LOTD - Confessions of a Shopaholic
You might not have guessed it, but I have a bit of a shopping habit. I buy a lot of clothes. A LOT. I buy clothes like other people buy food. It's madness. lately, I have noticed my closet is absolutely throbbing with clothes. And so is my attic. And so is my basement. In fact, literally everywhere I look, I see clothes. So I recently decided to take a look at some of what was hanging out of everywhere, and do you know what I found? Tags. Lots and lots of tags, hanging off of never worn merchandise. Some of these pieces have been hanging in my closet for years, waiting for their chance to shine. Why do I have so many clothes? And why am I shopping so much? When will I learn that what I have, on a variety of levels, is enough? I realized that I am shopping, not out of a desire to have something new, but out of a desire to feel good about what is to come. And that got me thinking: is my desire to feel good about what is to come clouding my perspective of what good is actually happening right now? And why is "then" so much better than "now" anyway? Maybe if I spent time consciously appreciating what is around me right now, it will feed the need I have been filling up with clothes. So to help me in my efforts at appreciating what I've got, I decided to build a look around an unworn skirt that I have had for the last two years. The outfit was cute, but you know what else? I actually felt a sense of satisfaction, a happiness in my outfit, that had very little to do with what it looked like. I Loved the Look of The Day, not because it was new and fancy, but because it was all about the Fab I've had all along. And that's the Fab that you can't find on a rack anywhere.