Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Where I'm at...

This is the time of my life that many many others will probably be compared to... Some will fall short.... hopefully a great many will surpass it.

There have been times of extreme joy and exhilaration... times of tears and sudden weightloss(the latter I have no cause to complain about... cos... well... there is that beachparty in december...)

Someone is permanently in love with me... sometimes it fills me with fear... and sometimes I almost clap my hands like a child...
It's beautiful and its ugly... and its great and its terrible... and fun and confusing... and... well I like it.

I recently bought 5 of the most gorgeous and comfortable bras (and matching underwear) from Maidenform on a recent trip to Detroit...
you know the kind that just make you feel like an undiscovered BOND girl...

In the meantime... I have decided that I own way too many clothes... I spend too much on too many things...


The only item of clothing of which I have an accurate count and minimal amount are blazers...

I own 2... (that I wear)

A sexy structured black one from Mexx... and the Marciano linen one...


Everything else is out of control: bags of unworn dresses, boxes of once-worn dresses, innumerable skirts and shorts, rows and rows of still-tagged shirts, shoes surpassing the 200 mark...


I HAVE A PROBLEM!!!


I never remember what clothes i own(other than the favorites)... and have on 2 seperate occasions, bought things I already had in my closet.


I go through phases... like a yellow phase... a black and grey phase, a cardi, mini-dress and tights phase... a beanie with every outfit phase, a boyfriend jean, tight shirt and heels phase... and usually abandon the clothes once I'm done...


I don't sleep at night if I don't buy anything I like... so of I, of course, NEVER window-shop.
(Even as I write this... I am still dreaming about a gorgeous samurai-ish jacket at French Connection that I didn't buy cos my eventual Banana Republic trench purchase was a more winter-friendly option...)


So... I've decided to self-medicate...

Until I have worn EVERY single thing in my closet... or given it to somebody else... I will not buy anything but the following 10 items (no matter how hard!):
1. 4 new summer sandals (Nigeria might be happening after all this Christmas... )
2. THAT French Connection Jacket
3. 5 more Maidenform bras...
4. These Rock and Republic jeans from longlegs(they carry jeans in a 36-38 inseam... which works out perfectly for me... the store is recently discovered... and I've bought 3 pairs in the past 2 weeks... you'd understand if you saw my figure in 'em... hehe)
5. A new tennis bracelet... I lost mine at this years gay parade
6. 12 new dresses, 2 kneelenght pencil skirts, a huge black hobo bag, 3 new heels, black onepiece, 4 plain white v-neck shirts, green winterscarf and gold hoops (this is all technically 1 item... lol)
7. A dark-chocolate coloured leather jacket (the best friend says I shouldn't get a cropped one)
8. Red nail polish
9. Dark dark glasses that cover half my face... broke my last ones in England... they were monstrously divine... and relatively inexpensive... oh to be so lucky again...
10. A new digital camera

oh and everytime I deviate... I'll have to rem0ve one thing from the list... I WILL BE DISCIPLINED!!!

Endnote: Online Shopping is the DEVIL!!! I wasted a couple hundred buying jeans that didnt fit... would be too much hassle to return(international shipping blah... hassle and time wasted blah blah... )... so... someones luck.

Music Recommendation: Justin Nozuka's "After Tonight", Soko's "I'll kill her", Ingrid Michaelson's "The way I am", Moloko's "Sing it back", Regina Spektor's "Samson", Bjork and Paul Oakenfolds "Hypnotise", George Nozuka's "With You"(featuring Jdiggz), Seal's "A change is gonna come", Amel Larrieux "Infinite Possibilities", Beyonce's "Halo", Sharon Jones and the dap kings "How do I let a good man down" Nelly Furtado and Keith Urbans "In God's hands", Priscilla Ahns "I have a dream".

Drinking: tons of berry blast smoothies... which is basically a pomengranate, cranberry, banana, blueberry and strawberry blend... HEAVEN in a cup!!!

Wearing: This superfantastic Fruits and passion spray 'Georgia Peach'... it smells so edible... I like live in it...

