Polka dots -- and a shopping ban : (

Yup, you read the title correct. I am on a strict shopping ban until Christmas. Why? Well # 1 money has been tight lately, and I'm realizing there are many other things I should be using my money for other than shopping (I know crazy right?) and # 2, I should be saving my money to by gifts for the ones I love for the holidays. Which is why the shopping ban has been put into place. 
No shopping for myself until Christmas is over.
I can do this. I know I can. I'll have to work on impulse control (and steer clear of all Targets!) but I'll be able to do it and be a better person for it.
So with that being said, you might see me "recycle" many outfits on this blog until the new year -- but that's all part of the fun. Let's see how creative I can get with the clothes I have until my shopping ban is over. Wish me luck!!
Outfit Details:
Leather jacket: Gift from D -- Polka dot sweater: Old Navy -- Fux Fur scarf: J.Crew factory
Black mini skirt: Target -- Leggings: Gap -- Boots: Bakers
Anyone else not shopping for themselves until after the holidays?

Shopping ban starts -----NOW!



  1. Good luck with the shopping ban! I bought myself 2 sweaters last weekend, but I'm hoping to only buy gifts for the rest of the year. We shall see!


  2. Love this " recycled" outfit - its adorable. I think recycled outfits are the best!

  3. This is one of my favorites as you know :)

  4. I'm on a shopping ban too :-/ We can do this! lol

  5. Oh my goodness. I'm also sorry to hear that. That's rough!! Let's have a moment of silence....
    Lol. You can do it!! You always look great. Recycled or not. Xoxo


  6. I think I should put myself on a shopping ban too! I have to put my money towards gifts for other people.

    Love how perfectly your sweater coordinates with the boots! You look adorable.

    The Tiny Heart

  7. I want a sweater like that so bad, very cute fall outfit.

  8. I need to put myself on that same shopping ban. Love that sweater...I think I have it in pink from last year. I definitely need to go on a shopping freeze...I don't even know what's in my closet.
    Penniless Socialite

  9. Oh good luck! I always say I should just put a ban in place but I never actually do it. What's actually been helping me lately is that my workplace switched from an hour lunch to just half an hour, so I don't have time to run out and impulsively buy things. I work on one of the busiest shopping streets in Chicago so it was a huge problem for me before. Hopefully I can reign in my spending and just focus on buying gifts for others this holiday season!


    Kristina does the Internets

  10. You can do it! I know I've been doing it for a while now, and it's incredible how you can shop your closet and be good for a few weeks! I think you have it in the bag!


  11. I'm trying SO hard not to shop for myself right now! It's sooo hard! But I think I can manage (I think) :)

    Love the outfit - those boots are amazing!

  12. What a cute outfit! You look adorable!



  13. Love this entire outfit, especially that cut faux fur scarf! I am sure you will be able to do some great remixing with the clothes you already have. I am tempted to do a 30x30 soon and lighten up on the shopping myself.


  14. I love that sweater! Good luck with your shopping ban :) Thanks for stopping by my blog!


  15. Good for you! It's hard, but it can be done. Love your polka dot sweater. Would love for your comments on my latest post.
    xo Dina
    Sweetest Somethings 

  16. Love that sweater - one of my favorites! I have it in pink/khaki :)

    xo, tasha
    Enter to win a monogram pendant necklace

  17. You look absolutely adorable! i LOVE your boots!


  18. Love this look- so adorable! Of course you can! Once I put a similar ban on myself and I remember it just happened without any issues! I mean once you are decided it gives you that self control. The other trick was I hardly used to hit the mall, but for you, if you want to buy gifts for others, that would not be feasible! Any how, good luck with the ban!
    Have a happy Thanksgiving, dear!
    Juneli from Fashionably Yours

  19. Love that polka dot sweater! Good luck with your ban :)

  20. oh my gosh...it's so hard not to spend money during the holidays! But good for you! Use that money to get awesome gifts for your friends and family!

  21. You can do it! You'll be so proud of yourself once you lived up to your challenge. Good luck!

  22. Ugh, good luck with the ban - you are a stronger woman than I am! I've only done 1 ban and it was in February (the shortest month haha). Once you have that extra money in your account, you'll feel a lot better about it.

  23. Cool sweater dear!
    I have just discovered your blog and I'm your new follower! :)

  24. Good luck with your ban!:) I am trying to be better too right now. love your jacket!

  25. I love the sweater - wished I had picked it up. Good luck on your shopping ban...this time of the year is so tough since they have so many tempting sales.

  26. I just finished a shopping ban a week ago that lasted a a couple of months. I confess that it was tough initially, but you will end up learning and being very creative wearing the clothes that you already have so, I say: do it! And good luck, I'm sure you'll have a lot of fun! This is a very cute polka dot sweater, btw, and I love it with that faux fur scarf!


  27. This outfit is so cute and I am also saving till xmas!!!

  28. Love the look... good luck with your ban!

    Monica from Fashion Koketi

  29. Hi Steph!

    This is such a super cute sweater - it's perfect with the boots! Love this look. I can totally relate to your no shopping ban, I'm attempting to do the same thing - as a reward I might buy myself a little gift for under the tree too :)

    Lauren @ www.stylelixir.com


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