About (Shopaholic’s Nightmare…2011)

I am not a shopaholic.

But the sight of clothes, shoes, accessories, bags… turns me on just as much as when I’m anticipating a first kiss. So, no, I’m definitely not a shopaholic.  I just fall in love easily.  And a lot.

And for those new readers – I’m reposting here what drove me to write this blog in the first place. This was written sometime mid-July of this year.

365 days of a self-imposed clothes shopping diet.

No one outfit worn twice.

I’ll miss your weight in my hands

I’ve been wanting to start a blog for some time now – flex my creative writing skills. But I couldn’t think of anything to write about that wasn’t too “personal”, too “formal”, too “overdone”, too “something”, to share with everyone else.  Or maybe I  was just making excuses.

Anyway, semi-inspiration struck, fortunately. After another trip to the mall, a friend told me I already had too much clothes as it was and that she actually thinks I don’t wear anything twice. I thought she could be right and if she was, maybe I can write about that? Start off with something completely “un-serious” while indulging my re-found love of photography (and my modeling career frustrations).

So, I decided to put that premise to a grueling, cruel, absolutely, crazy test in this day and age of consumerism where the word “SALE” makes my heart race as much as the word “LOVE” or  “CAKE”. Not necessarily in that order.

THE CHALLENGE?

365 DAYS.

ABSOLUTELY NO SHOPPING… FOR CLOTHES.

(Shoes, lingerie, and accessories not included. Hey, give me a break here, some studies show a certain amount of retail therapy does help relieve stress.)

AND NO REPEATS.

(Except for shoes, accessories, blazers, and bottoms – now even I know I don’t own 365 of those.)

This blog will be a visual diary of my commitment not to shop and will serve to remind me that creativity exists in everything we do…and… oh, whatever. Rate it, hate it, love it. It doesn’t really matter.  I just want to see if I can actually start and sustain this –while letting my vanity run amuck.

I’m giving myself the next 10 days to take stock of what I have to work with (and, well, stock up with what I need!).  I think I’m off to a good start though – I just had a yard sale last week but my closets are still full.  Plus I’ve been doing some retail therapy before I decided to do this so I feel pretty confident I’m going to ace this challenge.

In the off-chance that I don’t, after 365 days, I would have either proven the premise wrong, which just means, I might have had to wear a gown to the office at some point…or proven it right and managed to save up a lot of money at the same time (and driven myself crazy in the process).

T-10 days. See you then.

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83 thoughts on “About (Shopaholic’s Nightmare…2011)

  1. Sharon says:

    What a novel idea! You can tell me, you’ve thought about the movie version of your blog already, haven’t you? Well done! ;)

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    OMG! I love your site! Can I recommend this to some of my friends? It’s such a wonderful and fresh take on blogs. I love it! I wasn’t able to compliment your clothes in Hawaii, but your outfits were absolutely inspiring! :D I never knew that you were on a shopping-for-clothes-diet. Sheesh! That’s kinda masochistic isn’t it? I can’t imagine holding off from buying clothes for an entire year! Hahaha! Kudos to you, Miles! :D I hope you don’t mind that I also subscribed to your blog. I think a daily dose of your fashion adventure is a great way to start the day. :D

    • joybound says:

      Hahaha You just made my day M! :-) Yes is it kind of masochistic… so now you understand why I bought all those bags, uhm, and shoes hahaha! My only outlet, you’ve got to give me that :-)

      Of course I don’t mind that you subscribed. Love it, and thank you! :-) And it would be absolutely my honor that you share it with your friends. Thanks in advance! Plugging shamelessly here… you might want to check out my other blogs too – something might interest you there as well :-)

      Thanks again. So happy you like it!

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      Hi! Thanks for nominating my blog :-) Hmm, I went to your site but can’t seem to find the post though. Still, thank you so much… not really familiar with the awards feature/sections in WordPress but hey, I don’t mind it at all! lol!

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