101 things about me

Wednesday, 31 December 2008

I think I might be onto something... I may never have to shop again.

And this would be a good thing. Because... (gasp of horror) I HATE TO SHOP. Seriously.

When I was small, my Mum (in an effort to avoid any confrontation) let me choose what I wanted to wear every day. She would look out the window and tell me what the weather would require and then I would dress accordingly. Pretty clever on her part, and we never did clash.

HOWEVER... I do hold her entirely responsible for the fact I have absolutely NO FASHION SENSE AT ALL! And as a result, I'm not much of a shopper. I have never been one to follow the latest fashions and would far prefer to have clothes that can be worn for however long I like them and not be met with looks of despair if worn one season too many.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not a total disaster and I do like to look good... I just don't list clothes and fashion as a high priority.

I have been saying for ages that I would love a personal shopper. Someone who knew me well enough to know what would look good on me, but also know what I wouldn't like. Someone to push me a little, but not make me look like a 40 year old trying to look like a teenager! And let's face it, I was a teenager in the 80's, so no wonder I don't want to go back there!

So, I'm at work yesterday and we're talking about the sales. And no, I haven't been. Mostly because I haven't much felt like facing the world right now. Nor battling with the crowds. And whilst I know I could do with a few bits, well... it's hardly high on the list.

I joked that I would be happy to hand over $100 to each of them (two workmates) and let them go shopping on my behalf. Well! They got all excited, they squealed with delight, smiles filled their faces, their eyes glazed a little and before I knew it, the deal was done.

Right now, I'm happy - I don't have to shop. They're happy - they get to shop and spend someone else's money. And hopefully, when they return with all their bargains, I will be even happier... They may even get a regular gig.

Seriously, I think I might be onto something.
I may never have to shop again.
Wish me luck!


Tinniegirl said...

I would have been happy to become your personal shopper Jacinta. I'd be like your work mates - totally excited by the idea.

Malcolm said...

Oh goody...

An experiment in human nature...

Will they buy what they would like to see you wear?

Will they buy what they think you would like to wear?

Will they buy things that you will never wear in a pink fit????

Can't wait for the results...

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

What a fun idea! My sil hates shopping too, so my brother buys everything for her - including underwear! Luckily, he has great taste.

Personally, I'm a shopaholic and can't wait to return to Australia so that I can buy clothes again - there's no way that I'll fit into Japanese clothes.

little red hen said...

I've been a personal shopper for a friend before I loved it- he was busy working on an art commission that had a looming deadline and christmas was looming too as I had finished my christmas shopping and had it all wrapped by the end of november I was free to help and I also enjoyed spending his money- apparently his family were all pleased with their gifts so that was good- he suggested that I should do it professionally.
Good luck! Just make sure they keep the dockets so you can exchange them if need be!

Kate | Everyday Calm said...

You're a kindred spirit Jacinta, I hate shopping too!! I hope it goes well.

Renee said...

You are like me, I hate shopping. Mind you I do have a very fine collection of pajamas.

Sounds like a sweet deal.

Thinking of you often. xoxoxo

Love Renee

Lou said...

Well it must be when we were born! Shopping is my least favorite thing. But for $100 we could go out for lunch or dinner, have a good chin wag & we would still not notice what the other was wearing but still have a great time. Opp shops are good?!!!!!Now I'm really hopping you don't notice what I'm wearing. Lots of luv Lou

Sharon said...

Sounds like a good plan, it will be really interesting to see what someone else thinks you should wear!And as a fellow teenager of the 80's, don't go there!

flossy-p said...

hehehe, and??? How did it go? Were you pleased with the results, or have you cast your friends away to a deserted island? ;)

They seemed a little too eager to take up the challenge. You're not friends with Trinny and Susanna are you? hehehe