Lately I've been posting a lot of photos of my recent purchases either through Instagram or on here and I wanted to talk about how I feel about spending. First and foremost, I am not the most responsible person when it comes to money but I am trying and the older I become the better I get at it.
I do love to shop but I live with a very tight budget (rent in San Francisco is expensive!) so I pretty much only shop when I find incredible deals, or at resale stores, flea markets or garage sales. One of my biggest rules is only buying clothes when I have sold clothes I no longer want to get store credit at the Buy Sale Trade store that I work for. That has helped my finances a lot and made me really cheap! I hate paying full price for anything and I like to know I'm helping the environment in the process. That being said, I do appreciate quality I believe cheaper is not always better.
I think it's really cool that there are so many of us that are creative and have DIY ethics in our generation but there can still be a feeling of competition and having to "keep up". So, my main point is that I don't have a lot of money and I don't spend a lot of money, I pass up on a lot of great things that I want, that's a part of life and it really doesn't bother me. Blogging can create an illusion of a life and I want mine to be a reflection.
Speaking of shopping cheap! Don't forget the Just Lovely Things Giveaway ends tonight!