Post # 1
I have the shopping itch. BAD. I’ve been very good for a few months now with not clothes shopping. With the wedding less than 8 months away and trying to find a place to live, I’ve been saving a whole lot which is great.
The problem, I’m so sick of my wardrobe and would love a few new pieces. I’ve only purchased a couple items since September but my entire winter wardrobe is from 2009 or older. I also have a few social gatherings coming up and I am not sure what I am going to wear. AHHH!!!!
Does anyone have advise on how to stop the shopping itch?
Post # 3
@SoontobeMsL: Organize your closet and drawers! Fold everything, make sures its all put away neatly. Do you have some girlfriends that are roughly your size? You should do a clothing swap- have them over for drinks and ask them to bring some clothes to trade. Also, you could consider shopping for some inexpensive accessories like scarves or earrings- they might help jazz up your old outfits.
Post # 4
i loooove to shop! so in order to prevent myself from having a lot of shopping trips & to help us save money, i’ve made this little rule for myself: i only shop on days i go to work (other than groceries), because after working 10 hours, i’m not likely to want to spend hours shopping and trying things on, i just get what i need and go home. it’s not much fun- but it’s worked for me! you could also try having a clothing swap with friends, new stuff, free, hanging out with friends=)
Post # 5
I know exactly how you feel. I just got a job a little over a week ago and I need to start saving up for the wedding and moving out. Unfortunately, I only have a part time job right now, but thankfully I don’t have a lot of bills. Anyways, I’ve been feeling pretty blah lately and I’m starting to hate my wardrobe. I don’t feel attractive in anything I wear anymore. So, I’m going to have to fight the urges to clothes/shoe shop when I get the paycheck.
Sorry, didn’t mean to thread-jack.
But I agree with elivt. Clothes swapping would be a great idea and work perfectly if you have friends that are around your size. Other than that, I would just envision the outcome that will take place when you do save your money. A beautiful wedding. A place to call your own. It’ll be so worth it in the end.
Post # 6
My advise to you is to go to Savers in West Roxbury…especially if you are looking for dresses and stuff for social functions. Even though this is a thrift store, I always have pretty good luck there…I have a closet full of awesome dresses that I got there for less that $10 (and I believe they always have a color tag that is 1/2 off).
I am in the same boat with money, and I find that even though the clothes are not new, they are new to me and give me the same kind of feeling…seeing something different in my wardrobe! Good luck!
Post # 7
@elivt: That is a great idea. I actually have to this afternoon to get it some of the organizing done. Hopefully, I’ll feel better about the wardrobe.
@bpcmarj: I’ve never been to a Savers before. I may have to check it out.