Sunday, 6 September 2009

shopping ban, week one

so, the first week of my selfprescribed shopping ban (on clothes) is over, and i did very well: i didn't buy anything. so i do feel a little proud now. this also means that i might spend the double amount this week in case i want to. not sure i want that right now, as the not buying anything at all feels quite good right now (though this might change).instead of buying clothing, i took out one of the dresses from the "to alter"-pile and took it in a little so now it fits. great!

i also did do a little more thinking around my shopping ban after reading this very inspiring post on air stands still. i did come up with a few important thoughts. since i write this blog, i have become more conscious about my own style, by reflecting about what i wear and how i wear it. this made me more secure in my choices of dress, but also gave me freedom to experiment more, both of which led to buying more clothes than i have ever done before. partly i see this being part of an important process, but it has become too much now, and i feel that i need to do a lot of reflecting about my own shopping behaviour and about what i really need in terms of clothes.

there are two more things which i haven't written about yet, connected with this shopping ban. the first thing is that i have a huge pile of unused clothes which don't fit and need alteration, and i have a huge pile of fabric waiting to be turned into something pretty and wearable, and i have loads of ideas and nice patterns. i want both of those piles to shrink during the upcoming months. actually the first step has already been taken, which is good.

the second thing i realized is that i miss going to the cinema. i don't really know how it came that buying clothes became actually more important to me than going to the cinema (though i do have a feeling that it might have to do with this blog), but i do know that it doesn't feel good. cinema is important for me. i have seen myself as a cineast for quite some time, and now please don't ask me how i can be a cineast without visiting the associated institution. so.
i have resolved to spend a little of the money i'll save on this great institution and go there once a week to see a great piece of audiovisual work. i have done so during the last two weeks and seen both tarantino's new masterpiece "inglorious basterds" and a great and very moving piece called "my sister's keeper". on the upcoming schedule i have "julie & julia" (tuesday) and "coco avant chanel" which i still haven't seen but will this wednesday.

i really hope that this shopping less experience will do me good. i really hope so.

10 comments:

Linnea said...

Bio saknar jag med...blir inte av för min del...pengar lyckas jag alltid spendera på annat. Men jag måste definitivt se coco avant chanel! det är ett måste.

jag ska läsa översättning engelska-svenska...översätter åt båda håll.

Pappelschnee said...

Ich folge Deinem guten Beispiel und werde bis Ende Oktober keine Kleidung und Kleidungszubehör mehr kaufen. Bin gespannt auf Filmreviews, wenn Du Lust hast, welche zu schreiben.

Nadine said...

Finde ich klasse! Ich habe mir auch vorgenommen, wieder ein bisschen mehr zu Nähen. So ist man beschäftigt und hat am Ende ein individuelles Teil, das man dann auch mehr zu schätzen weiß, als das 10te gekaufte Kleid. Ich drück' weiterhin die Daumen für den Shopping Ban.

Marie said...

Danke für deinen Kommentar!
Ich verlinke dich mal eben, damit ich nichts aus deinem Leben verpasse!
Grüße,
Marie

Marie said...

Ich habe mir auch was vorgenommen. Keine neue Kleidung bis Dezember. Es gibt aber eine kleine Ausnahme. Und zwar die Sachen vom Flohmarkt, sonst schaffe ich es nicht.

Le Tasché said...

Ich kann´Dir nur zustimmen.
Wann kauft man Kleidung, die wirklich benötigt wird? Ich glaube, ich müßte eine Pause mal beim Stoffkauf einlegen...

Dorian Vaine said...

Ja det kan vi göra.

/N

Kitten said...

Ha ha, your thoughts sound so much like what I get into my head every once in a while. I also have a huge pile of unused fabric and one of clothes in need of alteration, and yet I keep buying more! Until I get poor, or feel like ok, now I've got too many new things in too short of a time and decide not to buy anything new until I've altered/sewed something and reduced one of those piles...

Anyway, well done for not buying anything all week!

Soraya said...

Really nice blog!

Svenja said...

Ich finde die Idee sehr gut und drücke die Daumen, dass du durchhältst. Viel Spaß im Kino!