Reading: his thoughts... lol... Well that and 'The Great Gatsby'... for school

Need: to learn how to wake makeup... I'm talking shadow, eye-liner, blush... the works... I'm a girl dammit!!!

Speaking of girls... I've come to realize that I'm a bit of a lesbian magnet... I've been approached from Canada to Nigeria to London to America... even in the company of very gorgeous girls...
My interpretation: nobody can resist my 'intelligence'... Man, woman, animal or child... lol...

The LAST ENDNOTE: I will be a better blogger and a better love( ) and and a better friend

Be back soon... God is love

33 comments:

bumight said...

ok, i need to come shopping in ur closet! do u provide shopping bags? lol!

I'm currently going through the mini dress and tights phase, black nail polish phase, and considering the skirts phase (seeing as I almost NEVER wear skirts)

miz-cynic said...

u dnt approve ur comments so il not bother

Temite said...

good luck then!

simeone said...

numba 1st///

good naija girl said...

Did you win the lottery by any chance? I love how you won't be buying anything except this incredibly long list of things that reads like all that the average person would buy (or hope to buy) in one year! :)

Anyways, you made me laugh. Good luck sticking to your plan...you shopaholic, you!

Nefertiti said...

Haven't met you yet either, so, Nice to meet you. That said, *cough cough* I might need to visit your closet soon. Whatchu say Santa?

*Darn! I'm prolly #500, seeing as u have comment moderation enabled. Oh well..

Miss Definitely Maybe said...

women were born to shop
(lol thats just my excuse)
I am more of a bag and shoes type of girl,
I have lost track of the number of shoes I have,
I have far much less bags maybe about 20 odd but im sure if i added up what i spent on them its enough to buy a small car lol

Favoured Girl said...

Welcome back! I was beginning to think we had lost our overwhelmed blog girl!

I know what you mean about online shopping! Geez, it is so deceptively easy to spend a whole month's wages in a few clicks. One just keeps clicking "add to basket" and before you know it.....

If you are in Lagos this December, make sure you buzz me!

Anonymous said...

first

Ms.O said...

looooooooool!!! wow umm girl you do need help..3 jeans in 2 weeks?!?!?..Aeen as i live in Canada too..I could take sum of those shoes off your hands. Lemme know!

NigerianDramaQueen said...

Sometimes, it scares me how alike we are. Gotta love berry blast smoothies. Bra's are my fav fav things to go shopping for. Off to check out some of your music recommendations. Oh, if your wanting make-up tips, I recommend IMAN's book. It taught me how to do fabulous eyes and the works! I'll be going to Nigeria too...yayy...im guessing you'll be in Lagos if you go?
Anyhoo, i've missed you-even though your blogging is at best sporadic now:-)
Love and Gucci Mami,
xoxo

Ladykoshkosh said...

I've always been into makeup but in the last year or so I have become a makeup WHOREEE!! All my friends know it and I am damn well proud of it! BOLD colours, subtle neutrals and nudes, you name it! I do it as I please....it's very freeing. Love me some makeup!
Youtube video tutorials HELPED A LOT!! Holla if you need recs on specific YT channels :)

geisha.song. said...

so is this a comeback or a tease??
and babe, you're my original duet partner. the end of the year is nigh!
and you sound like ure in a relatively fun place. so, song, anyone? :D

in other news, i wih we were in the same country so you could just offload that wardrobe on me.
speaking off, you did say you might be coming over Christmas.....
;)

miz-cynic said...

u sure do have the shopaholic syndrome....wht do u do with tht much clothes and shoes...i love to dress up but i dont buy stuff unless i rily rily must have them....whr's even the wardrobe space for them....common shoe rack i dont own cos thr's no space.....im sure u have a closet like those celebs.on second thots wo girl enjoy!!!!!!!!its ur time.....

ablackjamesbond said...

You are in a good place!

Afrobabe said...

You never know the clothes u own??? Can I move in with you love?? I promise to avoid your favorites!!!

I am ok...just chilling...more like just freezing...

Funms-the rebirth said...

we r in d same boat....... but this ur list is long o for trying to cut back on what ur buying.....lol
erm what size r u? cuz if i raid ur closet, technically im not buying new clothes and u can write them off under wearing them. we both win!

