Losing my shopping mojo – it can’t be far away can it?

I’ve got to be honest, I’m not feeling the love for the shops, or clothes, at the moment which is so unheard of for me that it must mean that I’ve been taken over by an alien.  I’ve trawled my usual favourite sites and I’m feeling distinctly uninspired. In fact I even resorted to reading the “Runner’s World” website and an article on tapering before a big race. That’s how bad things are.

The majority of the new season’s stock looks exactly the same as that from the last two seasons – a bit drab, a bit loose, very comfortable (not that I’m knocking that) but nothing that makes me sit up and go “Yes, I will happily do whatever it takes to get my cheeky little mitts on one of those.”  The joy can come just from thinking about such things as much as owning them. And I miss it!

Now in some ways this is good because it makes it easier to stick to my policy of wearing what I own already. On the other hand I feel bereft. Like a part of my soul is missing. I’ve always said that I would hate to win the lottery. Where’s the fun in life in being able to buy every thing that you want? Nope, a little retail lust goes a long way – even a little £5 retail lust can go a long way. And I’m hoping that one day very soon – Tuesday would do – it will return.

Until then I am going to share this outfit with you – a Jesire (anyone remember them? I really liked them until they went under) leopard print grey jumper, Cos grey jeans, Zara boots and a Miss Selfridge fur scarf. Cosy, comfy and arguably a bit drab and a bit loose. Oooops! But at least there’s nothing better to tempt me. Well, not for now anyway…..


  1. Anonymous
    January 11, 2015 / 7:15 am

    It's interesting, I lost my love of shopping a couple of years ago. All the high street shops began to sell polyester tat in dreadful colours. It became harder to get 100 % cotton or wool. It seemed to all be cheap and nasty apart from very high end that I can't afford!! Well done revisiting older clothes. Why shouldn't things last 10 years?? Xx

    • StyleGuile
      January 11, 2015 / 9:36 pm

      Hi yes, I know what you mean. There are some great things out there (or hopefully there will be soon!) but they are getting harder to find unless you're on the case all the time. I think that sale shopping and outlet places like Bicester are good bets these days.And yes, I love my 10 year old buys!

  2. Doris Eleanor
    January 11, 2015 / 9:27 am

    I love this outfit even though I usually object to leopard print. It looks cosy and comfortable which is just what we need at this time of year.

    • StyleGuile
      January 11, 2015 / 9:37 pm

      Hi Doris – I didn't realise that you weren't a leopard print fan. I love a little – especially in a different colour way or just a tasteful touch so as to avoid the Bet Lynch look. Thanks for your comment and I hope that all is well with you. Beth

  3. Sam Ball
    January 11, 2015 / 5:17 pm

    Hi Beth, I agree that a lot of the new season stuff is rubbish. However Oasis have got some really pretty prints in for the Spring, which are so feminine and can't help but make you feel cheerful to look at! Sam x

    • StyleGuile
      January 11, 2015 / 9:39 pm

      Hi Sam – you're so right, you can always rely on Oasis for something a little cheery. I'm sure that once I get myself back into the shops and see the new things, everything will come flooding back. Think I'm just a bit of a misery pants after being poorly!!

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