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Blog Giveaway: Win a Lugano Green Clutch Handbag #winitwednesday

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Shopping addiction or capsule wardrobe?

In my early twenties, and older teenage years, I used to go clothes shopping on a weekly basis.  Actually that’s a lie.  It was a several times a week, if not daily, habit.  I was hooked!  I had a clothes addiction at one point and it actually contributed to me getting into a lot of debt.  I touch on that in my blog post:  A very honest account of how I ended up in £17500 of debt by the age of 20

I really did love to shop and buy clothes and never liked wearing the same outfit twice.  It gave me a massive confidence boost when someone said they liked my outfit.  I had rails and rails and boxes under my bed filled with clothes, shoes and accessories. 

Nowadays I’m the total opposite.

Shopping addiction or capsule wardrobe

I’ve gone from having a clothes addiction in my early twenties to having a minimal addiction in my early thirties. I now realise less is more and live with a capsule wardrobe instead.  I have gone from one extreme to the other when it comes to clothes shopping.  I now share a wardrobe with Ben which is a triple sized wardrobe and we have half the rail each.  I have to fit my clothes into this half.  If I want new clothes then I have to make space by selling things I don’t wear or donating them.  Though I try not to buy clothes unless I really need something or an item has worn through. 

It’s such a different outlook to ten years ago.  It suits me now and I realise how frivolous I was with my money back then.  It also didn’t matter if I wore the same outfit more than once.  I try my hardest now to only buy clothes I love to wear so I can wear them as much as possible without getting bored!

win a lugano green clutch handbag in my blog giveaway

Handbag Giveaway!

One thing that is always good to have whether you’re a hoarder of clothes or surviving with a capsule wardrobe, is a great handbag.  A good handbag can really make an outfit.  Today I’m giving away this very versatile dark green clutch handbag in a rather generous large size.  It has a gold chain with it too.  (Told you it was versatile)

If you’re trying to cut down on your clothes or create a capsule wardrobe then one of the best things you can do is accessorize!  A few fashion accessories can totally update an outfit, even if it’s the same outfit you wear over and over.  This handbag is from my online fashion accessories store where you’ll find a load of great printed scarves and jewellery to update your look in an instant.  Pop over and check it out!  (There’s a huge clearance sale on now too)

For your chance to win this Lugano green clutch handbag just enter on this Rafflecopter widget (UK only):

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  1. carol boffey

    lovely bag

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  2. Stephanie keill

    It's absolutely stunning thanks so much for the chance to enter

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  3. Chloe Hillyard

    This is a stunning, timeless clutch <3

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  4. Anthea Holloway

    What a super bag - I would love to win this.

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  5. ADEINNE TONNER

    These bags are beautiful and normally i don't tend to go for green but this is the perfect shade of green.

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  6. Suzie W

    I'm really looking for a green bag and this would be perfect!

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  7. Kat Allinson

    This is a gorgeous bag!

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  8. Katy Malkin

    I'm very minimalist since I had my daughter. Her wardrobe is fab though!

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  9. Julie Smith

    Love the blog, found some interesting and eye opening things personally in there x

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  10. Christine Lockley

    Gorgeous handbag, thanks for the chance to win! A gir can never have too many handbags or books

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  11. Robert Price

    Lovely bag

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  12. maria

    I need a clutch for my nights out I have too many big bags

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  13. Pam Smith

    It's so easy to get sucked into buying clothes. A capsule wardrobe is definitely the way forward...one item in, one item out!

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  14. Avs

    Fab colour, great design

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  15. Kim Lam

    What a beautiful bag. Thank you for running such a generous giveaway

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  16. rose w

    love your blog.

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  17. Paula daines

    Very stylish Clutch Bag ,would suit many outfits,casual or smart x

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  18. Adrian Bold

    Gorgeous bag. Many thanks for running the competition. Good luck everyone.

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  19. Alice bolton

    Very chic bag !

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  20. Liz Mitchell

    Thanks for the blog

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  21. Zuleika Di Lella

    I think the whole minimalist concept is really interesting but I've got to say, I could probably NEVER do it. Like EVER. I just hoard useless crap... I still have socks from 8 years ago that don't fit me any more and look more like a collection of grey bobbles rather than whatever cotton or polyester or, idk, fabric they're actually made out of. Props to you.

