Shearling & Red Velvet Leggings

I’m all for having a diverse wardrobe, but there are rare times when I end up buying the same thing in different colours. Like these red velvet leggings. I bought black ones in September or October, thinking my velvet legging craving was satisfied. Then this gorgeous red version came out a few weeks later. For a while I tried to sell myself against them, but my wall of self-control came crashing down and I got them. And so what?

It feels like there’s a negative association with buying multiples of clothes. You’re automatically a crazy shopaholic or something. But most people have a thing they probably spend a bit too much money on. My boyfriend is obsessed with buying random stuff online & motorcycle gear. Some girls have mini Sephoras in their bathrooms. Some people can’t go without their daily Starbucks.

I’m not trying to promote consumerism. I don’t go shopping every week. I’m not the girl who’s wearing new clothes every time you see her. I’m the girl that tries to pack her lunch every day and buys tights at the dollar store (I refuse to pay more than a few dollars for something that I know will rip after a few wears). But when the urge strikes me and I want to treat myself, I don’t feel guilty about it.

Money doesn’t buy happiness, but it’s still a good way to blow off steam every now and then. I’m a financially independent adult and if I want to buy another pair of velvet leggings, I will!

Thanks for reading! How do you like to treat yourself?

JACKET: DYNAMITE | SWEATER: SAMMYDRESS | LEGGINGS: TOPSHOP | BOOTS: H&M

38 Comments

  1. Nevena Krstic 16/01/2017 at 11:48

    Great outfit! Your leggings are so cool! 🙂 xx

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    1. Maria 18/01/2017 at 17:59

      Thanks Nevena!

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    1. Maria 18/01/2017 at 17:59

      Thanks girl! xx

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  2. Batsheva 16/01/2017 at 18:01

    Is that purple I see? I am LOVING this hair transformation, dude! I don’t know about you, but I’m 21 and have been financially independent for at least three years, and I still rationalize normal shopping trips sometimes. As in, “I really shouldn’t spend money on clothes…yes, but Batsheva, you haven’t bought anything since last January. That was 12 months ago…But won’t ppl say that I’m spending money?…BUT ITS YOUR OWN BLINKING MONEY!”. Yah, something like that. I happen to love those leggings in red btw, so much color Maria! So proud.

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    1. Maria 18/01/2017 at 18:01

      It is! I really love it too. Yeah, I do that as well but if I know I have enough saved up and I’ve been working my ass off why not? Otherwise I’ll just think about the item until it drives me crazy so I think it’s better for my mental health to just spend the money haha 🙂

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  3. Christina Gliati 16/01/2017 at 23:03

    I always treat myself even when I dont have budget (well then it is just a little). It can be anything just to feel somehow better. A t shirt or a bag or whatever. As for the tights I laughed!I do the same thing (euro store) I buy the cheapest ones also I think it is the most logical thing to do ! Kisses!

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    1. Maria 18/01/2017 at 18:02

      Yeah, even sometimes buying a nice chocolate is good enough to do the trick 🙂 haha glad to see another dollar store tight buyer! xx

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    1. Maria 18/01/2017 at 18:02

      Thanks Paola! x

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  4. Neguine 17/01/2017 at 12:24

    Well. I think you were totally right to get those leggings because you look absolutely stunning and hot girl! Whenever the thoughts kick in, just kick them out. You work hard you deserve to treat yoself!

    Love ya babe

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    1. Maria 18/01/2017 at 18:02

      Thanks babe! I agree, otherwise I think about it way too much so might as well haha xx

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    1. Maria 18/01/2017 at 18:03

      Haha same, I always imagine Donna and Tom Haverford from Parks & Rec 🙂

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  5. Dora Toubanaki 17/01/2017 at 13:52

    Velvet is such a pretty texture! Good job!
    I treat myself too much lately so I should probably stop!
    Dora http://www.BangsBang.com

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    1. Maria 18/01/2017 at 18:04

      Thanks Dora! Yes there is a limit but I think every once in a while is fine 🙂

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  6. Monika 17/01/2017 at 14:47

    I typically treat myself by buying concert tickets. I don’t even remember when the last time was that I bought clothes. I was given a few items last year so that might be cheating but I think I the last time I bought clothes was in 2015. Anyways I think you have the right idea. We all have every right to treat ourselves from time to time and those awesome leggings are a great way to do it!

    -M

    Violet Roots || Instagram

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    1. Maria 18/01/2017 at 18:05

      Thanks Monika! Exactly, we all have our own things. I love concerts too, I haven’t been to one in too long.

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    1. Maria 18/01/2017 at 18:08

      Thanks Lindsey! I wish I was better with plants, I even managed to kill a cactus haha x

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  7. Jessi Malay 18/01/2017 at 12:06

    I’m obsessed with this look babe! Velvet is one of my favorite trends of this winter season and I love on everything! The deep red color of your leggings is also so stunning <3

    XO Jessi,
    http://www.mywhitet.com/ootd-recap-3/

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    1. Maria 18/01/2017 at 18:08

      Thanks Jessi! I’m obsessed with the colour x

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  8. Anmaria Djong 18/01/2017 at 18:30

    This is definitely a treat. You look so good and match really well with the jacket. Thanks for such a good idea.

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    1. Maria 18/01/2017 at 19:16

      Thank you! xx

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  9. Kathlynn 18/01/2017 at 21:16

    Love your legging! Do you have your closet on Glamoutfit app? I want to follow you. I’m so curious what you have in your closet.

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    1. Maria 19/01/2017 at 17:21

      Thanks Carrie!

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    1. Maria 26/01/2017 at 12:58

      Thanks Rachel!

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    1. Maria 26/01/2017 at 12:59

      True, I try to be strict with the items I buy – I have to really love them.
      xx

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  10. Hsinwei Ho 25/01/2017 at 19:40

    Want those velvet leggings! The colour is so pretty and the texture is gorgeous too!

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    1. Maria 26/01/2017 at 13:01

      There were a few left in the Vancouver Topshop, maybe they’re still in London too! x

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    1. Maria 30/01/2017 at 17:49

      Thank you! x

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