Friday, December 9, 2011

I miss clothes

So, for a while now (seems like forever, but it's only been about 3 months), I've had to shift focus from fashion to home decor.  Don't get me wrong, I LOOOOVE home decor.  After I got past most of the furniture selection process and got over my commitment issues with that (ish), it's been smooth sailing.  The loft is coming along nicely and I can envision what it will look like when it's all done.

The thing about moving into a new place -especially moving into a new place where you decide to sell all of your old stuff and start from scratch with new stuff - is that is takes so many resources in your life.  Time, money, energy... all things that I don't have any excess to spare.  So it feels an AWFUL lot like cheating on my wardrobe.  And as much as I miss buying clothes, every single time I find a cute pair of jeans or shoes or a dress... I immediately calculate in my head the cost of those items.  NOT just in terms of $ though, I'm talking opportunity cost.  (Let the finance profession nerdiness begin.)  I calculate what I would be giving up in home furnishings and decor to buy that dress or pair of shoes.  So, as much as I want these Louboutins (so bad it hurts)... I need a dining room table.  Sigh. And as my mom would most definitely remind me after reading this, please Lord - let these be my biggest problems today.

Here are more of the images from Pinterest that keep me inspired to focus on the loft for now.  I'll post pictures of the new place soon!







14 comments:

  1. awhhhhhhhhh, hang in there for a little bit longer and I'm sure you'll be able to go shopping... FOR CLOTHES! can't wait to see photos of your new place :)

    xxx,

    Fashion Fractions

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  2. I know the feeling - completely! I just bought a huge mirror for my closet room and I kept thinking, "I could have bought 2 pairs of shoes for this price!!" It's hard to balance our love for clothes when decorating a new space. But, it will be worth it...can't wait to see pictures when it's all done!! :)

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  3. uuuggghhhh i know EXACTLY how you feel! that's why i got the wild hair to sell the most gorgeous kate spade shoes imaginable. however, i've decided i'll probably keep them. haha.
    shoes are my weakness and also think of all the things i could be buying for my house that are so much more practical, like, as you said, a dining table. a sofa. ottomans. end tables. coffee table. yeah i need errrerthang.

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  4. Lovely images, look forward to seeing your final design!

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  5. You will get the loft furnished very soon and then you will have money and time to spend on clothes! I can't wait to see pictures of the new place. I have definitely been watching what I spend since we are moving Monday. Ahh so soon!!

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  6. I am moving into a condo on the 20th. I was lucky enough that the girl renting to me doesn't want to pay storage for her furniture so she is letting me use it. She's got some great pieces. My challenge will be buying things to make the new place feel more like me and less like her. So, things I am use to splurging on will have to take a backseat soon as well.

    Love your inspiration photos!

    xx
    Sara

    Sunny Blonde Studio

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  7. I have the opposite problem- I'm desperate to do some decorating since I've been living in my parent's home for the past 9 months. And because of Pinterest, I have LOADS of ideas I'm just going to have to save up.

    I hope you get back to the (more) fun shopping soon! :D

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  8. Nice pictures. Thanks for checking my blog. Following you.

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  9. Beautiful inspiration photos! I definitely understand giving up a clothing budget for other things but when your new home is finished and fabulous it will be worth it. And the clothes will still be there! :) can't wAit to see the finished place!

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  10. Love these inspiration photos!! I am moving soon so I need to look more... so hard to find the time to get it all done, right? Can't wait to see what you design. Happy weekend. xo

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  11. I totally know how you feel, I had to recently buy a new mattress, a good one for my new place and it wasn't cheap so, I waited for those boots that I loved, and found better ones in the process!

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  12. Perfect picturs of homes. I love them! Seriously makes me want to re-redecorate my room ;]

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  13. Your home looks stunning! You did an amazing job.

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  14. I can NOT wait to see photos of the new place.

    Just think, a little sacrifice (in the case of those booties, let's make that a big sacrifice)..that will definitely be worth it in the end!

    xx
    thistimeisacharm.blogspot.com

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