This week I suffered from a mild dose of emotional shopping. It’s been
3 weeks since my last purchase dear lord. That was during my very successful
shopping weekend in Melbourne with my sisters so I really don’t need anything
new. Like I really don’t.
But a busy week with bathroom renos, moving out of our house for a few
weeks, husband working late a few nights and the little lords behaviour being
particularly challenging all hit me hard. I found myself online after a few
glasses of wine browsing through colourful accessories and then justifying the
purchase of a new necklace with the “I’ve had a rough week” excuse.
Now I know emotional shopping is a real problem and is often used to soothe a variety of negative feelings
and fears. Emotional shopping is often described as a very short lived fix that
doesn’t result in an effective outcome (not to mention the financial
repercussions) but I’ve got to say that my experience had the desired effect.
The new necklace felt like a
little reward for getting through some tough days. I don’t regret the purchase
and am very much looking forward to wearing it to remind me that life is not
that bad! I’m not planning to make a habit of it so will make sure I stock the
fridge with dark chocolate timtams for whatever next week throws at me. Emotional eating here I come.
So what was the stunning
necklace that caught my eye and my heart? It was the Blue Bungalow mint and
bronze snake necklace (see item 3 below). I have always had a soft spot for
anything in mint. Looking back at my Instagram feed, I see much minty love.
Aqua, turquoise, mint – they're all featured regularly.
For more minty goodness,
here’s a few items I’m dreaming of (I only own one of these I promise).
Now please tell me I’m not
alone in suffering from the emotional shopping / reward shopping disorder?
Labels: accessories, beachstyle, coastal, Mint, necklace