Monday, July 29, 2013

The Purple Autumn Leaves: Shopping Ban

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What girl doesn’t love to shop? Or even just window shopping? Or the 24/7 temptation called online shopping and window shopping?

And I don’t mean shopping is just about getting new clothes, shoes, bags and accessories. It’s also that super cute Hello Kitty iPhone cover with pink rhinestones, that mint scented candle that is perfect for spring, that peach body lotion that smells so delicious, that new glittery nail polish collection, that pink lip gloss that will make your lips look so gorgeous. Those little things never fail to make us women feel a little bit better, cherished, pampered, special.  And we don’t only shop for ourselves, but also for our loved ones, as well as for the home. A new crock pot to make dinner  for the whole family, strawberry scented hand soap and towel for the guest bedroom, chocolate cookies for the children, a new tie for dear Husband, a new slipper for Mom…

Since Baby Michael arrived, I have very limited time for myself, and window shopping at the mall has become a luxury I very rarely have time to indulge for. So my shopping budget stays untouched, and my wallet thanks me for it. But this girl ain’t happy because us girls love to see pretty things, rite. Part of the shopping experience is not just the buying but also looking at the beautiful things and displays. So how do I satisfy my window shopping appetite?

You Tube haul videos, but only by out-of-the-country YouTubers

By watching haul videos, I can look at all those cute things that other people buy and new trends. It’s sort of window shopping for me without ever leaving the home, which I could do at night after Baby Michael is asleep and Hubby is watching DVD before we both tuck in to bed. Lucky me, most of those YouTubers are from the US, and they buy things that are mostly only available in the US, so even if I’m tempted to get that caramel mocca hand sanitizer that smells so yummy and will look adorable hanging from my purse, I cannot get one since there’s no Bath & Body Works in Indonesia! Pretty safe, huh. Ow, and JewelMint doesn’t send to Indonesia either, so no matter how much I want that beautiful Shanghai pendant and necklace, I cannot go to their site and buy it!

Online Stores N Company Websites

Lucky me, I don’t really like to shop on line, except for accessories. When I buy clothes or shoes, I want to touch or even try them if possible, to make sure that it really fits me and comfortable to wear.  Accessory is my Achilles Heels, because it’s easier to visualize and if the seller states the material it’s made of, it’s enough for me to make decision whether or not I want to buy it. I found some very cheap but very pretty Hello Kitty crystal pendants on Ebay, for about USD 2,5 each. I love to browse on Ebay just to see things.
My current favorite company site is Henry Bendel. They have such cute women accessories like compact mirror and keychain, as well as beautiful bags. We don’t have any Henry Bendel stores in Indonesia, so it’s pretty safe to browse around since I cannot buy anything anyway. Haha!

My Own Closet

Do you know what’s so good about after giving birth and you almost get your pre-pregnancy body back? You feel like you have a closetful of new wardrobe! Things that you couldn’t wear when you were huge now can fit you again. It’s just like Christmas and birthdays all thrown into one! “New” skinny jeans, “new” high-waisted skirt, “new” fitted tops… ^_^
I don’t know how long it’s going to last, the no-mall period, but it’s been going on for more than a year since I was pregnant.  And hey, I’m still alive and I haven’t missed the mall just yet. Well, a little maybe, but it’s not bad. ^_^

I was 17 weeks pregnant in these pictures.

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8 comments:

Marla Robinson said...

All your outfits are adorable. I find it easy to shop less if I look less. No visits to the mall or browsing websites.

Patti @ NotDeadYet Style said...

I have been on a shopping "diet" too, and find I really do have plenty to wear! Thanks for sharing your lovely look with Visible Monday.

Lauren @ Style Elixir said...

Darling outfit!

Thank you for linking up with Style Sessions.

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Juana Mikels said...

I love seeing the pictures of you! So cute!! It's amazing how fast you can find something online that you can't find in a store! that happened to me Tuesday, and now... it's coming to my front door tomorrow! THank you for linking up on my Wednesday's Prayer girls & for even posting a thumbnail of it. I hope motherhood is going well with your baby Michael. I LOVE the infant days!!! If you will email me your email, I will send you a reminder when my Wednesday link up is live! I'm juana mikels(at)gmail(dot)com Love, Juana

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

What a beautiful outfit! You look so put together!

Penniless Socialite said...

Cute bracelet! Thanks for linking up for Favorite Fashion Friday. Hope to see you back tomorrow!
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Kelsey Bang said...

love your pretty floral necklace and red shoes!

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James Frank said...

All the outfits was really nice and beautiful.it was really looks nice to wear and on a girls.Thanks For sharing this.

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