So another month of this so-called shopping ban and another failure to add to the books. If you've been following my Insta-story, you know we've been doing about 2 weeks of traveling with our Airstream. And most of the time we're glamping at campsites (side note: I got a request from a reader to do a post of my top glamping spots in California so that'll be up soonish), but we had a couple days in LA (which IMHO is the shopping mecca on the west coast). I browsed around DTLA (downtown LA), which back when I was going to UCLA was deader than dead. Now there's a ton of cool stores like Vrai and Oro at the ROW at DTLA and COS stores (the big sister to H&M). And well of course if I'm looking, I'm going to be tempted to buy, and buy I did at both of those places (oh and at the new Bridge & Burn store in LA too). I was especially guilty about buying stuff at COS since they're fast fashion and I was on track to a completely fast fashion-free year. But I can no longer claim that prize. Ah well, guess it just goes to show that I'm weak when it comes to clothes.
On a related note, I'm really trying to view my collection of clothes and what I wear daily as just a facet of my self expression and not such a main focus of my life. I want to do great things while looking stylish, I don't want to just look stylish (and by 'great things' I mean anything meaningful acts big or small). And lately I feel like my clothes have been more of a focus than my actual actions, so I might take a step back and try to focus more on doing rather than accumulating. If this sounds vague and confusing, it's probably because I don't feel very clear on it myself.
Anyway two more months to go, and the most consumeristic time of the year so we'll see how I weather that. Though come January I'm totally going to let myself try some new Elizabeth Suzann items since I've been dying to try them since month one!