Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Retail Detox Update

As you can see, I still have quite a ways to go with this retail detox thing! 
 Honestly, it hasn't been horrible.
  Yes, there was that incident last week in the accessory store, but last week wasn't bad at all.
While in Asheville this weekend, I did have a weak moment in one of the adorable shops. 
 I quickly came to realize that I really didn't need the hand warmers for $30 no matter how cute they were.
  Before, I probably would have bought them and not even thought about it.  
I am also enjoying shopping in my closet once again. 
 Big picture... I am not only learning discipline, but getting back in touch with my creative side. 
 Learning to work with what I have and making those pieces work.
Yesterday was a rainy, yucky day so I wanted a little color to cheer things up. 
 I decided to pair the hot pink with gray. 
 One of my favorite color combinations. 
 Add some pattern mixing and viola... 
a cute little outfit for a rainy day.
 Do you enjoy shopping your closet? 
 Can you usually find something in there that is similar to an item you think you really need or want?

boots-Anne Klein
bracelet-Black Lion


Style Journey said...

You look adorable in the rain with your umbrella :) Love the hot pink with the gray too!

I started out with a shopping ban at the beginning of summer (which didn't work out well). My mom is coming for a visit this weekend, so of course it means shopping. But...after that I am going on a serious detox! Heather

Deborah said...

I wanted to let you know I sat and watched your videos. So comfortable you seem before the camera! I enjoyed them so much.

Tinfoils Tiaras said...

I really love your pink patterned cardigan- I always wear bright colours on a rainy day to cheer me up! You go girl- I'm so proud of you on your retail detox- I've been pretty good recently but I don't think I could go 100 days!

The Closet Shopper said...

I enjoy shopping closets so much that I built a business around it! ha

I love the pink sweater with the gray. But what I like even better is the patterned scarf with the patterned sweater. Very cute and creative.


Ashley said...

I love your pops of color. They totally make me smile. It's raining here today, too, and I'm wearing yellow. It does cheer one up, doesn't it?

Glad your detox is going MOSTLY good. I NEVER used to shop my closet. Ever. If I needed (er, wanted) something, I'd go out and buy exactly what I needed. But recently, I've been learning to deal with what I've got! And it's been fine. I'm surviving. No big deal.

Rebecca said...

I'm glad that you are doing well at not shopping. I like your scarf!

Bravoe Runway said...

You are doing a fantastic job with your retail detox! I know it isn't easy and temptation is always there. But I think after your 100 days is up, you'll have rediscovered a lot of your closet :)

Joy said...

You look so good in pink!! And you are showing admirable restraint in the shopping!! GO, GIRL!!

LyddieGal said...

I don't mind shopping my closet, but I do have a pretty strong desire to go shopping for new things all the time.
I mean, what else does one do on the weekends? (or during lunch breaks?)

Chic on the Cheap

Julie said...

This is such a cute outfit:) I love the umbrella as well. I had to laugh because I almost had a run in with buying a pair of arm warmers! What is it about cozy goods?


Unpretentious Teacher said...

I love the pink and grey. I might have to try that color combo this week! It sure is a pick-me-up for a drabby weather day!