It's June 20th. The shopping ban is officially over, and I wasted no time placing the order for my cute, studded Linea Pelle bag. Good thing too, since it was the last one in the color I wanted!
I must say, it took me the better part of the month to stop browsing all my favorite online shops and tormenting myself. I think the key to a successful shopping ban is to just avoid temptation. I haven't stepped foot in TJMaxx or a thrift store in a month!
I did, however, have two small transgressions, the first at Coco's on the Green. They were having a half off the entire store sale and I had a gift card. I did not spend more than was on the gift card, so this wasn't really bad.
The second was a clear violation last Saturday at my town festival; lots of vendors and local businesses set up tents on the green and typically offer great, one day only sales. I found myself at the Sparkle Jewelry table a.ka. super cheap statement necklace heaven, and was besides myself. Of course I didn't need another necklace, but they were so pretty, and all half off! Honestly, I'm wishing I'd gotten two. I know, I'm bad.
Overall, I think I did really well with my shopping ban, and forced myself to think more about the closet additions which will be more valuable and versatile than one hit wonders. I need to work harder to respect the budget I've set for myself, and taking some time off from shopping is probably something I should do more often.
And if you didn't want to read any of that and are just looking for the outfit photos, then check out my guest post over at What's Hanging!