Tuesday, 18 February 2014

#ishall Saying no to shopping (for a while)

So last week I wrote about my wardrobe resolutions for this year. From this point onwards, it will be about how to get there.

Last I wrote about my shopping ban, it was, truth be told, something that I was rather scared writing about. Because I was not sure if I could do it or not. And because of this, I was not very open to sharing the journey on this blog. I spoke about it with my friend that I was doing it with, and our conversation goes like this:

Her: I nearly bought a new pair of shoes last night. Shopbop was having an additional 25% off sale.
Me: Really? OMG, I have to check it out.
Her: But we are on a shopping ban.
Me: I just want to look.
(half an hour later)
Me: Oh man, I was about to buy these dresses but I had to close the window.

I am obviously on the it's-okay-to-look camp. I find it fun to look, and I get inspiration on how to dress and what to wear, etc etc etc. My wish list is a very dynamic list, it hardly ever stays constant. I change my mind too often when it comes to what I want - which really means I don't really want them. Does that make sense? Does anyone else feel this way?

The whole point of this post is to say that I put myself on another shopping ban. It started on Jan 18 and it concludes today, Feb 18. I was still very much on the it's-okay-to-look camp. Funny thing about this exercise is that it gets easier with time. It's like, you get used to it. But the real challenge is to exercise this discipline sans voluntary shopping ban. 

Image is from here. Yes, that's my instagram account. If you want to connect with me, you gotta do so via twitter. Largely because I don't want to deal with spams in my comments, and because I am personally of view that in the world of social media, conversations (with strangers) are best conducted via twitter. If you want to read other stuff I write, then visit my other blog, where I pretend to be all nerdy and geeky. 

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