CAN YOU IMAGINE HOW RICH WE’D ALL BE WITHOUT SOCIAL MEDIA?!
Actually, do I want to think about that?! The reality is, I’m a huge sucker for online purchase pressure. And as someone who’s part of a spendy-enabling community, I get that talking about this is kind of hypocritical. I won’t lie – it’s good for me when people click my affiliate links, and it’s even better when one of you has a little spending spree as a result of that. Here and there, it helps pay for a gas bill or a new lipstick. Buuut, I do feel like it’s easy to get wrapped up in all the newness that’s thrust upon us. It’s something I recognise as a blogger and as a consumer – today, we go on Instagram and we’re bombarded with fancy new trends, cute accessories and must have beauty faves – wham, bam, thank ya mam, you’ve spent £50 in a matter of minutes.
Without Instagram, Facebook and Twitter – I’d have a healthier bank balance. Instagram is my killer at the minute – I buy so much based on snaps from influencers! I’m actually thinking I should challenge myself to go on a spending ban… It’s so difficult when I’m constantly on social media for work and blog stuff. Okay, I’ve also got no self control!
STICK WITH WHAT YOU’VE GOT
The bodysuit I’m wearing is one I always get asked about on Instagram, but it’s actually about 8 years old. It was long before Primark really upped their game on the lingerie front, more a random find that I’ve never gone off. To this day, I still wear it loads. I always feel bad having to tell people that it’s unlikely you’ll be able to find the exact one, but I do try to include links to similar styles where I can (there are a few of my favourites below). The thing is, there usually is an almost identical version out there… If I’m wearing a black t-shirt, it’s a black t-shirt. I’ve probably bought it because it was cheap, rather than it being something I (or you!) desperately need to add to the wardrobe.
So yeah, I’ll nudge in the direction, but if like me you’ve got something similar that does the job, then why buy for the sake of it?! Should I feel like I need to buy another version just so it’s up to date and I can share the direct link?! It seems unnecessary, which is where I’ll probably draw the line as a blogger. I’m always going to be wearing old faithfuls.
SHOP THE POST
Sunglasses – H&M / Bodysuit – Primark / Belt – Primark / Bag – H&M / Jeans – Miss Selfridge / Heels – Topshop