Sunday, May 9, 2010

Becoming a Girly Girl

At some point, since moving to the UK, I have become a girl. And not just any girl, no. A girly girl. I go into shops, I buy clothes, I care about fashion. What happened to me? My whole time through high school I wore jeans, tennis shoes, and oversized tshirts. I had exactly one ring and one watch and that was perfectly okay. I was fine with that.

Now I wear skirts and blouses and cardigans. Even at work, where the uniform is all black, I am still slightly (only slightly) stylish. At home I wear skirts and dresses and leggings and other such things. I haven't worn a tshirt in months and I never wear jeans anymore despite the effort I went to to make sure I had six pairs of jeans I loved before I moved!

I spend hours on etsy trying to find things I love to buy. Currently I really want this necklace, this bag, and one of these watches. The problem, though, is I've become an impulse buyer. I buy things I like that are right infront of me and not things that I have to go through a process and enter my debit card number, etc. This is the exact opposite of how I was a few years ago!

This fashion thing has gotten so bad I have had to limit my purchases of any clothes or accessories to ten items this month. Ten! That's such a huge amount when I used to go months and months without buying a single thing.

I need to get control of this problem. Because it is a problem. I'm just not sure how to start.


  1. As a recovered shopaholic, I totally understand!

    Though you know, in one way it's a great thing that you're taking more of an interest in your appearance - does it make you feel more confident? If so, that's no bad thing. And let's face it, clothes and bags and makeup - it's FUN. Austerity just for the sake of austerity is pointless.

    On the other hand, if it's a problem like you say then what I found worked for me was to just plain avoid the shops. I'm like a child. I see, I want. If I don't see I'm in ignorant bliss. I've also learnt to shop my wardrobe a lot more (hence the weekly wardrobe challenges which I need to restart again).

    Hope that helps!


  2. You should start the weekly challenges again! :)

    I know that dressing well makes me feel better about myself but I think I now have enough.. I just need to stick with knowing I have enough!