Curbing shopping habits

/ Monday, 19 June 2017 /
Recently (read: the past hour), I have decided to list down all my purchases from my America trip (December 2016 - January 2017) up until now, in an effort to truly confront my spending habits.
From what I can remember (which may already be an under-estimate, judging by how cloudy my memory is), I have so far spent approx. $970 on clothing, shoes and accessories (what the fuck) and $285 on makeup and skincare (further what the fuck). This does not cover necessities like makeup removers, dry shampoos and basics (e.g. socks and undies). I understand most of it was done on holiday (around $589), but I honestly need to stop spending. The same amount of money could have covered a return flight to Hong Kong in peak season and accommodation for a week...
I am officially on a shopping ban until the end of the year. However, I may lift the ban for the oncoming holiday in August/September, but the rules below will still apply.
  1. Ask yourself, if the price was 1.5x more that the price listed, would you still purchase it?
  2. Ask yourself if you have similar items in the closet? If you do, put it down.
  3. Strictly NO MORE makeup purchases until year end.
  4. Strictly NO MORE accessory purchases until year end (accessories include scarfs, beanies, hats, jewellery)
  5. Do not buy something on sale merely because it is on sale and it looks good. You must have needed it prior to finding it (besides from a pair of low ankle boots, I cannot think of anything else that fits into this category...goodbye shopping... sayonara dear friend...goodbye my loverrrr)
  6. Only buy high quality things. Cull out shopping in fast fashion stores (this is something I really should fix...)
  7. Leave a 3 day waiting period before buying something. If I really liked it/ needed it, I would return (one day waiting period if overseas)
  8. Whenever itching to buy something, re-examine wardrobe and remind myself of ALL the shit I have which needs to be worn.



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