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40 Days Without Shopping- The End

Finally after the longest time ever, it’s over! I’m currently in between a chocolate and a shopping induced coma. 😊 I’m back trawling through my favourite sites munching on Easter eggs. Bliss.
Some things I have learned:
1. I have will power (as long as I’m not physically in a shop)
2. I use shopping as an emotional crutch
3. I’m completely addicted to shopping

Overall though, I’m quite proud of myself. I didn’t think I would last anywhere near as long as I did. 2 slip ups in that much time would have been unthinkable only a few months ago.

To top it all off, Miss Selfridge have an up to 30% off all dresses sale on right now!!

Thanks for following me on this journey, and make sure you come back to WhatClaireLoves.com often to see what I’m up to!

Until next time, Happy Easter!


40 Days Without Shopping – Day 41

Oh my God where have the last 16 days gone?!
So I’m doing ok!!
I had a breakout in Penneys on Day 33, but I haven’t worn anything that I bought yet-so does that count? Nah I know I’m kidding myself, so I’ve decided to keep going until Easter Sunday – who knew that lent was actually 46 days?! I didn’t, but then again I’ve never actually given up anything for lent that I really cared about. Shopping though is different. It’s an innate part of me. It makes me happy, makes my heart race and it puts a smile on my face.
In the interim, I’ve been working out. I’m also on a Fitness Challenge for Lent, so that has really helped take my mind off the shopping. I’m now spending my usual shopping time checking out new fitness trends and tasty healthy menus!

Saying that, I’m really looking forward to Sunday, and am totally going to treat myself to something new…just what is the question 😊

Until next time,

40 Days Without Shopping – Day 20

So yesterday I had a slip up. Not just a small slip up, a massive one! 😭
I was in Manchester with the girls on a hen party, and the shopping was just too good. Now I didn’t buy anything too frivolous, just some essentials (MAC and River IslandπŸ˜‚) However, I have picked myself up, dusted myself off, and am back on the No Shopping road.
I am disappointed, but it just goes to show that we are all human (and that I’m seriously addicted to shopping!!).
The girls are trying to console me with the fact that it was a Sunday, and apparently Sunday’s don’t count??! I’m not so sure about that!!
Wish me luck for the rest of my sentence…20 more days.

Until next time!


40 Days Without Shopping – Day 16

Well ladies, I’m not far off the half way mark! The time is going surprisingly quickly, although the last week was particularly tough. I’ve been at home sick, hence the very sparse blogging, and we all know there is only so much day time TV you can watch! So this week I really REALLY was tempted. I stuck it out though, although I have started a wish list of some fabulous pieces, for once the 40 Days are upπŸ˜‚

This weekend will be a super test, I’m off to Manchester for my friends Hen, and I’m told that the shopping is divine!

Here are a few things that I am currently dreaming of…all from Lavish Alice

Until next time