August is Austerity Month

It has to be.
I came across this article entitled 7 Signs You're a Shopaholic and hmnmnmnmnmm why don't we go through all of them? You know, just for fun.
  1. You have many unopened or tagged items in your closet.
    But but but... what if I'm just waiting to bust them out for a special occasion or whatever? Like that little black dress with leather panels is not just going to be worn on a normal day in the office because it has to be cleaned by a leather specialist afterwards! And at my age (ugh, my age) I always have to have a fancy dress or two on standby because people are getting married left and right and I can't just wear the same thing to every single wedding, can I?

  2. You often purchase items you don't need or didn't plan to buy.
    Ehm. Does this mean I'm only allowed to go to the mall if I need something? Because that's just not possible in Singapore, land of multiple interconnected shopping strips. The malls are on top of train stations, for crying out loud.

  3. An argument or frustration sparks an urge to shop.
    It's better than keeping it all in and going crazy. If everyone just shopped instead of squabbling the world will be a happier place. We will all be in debt, sure, but we're happy.

  4. You experience a rush of excitement when you buy.
    If your eyes don't sparkle as you leave the store with a yummy new bag, then you don't deserve it. If you're not excited to shop, then dude, give me the money and I'll do the shopping for you.

  5. Purchases are followed by a feeling of remorse.
    Credit card statements are followed by a feeling of remorse.

  6. You try to conceal your shopping habits.
    Let's just say I used to blog about every single thing I get my hands on, but now I buy things so frequently it's almost embarrassing. Okay, it is embarrassing.

  7. You feel anxious on the days you don't shop.
    No shopping on weekends means I get to buy something on Mondays, yes?
So yeah, I guess I have a shopping problem. It's not that bad, like I'm not in debt or anything. But I do think I have way more stuff than I actually need. Whereas before I can keep tabs of everything I own, now I'm starting to forget about shoe purchases a few weeks back, or makeup I bought, used once, and kept for some future use that never materialized.

So. For this month, instead of shopping in stores, I am going to shop my stash instead, and look for things that are so forgotten they're practically new. No makeup shopping, no shoe shopping, no bag shopping (although I don't really shop for bags that much anymore, to be honest). God help me.

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