I am a Shopoholic
I really connected with the movie Confessions of a Shopaholic. Clothing speaks to me! It tell me I can make an amazing outfit and sometimes I can. And other times…
I remember two years ago in the Fall, finding this brown dress for sale. I had to have it (partially because it was on sale...). I wore it once during Thanksgiving 2008 and ever since then it was dubbed “My Thanksgiving Dress” I think the idea was to wear it every Thanksgiving. Due to my up and coming trip, I’ve been going through my closets and throwing away a lot. I pulled out the dress and tried it on. It’s hideous. No other words to describe it. And yet I couldn’t just throw it away. That would be ruining my thanksgiving tradition that I skipped 2009...
I threw it away. Hideous won. But that’s how I am with all my clothes and shoes. I have way too much and yet I never have enough. That was the case until I stopped working. No money to throw around really changes one’s perspective.
What I have found interesting is “clothing” stories in the news. Like, beach towns in Italy banning women from wearing clothes they deem inappropriate. Mini skirts are ok though... So I suppose that means the bikini is in trouble. I think that would be a buzz kill if someone went to Italy for sun and beaches and wonderful tans and got arrested or fined instead. And by the way, this is all for guarding against “anti social” behavior. Hmmm, ok. But I really dislike having other people dictate what I wear.
The definition of Anti-Social used in this situation is basically someone who doesn't conform to the norms and laws of their society. I can see how that would be a problem but what I can't understand is why the people, who dress in ways that would attract unwanted attention, don't see the potential problem. However, that being said... I haven't heard anything in the news to make me think Italy had a big problem. They must if they're making such a deal about it.
And those are my jumbled thoughts brought to you after a 10 hour day of school from Sk, Washington.