Thursday, 22 January 2009

A confession

I am starting to realise I have a serious shopping problem. Since stopping buying anymore footwear I have just moved on to clothes and accessories. I know it's ridiculous and that shopping will not buy me happiness but it is one of the few things that actually puts a smile on my face. I can't believe it has come to publicly announcing this but hopefully it will make me stop and concentrate on fixing the things that make me feel down.

7 comments:

Tat said...

I know exactly where you are coming from - I put myself on a 1 month shopping ban last November, and I was surprised at how hard it really was.

I REALLY don't need anymore clothes - but that doesn't mean I stop buying them.

Perhaps you and I should support each other through a "no-purchase" month - or give up clothes shopping for lent!

Spiragirl said...

That sounds good. I am definitely banning myself. Would be good to support each other when we get the buying urges.

What I really need is a job to get my teeth into - have just applied for a really interesting looking one at the hospital ;-)

Tat/Katie said...

Ooooh! Whatya applied for?

Spiragirl said...

Clinical Audit Officer, it says alot about me that I think that sounds like a really interesting job!

Luca said...

;-))

Kayleigh said...

I know what you mean about the shopping, too. I needed to replace my wardrobe and have...really only need a couple more things to complete the job. But now that it's nearing the end of my shopping frenzy, I do feel a touch of sadness that has taken me by surprise.

But as to "need" and clothes -- I think it really has only a little to do with that. Shopping is fun, it's a distraction with good pay-off...you get to be creative, discerning, and in the end your self esteem gets a boost when you look nice in an outfit you've worked to put together. It's the whole process, not just about aquiring "enough" clothes -- in fact, there's probably no such thing as enough, lol. But I think Jane at workthatwardrobe has a great idea, Sheila at Ephemera too -- the idea is you can still be creative, still put forth the effort but w/o breaking the bank.

I'm going to try and wait until spring to buy anymore stuff and see how I do.

Spiragirl said...

I'm doing ok. bought a swimsuit but that was actually needed because we were taking the kids and I didn't actually have one.