They say the first step to recovery is admitting your problem, so here it goes… I’m a shopaholic! Okay, I’m not as bad as some shopaholics I’ll admit but I do love to shop and buy new things whether it be clothes, accessories, tech, health and beauty products or whatever it is, if I like it I want it!
Today I bought a new pair of New Balance 565 shoes from Schuh after being indecisive on which pair to get for weeks but I finally bit the bullet and got them! I always go to Schuh because the shoes are often cheaper than its competitors, they have a great returns policy, the staff are awesome and to top it off they give 10% Student Discount. Wins all round! I could have bought a lot more today if I wanted, I had to practically drag myself out of Superdry (My favourite clothes store!) where I could have easily spent about £250! And thats not accounting for all the other shops like Topman and Next that I could have spent in too. My biggest weakness is shoes, I love shoes but I am really picky, as I am with almost everything and it’s just a shame they’re always so damn expensive.
I’ve gotten a lot worse with shopping at the minute for two main reasons; I finally developed a fashion sense and I lost a lot of weight which means I had nearly anything that fit me other than a few outfits and I got tired of wearing the same thing over and over again and thinking people were noticing and I like variety.
The sad thing is I have barely any income, right now i’m living off the last of my student loan which at the rate my Champagne lifestyle goes by, won’t last very long. Next month I start my placement on a salary paid position but as its a placement isn’t substantial and with my outgoings being reasonably large thanks to rent and bills and everything else I mentioned in my last post (The Advantaged!) and having to save for things such as car insurance, road tax etc that are due annually opposed to monthly, meaning I have to get a lot better at managing my money! As a result I won’t have a lot of expendable cash and my beloved Champagne lifestyle will have to dwindle and I now have to prioritise. Of course I could let this get me down or I could use this to boost me in my career so I can have the kind of expendable cash I want for the future.
Also, I recently spent £150 on Asos.com as I’m a sucker for a good discount and UniDays occasionally gives 25% off on Asos and also gives other discounts, so it’s well worth signing up! Not to mention the other £200 odd I previously spent on Asos the last time they had a discount offer… Okay maybe I do have a slight problem.
As well as shoes I also have a big thing for watches! One day I will own a Rolex! But for now a Tissot, Hugo Boss or the likes of would be great! A stainless steel, big faced timepiece to accompany a nice suit, shirt or even casual wear!
At the end of the day I like to have new things, things change so quickly these days it’s nice to stay up to date although somethings will always remain ‘classic’ like a watch or a type of clothing style you suit and smart wear! Always a classic!
My perfect shopping day: This would have to include a large shopping mall or street with lots of stores, a good friend, a restaurant lunch with a bottle of wine and then champagne and cocktails! An expensive yet perfect day!
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Thanks – Lewis :)
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