Shopping (and living) in the here and now. Do you ever shop for the “near future?” You know, for when I “lose a little”, or “firm up”? I prefer not to buy clothing this way; I am impatient.
Some fashion experts advise keeping a coveted item in a different size, hanging in a prominent place in your closet. This is a motivator, they say, to meet your body-change goals. Perhaps this does work, as a real-life visualization of where you’d like to be. Or maybe it makes you feel sad.
I don’t like to buy or own clothing that might fit some future me. I like to do my shopping in the here and now, and take home something I can’t wait to put on! In fact, that’s one of my favorite guidelines for buying an item: “Do I want to wear it right way?” If yes, it’s probably going in my basket. If it’s too tight, I don’t really want it in my closet.
“There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live.”-Dalai Lama
But I am always curious about other women’s motivators: do you shop for now, or for a little bit later?
And as promised, a few pics from our time in Manhattan, the Greatest City. We had a blast, frequenting our usual haunts with some new adventures thrown in.
“Always hold fast to the present. Every situation, indeed every moment, is of infinite value, for it is the representative of a whole eternity.“–Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Live in the moment, enjoy every sandwich.
Stay fabulous, xo
Wear what you love, always. Here are some goodies to browse: