So fashion runs in the family in the sense that my very talented sister creates fashion, while I… just buy it.
Not long ago I posted that I had to remove temptations from my life help me along the way to my shopping sobriety. And like I said then, I say again…”Easier said then done.”
The first and biggest issue is:
a) I work for an online retailer. I get a great staff discount rate of 40% off.
This is akin to an alcoholic working in your local Dan Murphy’s bottle shop. Or a drug addict working as a pharmacist in a chemist…perhaps? But you get my drift. It’s not easy.
And point b) My sister is a fashion designer.
Sometimes, being the nice sibling that I am, I will help my sister out by being a fitting model. I get to wear her beautiful clothes, see them nearly everyday….it can get quite overwhelming.
Not to mention the daily temptations I get from all the on-line media that is put under my nose…the daily instagram shots, facebook fashion pages popping up in my news feed…the list goes on.
I mentioned in one of my previous posts that I can’t visit a Dr surgery without obsessively, flipping though magazines to get my daily fashion fix before my appointment is called. It used to be the same when I go grocery shopping. I used to casually stroll the isles as my other half was diligently working his way through the shopping list whilst I diligently worked my way though the fashion magazines. You see my problem! I couldn’t even wait 1 hour until our shopping expedition was over…no, I had to rifle through each magazine ‘AS’ we were shopping because I just couldn’t resist. Now…I sprint through the Woolworths isles in order to expedite our shopping mission and avoid the temptations of magazines.
But despite this bleakness…things are improving. I will always have temptations, but it’s just a matter of overcoming them…one way or another….
One day at a time…one day at a time!