I've banned myself from shopping.
Not completely, but I decided that I needed to cut down on the amount of clothes I purchased and to make sure that when I did make a purchase, it's a good quality one. I always ask myself "do I need it?" and "can I make it myself?", I mean as a designer, it makes sense that I wear my own creations regularly (several encounters have taught me lesson or two).
So with that in mind, a couple of months ago when the weather went from cold to freezing I decided my battered biker jacket was no longer cutting it and I had to make a coat.