March 13, 2012

Elevated Style Tip of the Week: Stop Buying on Impulse!

I'll admit it...I impulse buy all of the time. I see a good deal and I just can't help myself. This has lead me down a path of regret and wasted money over the years.

Lately, I've been keeping track (in Microsoft Excel) of everything I need to build out my wardrobe. So now, when I'm at the mall or surfing the web, I only purchase items that I've carefully considered and researched. It's done wonders on my wallet and it really has helped me to say no.

Next time you get the urge to buy on impulse, think to yourself how every $5 impulse would be better put towards a polished wardrobe. If you don't love it or need it, put it back!

1 comment:

  1. Excellent tip! I would recommend using the 10 second rule as well. It is a lot like the 5 second rule for food, except for shopping. Learn more here: