Monday, June 23, 2014
Spending More Wisely & Purposefully: A Darling Wishlist
A DARLING WISHLIST by ziedarling featuring Kate Spade
I'M A BIT OF A SHOPAHOLIC. I like many of you, I'm sure, often find myself in a bit of need of retail therapy. However, I also have the horrid thing that happens everytime I spend too much (or what I feel is too much): I get cranky & upset and have to take it all back. Most of the time pretty immediately. Something my family and friends have seen far too many times. (Sorry bout that.) It makes shopping not quite as fun & so most of the time, I avoid it if possible.
But over the past few months, I've started to develop a system to help me spend & shop more wisely and purposefully, which in turn, makes the purchase fun rather than stressful. Now, when I see something I want, I don't buy it immediately. I wait. I wait for quite a while, most of the time, at least two weeks. If I still remember the item by the end of that time, then I know it's something I really wanted, not just a silly flight of shopaholic fancy. (Which you'd be surprised how often I completely forget about little odds & ends that I thought I needed!)
Then I save for it. I'm a broke college girl & with that, means I don't have an unlimited fund for non-essentials. So if it passes the time test and I save up for it, then it becomes more of a treat for me. Something I feel I've earned & I have no problem buying. Which, overall, has made shopping much more enjoyable for me again.
Currently, I have quite a few goodies on my list that I'm thinking about // saving for. A cute coffee mug to help motivate me, a darling portable phone charger, a magazine subscription to Darling Magazine (because duh. Clearly I need that.), an Instax Share to print out some of my favorite iPhone photos!, and a darling little umbrella to play in the summer rains with.
I'm curious if any of you have this same problem with shopping, like I did? Am I the only crazy person out there? ;) & If you do wait & save up for something, what are you saving for?