I was at a social gathering over the weekend wearing my Red Ruffle Dress when a friend made reference to my year of
Now, everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion, but I thought this was an interesting choice of words for I’ve felt anything but austere. Based on some of the definitions and synonyms for austerity and austere, I suppose the word can be applied to my abstention from buying ready-to-wear clothing for a year.
1. Economy measure
2. Severity or plainness
3. Enforced thrift
1. Suggesting physical hardship
3. Plain and without luxury
4. Plain in style or design
Sewing clothes rather than buying clothing is an economic measure, and maybe to some, sewing suggests physical hardship and is often without luxury, but to me this has been a year of
It’s interesting to think about how our lives are perceived by others. While I am thoroughly enjoying myself, my friend pictures deprivation. My friend, a kind and sensitive person, didn’t intend criticism nor did I take it as such – rather the comment provoked thought on my part.
For the first time EVER, I’ve been completely inspired upon reading the latest issue of Vogue, hardly a measure of austerity. Giving up clothes shopping during the last five and a half months has filled my closet with new colors and new styles through new ideas and new energy.
AUSTERITY or ABUNDANCE ?
ps…… Thanks to Dorcas at Art Attack for bringing the word abundance to my attention :)