garfield once said "diet is just die, with a t."
i am (as of now) on a major fashion diet - rest assured, i can still eat whatever i want, but as far as flexing my mighty shopping muscle, that has all changed. it's under happy circumstances, and it is part of a larger lifestyle choice (where we live, etc.), so i am not weeping in a heap on the floor, but the thought of this particular aspect of the necessary changes is not putting a big fat grin on my face either. it's been a good run, and my current wardrobe will make it more bearable. it seems to me that my only option is to not look.
can. not. look.
(this is my key strategy, and so far, my only strategy.)
looking always yields desire. always.
it is interesting to me that when it came time to figure out what could be chopped in the expenditures dept., my little hobby was at the top of my own list. as i said, my satisfaction with things as they currently are helps quite a bit, i cannot lie. i got in a few last minute purchases this month that will also help quite a bit. for how long, who can say.
now this will not be an issue of starvation, and this is not an issue of fasting (i.e., see how long you can hold your breath, and so on) but with the limited, highly restricted budget, what i have decided i would prefer to do is simply save and wait, and buy 1 or 2 clothing items per year.
i am (at the moment) feeling content with this decision (which is only mere hours old).
if you needed to make budgetary cuts, where on your list would fashion fall, and what strategy would you use to make it tolerable, if you did have to make those cuts?
Posted by editor