Sunday, August 30, 2009

500th Post

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:

20 comments:

litlstrawberry said...

Jenny:
I like all the brilliant ideas from your friends about your 500 pg. :)

Looking at that pic. of your CL collection, it is like I am in heaven!! :) Oh, I mean I am dreaming of owing 40 pairs of CL heels as you one day. :)

Purse Addict said...

Hi Rachel! I know, aren't my friends so creative??! I just wish I had the time to actually do the stuff that they suggested. Hopefully I'll have more time in a few weeks :P

I'm sure you'll get to 40 CLs!!! It goes by really fast and some ppl on TPF have CL counts in the triple digits...

weyman said...

i like how your cat chills in your closet, lol

Purse Addict said...

WEYMAN! How nice of you to comment :) Yah, my cats L O V E my closet and try sneaking in every chance they get but normally they're not allowed since they tend to cling onto my dresses...

EngineeringFashionista said...

Nice CL collection!
I'm a fan of collecting myself and also collected erasers and pens, especially pens when I was younger, now it's been purses and shoes as well and also little charms from time to time :) so glad I'm not the only one :)

Purse Addict said...

^^Thank you :)

I'm thinking of starting up my eraser and pens collection again...for sure I need to find a better place to put everything and maybe throw out some of the older stuff.

Irene said...

more picture posts!!! :D put that camera to good use girl~

Purse Addict said...

Yes ma'am! My coworker has basically the same camera so I'm going to pick his brain about how to use the camera

Neelima said...

LOVE IT! Ok, now the pressure is on to come up with a good idea for your 1000th post. Two anniversary suggestions in a row is just a dream..something to live for. ;) Did you ever collect pogs or was that just me? Nothing I wouldn't do for a 'slammer'. :)

Purse Addict said...

HAHAH...this was a lame attempt at your suggestion...if all goes, I should have more time in Nov :P

You know whats weird, my friends and I were just talking about pogs...I never collected them but LOL I can imagine little Neelima slammin em :)

little fish said...

congrats on your 500th posts !!!
you closet is like carrie's : )
Love it!

Purse Addict said...

^^Thank you!!! My closet is probably not even close to Carrie's but I'm flattered that you even thought to compare the two of us :P

Heather said...

Your CL collection if TDF! I one day hope to have a collection as sweet as yours.

Oh the sticker collection, I still have some of mine, I tend to decorate letters I send to friends with the remainder of my stickers so they don't go to waste. You didn't by any chance ever collect pogs did you, lol. I don't think my collecting habit has died down at all, I've since moved on to vinyl kidrobot toys... tokidoki, munny, etc..so Asian of me, lol.

Elise said...

Oh WOW, this is so clever - you have the most gorgeous site here and I had to stop by to leave this comment for you – and to say hello of course ! Your posts are creative and original and you have interesting pictures. It's all perfect ! Thank you for sharing your site and best wishes....

Purse Addict said...

Thank you, Elise :)

Helen Morten said...

There are starving children in Africa!

Purse Addict said...

Hi Helen,

Yes, there are starving children in Africa and a great many places in this world. I must've missed something because I'm not sure what that has to do with my post...enlighten me if you will.

Thanks :)

Purse Addict said...

Hey Heather...sorry! I just realized I didn't respond to your comment :P

Anyhoo...from what I've seen on TPF, your CL collection is growing at a very healthy rate :)

I can't believe you actually use your stickers!! I wish I could have my collection back :(

Imma's Little Closet said...

ZOMG PA your CL collection to die for lol

Purse Addict said...

LOL...hi Imma! Thank you :) I'm currently 1 CL away from my 40 CLs by 25 goal and I'm thinking of doing a collection post soon so stay tuned!