Post-Shopping Ban Haul :-)

3:00:00 pm

It has been so long since there's been a shopping related post on this blog. As I mentioned, I had been on a shopping ban for the months of March and April. While I wasn’t a 100% successful, I did manage to restrict myself to just a Fabindia kajal, costing Rs. 125. In my books, that’s pretty good J.

Contrary to what I thought, I didn’t go crazy without shopping. Unsubscribing from various shopping mailers was largely helpful, as was shopping within my wardrobe. It really helped me realize what was actually needed and I made a list when I went shopping again. I stuck largely to it, except for some jewelry J.

I got these kurtas from Westside. I loved both of them for the details on the sleeves – one was worn on my birthday, and one on my anniversary.


I had a Flipkart gift voucher, which I spent on these Carlton London ballet flats. I’ve always wanted animal print ballet flats, and I fell in love with these on first sight.


The material is a nice satiny fabric and I like the added bling J.

Lingerie – I was desperately in need of new stuff, I also got a sports bra from Jockey that is an added motivation to work out!


A nice shiny belt from Westside with a gold buckle.


I got these jhumkas from a store in a Kozhikode mall. They’re perfect for all my Indian wear (which is most of what I wear)


I recently discovered an online store called Giggles. On further inquiry, I realized that their physical place is actually very close to where I live!! So luckily I got to see all their stuff in person before buying. My sister got a bunch of things, and here’s my haul:

A chain with little tricolor rings:


A crown ring and a flower ring.



Do check out their facebook page here. They have a lot of cute stuff which are very reasonably priced.

I’ve switched from my Maybelline BB Cream to Garnier. It’s too soon to compare them, though.


Picked up this fish coaster at an exhibition and got a blue mug to match J.



I got an Itsy Bitsy voucher as a result of winning the Animal Crafts Challenge hosted by Artsy Craftsy Mom, and I ordered a bead board, among other things.


There are loads and loads of crafting stuff at the Itsy Bitsy website. Just looking at them will give you tons of ideas.

This post has been in the drafts for a while, and I haven’t included my birthday and anniversary gifts. Let’s just broadly say they include clothes and jewelry :-D.


Were any of you on the shopping ban? How did you fare? 

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13 comments

  1. I did fare well...But post ban is altogether a different story..I went on a rampage after my ban got over...I was within the shopping budget though :D. It's great to go on detox for months I guess, will start again from August :)

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    1. Yes, I really enjoyed the detox too, I actually learned a few things about my wardrobe :-). I don't know if going for a ban will work out for me; my brother's getting married in September and it's Eid in August, so lots of unavoidable shopping coming up!!

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  2. You came to kozhikode and dint ping me :( love the black kurti.....and the jhumkas from kozhikode :)

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  3. Such a cute post! Love yr kurtas, so colorful n chic:-) I agree with u on the leopard print flats, they are great..also, I have the same jhumkas as u!
    You did really well with your ban Fab! Enjoy the upcoming shopping fun!!
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    1. Thank you, Kalyani!!! The ban wasn't as hard as I expected it to be, should try it out again some time!

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  4. loed your kurtas and the jhumkis..cute!

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    1. Thank you, Rajvi!! Those jhumkis have been worn so many times already!!

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  5. You did really well on your ban Fab! And I love your post ban haul too. Especially those jhumkis and the chain from giggles. Going over to their facebook page right away. And please do share your shopping for your brother's wedding too cos I am sure it will be very different and unique. :)

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    1. Thank you, Swapna!! And yes, I'll definitely share pics of the wedding shopping too :-)

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  6. I love it all...the fish coaster is very pretty :) Now, I will wait to see those beautiful creations out of the bead board :)

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    1. Thank you!! Me too, I can't wait to start using it - now if only I had some extra time for it!!

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