Floodgates

Not shopping during March was surprisingly easy and oddly satisfying. For me shopping is quite often about obsessing. I like this item, so can I get it on sale? Can I find something similar for less? It sold out?! Now I have to track it down to the ends of the earth, no matter the cost! (Within reason.)

Over the weekend I treated myself to a mini shopping spree at TJMaxx, resulting in a blush pink silk blouse, then did some secondhand shopping at Coco's on the Green, where I scored a J.Crew sequined tee and pair of J.Crew navy Minnie pants.

A stop at the thrift store yielded a black merino wool flyaway cardigan from Gap, in addition to an irresistible gold vase.

An extra half off at Banana Republic resulted in a new pair of earrings, and now I've got my eye on this pair.

A black scalloped edge swimsuit from Charlotte Russe found it's way to my doorstep, and oh yeah, I placed an order at Old Navy too...

It would seem that once I allowed myself to shop again, all self control went out the window, and the struggle to find happiness in moderation continues. Also, I really want this pineapple necklace.

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The Rundown
Striped Tunic J.Crew similar
White Jeans Old Navy
Denim Jacket Gap similar
Sandals Franco Sarto via TJMaxx similar
Brown Leather Tote Hobo via ebay similar
Panama Hat J.Crew
Earrings Belonged to my Grandma similar
Knot Necklace Thrifted similar
Knot Bracelet Banana Republic
Gold Twisted Bracelet The Cavernous Jewerly Box similar
Brianna Bracelet Perry Street via Rocksbox (one month free with lydiaxoxo)
Crystal Bar Ring Upper Metal Class
Knot Ring c/o Emitations similar
Nail Color "Embrace the Grey" OPI



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27 comments

  1. Love this casual chic look! I took 3 months off from shopping and did some damage this month. It's so easy to spend and it's takes every bit of me not to shop! Ha

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  2. Good for you for the shopping freeze...I thought I'd try that too, but mine wasn't as successful. jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com
    ps...great outfit!

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  3. very nice casual outfit..i like your bracelets

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  4. Isn't it funny how shopping seems to come in waves. I love this look. It feel so crisp with your white denim.

    Amy Ann
    Now blogging at my new site Straight A Style

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  5. This is so silly, but honestly, whenever I read about your shopping trips I find myself envisioning your closet - and inevitably, envy ensues :) Seriously, though, no shopping for an entire month is nothing to sneeze at and you certainly deserved to reward yourself after that accomplishment. I'm currently trying, not particularly successfully, to stay away from stores and new things, but we'll see how long it lasts. It's hard in a world filled with so much inspiration. And speaking of inspiration, you may have just inspired me to add a panama hat to my wardrobe :)
    xox,
    Cee

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  6. I am totally picturing all the fun things you purchased...and feeling a little jealous. It's been a few months since I've treated myself to some shopping and I need to get out there!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

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  7. You look good dear!
    cute hat...
    http://dimplekhadi.blogspot.com/2015/04/playing-with-colors-on-sunny-day.html

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  8. Well I'd say you deserved a little shopping. I've been meaning to go on a shopping spree . . . but every time I go to start it, I find something else to obsess over (totally know what you mean on that front BTW). But I often just say that it is my reward for staying smoke free for over a year now because I would have otherwise spent that money on cigarettes. So that is what I have told myself. For like 18 months now. LOL Probably should give up on that theory . . . .

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  9. You go girl for making it the whole month and without much of a struggle!! You look so adorable in this outfit--so springy and chic :)

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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  10. That's awesome you went a whole month without shopping! I need to try that. Loving your denim jacket and white pants together.

    xo,
    Angela

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  11. Cute look! I love the hat and stripes!

    www.tailoredandtrue.wordpress.com

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  13. Hey, after a month of no shopping, you deserve to have a little fun! And you're always the best at finding good deals too so I'm sure your "spree" didn't break the bank :) This look is exactly what I want to be wearing right now too.

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  14. Love this casual look! White jeans and striped shirt are awesome.
    xx

    www.mybeautrip.com

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  15. Ugh, I know exactly what you mean. However, I've spent an obscene amount of money over the last couple of months that I'm in need of a shopping-free month. That pineapple necklace is so tempting!

    Bedknobs & Baubles

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  16. I need a shopping free month too, I've been so bad lol. Love this fresh look..


    xo
    PinkSole

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  17. OMG you went a little overboard, just a little.
    I know too well the feeling of self control and then that sudden crazy spree…
    I am looking forward to seeing you wear your purchases.

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  18. looking great in pretty jacket..

    http://www.trendin.com/mens-jeans-8

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  19. I was not suppose to go overboard this month but all the sales this past weekend got me! I will need to control myself the next 2 months. I love this chic outfit on you!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

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  20. Love this chic outfit dear!!!!!

    www.plogstyle.com

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  21. I love the denim jacket over your striped top! And sounds like you got a lot of good stuff, you can always return what doesnt work, then it won't seem so bad :)

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  22. Loving the white denim on you, doll. And I'm with you- after a month or so of holding out on the shopping, I tend to go a little crazy, too!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  23. Awesome outfit! The blue and white combination reminds me of summer and sea :)

    End of tenancy cleaners London

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  24. I love that tunic paired with white jeans:) Have a great day, sweetie.

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  25. I love little shopping sprees! I loved what you got!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  26. Why is shopping so addicting?? I did some shopping at J.Crew recently - in store AND online. I was really tempted to pick up that hat!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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  27. Love this look full of the perfect Spring basics. That fedora is beautiful and so versatile. =)

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