June 2021 no-buy review – how did I go

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So – how did I go? Well, technically I did buy two extra things on top of the dress that I had budgeted for. So, I guess, technically – I failed. BUT I actually don’t feel like I have failed at all. The two extra things that I bought (an eyeshadow and a skirt) are things that I have thought about buying for a few months now. They weren’t impulse buys, and I am glad I own these things. And that’s something that has become very clear to me this month – there were a few things that I was super tempted to buy but didn’t. I waited it out and in the end I’m so glad not to own these things. I get the 30 day rule now (waiting 30 days before buying something). There is a part of me that wants to want the things. It’s not actually about wanting the actual things as much. It’s the wanting to want, which is bizare. And I’m really not sure what to do with this revelation at this point in time.

With June being a strong sales month I am very proud of saying no to quite a few things. Something I heard in a video recently – is to only own clothes that you would rate 10 out of 10. When you know you know – there is nothing quite like that 10 out of 10 feeling, not 9 out of 10 or even 9,5 out of 10. So if it’s not a 10 out of 10 – why am I buying it? Well, I’m not.

So what I have been doing? Browsing less – because if I look I’m sure I’ll find something I’ll want. Also – waiting it out – if there is something that I do happen to find I just ask myself a couple of questions – like: Why now? What will I wear/use it with? Do I already have something that serves the same/similar purpose? How often will I use it? And I have given a lot of thought to fine tunning my wishlist – deleting items from it more often than I expected.

So now that I have gone through my no-buy I am excited about the budget I have set to make sure I don’t fall behind once again.There is an item (a handbag, it’s almost always a handbag) that I have on my wishlist and that has a fairly hefty price tag attached so I’ll be saving up my budget for that (this is what I used to do and I feel very nostalgic about it in a good way). So that’s next. I hope I don’t have to do a no buy again. As educational they can be they’re also a massive pain in the back side. Like a crush diet – and I’m really not about that. I really prefer all things in moderation.

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