Hi guys, well I did purchase one item in April, which makes me think what does it even mean to be on a shopping ban when I break it every other month? Also what does it mean to be on a ban when I'm still getting things on credit from Everlane and Grana (essentially getting 5-8 new items a month). I guess it's a pretty flimsy ban. But ah well, I'm going to keep trying. Anyway the one thing I did purchase (a Celine wallet, review coming soon) was first very much needed, and secondly I purchased it second-hand. I think one way to not buy into the fast fashion market is by buying things used or "pre-owned". At least that way your money doesn't go into the pockets of the over-producing disposable-fashion-making corporations, but rather the recyclers or the thrift market (shoutout to Slowre!). Also you pay so much less!
Anyway I think I'm going to alter the ban so that I let myself purchase any used items (if and when I need them, rather than just used items from Crossroads which was my original resolution), and I'm also going to cool it for a bit on the items from Everlane and Grana (again). Right now I rather focus on honing my style with the things I do have. And then I might responsibly add some items from them to further evolve my style in the future. But as for May, I'm going to try for another strict ban on adding anything to my closet (especially while I catch up on my reviews again). I feel like I'm on one of those fast diets, where you eat whatever you want every other day and then a strict fast on the other days. Except I'm doing that with shopping and it's every other month. (And P.S. I heard those fast diets work just as well as a regular ole' dieting plus they're really hard to do, I should know, I tried it once. #notworthit).
On the bright side, this so-called shopping ban has at least prevented me from purchasing things that I think I wanted. I'm currently no longer lusting over the Polene bag and Sevilla Smith shoes I really wanted from the last shopping ban update post. I think that's also due to the change in weather (ie leather boots are just not going to work in this 90 degree weather Silicon Valley's been having). Also, I "cured" my craving for a new bag by digging up an old classic (a really old Balenciaga) that I've been keeping in storage.
Oh and lastly, this doesn't have anything to do with the ban but for those of you who purchased from TemporaryHousewifeyCloset and were wondering if I donated to EarthJustice or I embezzled the money, I donated $180 (net profits of the sale of my Grana and Everlane items) to them last week. I decided I'm not going to be adding anything to THCloset currently, but I'll restart it again when I have the time. And I think I'll be donating to another charity (I know they say that donating to one charity is the best bang for your buck, but I think I rather focus on something else now). I really want to donate to a charity that funds education (because the U.S. seriously needs better education if we're going to keep on producing people who are going to change the world for the better. Plus I read this shocking post from one of my favorite bloggers about her woes with student loans). Anyone know of any awesome education non-profits?