fraisbliss asks:
Hi Eva! Recently I feel like I've been in this funk of compulsive shopping. Truth is, I've been in this state since I realized that I have a debit card and money at my disposal. I don't want to be a shopaholic, but it's just so easy. I see something online and I would accidentally splurge on it, but I always end up hating it or not using it later on. What should I do?
evachen212 said:

oh dear. I went through a phase like the one you’re talking about in my early twenties (and all throughout college, if we’re being honest). it was hard to break out of the cycle because, well, what girl doesn’t love to shop? now, though, I have a much more pragmatic approach to shopping.  I really (try to) take time to think about the things I’m buying, asking myself how and whether they fit into my wardrobe, am I buying it just because it’s inexpensive, and will I still be obsessed with it in three weeks, three months, or three years from now? for your situation, though, first of all, anything you haven’t worn yet and that you’re ‘meh’ about (the items that don’t make your heart race thinking about them), return them. like, now. secondly, I think you have to ask yourself why you’re in a shopping funk—are you stress-shopping because of school or family? are you competitive-shopping because you’re comparing yourself to friends? spend some time thinking on that, and whether there’s a way to cut whatever it is that’s triggering the spending out—or at least reduce exposure to it. you will be happier, your closet less packed, and your bank account will thank you!

  1. saleneex3 said: thank you, this was very helpful
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