It's moments like these...

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).

1. Tucan tee $34.95 by Just Add Sugar at Birdsnest; 2. Opal mint green sea foam crystal stud petite vintage earring $47.28 by Iloniti at Etsy; 3. Flat mint and bronze snake necklace $35.00 by Blue Bungalow; 4. The candy B watch in mint $69.99 by Roxy at Surf Dive n Ski; 5. Clean sleek front cross body bag $49.02 by ASOS; 6. Sparkle and shine cardi $69.95 by Yumi at Birdsnest; 7. Mint and natural geometric print with tassels scarf $39.00 by Blue Bungalow; 8. Aruba flats $29.95 by Therapy at Birdsnest; 9. Mint sea tropez knit cushion $69.00 by Blue Bungalow.

Now please tell me I’m not alone in suffering from the emotional shopping / reward shopping disorder?

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