As I was putting up pictures of this post I thought I would give you a short recap of how my "no shop April" went! Let me first say.. it was hard.
Every time I would get an "SALE" email online or walk into TJ Maxx or Target.. I would have to mentally tell myself I had a commitment to keep to. It's HARD when you have the "liketoknowit" email coming at you every time you double tap a cute photo too! And I think the hardest things to pass up are things under $30. You can always justify a cute top or sandals for $24.99 or $16.99. Those are hard to pass up deals!
I will confess I slipped up toward the end of the month too. It was only like one more week and I saw these adorable $28 earrings. (SEE! UNDER $30 ITEMS GET ME!) I justified them because I was somewhere I don't frequently go and I felt really guilty about buying them as I walked out of the store. Once I had got home, I had made up my mind to take them back the next day but when I looked at the receipt it was no returns/ exchange ONLY within 7 days. NO LIE. So I kept them, and only wore them after the month was over. I still wish I wouldn't of bought them though!
The best part about it was it felt freeing. I wasn't online browsing as much, or when I did go into a store, I knew I couldn't buy anything so I looked without eagle eyes and just enjoyed myself more. It's freeing not trying to make sure your spending your "spending money" on just the RIGHT item. I can do that to myself SO often, when I have a little spending money, I can take forever to pick out what I think is just the "perfect" item for my closet.
I think overall it's given me some refocusing on spending and a great reminder that I already have a ton of really great clothes in my closet that I love. I'm really glad I did "no shop April" and really would like to make smaller spending budgets for the rest of the summer and continue to do "spending fasts!"
All clutches below are under $50!!! Happy Shopping!! :)))