I see things and immediately want them in my closet.
I buy said things and then wear them once if at all.
I feel pretty guilt for the waste…especially after I donate it.
Cycle repeats for some new pretty thing.
Thinking It Through
I like to shop and I like clothes/baubles so prohibitions and fasts really won’t work.
Restrictions don’t generally work for me…pretty much never a long-term solution…
However…if I put some rules and thought processes around what I want vs. need…need is a given…want…has a hierarchy of filters to see if it is really worth buying.
Problem Solution, aka The Filters
- Will it damage my testimony?
- Could it be a new fave?
- How well does it work with my body type?
- Is it a keeper long-term or is it just fun now?
- How many things does it match?
- What percentage of my life events can I wear/use it in?
- Is there a cheaper option?
- What is the motive?
There are also other things to consider, like my non-negotiable things:
- Infant Items
- brow threading
- fitness expenses
- fitness body changes
None of which I can see myself giving up for another garment…when 9.9999 times out of ten, I wear my faves.
Note to Self
Practice seasonal planning and budgeting.
What Spring items are needed and wanted?
I would love an Easter outfit [it’s tradition – fiddler on the roof voice!]…