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APRIL RECAP: #NOSHOPPING2018

I shopped HARD in April. Oops.

As most of you already know, Kane I got married in April. Because it was a spur-of-the-moment kind of deal, we hadn’t prepared most of the things we’d need ahead of time, which meant that we had a lot of shopping to do.

Let’s see, aside from the wedding chambers and our wedding license, there was:
-outfits
-shoes
-rings
-bouquet/boutonnière

Okay, so maybe that’s not a whole lot of stuff, but it does add up! I spend at least 3/5 wedding-planning days at the mall picking up various things, and because I hadn’t shopped in a few months, it was EXHAUSTING! At first, I was excited to have an excuse to shop for some stuff, but it quickly occurred to me that this was not the kind of fun/casual shopping experience I usually enjoy.

Here is a blurry, polaroid camera sneak-peek of my wedding day outfit.

After the all of the wedding hoopla subsided, I thought that I would get back on track in no-time, but that proved harder than expected, also. I went on a mini spree, buying things like a new hat, and some accessories, even though I knew I shouldn’t. The shopping floodgates had opened, and I wasn’t even trying to stop myself.

I did, however, try to control myself in terms of buying things that I’d only been coveting since before #noshopping2018 started. I wasn’t entirely successful with that, either, but alas, here I am, confessing my sins! Spring is a particularly difficult season for me, because I love spring/summer, and I’m always excited to shop for things that aren’t sweaters for layering. I’m going to start fresh again this month and keep you posted.

If you’re on this no shopping journey with me, and you haven’t caved, I applaud you. If you have, don’t sweat it—it’s not the end of the world. As Aaliyah once sang, “If at first you don’t succeed, dust yourself off and try again,” right?

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