The most important thing to know about me is that I’m pretty normal.
I’m not a fashionista. I’m not a shopaholic. I have never listened to updates on what is “on trend”. I don’t even own a credit card.
But, nevertheless, in some mild, insidious way I have found myself on a path on which I am constantly wanting more. Specifically more things to wear. I don’t need anymore than I have, but the pace and omnipresence of consumption in contemporary culture means that I am on a cycle of want and frustration. And I’m getting out. I’m detoxing from consumption.
Like white sugar and refined grains, consumerism is not a drug. But it is everywhere, encouraged and pushed upon women like me without pause.
This blog will chart my attempts to cleanse my system of the need to buy clothes, shoes and accessories. I’m not better than you. I will not be telling you how you should live your life or making you feel like a patsy for buying a new belt. It’s just something I’m doing, and I thought you might like to know.
Actually about me
I am an Australian journalist living in London. I edit a magazine you’ve very probably never heard of. I’m in my late twenties and live with a fella.
Disclaimer: I am restricting this detox to fashion-related goods. I will continue spending money on seeing live music, theatre, food and (hopefully) a new camera. These are things that enrich my life in a way that what I wear pretends to.