I used to throw catalogs away when they would fill my mailbox. To me, they were evil and filled with temptation. If I would succumb to the lure of the beautiful clothes inside and order something, the excitement would usually fade and reality would set in when the package would arrive filled with an ill-fitting, too expensive item. Buyer’s remorse would set in and back to the store it would almost always go.
But, not anymore.
Nope, not anymore!
Catalogs have quickly become my friend and a wonderful source of inspiration instead of a nuisance. Now when I get a catalog, I linger over each cute outfit and visions of making one for myself dance in my head. No more guilt and condemnation. Just inspiration and fun!
Take this top selling Anthropologie swing top that costs $98 for instance.
I knew I had a plain button-down gingham shirt and a roll of matching fabric in my thrift store stash that would be perfect to make this shirt at a fraction of the cost.
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