Unlike the first 6 months of year 2010, when I did a self imposed shopping ban
in 2011 I decided to set myself free and not control my purchasing habits.
No limits, no restrains.
I chose not to control and just monitor.
So, I did.
Month by month when I bought something I
took note of how much I spent and what it was.
As you may or may not have noticed I spent very little on
each item. I make an effort to buy items when they are on sale
and I do not buy expensive labels.
So taking the above into consideration I thought I would
not spend that much.
But, then I started adding what I spent each month...
well I was quite surprised.
Here is the list of what I bought during the year:
19 trousers (pants, jeans, shorts...)
Some pants had to be hemmed.
I did not consider that cost in the final number as it would
only make it more complicated.
44 tops (blazers, cardigans, shirts, tshirts...)
16 pairs of shoes.
My total was 1,994.16 USD, which I honestly find outrageous.
Sure, some people spend that on a bag or a pair of shoes but
I am not one of those people.
So, after seeing the amount I spent and also seeing that
I have over thirty unworn garments with their tags on, I
decided to start a shopping ban.
It's not a new year's resolution, it's just my reaction.
Maybe I'll stop the shopping ban as soon as I wear all these items.
Maybe I will hold the ban for 6 months.
Maybe I'll just replace items or do the one garment in-one garment out method.
Maybe I'll set a budget.
At this point I am just glad that I am aware.
When you are aware of something you can act upon it.
I am no longer in the dark in regards to my shopping habits.
I have seen the light :)