So, is there such a thing as too much shopping? With bloggers, vloggers and us influencers you wouldn’t think so but sometimes less is more can be a good thing. I know I have tried to cut back on fast fashion. I do occasionally buy jeans from these discounted retailers but I try to keep this to a minimum. I am trying to become more discerning and to practice the mantra of quality over quantity, but I must admit a quick affordable purchase can be quite satisfying.
Many retailers are struggling with 2018 on course for being a year with a record number of store closures and bankruptcies
I would love of course to be able to run out and buy what ever my heart desires. But even if I won the lottery I like to think I would show some restraint. But excess can be a problem in our society, though it is interesting to note that they say that Americans now spend less money and a lower percentage of their annual income on clothes then they did thirty years ago. Many retailers are struggling with 2018 on course for being a year with a record number of store closures and bankruptcies. There are a whole host of complicated reasons why this is happening. But there does seem to be a shift happening.
I recently watched a video of a vlogger I follow named Meghan Elby. I enjoy her channel and think she has great style. But in this particular video Meghan was doing a shopping haul in preparation for a trip she was taking at the end of the month. It was a huge haul which she readily admitted too, and the video was a bit long. She has always received nothing but the most positive of comments so I was surprised by the amount of negative comments she had on this post.
I try not to judge and I do believe some of the comments were inspired by envy, but the fact remains—this was a video of a young woman buying or owning A LOT of clothes
Most of the negative comments were regarding how extensive the haul was, with many commenters expressing their dislike for what they see as runaway consumerism. I think in some cases the clothes or accessories and been gifted to her, but it was quite the extensive haul. I try not to judge and I do believe some of the comments were inspired by envy, but the fact remains—this was a video of a young woman buying or owning A LOT of clothes.
So what say you? Do you think someone should be judged for this kind of thing? And do you think men and women are judged equally when it comes to consumerism? And if you won the lottery and could buy whatever you want, would you?