8 Things I’m Trying Not to Buy
So, I’ve been pretty good about the whole “trying to only buy sensible clothes” thing.
Honestly, I’d love to take some credit for that, and tell you all about how strong-willed I’m being, but really, it’s not like I’ve had much choice: spring has apparently decided not to come to Scotland this year, and I’m finding it a whole lot easier to resist sundresses and sandals when it’s constantly pouring with rain outside. I mean, it SNOWED this weekend guys. And, OK, it was only a little bit, and it had melted by morning (I only happened to see it because I woke up super-early and couldn’t see out of the window because of it), but EVEN SO, people, EVEN SO.
As I was saying, it’s fairly easy not to buy summer clothes when it’s still winter: or, at least, it WAS, until I saw THIS:
Then I just sat there for a while, kinda harrumphing to myself as I added it to my basket, then removed it, then added it again, then removed it again… and so on and so forth. So far I’ve managed to resit buying it, because COME ON, AMBER, how many stripe midi skirts does one person really need? On second thoughts, let’s, not answer that…
In this case, I can’t even use the “but I don’t have one this colour!” argument, because hello, pink stripe skirt that I convinced myself I “needed” just a few months ago! So I’m not going to buy it. Unless I decide to buy it, obviously, in which case I’m just going to pretend this post never happened. Or that it was THIS skirt I was talking about:
It’s the Boden ‘Violet’ skirt – and, ooh, look, there’s also matching dress, which thankfully seems to be out of stock right now, or I wouldn’t be responsible for my actions. I literally died when I saw this. Literally. Died. I mean, it could ALMOST pass as “sensible”, couldn’t it? Say it could pass as “sensible”, then we can all go out and buy it, and be sensible together: do we have a deal? While we’re at it, let’s just throw caution to the wind and buy that Chi Chi London dress I just can’t seem to stop posting photos of:
I wonder how many times I can show you a photo of this dress before I finally crack and buy it? I wonder if the fact that I almost cracked and bought it while I was writing this post – BUT DIDN’T – is a good sign or a bad one? Speaking of Chi Chi London:
This one is called ‘Amber’. THEY NAMED A DRESS AFTER ME, PEOPLE! (Note: they didn’t. Let’s pretend they did, though: it’ll make it easier for me to justify buying this at some point…) If that’s not a sign, then I just don’t know what is. Moving on…
This is from the ASOS Wedding collection, and it should probably worry me a little that I always want to buy dresses to wear in “real life” that are actually designed for bridesmaids/wedding guests. It really doesn’t, though.
On the subject of green dresses:
You’d think the fact that I already own a dress similar (and yet completely different!) from this one would make me want it less, wouldn’t you? You would be wrong, though, because I’d basically sell my soul for it. Anyone want to buy a soul? Hit me up!
Where I live, there isn’t a single occasion this dress wouldn’t be deemed “too dressy” for. Like, even if you were getting married, and you wore this as your wedding dress, people would be all, “Where are YOU off to, all dressed up!” Isn’t that just the saddest thing you ever heard? Other than things that are ACTUALLY sad, I mean? I think so, too.
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When I sat down to write this post, I thought there were WAY more than 8 things I was trying not to buy, so I have to admit, I’m actually feeling quite relieved now. I mean, it can’t be THAT hard to avoid buying 8 things… can it?