Moment of truth: I got too swipe-y with my credit card in 2015 so I don’t really have the budget to be adding to my wardrobe until maybe next fall (minus times something essential must be purchased like undies or socks if they all tragically die/disappear). Luckily, I think my swiping was worth it because it involves going to summer camp for gutsy badass women, my first yoga festival, Portland, Maine, and a handful of small weekend trips to places like New York City. But, this means I will get to re-learn some hard lessons on budgeting, true value, and mindfulness.
I say re-learn because I used to have this under control, and I am not sure when I lost my way but I know some of the contributing factors: creating an unworkable budget, rebound spending after arbitrary “no buys,” emotional shopping, and the always alluring temptation of having credit available to me. Oops. To counter balance this, I will be spending my time reflecting on what I really value when I make purchases, loving everything item I own (wardrobe and everything else), and focusing on other things to fill my time instead of shopping. One of those things will be returning to writing for Girl Got Glitter!
That being said, and even though I have unsubscribed to almost all of the email blasts for my previously well loved shops and stores, there will be some window shopping. And as a result, I bring you this list of recent things I might have purchased if I had not gotten swipe-y.
1. This pair of amazing statement warm and fuzzy boots from Vince.
2. Pretty much any of the upcycled shirts at This Repair Shop.
3. Something from the brand StyleSaint, like this tee, so that I can try them out after reading an article by the founder in Darling Magazine.
Aside from this wishes, I have been ponder a few ideas, and resonating with some articles.
1. This is a genius way to recycle those hard to recycle items and I totally want to get on board too.
2. I want to go to Minneapolis in 2016 in order to go to this yoga studio because learning about all the different ways people are teaching yoga is making me learn more and more about what I might want to teach and how.
3. The top website/Girl Got Glitter career item I want to pursue is getting a new logo, and I can’t stop dreaming about hiring someone like Daniel Patrick Simmons! But I should probably work out my budget for it, and figure out if he and I are even in the same league.
4. This capsule wardrobe feels so much “at home” to me that I can’t wait for the day that I can build mine to what I am dreaming it will be one day.
5. I used to do reviews on Girl Got Glitter but they always felt so “done before.” This review got me thinking about places and things that inspire me and aren’t well worn review territory.