1. Make-up is a good 'pick me up'
(a) It is size-less.
(b) A lipstick rarely fails to make you feel happy.
(c) It is relatively inexpensive - good happiness ratio per £.
Bobbi Brown Lipstick - Sandwash Pink (nice natural pink)
2. Some things are classics ....
....and therefore possibly boring and unexciting and uninspiring to keep 'repeat buying'. But don't let that stop you. It's stopped me in the past. Boredom, the feeling that there must be something newer or better or more exciting out there (there rarely is). A case in point, continuing the lipstick theme: I give you Lipcote. It is fab. (See '1' above - extends wearage and spreads the happiness.)
3. The happier are the less you buy (need) and the better you look in your meagre items
You can waft through life with the fabled 10 item wardrobe (I've even done a 5 item wardrobe in the past when really on cloud 9) and not get bored.
You glow and clothes accentuate that fact. They set off the person, rather than attempting to conceal or distract from the fact that the wearer (i.e. me) is in fact a bored and unhappy blob.
This leads me on to (and I am sorry if this offends anyone, that would never be my intention) weight.
We all have a weight we feel comfortable with and which feels good for us. I am not about to preach to anyone about what they should weigh. Personally speaking however, I feel too heavy at the moment and my clothes just don't hang right. Personally speaking, I find my clothes look better when I weigh less. I find I buy less. And what I do own looks better and keeps working.
Maybe because I feel healthier and happier, I need to shop less. I need less of the boost that new stuff brings.
Sorry to have veered off into the realms of psychology slightly. It just reflects how I feel at present.
And sorry if I am spouting the blindingly obvious and you all already know all of the above. Happy you. I wish I could hang on to it!
3 (i) Footnote to the cashmere jumper
Having reviewed my post from yesterday and deciding that it was utter nonsense and that I neither needed or wanted either colour sweater, I looked awful in both :-( - I returned the navy and actually felt good about doing so!
My navy cotton one will do fine for now. Spending £££ will not make me feel better. Losing the other kind of £ (lb) will.
Am I mad? Hopefully it is a mild version of 'mad' or PMT related.
I am going to go with the flow and blog my wild ramblings.
Many a time in the past there has been no blog because I've thought 'oh I can't blog, I have no decent pictures', or 'I feel down, I can't write happy things and pretend to be happy', or ' I look cr&p, no one wants to see that'... etc.
And last year when I was in 'down' patch, many people said don't worry - just blog about what is on your mind and 'write through it'.... so here I am doing just that.
PS And I still shared a new lippy with you (all is not entirely lost!) ;-)