It’s only a few days till payday but I’ve still managed to blow my food/travel (money to survive) budget for the remainder of the week. Where does this need to buy clothes come from? Why do I forget about responsibility and purchase things I love but don’t need? If it is the week before payday I don’t check my bank balance and think I can live comfortably for the next week – I think what can I buy!?!
So although my wardrobe is currently overflowing and my shoe storage packs are full I decided that I needed these beauties from Urban Outfitters. Worth it? I think so, I need a bit of red in my life.
I know I am not alone on this. I think most of us harbour this overwhelmingly, irresponsible joy we get from purchasing things we shouldn’t. When I have money, nothing jumps out at me and I will rather sadly leave a shop empty handed. When I don’t have money I will find a dozen items I love, convince myself I need them, can’t live without them and tell myself “I will wear this, I’ll find an occasion.”
Secret shopping? Yes, I am guilty. It started when I lived with my dad. I would say things like; “it’s vintage, it only cost £5” while hiding the Urban Outfitters bag or “I’ve had this for years, it’s old.” Is my dad blind? No! This has now transcended onto my friends, who I know, know that I spend far too much money on clothes. Is it an addiction?
Anyway, I have decided it is time to get sensible and kick the habit! In the next month I am calming down. Don’t get me wrong, I am still going to buy clothes, but I am also going to wear the clothes I already own and see if I can ease myself out of this rut.
I know I sound like I have the major guilt here, but sadly I still want to go out and blow what little I have left in my bank. Start afresh with the next wage.