So recently I’ve picked up this new little habit where not only do I shop online at night but I pop to the shops in the morning on route to work…and spend, and spend, and spend. It’s now got to the point where the majority of my new purchases remain unworn hanging from the curtain rail, wardrobe doors or are still sitting roughly folded in their plastic bags. Shameful.
For ageeeessss now my dad has been pointing out to me the fact that I have more clothes than the shops themselves but I just laugh it off. Every time I appear from my room, morning, noon or night I get the obligatory ‘is that another new outfit?’ No matter how many times I say no, and usually that is often because I am a liar, it continues.
Then after a lovely day sunning myself at Farnborough Air Show on Sunday I get pinned down by my family asking me questions like, how many items in your wardrobe do you wear often? Did you shop this morning? How much money do you spend a month on clothes? Ummmmm a lot.
Looking through my cluttered wardrobe it’s clear that I don’t wear all of the clothes. I recycle a few basics on a daily basis for work and then like to switch it up for the weekends. Plus I have a lot of clothes that still have the tags on and that is just not right. Someone else could have given them a happy home….
So because of this I have set myself a challenge. Some of you may laugh, some of you who have the same problem shall I say, will understand. I am going to stop shopping. I have set myself a workable deadline to begin with, one week. (It’s going to be tough as I get paid tomorrow) If this week goes well, I might make it another week and so on. Just while I realise what I have already and knowing what I really need, espesh for Autumn/Winter.
Phew am glad to get all of that off my chest. Today is day two of not shopping. Obviously this happens to be the day that ASOS send me an email telling me it’s the last day of their sale. damn it. If you get someone to buy it for you does this count as not shopping??? Not that I’m asking or anything, just saying…
Have you ever given up shopping. Please tell me it went well, I need some inspiration. Also I decided not to post any pictures because I thought that might make me fall off the wagon…