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.”
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
Fluffy sweater – similar here
Skater skirt – thrifted Adams
White Vest top – old
Tan strappy sandals – BS