I stop to stroke the velvet top, sequins glinting in the bright shop lights and imagine wearing it. I can picture myself looking beautiful, feeling popular, my life would be better if I buy this top! It’s a trap I’ve fallen into too many times, that little voice in my head saying ‘ooh look, thats pretty, you NEED that top in your life’. The difference is that I now have another voice saying ‘but do you really?’ The voice that knows how quickly the instant gratification fades from my life and instead ends up heaped in a pile of unworn…

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