A little while ago over on YouTube, I thought about sharing the usual A/W wardrobe changeover type content that is so common this time of year - but I hesitated. So much of my content on Youtube has been focussed on saving rather than spending, abstinence rather than indulgence; how would sharing some new additions to my wardrobe sit right with my audience? I've also been critised (somewhat unfairly in my opinion) in the comments section in the past whenever I share something that is deemed 'not frugal enough' - and to be honest, given YouTube and social media in general is not some big money making enterprise for me, I just can't be bothered at times if something is going to lead to such commentary.
But I'll have to get over that at some point and find a way to work it into my content in an authentic way because part of my journey with spending has been focussed on my previous spending habits and understanding how and why I spent somewhat frivolously at times, and my go to indulgence was always clothes. In fact, it would be fair to say that moving forwards, it still will be, but in a much more intentional, mindful and realistic way. I've learnt an awful lot of valuable lessons over the last few years, and mindset shifts that continue to help me, ones that I'm sure could help others too.
I shared my reasons behind that proposed video not being forthcoming over on instagram and interestingly several people got in touch to say that understanding the rationale behind the items I have purchased could actually be helpful, so here we are. I couldn't quite find a way to work it into a video, and it didn't seem right in an instagram post or story, so a good old fashioned blog post it is.
(For those of you who have stumbled on this post without ever seeing my YT channel - I have barely bought any clothes for a number of years. I was saving to enable the purchase of my home and was swimming in clothes I'd bought in my mid 20's but never wore anymore. It was great taking the time to understand what I actually wear, what the gaps were in my wardrobe, but I'm now very much overdue some clothing for the person I am today.)