOVE new things and I also LOVE shopping, but I no longer shop on credit cards, shop sales for things I don’t need or just buy to acquire. I shop for a purpose. (Notice I didn’t say need, because what do we really need?)
So what am I babbling on about? Over the next 4 weeks I’m going to share more about my journey to figuring out my sweet spot in my closet. I’ll be sharing how I learned how to let go of things, how to purchase with purpose and how to predict the lifespan of a new purchase in your closet.
Let’s take this Show Me Your Mumu kimono, for example. We all know I love mumu, and don’t we all?! But, mumu’s expensive. So how do I know what and where I’ll get the most bang for my buck? After quite a few mumu pieces I’ve found, kimonos, button front shirts and the sweaters is where I get the most cost per wear. Those pieces have gotten a TON of wear. Same goes for all the pieces in this outfit. A grey tank, a good pair of denim shorts, a straw hat – all of these can be worn 100 different ways! Throw on a gorgeous kimono for a more dressed up look, tennies to dress it down, etc. I could probably wear these same shorts and tank every day for a week and never wear it the same way twice! (Maybe that’s a new post idea!)
I’m going to try my best to share more on how to make the most of your closet, and if you feel like me, a recovering shopaholic, but don’t really know what to do, I hope you’ll join along on this little shopaholic’s journey! This space has really helped me see things a little more clearly now, but it also really fogged things up for a while. So I hope to be really transparent here and help you guys learn to LOVE your closets!