Friday, 22 July 2011

The new AA : Addict's Anonymous

You know the time when you know you don't need 'the thing' but you get it anyway, cuz,
  • It's on sale!
  • It's only an addition to the incomplete family of the other stuff you bought sometime back?
  • You've been looking at it just a little too long everytime you've entered the store so it just speaks to you now?
  • You got something that matches perfectly with this new thing?
  • You're depressed so it's getaway?
  • You just love clothes!
  • You store-stalk! aka YOU'RE AN ADDICT!
SO, the only reason I do this post right now is cuz I have been battling quite the syndrome here and I have decided ways on how I am going to get it together! I don't care if I was on vacation or that my birthday just falls around the sale time, shopping as an escape is a true money killer alongwith a crazy diversion from you facing your problems! It is only acceptable when you know you need (not want!) something so you get it. Yes, we're girls, we like dressing up and having options, but what I just did the past 30 days was just not right. I wouldn't be saying that if I loved every single piece to bits cuz in all honesty I wish I didn't buy some that I did. But anyway, it just passed border line crazy when I bought two pants, same style, same colour in 2 different sizes cuz I didnt want to stand in line and wait an hour to try and still not know which one to buy. Also, not to forget I JUST bought a basic one in the same colour a few days back. If THIS isn't crazy I duno what is!

So, I have been to Bangalore, Bangkok, skipped Pune/Bombay (thankgod?), Jodhpur, and Saket/VK in the past 30 days and have shopped like the world was coming to an end! 

Ways to work with yourself :

  • Carry a small pad on which you've made a note of all the stuff that you need. More importantly, FOLLOW IT!
  • Do not sway!
  • Make a pact to take a couple gaps of not shopping on every outing that you make to the mall.
  • Find activities/hobbies around the mall that you like other than shopping if you like the mall so much!
  • Take a friend/family member who HATES shopping to put you in your place when you need it.
  • Write all the similar/same things you have, that way putting outfits together won't always mean you need to shop more!
  • Colour coordinate your closet! Put all the same coloured things together so you don't have to rummage through a rainbow trying to find a non colour every morning.
  • Don't carry any extra cash or credit cards for the next couple visits after any major slip-ups.

PS. Screw you Sukrit, did you really have to be so nice about picking the bags, helping with more options, queing up at the trial room/billing counter and parking money?!

Addiction Symptom :1: You stuff all the bags to the brim just so you can fit them in one photo. : |
Addiction Symptom :2: Most of your clothes still have their tags on even though you've been out like crazy. : /
Addiction Symptom :3: You think you need to have shorts in all the 'nice' colours cuz it's summer. : @
Addiction Symptom :4: Cuz black never goes out of style? : O
Addiction Symptom :5: You buy a basic pink one the first time cuz your wardrobe needs 'colour' and the other two with a design next time cuz the trial line is a kilometre long and you're unsure how you'd fit!
All/ZARA (Ofcourse!)
Addiction Symptom :6: You shop for winter in the summer!
Coral Jacket/BERSHKA
Cardigan/ Silver and red wraparound cardigans/Striped patchwork jumper/ZARAKNIT
Addcition Symptom :7: You hide the number of striped things you have!
Ruffled sleeve top/ZARA
Wide legs/FOREVER 21 Bangkok
Basic white shirt/ Sheer black top/FOREVER 21 India
Gifts/BFF Canada : D
The Aeropostale fits like dream <3

                  White shirt/ Peach Dress/ Leopard print sling bag/ MISS SELFRIDGE
Missing Jewellery/NEXT POST!
The everyday bag now!
Leopard print sling bag/MISS SELFRIDGE
Clutch bag/Colour block bag/MBK Bangkok
Black Roman sandals/MOTHER EARTH Bangalore
LOVE the Roman sandals <3
 Sigh! Shopping stores and Credit cards!!


  1. wow, you do have lots of clothes with tags on. i thought i had a lot but i think you just beat me, haha! i love your leopard print bag, its awesome :)

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  2. thanks to the non stop, head exploding air experience.. it kinda made me a tad bit airheaded and ruined the stop button adjustment

  3. What's the best place to buy bags from like within 2k or maybe 2500 also?