When I was younger, I was all about being a tom-boy. Being girly was just not an option in my book, despite the fact that, well, I am a girl. The inner girl fought her way through my tom-boy stage with sparkly iridescent sneakers, glitter chokers, water & glitter bracelets, and huge amounts of glitter on my eyelids (I sort of sound like I should’v been a performer at Lips). As I got older, I decided it was pretty awesome being a “chick” (as I used to say), and my inner girlishness exploded. I dove right into make up, sparkles, dresses, tights, and shoes. When I say “exploded” I mean like a mushroom cloud…most likely from being suppressed for so long. Now that my inner femme has been unleashed…being a shopaholic & a shoe addict is really difficult. Especially when I have forced myself to stop buying all the pretty things (mostly shoes) that I want (for financial reasons – gotta give the old wallet a rest every now and again). I’ve bound myself to only shop in thrift & limited consignment shops. Basically, I cannot buy anything over $20.00, and it has to really be worth it for me to spend that much on it. This type of restraint has taught me to really search and discover what pieces I truly could use, style & love. I guess you could say it’s a harsh punishment, but hey, it’s what I needed to do.
With all that being said, my new way of soothing the itch to shop is to look at all of the gorgeous, amazing items I would’ve purchased in the past, add them to my virtual cart, and then take a look at that grand total. I see that number and say to myself, now is that number really worth these few pieces? Some may say, why yes it is! Look at the brand, the quality, the style – I can agree with those thoughts. I think about what other things in my life I could spend that money on, instead of those few amazing things…and then I close the tab to resist further temptations. I also create collages (like my shoe love posts), and posts like this one, laying everything out, for all eyes to see.
So, the question is….why, throughout this post, do I have pictures of Miu Miu’s? To quell my need to have them, of course!!