It’s been amazing to me how much I’ve seen on the news in the last few months about “clothing diets”. Turns out there’s a whole group doing the no shopping for a year thing. I’m not sure I’m ready for 6 items for 30 days though.
So we’ve passed the halfway mark. I’m looking forward to getting down the bins of winter clothes. Except of course it’ s not really cold in Phoenix yet. Heck, this week we finally made it down to the 70s for the high. Brrrrr!
There have been a few “special occasions” lately where typically I would have gone out and bought a new outfit, or at least a new top. Instead I got creative with what’s in the closet and my jewelry. Truth is that once you’re at the event you’re having so much fun it doesn’t really matter.
The gauntlet Mark threw down last April was mostly about money. But for me the purpose of this challenge, other than proving to him I can do it, is to truly discover why I shop. What are my motivations behind what I buy and how much I buy?
The first is Boredom with a capital B. I’m not sure if this affects all women or just some but I get tired of the clothes in my closet. Maybe because I’m a somewhat creative person I find more of a “personality outlet” in what I wear. Not sure. But I am getting REALLY sick of the clothes in my closet.
Second is vanity, pure and simple. Which is weird. Because really I’m not the type of person that cares what people think about me. So why am I trying to impress people with what I wear? Still thinking on that one…