Friday, October 03, 2008

season change = consumerism

I'm sifting through papers, online blogs, the news and all I see/hear is 'I can't wait to purchase a new Fall wardrobe'.  I understand that we may out-grow our clothing within a year, you know, when you're 8 years old, but an entire new wardrobe? A bit excessive.

I love and hate the fashion world.  It's very calculated and motivates people to spend their hard-earned cash on material status items.  On the other hand, what you wear separates you from those around you and surges a sense of self [Unless you're a member of the Lululemon Mafia].  I'm presently facing a dilemma: I actually need new clothes (warm clothes for work) but cannot afford it.  I find it frustrating read advertisment after advertisement and listening to story after news story of people buying everything in sight.  Could someone please buy me a couple new pairs of warm slacks and maybe 2 or 3 long-sleeve shirts? That'd be swell.  You know, just while you're out there helping out the economy and promoting consumerism.  

At least those around me haven't been caught wearing fur.


Keira-Anne said...

Oh man...that was me three years ago, just when paying off my student loans kicked in and it was depressing. I couldn't afford anything. That'll change with time, I can assure you. It seems we start to also pay our dues at the same time we pay our student loans. BUT, for now, I suggest checking out the Joe line at Superstore and the George line at Wal-Mart. I still shop at both places because they have excellent, sensible clothing at really reasonable prices. My absolutely favourite handbag today is one I snagged at Superstore for $4.94! I paid for it with pocket change! So anyways, what I'm trying to say is that there are little ways you can do things for yourself now on a limited budget, and in time, things will change. We've all been there.

Alissa said...

Superstore all the way. And the HT Naturals warehouse on Clark - my new happy place. I think you'd like it too.

Who are these people buying new wardrobes? I think I bought one new pair of pants all last year, due to my debts and having to clothe a little person. (She gets mostly hand-me-downs anyway. Lucky.)

LOVE the Shirley Manson poster!