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  22. Niki Marie Wardle

    What a beautiful style and colour, its going to make someones outfit fabulous!

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  23. Shirley A Evans

    i love this handbag

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  24. Suzanna

    Just love the clutch colour

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  25. Diane Wareing

    What an open and honest account of your clothes addiction. I used to buy lots too. Most I never even wore, I think it was just the few seconds of happiness I felt when I had something new. Like you though, I very rarely buy anything now and I can;t even remember when it all changed. Maybe I got bored, I honestly don't know. I do know that I love this bag though. That would definitely brighten up my outfits.

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  26. Irene Wright

    Love your blogs but particularly the one about using my brain after retirement.

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  27. Trachll

    Beautiful colour and design

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  28. I remember watching a TV programme about people who were hooked on shopping for clothes and had gotten themselves into massive debt. Fortunately I've never experienced anything like that but I can imagine how easy it can become. I'm pleased you managed to get yourself out of that difficult cycle though! I'm loving the green handbag ? the colour is stunning and the style so sophisticated. Thanks for the giveaway! Suzy x www.suzyturner.com

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  29. Lori Darling

    Really loving this bag

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  30. michelle

    Love this style of bag and the colour is amazing

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  31. Jemma Regan

    Wow, what a gorgeous bag. Fingers crossed!

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  32. Debbie Smith

    fab bag i love the colour xx

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  33. Irene Murdoch

    Lovely bag!

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  34. Ruth Risbridger

    Beautiful clutch!

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  35. Rich Tyler

    Count me in :)

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  36. Paul

    cool giveaway - just what my wife keeps asking for

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  37. Jo Carroll

    Wow...sounds like you were a proper shopaholic back in the day? Great to hear you've taken control of your spending. x

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  38. Lynn Hughes

    Nice handbag

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  39. I think most young woman have a shopping addiction when they are single with no children to spend their money on, but reading this I didn't clothes shop as often as you, enjoy it while you can are my feelings #brilliantblogs @_karendennis Victoria --- I think 'enjoy it if you can afford it'!! I then spent several years in debt hell :P

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  40. claire glace

    Gorgeous bag many thanks

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  41. Hannah

    Favourite colour! So nice.

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  42. paula cheadle

    I love reading about any fashion Idea's, I love handbags

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  43. Vicki D

    Such a gorgeous clutch! Fingers crossed :)

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  44. Eileen Sumner

    Capsule wardrobe is a good idea

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  45. fiona waterworth

    really unusual colour

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  46. Lynsey Buchanan

    Lovely Giveaway

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  47. Donna Brown

    Great clutch bag

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  48. Rebecca Nisbet

    wow!! i love this bag! its such a gorgeous colour!

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  49. Aysha Suleman

    Fab prize, as always! :) ? Good luck to all x

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  50. Phillipa Hunt

    I prefer the early thirties mindset...have never been that into clothes and since having children I mainly focus on buying them new clothes and shoes rather than spending the money on myself as I have a whole wardrobe full.

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  51. This bag is gorgeous! I want!

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  52. Denise C Wynne

    Fab bag - love clutches and the colour is amazing

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  53. Christine Lewis

    Like and tweeted

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  54. Karen Walder

    I love this bag.....it's the most beautiful colour!

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  55. Alison McClean

    What a gorgeous colour, I love it ?

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  56. Louise Clarke

    I love the green of this clutch bag x

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  57. Mary H

    Wow. What a difference a decade makes. Way to turn your life around.

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  58. Becca

    I'm currently trying to learn to live with a capsule wardrobe and accessories, but I find it so hard to find scarves, hats and bags I like!

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  59. Deirdre M

    The Lugano clutch is gorgeous! Love the Emerald green tone

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  60. Keith Embleton

    Would love to win this as a present

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  61. Graham Ross

    What a fab e dark green clutch handbag to win

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  62. Barbara Klein

    Really like this purse, So lovely.

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  63. Komal

    Lovely clutch :)

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  64. Alison

    Beautiful just stunning

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