As spring break has started my biggest question is what the heck do I do on vacation besides shop? This blog post has actually became an event for me instead of shopping. I packed books and am hulled up in a cafe. Maybe if I pretend to be Carrie Bradshaw for a moment I will forget that I am not actually allowed to “fall into Dior”.
Why am I doing a fashion purge again? I can not quite remember, except that 5% extra credit sounds very nice. Which means I have weighed the costs and benefits and decided the costs were lower than the benefits. Not shopping has proven to benefit my wallet, experiential knowledge of sustainability (on a micro level), and fueled the creativity. I have been reminded that invention by necessity is pure genius, and I am convinced that most good ideas were born out of unmet needs.
If i had to choose a single “take away” lesson from the past few weeks, it would be that my closet will be better by the end of the detox. I am learning what I love in my closet, why I love it, and how it needs to be changed. I am excited to revamp my wardrobe at the end of the detox with one sustainable item at a time. I like giving my purchases space and time. It allows me to make smarter purchases. I have been thinking about the things my closet needs for several weeks now. When the time comes, I know I will be able to make refined decisions.