Ok so I am officially shamed about buying the Little Boots album. My very lovely friend Lorna had ordered it for me as a surprise and it should arrive tomorrow – my total lack of discipline to ignore the CD aisle in Sainsburys means I now have 2 – Lorna works for Sainsburys in her student holidays so I will have to suss her out on the ethics of taking a CD back. Note to self – no more non food aisles at the supermarket. And thank you Lorna for being so lovely and sorry you are friends with an idiot 😦
1. I like clothes… and the only reason I would really want to be rich would be so I could buy clothes… (and do useful important things with it too… but I’d shop rather than buy a yacht or a fancy holiday)
2. I don’t actually buy that many… not as much as I used to for certain and there is quite a strategy to my clothes shopping… I’m not sure my strategy can afford to take 6 months off (Joel said I was clever yesterday for applying the word strategy to my shopping activity so I’m milking it now)
3. If I worked in a normal clothes sort of a job I might think I could do it but the fact is my clothes are important in my job. I have to have performance clothes… for lots of different types of performance/ schools work clothes/ girls course clothes… all are very important as having nice things is really quite helpful in winning over groups of teenage girls you’ve not met before. Plus when you accidentally agree to do things like lead a session with 40 girls and women on style and ‘what not to wear you’ just have to be able to blag it that you know what you’re talking about.
4. I’m not wasteful. I do have a lot of clothes but I have stuff that’s 10+ years old and I am creative in what I use and wear and customise already- and I only replace things now when they’re wrecked and worn out and I keep practically everything so trust myself not to buy things I wont wear.
5. Apart from that this sounds as though it contradicts what I just said about strategy…I just like being able to buy something I really like – rather than saving up for shopping trips and feeling you’ve got to settle on something cos you need to get one. I prefer to choose something just because I totally love it. If I didn’t shop for 6 months I would think about all those things I missed out on for the rest of my life. I really would.
6. I have already decided I can sacrifice my red coat -so I’m not that addicted.
But I don’t drink, I don’t smoke, I don’t take drugs. I don’t buy olives or any fancy food apart from Christmas time, I always take a pack lunch to work, I fill up old water bottles instead of buying new ones, I eat VALUE everything, I try to eat my 5 a day and I never put salt in my cooking, I use bouillon instead of oxo, don’t have sky tv, and I google all my recipes instead of buying cook books, I buy really big bottles of shampoo to save money and I check the compare price labels on everything. I don’t lie, I stick to the speed limit, I did kick a hole in the kitchen cupboard but other than that I’m not violent and I try to instill good values into my children and I don’t watch Big Brother ever. I’m not hurting anyone… I just really like pretty material… I’m not a bad person.