Last week I wrote "What to do for my 500th post" as my Gmail status and I got a ton of feedback from friends. Some honorable mentions:
WK: Tour of my closet or a "shopping with Jenny" video - the closet idea is an obvious choice but too time consuming for my schedule right now (need to clean and organize and then take 1000 pictures) and I would rock the video idea cept I need a camera crew...
RP: Take pictures of 500 people and critique their outfits - would LOVE to do this but I should've started this WAY ahead of time...
ND: Evolution of a shopaholic - a lot of the things I used to collect are long gone but if I was to take pictures of all my current collections, I would need about two days and right now, I barely have 2 hours...
DA: Buy something really fancy and write about it - any sponsors??
IC: Go around looking for people with really good and really bad purses - again, would love to do this but no time!
All great ideas but sadly, I just can't afford to spend that much time right now on a blog post :( When I get all my studying and what not taken care of, I'll def look into doing at least some of the stuff suggested by my dear friends. In any case, I've been playing around all day with my new Nikon SLR camera and so I decided to do a shorthand version of ND's "Evolution of a Shopaholic":
I started getting into clothes and shoes when I was in the eighth grade but my obsession with collecting odds and ends began WAY earlier. I was in the first grade when I stated my first collection. It was a sticker collection that had the ability to make any six-year-old weep with desire. I collected stickers from just about everywhere and I had a box FILLED to the rim. Sadly when I was in the third or fourth grade, I killed my sticker collection. I thought I needed to make a sticker book for show and tell and stupidly pasted each and every sticker onto a crappy notebook. Sad, sad, sad, sad..stupid, stupid, stupid.
After my sticker collection, I got into erasers and pens. Whats currently in my possession is maybe a quarter of what I used to have. Heres a sample of my current eraser collection:
Yes, these are all erasers. Pretty cool, right? I also used to have a pretty awesome collection of pens but again, these have dwindled down in numbers over the years. A peek at whats left:
After erasers and pens, I moved onto Sailormoon cards. It was a big Asian thing to do. My card count is probably in the thousands - some are gold and silver plated. I still have these somewhere but bc of all the moving we've done over the past few years, my mom doesn't know which box she packed them in. Other memorable collections from my childhood: video tapes - my brother and I had a video library that included almost every movie made in the 90s for kids; Lip Smackers lip gloss - I had just about every flavor; Bath and Body lotion and body spray - I had just about every scent.
Then in 2003, I walked into Louis Vuitton and my purse addiction began. Obviously, my purse collection has faced some recent competition from the shoe arena but I also dabble with dresses, sunglasses, jewelry, shopping bags (if you shop a lot, you will of course end up with a lot nice shopping bags) and makeup - eyeshadows to be exact. I didn't have the patience to take pictures of everything but heres a pic of the Louboutin half of my closet: