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Confessions of a Shopaholic!

August 25, 2016
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photography by Halisee

I have a substance abuse problem – shopaholism.

I am a natural spender and am only now admitting that I could use a budget in my life from time to time every time really! I am that person that would buy the same shoes in different colors at a go, walk a few steps and buy a dress to match! My first instinct definitely is “don’t buy it Rosemary you can’t afford it! “ but I’ve found myself heeding that little voice in my head that tells me “go ahead and buy it the shoes shouldn’t have to suffer for your inability to budget!”

The thing is budgeting to me has always had such a negative vibe mostly because it’s used in the context of “I can’t go shopping am on a budget! Or “we can’t go on vacation we are on a budget! “and I remember thinking urgh people on a budget are really not fun people! I have always felt like budgets limit ones freedom and so I’d cringe every time I hear the word budget.

But I’ve come to realize that as much as I like to be a free spirit am really not I like safety and just knowing three steps ahead and that boldly and simply means having a budget! I know that if I want to be a smarter saver, a smarter spender, a smarter investor and all that good stuff I will definitely need to have better control of my money! I am a baby steps kind of girl but so far so good I feel in control and like it gives me the freedom and permission to spend. I am a self-confessed shopaholic and going cold turkey on retail therapy would have adverse withdrawal symptoms .So, I budget for shopping and fun making the whole experience a little bit more enjoyable!

Money is like a magnifying glass it makes you more of what you already are so am trying to lay a great foundation by starting small and having my priorities right. Learning to give and save before I spend and develop a fully funded rainy day fund!

John D. Rockefeller said “I never would have been able to tithe the first million dollars I ever made if I had not tithed my first salary, which was $1.50 per week.”

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On to fashion related matters my style has been described as delicate and feminine and looking at this particular ensemble I couldn’t agree more I tend to gravitate towards simple feminine pieces. Skater skirts paired with a cute top or a cute sweater (see here) hold a special place in my heart they are effortlessly chic,simple and classic!this sweater is so comfortable

Outfit Details

Fluffy sweater – similar here

Skater skirt – thrifted Adams

White Vest top – old

Tan strappy sandals – BS

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10 Comments

  • Reply Joy Quint August 25, 2016 at 10:08 am

    These skater skirts are my all time faves!!!!

    • Reply beingrosemary August 27, 2016 at 4:46 am

      And this particular one is my bestest Lol
      Thanks beautiful❤

  • Reply KacheeTee August 26, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    I think being on a budget is so key and takes a certain amount of intention to develop. And your skirt is lovely!
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    • Reply beingrosemary August 27, 2016 at 4:47 am

      Yes it is..I took long to realise it but am glad I did
      Thank you darling!❤

  • Reply Peter Oluoch August 31, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    I love shopping too. I dont mind working with you. I do photography at http://www.doxa.co.ke. Please check it out. Regards, Peter Oluoch, http://www.doxa.co.ke

    • Reply beingrosemary September 1, 2016 at 9:48 am

      Thanks Peter I will check it out

  • Reply kirigo September 16, 2016 at 9:57 am

    Woman you have such a simple but classy sense of style and they’re all on a low key budget , its really amazing.I wonder where it is you shop at considering I too go to the same places ha-ha could I be your shopping buddy sometime please 🙂

    • Reply beingrosemary September 22, 2016 at 7:36 am

      haha thank you Kirigo you such a doll and yes you can!!!

  • Reply Ms. Kapai October 27, 2016 at 8:45 am

    looking all gourgeous i love ur simple look………..glamorous is an understatement………now where exactly is thrifted Shop” contacts!!!

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