12.08.2009

Confessions of a Shopaholic...Christmas Shopping

I will reluctantly admit that when I watched Confessions of a Shopaholic there were many similarities between Rebecca Bloomwood and myself. It is an addiction that so many fashionistas can relate to, which explains the success of Sophie Consella's Shopaholic book series. I feel the same obsession over items that I deem as must-have. I also feel like I can't repeat outfits. I get anxiety about items that I don't purchase, or on the contrary I get buyer's remorse after impulse purchases. My bank account is always drained and the concept of saving money seems to be a thing of the past.
I have learned to somewhat control my addiction by simply not going shopping. The mere exposure to malls & boutiques proves to be too much for my self control to fight & I end up wanting everything I see.

This is why the holiday season is especially hard for me. Sending me into a mall is like sending a caged animal into the wild. It seems as though every present I buy for someone else, I also buy something for myself. But, come on...the sales right now are ridiculous! Though I knocked 4 people off my Christmas list this weekend, I also ended up with 2 new pairs of shoes, a winter coat, a bathing suit, jeggings, a scarf, & some new jewellery. I clearly have a problem.

The first pair of shoes were only $35 at Aldo and will look adorable with thin socks or with dresses in the Spring.

The second pair looks JUST like these from Free People that I'd been ogling since August. I have been wanting OTK boots for a very long time and I found these chocolate brown beauties at Winners for half the price of the FP ones. I am considering returning them though because I feel like I don't know what to wear with chocolate brown? Most things I own are black and I just have this thing about black and brown together.

I'm supposed to be going to Metrotown tomorrow evening to help a friend do some Christmas shopping. Lord help us all.
♥aliciafashionista

2 comments:

  1. Both lovely items! Too bad Xmas shopping can be terribly stressful...
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I look forward to hearing from you,
♥aliciafashionista