Want. Need. Lust. Buy.
Has this blog made me into a shopaholic?
I was once a girl who rarely loosened her purse strings. I was also once a girl who wore over-sized denim overalls, so there was certainly less desire for the pursuit and purchase of cute things.
I'm not blaming the blog exclusively, but there is certainly a problem when I'm constantly viewing new fashions and being influenced AND given a link. One click and it's mine. Plus it's on sale. That's what I'm all about right, getting a good deal?
Meanwhile my closet is stuffed, and I have to challenge myself to wear some of the things! I'm not saying I want the minimalists closet, I just don't want it to be an art form to find a place to hang something. (lately the lip of the bookshelf has come to be known as 'second closet')
And I have so much trouble letting go. I've occasionally watched the shows about people who have too much stuff. And they get so damn emotional about it, like they would cease to exist if you took away one of their seven tea kettles.
There is so much talk on blogs about the fast fashion industry and the consumerist society. I can't help but to think about it. Think about the people we idolize. People with huge homes, closets bigger than most people's apartments, filled with stuff they are only going to wear once and then forget about.
Here I am, a cog in the consumerist machine, lusting and waiting for that sale, and buying and feeling victorious! I got the discount, I have won.
And I have so many moments when I can't help but think, "So what, I bought something - big deal! I earned money to spend money, and this makes me happy." I buy clothes for a life I wish I had. One where I've got a sweetie to take me out to dinner, one with fabulous parties to attend, one with afternoons on sail boats, or weekends in the Hamptons.
I'm sorry this isn't really going anywhere. I just wanted to get these thoughts out. I wonder if stopped shopping how I would feel. Better, worse, or simply the same? Could I even do it? Lately it seems I can barely go a few days.
My shopping habits have been growing, I've done nothing else this summer. Every weekend, shopping is my only activity.
I think it was this dress that brought on all these thoughts. Cute, no? It was on sale, for $30 and I bought it (along with $38 of other stuff) and thought "Where will I wear this?" And thought about all the other clothes that I've loved, and bought, and have no where to wear. And I wonder if this makes me a bad person.
And now I'm staring down my shopping cart at Urban Outfitters and wondering what I should do.
Be the shopaholic, or not?
Thanks for reading, and as always, for your thoughts.
PS. Today's Outfit
PPS. I know I've passed 200 followers, giveaway tomorrow!!