|black tank, blue cardi, striped skirt, pink purse, necklace: F21|
hat: Men's section somewhere I don't remember.
wooden clogs: Target
flower pin: Icing
|eye shadow: Ciotolina from Toki Doki and Turquoise Exclusive from Too Faced Glamourland|
lips: Thalia from NYX (favorite lip color ever)
I'm not really Angry-Mad, nor am I Insane-Mad, but at the moment, I'm kinda upset and mildly crazy. For the past few weeks, it's become apparent to me that the ongoing battle between me and my closet will remain just that--ongoing. Even if I cull regularly, I still have a crapload of stuff, and I feel that I really am not loving the stuff I have as much as they deserve to be loved.
One of the other goals I had in starting this blog (and thus naming it so) was to spend less and use the stuff I already have. I wanted to love the worldly delights I already had. My grad student-ness kept my spending in check, since I wasn't getting much of a paycheck, but I still bought stuff I didn't need. Accumulated. Hoarded. Oh gosh, that sounds awful.
So, I'm going to stop shopping for a while. I know lots of bloggers have made similar efforts (I even got reminded just this morning about this whilst reading Kiah's blog), and I am gonna try to do the same. Not shopping will push me to:
1. Learn how to sew properly.
2. Be more creative with accessory making. I have tons of "ingredients" so to speak. I just have to make the cake.
3. Love my stuff.
For 6 months, I am not going to buy a single garment or accessory, and I am going to try to wear all the items of clothing I already have in my closet.
Whoa. My fingers got all tense and wobbly there for a second.
This outfit would never have been formulated if I didn't push myself to think differently about the stuff I already have. I've had this hat for close to a year now, and I never wore it. (Partly because my head is huge, but whatever.) And this skirt saw daylight for the first time today. It's been sitting at the bottom of my dresser for about 8 months. And look at that, I even put a flower on the hat! Ha! I can feel the creative juices flowing already. Is it supposed to feel like Jello?
Have you ever undergone a shopping fast?