Monday, January 12, 2009
As people are increasingly astonished when I tell them that it has almost been 6 months of no self-shopping, they ask me for tips on how they can curtail their own fashion frenzies. One of the biggest changes that I have made to my daily life is to cease all incoming catalogues and emails that might tempt me to break The Fashion Fast's rules. Given the current state of the economy and the countless, seemingly impossible, sales out there; it's best that I pretend like I don't know anything about the existing deals. Therefore, I have called the companies sending merchandise catalogues and asked them to stop. This is not only good for my fashion morale (I am not looking at or craving what I cannot have), but it is also good for the environment, because the discarded catalogues don't end up in the recycling bin.
Secondly, I have unsubscribed to all emails sent from clothing companies with hot tips or insider deals on new sales, discounts, or promotions. Most marketing emails have a mechanism at the bottom of the message that allows the receiver to unsubscribe. Again, not only has this decreased the number of emails infiltrating my inbox (allowing me to feel a little more Zen every time I log in), but I am not tempted to check out Barneys.com or KennethCole.com and hate myself for initiating this fast in the first place.