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’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.
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.