Monday, June 11, 2012
Compulsive Impulsive Disorder
Soooo you've heard of OCD over compulsive disorder , and you've heard of 'the impulse buyer' well have you heard of COMPULSIVE IMPULSIVE DISORDER??? It's time you learn, we seem to all suffer some form of C.I.D. and the cases range from mild to severe.
Compulsive Impulsive disorder results in random pieces of clothing, that you don't normally wear, but somehow you love it. Well to assess myself honestly I definitely sit somewhere just above the middle range of severity, which lands me with some pretty 'unique' clothing, that I have never ever worn....
Its CID bad? well friends it can be a big waste of money with minimal or zero satisfaction. CID purchases can wind up making you feel guilty and really the only thing you are guilty of is buying something you loved without considering how it might work with what you regularly wear. Now stop feeling bad right now, because all the Compulsive Impulsive Purchases sitting in your closet are waiting for you.
Talk about challenges this was the hardest mix and matchup I've come across yet, CID purchases are like that. If you are ready for a test here's your chance, dig out that old CID purchase that you've never worn and start thinking outside of the box. It won't be easy at first but once you hit a creative streak you will be surprised how that old CID purchase can actually be worn in public.
Let me tell you about the most recent CID purchase I've made. I love shawls and scarves, and even ponchos! YES PONCHOS, I've almost always had at least one poncho in the closet. So this winter while shopping in winners, I saw this beautiful crocheted poncho, it's so soft, it's a little bit sparkly, feels like a blanket, and it has flowers on it!! I loved it the second I saw it, and carried it around the entire store wondering if I should really splurge and buy a poncho.... I realized that there was currently no poncho in my closet, and I was sold.. I had to have it, I felt like I was set up, it had my name written all over it... But it's A poncho... do you think I've worn it?? NOT ONCE.... not even inside the house. There is nothing like wearing a blanket in public and getting away with it...I had to have it.... This is the definition of Compulsive Impulsive Disorder. Even while buying it I knew the chances of me ever wearing it were really slim... but I just wanted it... had to have it.. I probably could have stopped myself.. but I didn't... .. sound familiar?
Well if you are like me and you still love all your CID purchases then pull them out of the closet and start integrating them into outfits that you think you'll actually wear. Work with your disorder you bought it because you liked it, it's fun and it shows your personality and you'll wear it if it looks good, all you need to do it match it up! So let's go, if I can do it with a sparkly, flowery, crocheted, poncho then I am sure you can handle whatever your closet throws at you!