Wednesday, November 14, 2012

6 Months of No Shopping

I have officially gone 6 months without buying anything fashion-related - I am halfway done with my year of no shopping! It feels great to say that, and it truly has made me appreciate what I already have in my closet.  That, of course, is not to say it has not been challenging; fall clothes has been especially difficult for me not to buy, and seeing some of my favorite brands have great online sales has been tempting as well.  I am proud to say I have stayed strong, but here is a few fashion-related items that have made me second guess my no shopping vow:

Local Columbus Temptations

gorgeous cheetah print shoes in Ladybird's window {check out here}

Cut25 blazer at Brigade in the Short North {check out here}

fabulous pieces at Milk Bar Boutique in the Short North 
{check out here}

amazing Rebecca Minkoff bag at TJ Maxx

coveting this sequin skirt & winter hat at Rowe Boutique 
{check out here}

1960s vintage Bulova watch at The Diamond Cellar in Columbus

beautiful neutral items at High Street Denim in the 
Short North {check out here}

Bohemian-chic bag in the window of Rowe Boutique

bright shoes at Brigade

PERFECT leather clutch by SoleBird, a Columbus-based leather goods company {check out here} - can be purchased at Bungalow Home in the Short North {check out here}

stunning Stephen Webster ring at The Diamond Cellar in Columbus

Online Shopping Temptations

J Crew cashmere gloves because I only own 1 pair! {buy here}

TOMS Kitty sunglasses - buy a pair & they give a pair to someone in need! {buy here}
cheetah print Linea Pelle Avery belt {buy here}
Emi Jorge cuff is tempting because there is only one left! {buy here}

a warm Patagonia jacket for chilly Ohio days {buy here}

FEED Project's Love Bag - provides 25 meals in areas with high rates of HIV/AIDS patients {buy here}

Free People colored tights for the fast-approaching winter {buy here}

Gorjana's Carmel Drop earrings - 50% of proceeds go towards the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation {buy here}

So those are the items I have recently been tempted to buy; only 6 more months and I can officially make my first fashion-related purchase! Stay tuned - my next post will be a list of items I am considering to be my first buy after my year of no shopping is complete!

Enjoy the rest of your week!



  1. wow good for you! that takes TRUE dedication! x

  2. Pretty pics, I love those leopard booties <3


  3. so cuuuteee :)

  4. wow this is so amazing, I don't think I could do it, but I guess it sets everything in a great perspective, really proud of you!:)
    xx Kate

    The Style Department

  5. wow 6 months of no shopping? I wish I could do that!

    X Jenny

  6. what a brave endeavor! i like seeing boutiques i recognize from the short north and a fellow columbus blogger :) it's nice to come across your blog! good luck and i'm totally digging the leather lapels on that blazer

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