Fashion by Numbers
Numbers tell interesting stories. Here’s my story by numbers with a particular focus on my current fashion situation:
9-1-10: The date that I began my “apparel diet” (no shopping for clothes for one year). See the real deal: The Great American Apparel Diet
10: Months left to conquer.
59: Days of success.
6: The number of bags of clothing that I gave away after cleaning out my closet.
4: The number of months it took to finally get rid of all those bags of clothes.
2: Friends that have also made similar choices to consume less.
4: The number of blocks from my apartment to the subway.
6: The number of clothing stores that I pass on my way to the subway - twice a day, everyday - Urban Outfitters, Banana Republic, Gap, The Loft, H&M, and Victoria’s Secret.
1: Fails to date. I bought a shirt while on vacation in Florida at the outlet mall - the absolute worst place to be when you are on a clothing diet.
2.52: The cost of that shirt. Less than your average Starbuck’s latte…
10: Pairs of jeans in my closet - a few date back to college…
110: The price I was willing to pay for a pair of jeans in 2004. And did, quite a few times.
40: What I now think is reasonable to pay for a pair of jeans.
1,881: Average spent on clothing per year (per household) in 2009.
23: The average number of emails that I receive from clothing companies a week informing me about new sales and products.
5: Average number of clothing catalogs I receive a month.
9: Number of fashionable co-workers (ALL of the women in my office).
21.78: Price of my last purchase - scarf (accessory - not clothing).
365: “New” ways to wear what I have in my closet… and counting.
What’s your fashion story by numbers? Please share : )
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