Thanks to a frenzied shopping spree in the US and a successful "hunting" trip to Myer after receiving an invite to the Myer One Designer Clearance, my wardrobe is once again looking rather full *sigh*.
Readers commented upon my return from the US that they could not wait to hear about my holiday purchases and although I prepared a post outlining what I bought, I could not publish it. Reading it made me feel dirty and to publish it would be akin to airing my dirty laundry in public.
|Just one of my US purchases|
Nevertheless after some quiet contemplation (hence the less frequent blog posts), I have realised that I have not committed a crime... rather I have enjoyed spending the money which I have earned (after paying all my bills and putting food on the table).
Yes readers, I have resigned myself to the fact that I enjoy buying new things. Although now, having the benefit of hindsight, I know that things can really get out of hand if I don't reel myself.
So having said all of this, in this my second year of my blog, I will try to utilise the ONE IN ONE OUT culling strategy* having already finished my more extensive allover cull.
The ONE IN ONE OUT culling strategy means that this year for each new fashion item that I buy, I must get rid of a fashion item. The same will go for cosmetics. I must finish a product before I replace it with a new product, or at least get rid of a product that I do not enjoy using.
The idea behind the ONE IN ONE OUT culling strategy is that it will force me to be even more critical and mindful of the contents of my wardrobe. Each time I buy something new I will have to revisit exactly what I have and how I feel about it. Ideally I will eventually reach a point of WARDROBE EQUILIBRIUM - the point in which everything in my wardrobe is balanced and has meaning.
I have already utilised the ONE IN ONE OUT culling strategy in this past week. I will write about it in my next post.
*NB: Utilising this strategy before undertaking the extensive allover cull is CHEATING.