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I’ve referenced my Wish List here and there on Instagram posts and stories and thought it was time to create a post on the blog to share this truly life-changing tip. If you’re a style lover like me who is constantly working to change your habits from excessive spending to more thoughtful purchasing — this post is for you. Along with a little story about how I added another Golden Goose Sneaker to my collection :).
During a recent staycation downtown, l treated myself to an afternoon shopping date at Nordstrom. I’d been saving my notes for a long time and had acquired $400 somehow (the longest I’ve ever gone without spending them). On top of this, I had several hundred in gift cards I’d been holding on to. So I thought, let’s go browse.
I went straight to the second floor (bc shoes are my weakness and I love to browse designer) and came across a pair of Golden Goose High Top Sneakers that had been on my wish list for at least a year. I’m a huge fan of GGDB. I love the Italian quality and think they’re such an edgy addition to the modern woman’s wardrobe.
I own two pairs of Superstars, with a Midstar I’d consigned, and had been wanting to add another style to the mix. The Sky Star style I saw right in front of me while at Nordstrom in black and white was the exact pair I’d been eyeing. I asked the sales rep if he had my size (38), and sure enough, he did. They fit great and I got all the feels as the stars were aligning too perfectly to pass up — funds, availability, fit. But most importantly, there was some true coveting that went into this pair of shoes. And so, I made the purchase and they’re now mine.
So let’s talk a little about this process. I’ve been using a wish list mentality when it comes to shopping for a couple of years now to go along with my style formula.
Essentially how it works is when I come across an item I want, I make sure it has the following criteria:
If the item checks these boxes, rather than impulsively buy, I’ll drop it on my wishlist on Pinterest. This allows me to sleep on it, or as one of my fave people to follow on IG, Christina Mychas, puts it – “create distance from it”.
ps : give her a follow if you don’t already — she’s full of sage advice about mindful shopping and creating a minimal-ish lifestyle. I relate to her coming out of debt story so much and her content on ig, tiktik and youtube is so helpful!
K so back to the wish list. I’ll add things to the board often, while also combing through it regularly. Some items I realize I want to keep on there because I really want them, but others I find myself removing, as they don’t feel as desirable anymore, or I realize I just wanted the item because it is/was trending.
A recent example of this was when I almost impulsively bought a pair of Nike High Top Dunks off StockX last month. I really dig the comeback and I feel the black and white would work so well with my neutral wardrobe. But if I’m being honest, I really have been wanting them because I keep seeing them on Instagram. Being reminded that the GGDB high tops had been on my wish list for a while now AND were staring right at me made me realize, I’d be better off purchasing a sneaker at this moment in time that I’ve truly been thoughtful about. And while the Dunks are staying on my wish list for now, they could likely come off at a later time.
So that’s the process and tip: the items that stay on your wish list — those are the things you should work towards slowly buying. Saving up and planning for (or in my recent case, saving up Nordies gift cards and notes). The wish list is also a great way to share gift ideas with those asking around special times like birthdays or holidays (Santa def shopped my wish list this Christmas).
I hope this helps you in your own journey…
Be thoughtful about the items you purchase. Create a wardrobe you feel proud of over time.
Have a story about an item you were coveting and finally pulled the trigger on? Share it in the comments below or on my latest IG post.
Lifestyle blogger, photographer, mother to my son Boden and frenchie Smalls, wife to my hubs Trevor.
I built this space in an attempt to inspire you to find your edit and empower you to create the life you desire. Through digital content and honest storytelling, I hope to guide you along the way. Because everyone has an edit, and I'm here to help you find yours.
Get To Know Me
Mother. Wife. Blogger. Photographer. I built this space in an attempt to inspire you to find your edit and empower you to create the life you desire. Through digital content and honest storytelling, I hope to guide you along the way. Because everyone has an edit, and I'm here to help you find yours.
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