Thursday, March 20, 2008

Shoptox is over!



Well the day finally arrived. I never thought I would make it but here I am: 40 days without having made a single clothing or cosmetics purchase. Obvious question to follow would be something like: how do you feel? Are you a better person for it? Will you go shopping now that this task is over? Answers are: fantastic, yes and of course!

I assumed shoptox would be difficult. After all, I read magazines constantly, work in downtown Montreal where pretty much any store is a few steps away and I work for magazines. My entire surrounding environment screams buy me! And yet, I was able to resist.

With this shopt tox comes a few advantages: I was able to save some money. I also feel like my mind is clear of some clutter. I have less in my closet and therefore getting ready in the morning is that much easier. With the step back I have taken from constant shopping, I now have a clearer idea of what I will want to purchase next time I hit the stores (i.e.: ASAP). Seriously, this shoptox is good and all, but girl needs a new going out top for this weekend! Later ;)

6 comments:

Romany said...

'shoptox' - ha love it!

What brought on this idea, just out of curiosity?

Romany
xx

paisleystclaire said...

Congratulations!

Dahlia said...

Congratulations! I don't know how long I can hold off on shopping myself. So far I've been very good about it, I only bought one item in the last 3 months and blew $200.

But we're still in winter, when spring rolls around, it's oh so very hard to resist the new crop of skirts and dresses...

K.Line said...

Congrats! I've never tried such a radical plan. I agree, it will be an excellent time to go looking for something new, now that you've reflected on what your pared-down closet requires. Good for you...

Trendini said...

Thanks Paisleystclaire everyone!!

Romany- I got the idea partially from lent (give up soemthing for 40 days) and the fact that i wanted to save money. I had become so addicted to buying and yet still feeling like I had nothing to wear that I felt maybe not buying anything would give me a clearer head...and it worked!

Dahlia- I agree. spring is a whole other thing. it is much harder not to shop in spring summer than in winter!!! thats great though, one item in 90 days? amazing!! what was it?

Poster Girl said...

Congrats! I would have a lot of trouble doing what you did. I'm sure you're very proud of your accomplishment!