Fashion vs homeware

If you are a shopaholic like me, you’ll probably be constantly trawling through websites, making wish lists and creating folders on your phone called ‘want’ and ‘need.’

Buying things is addictive, it makes us happy and thanks to Instagram we have the ability to share that happiness with others. You are welcome! 😜

I used to love buying clothes but these days I really struggle! Yes my hideous body is the main problem but due to working part time I have less disposable income, therefore I have to be more picky about what I purchase. I find myself walking around shops mumbling to myself 😳 ‘that’s a bit young for me’ or ‘ffs do they sell anything other than bodycon dresses and crop tops these days’ which ultimately results in me buying naff all!

When I’m given money as a gift, for my birthday for example, Suddenly all the ‘want’ and ‘need’ folders I’ve created on my phone for the past year start buzzing around in my head and I feel confused about what I actually want and need.

I don’t want to ‘waste’ my birthday money on random bits, I want to buy something special, but what the hell do I want? It’s like the less we buy, the less we actually need.

There is always that classic problem though, when you have no money everything you see in the shops is amazing and you want it all! As soon as you get paid you enter a shop aaannnnnnd….. NOTHING! It’s all shite!

I have found as I’ve got older, that I wear things that I like rather than following trends like I used to. My style is very distinctive. Unless I’m at soft play where you’ll find me in jeans and T-Shirt I’ll nearly always be wearing a pinafore or shift dress with tights, and I do love a collar. I guess you could say it’s sixties inspired. Cute is a word people often use, not sure that’s acceptable at 31 but I’ll take cute over mutton any day! 😉

I guess this is the reason I like to buy homeware. Homeware never disappoints. A cushion doesn’t have love handles that you have to try and squeeze in to the cover (unless you bought the wrong size,) and you don’t get a vase home and think ‘it definitely looked better on the shelf.’

Homeware is the one! You don’t have to try it on in a changing room with 360 degree mirrors that show the cellulite you didn’t know you had under your arse! You don’t have to ‘squeeze in to it’ or suffer the aftermath (thrush) of wearing multiple pairs of control pants to make it look acceptable. You don’t have to worry if the colour makes you look like you have jaundice or doesn’t match anything else in your wardrobe. Nope. Homeware just sits there, looking pretty and making us happy!

I know shifting some weight will make me feel more positive about clothes shopping but until then I’ll just carry on creating my ‘want’ and ‘need’ folders full of homeware.

Now where are those custard creams? 🙈

What do you love to buy?

Until next time



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  1. March 28, 2016 / 8:41 pm

    I fully understand, I\’m at an age now (51) but my head is still 23, where I still love fashion but am lost as to what to wear. My day is spent with playing with puppies and getting messy. My home is always my passion and I love shopping for it. But I also need to find me again… Easier said than done lol

    • March 28, 2016 / 8:46 pm

      Hi Sandra, thanks for reading! I guess a lot of us find it easier to style our homes rather than ourselves! I say to hell with age, embrace what you love wearing! As long as that\’s not knee high leather boots and hot pants I think you\’ll be good to go! 😉 good luck on your journey finding \’you\’ X

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