What Clothes Do for Your Mood; Pros & Cons

Obviously, I love fashion. That goes without saying. Recently though, I’ve been pondering, what is it about buying clothes and fashion itself that I like? Is it the act of shopping itself? Yes, but it goes deeper than that. I think for most women who love fashion, style is a means to express oneself. Your body is your canvas and you can say whatever you want with it.

The color I’m most attracted to out of Pantone’s picks for spring is definitely Pale Dogwood.

Clothes can heighten yoir your mood. Yes, shopping can be therapy. To me, scrolling through eBay and spring lookbooks is honestly relaxing and I can say 100℅ therapeutic after a long day. Nonetheless, recently I’ve had to ask myself, “Am I relying on shopping for a stress reliever instead of really dealing with my problems?” Recently, the answer is yes. As a result, I’m currently on a #nobuychallenge. I’ve seriously done some damage while seriously upping my spring/summer & work wardrobe game. 

I blame Free People & pictures like this on Free People’s website for making me want every oversized cute cotton sweater I can get my hands on. I’m always cold & they’re so flattering! Love these colors too. 💜😩

Yes, I needed a small upgrade, but I think letting yourself get into the habit of overspending as a quick pick me up is dangerous. Maybe these are first world problems, but in a world where stress levels are so high that we find ourselves shopping ourselves out of them, I think there’s a need to readjust. I don’t know about you, but I thought I was a smart shopper for a good while. It turns out, I was just fooling myself.

Anna Sui S/S 2017 Resort Collection. Anna Sui is one of my OG faves. She never dissapoints with her cute quirky style. 💕

I checked my bank account, and this past month I spent a third on clothes and a whole lot on food for lunch at work. I need to start packing a lunch.
 It’s fine if you’re an heiress or some impossibly chic and successful woman who made her own way…I don’t know about you but I’m working on so many goals right now, I can’t afford to waste precious time or hard earned dollars on anything other than essentials. Going back to the pros of being addicted to clothing, they can empower you & make you feel like a whole new woman. Once in a while, they can even turn you into a boss lady.

Rumi Neely.  Fashion Toast was the first blog I was obsessed with. 💗 I don’t know if anyone can look as chic in a slip dress as she can.

Yes, I’m going to keep shopping…with limits.
What do you lovely readers think?

Statement Shoe; Sophia Webster Chiara Butterfly Heel

Statement Shoe; Sophia Webster Chiara Butterfly Heel

Sophia Webster strappy sandals
$640 – bagheeraboutique.com

Leather strap watch
carnetdemode.com

Catbird gold jewellery
$230 – harveynichols.com

Gucci blush brush
$46 – gucci.com

Marc Jacobs gel eyeliner
$28 – net-a-porter.com

Mac cosmetic
$16 – selfridges.com

Rimmel lipstick
$7.46 – very.co.uk

Marc Jacobs fragrance
$81 – douglas.de

Statement Shoe; Sophia’s Webster Chiara Butterfly Heel

Statement Shoe; Sophia's Webster Chiara Butterfly Heel

Sophia Webster strappy sandals
$640 – bagheeraboutique.com

Leather strap watch
carnetdemode.com

Catbird gold jewellery
$230 – harveynichols.com

Gucci blush brush
$46 – gucci.com

Marc Jacobs gel eyeliner
$28 – net-a-porter.com

Mac cosmetic
$16 – selfridges.com

Rimmel lipstick
$7.46 – very.co.uk

Marc Jacobs fragrance
$81 – douglas.de

Statement Shoes; Chiquita Banana

Statement Shoes; Chiquita Banana

J Crew woven handbag
$53 – jcrew.com

Dolce Gabbana tech accessory
$405 – brownsfashion.com

Stila makeup
sephora.com

Stila eye liner
$22 – revolve.com

Blush
wetnwildbeauty.com

Spray perfume
violetgrey.com

Yellow Dress for Spring; Inspo: La La Land & Irises

Yellow Dress for Spring; Inspo: La La Land & Irises

Alice Olivia alice olivia dress
$225 – theoutnet.com

Jimmy choo shoes
farfetch.com

Jimmy Choo clutch
$1,035 – farfetch.com

Cartier gold ring
$2,255 – selfridges.com

J W Anderson bangle bracelet
$440 – mytheresa.com

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics blush
barneyswarehouse.com

Christian Dior lip treatment
saksfifthavenue.com

Flower stem
etsy.com

Peachy Keen

Peachy Keen

Miss Selfridge ruffle top
missselfridge.com

Steven slingback shoes
$120 – shopbop.com

Tory Burch crossbody purse
$425 – neimanmarcus.com

Miseno yellow gold ring
neimanmarcus.com

Christian Dior lip pencil
lordandtaylor.com

Too Faced Cosmetics mascara
$21 – selfridges.com

Mac cosmetic
maccosmetics.com

Tory burch perfume
toryburch.com

Perfume fragrance
themefragrance.com

Wanderlust; Santorini

Wanderlust; Santorini

Madewell off shoulder summer dress
$220 – net-a-porter.com

Pink gold earrings
snapdeal.com

Oliver Peoples lens glasses
$420 – forwardbyelysewalker.com

Lorac blush
loraccosmetics.com

Diptyque lip treatment
bigelowchemists.com

Murad beauty product
$35 – coggles.com

Leather home decor
onekingslane.com