S&B threads link to such beautiful stuff, I can't help but covet them.
I don't spend any more than I used to before discovering MN, but I have become accustomed to better quality. So instead of buying 10 cheapo tops, I buy ONE good quality tee for the same amount. This lasts longer than the cheap stuff, and looks new a good year or two later!
Nope. I'm v sensible tbh. I shop carefully or in the sales and if I do spend 'a lot' of money (the most I've ever spent is 100 on a dress) it's only when I know I can afford it eg: if I've just taught an extra holiday class or something. But totally agree re the arsing around on clothes websites!
I also totally agree re: Nan - I don't buy a lot but what I DO buy, I generally buy to last.
And I would never have dreamed of shopping at Hobbs or Phase Eight if not for MN!
Generally it has been a good influence and encouraged me to buy less but pay more per item. I also think I impulse shop a lot less.
The only notable recent exception to this was my purchase of the H&M Swedish Hasbeens. I didn't need them nor did I like them once they arrived but got swept up in a frenzy of Hasbeen shopping on a thread on here . On the plus side, I was then able to ebay them for considerably more than they cost