Monday, October 03, 2011

The shopping fast: Month 1

Above illustrates EVERYTHING I wore in the month of September 2011.  A pretty modest assortment, but I have a few extenuating circumstances which kept this a pretty small collection.  

  • Foremost, I don't have a job, so I'm not getting up every morning putting on "grown-up" clothes to go out and play with the adults of the world.  
  • I spent a great deal of time wearing gym clothes; if I knew that I wasn't going out, and that I absolutely HAD to go to the gym (uh, that's every day!), I would put on my workout clothes immediately after my shower in the morning.  The other people in my (very large) building are accustomed to seeing me in these clothes.
  • Having stacks of sweaty gym clothes around the house every day meant that laundry was done very frequently.  Therefore, wearing the same things every week was easy.
  • And all of my friends and family are VERY used to seeing me in stripes or argyles - they'd think I was ill if I didn't wear them on a regular basis.

All in all, this is pretty fascinating so far.  There's a great freedom in knowing that I'm not going to buy any clothes - I'm completely immune to magazines and catalogs (I don't even look at them), and I stay out of stores.  At least half of the process of avoiding temptation is staying away from the things that temp you!


  1. Two things strike me:

    1) I'm in awe of how snazzy you are everyday--I would be living in jeans (which I do).

    2) That's one of my favorite-favorite Hermès scarves. You are SO lucky to have that beauty--it works with everything.


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