what a reputation to live down
otoh, I'm sure there are hundreds (literally) of other (ex-)shopaholics on SF, most of them just don't document their behaviour here the way I did for a little while
I think it started by looking back at my collection of pictures for inspiration. It was apparent that I used to pay more attention to overall aesthetic/theme of the brands and clothing than the pieces themselves. My recent additions to the folder were more of a collection of pieces that were eye-grabbing individually than part of a coherent style that resonated with me. So I re-evaluated what I really like and would like to support.
I tend to think my taste in fashion, music, interior, etc all connect to the same theme. In this sense, one could say that my style has become more integrated into the rest of interest I have. This may have made me more unforgiving and singular in what I buy, but at the same time it feels more authentic. I get the impression you have a very personal style, so I think you understand what I am referring to.
This is a very small shift and it hasn't really actualised itself yet as I haven't bought much lately. It has so far been more of a thought process. But long term it feels like I would buy less and of higher quality and perhaps from just a few brands.