Saturday, August 21, 2010
A few weeks ago, I looked at some items in my closet and realized that I hadn't worn them in six months to a year. I was also really sick of a few of them. Two of the items were skirts. I loved them when I first got them and wore them almost every week for at least ten years. I could no longer bring myself to wear them. I tried and couldn't do it. Those skirts were done.
So I took them and a few other things and donated them to Goodwill. I don't have many clothes to begin with. To save money, I've hardly shopped in the past few years. But now I'm down two skirts and need to replace them. I can't spend a ton of money. I looked a few places online and in some stores and saw nothing that I really like.
I was thinking that I should stop by Target to see what they have. Then I remembered the Target Boycott and that Target donated $150,000.00 to back an anti-gay rights candidate. That's rather hateful. There are other places to look for skirts.
I always wondered about the idea of a boycott. If you weren't going to purchase something specific at a store, but you agree with the idea of the boycott and just continue to never go there, are you really boycotting? Or is there an active boycott and a passive boycott?
Either way, I guess that's how a boycottt starts. One purchasing decision at a time.
*Updated 8/22/10* The skirt emergency is over! Just in case you're curious, I found a dark charcoal pencil skirt from J.Jill. I forgot that I had purchased that skirt a few weeks ago in anticipation of the lack of skirts. I bought the black one last year for my trip to San Francisco. Very versatile simple skirts if you're looking too.
Then yesterday I drove to Burlington Mall as part of a writing assignmnent. After I finished my work, I found a skirt at Nordstrom. It's just what I was looking for. Simple and swingy, knee length, with a small colorful print. The brand is Lily and it's made in the USA, which you don't see often. But I can't find a website for them.
That's all for my skirt saga. Enjoy the rest of the weekend! And you might enjoy this TED video. Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action.
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