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

Bumight: lol… this babe self u no even ask for sizing oh… u just dey imagine say u go find… hehe… oh my gosh I did black nail polish for an entire year or two with no break… then dropped for the past little while… u wont believe I was getting a pedicure sometime last week and told the lady to put on black nail polish and she refused… saying I’d look like a prostitute… omo I almost died laughing… I didn’t even insist… im like alright… do whatever you want jare… lol… I LOVE skirts… but not jean skirts… I hate those with a passion that’s not my own… but right now im in a wideleg jeans phase… my last purchase has a 38 inch inseam… I wore my highest heeled oxfords omo and it was still almost touching the ground… I looked SOOO tall… tyra banks who? Lol… see as I dey write essay… miss u mama

Mis Cynic: My dear bother oh… I have really really changed… lol.. how u doing luv/.

Temite: Thanks angel….

Simeone: number 4… but no kwams… you still get a present… berry blast smoothie?

Good Naija girl: lol… I don’t spend money on any other thing really. Fortunately im not a big fan of jewelry, makeup or handbags… so whatever money goes into shoes and clothes… lol… omo I am really trying to change oh I tell u… so just be helping me to pray… hehe… ill sha be updating on how it goes… how are you doing… hope everything is everything… and im even beginning to suspect u self… ur even sounding like ur a shopaholic urself.. lol

Nefertiti: Nice to meet you too darling… lol… come on over anytime… theres room for many…

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

Miss Definitely Maybe: OH… this babe you understand me completely… omo im telling u im really glad I don’t care about bags… I for don die for expenses… lol… actually im the weirdest girl… I carry little egg clutches in the daytime… or my wallet… I have some bags but I hate transferring stuff I tell u… so I usually never really bother… but my own addiction too much so ive decided I’ll just buy wayyy less and better… not like one shirt and buy it in a few colours… and never even wear them cos I ‘forgot about them’…

Favoured Girl: lol im here oh… just took a mini vacation… don’t mind me jare… thanks my angel… how r u… that was the first time I did online shopping and chances are it will be the last cos it didn’t work out at all at all… except maybe next time I buy dresses and shirts cos jeans will probably never work out… cos my height and kind of legs require that I try things on in person before making money mistakes… lol… and this clicking clicking ur talking about.. u seem to have too much experience with it oh.. lol don’t come and influence me to be doing bad bad things.. haha… oh yeah if im doing naija.. I’ll let u know.. luv u sis

Anonymous: unfortunately not… but no kwams sha.. you’re welcome

Ms. O: lol… oh gosh if you’re complaining about 3 jeans in 2 weeks then I guess I cant really tell u about the other things I bought in the same 2 weeks.. and have bought since… lol… ahn ahn… I didn’t know I was talking to my sister oh… I for greet you in a more special way… lol… but this girl u open eye oh.. u no ask for jeans or shirts or dress na shoe.. chai…na wah for you oh!!! Lol.. how u doing darling…

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

NigerianDramaQueen: abi we’ve already established that we’re sisters from different mothers now… oh my gosh im completely addicted to berry blast smoothies.. I actually make them add in the pomegranate and cranberry and with green apple jelly at the bottom.. yummy!!! Bras I hadn’t done in a bit of a while but I sort of lost br**st mass(lol) in recent times so Im sort of having to do a bit of an overhaul… (completely sad over this development cos I haven’t necessarily had a lot to work with in the past year or so… unlike years before when my boobs used to walk in a room a few minutes before I did… lol ok maybe I exaggerate… but I sha lost a few pounds in the wrong place! Lol) I really do need to learn how to wear makeup it’s a bit embarrassing COS EVEN MY baby sister can… and except for lipgloss… im completely clueless… but its gonna be one of my new year resolutions… yeah if im doing naija… I’ll let you know oh cos I really want to oh… just waiting for a few things to fall into place… and yeah it would be mostly lagos… Ghana would factor in somewhere but not for more than like 3,4 days sha… I have missed u too my darling… I will be a better blogger jare… don’t mind me…
Much more love… and Valentino darling… lol

Lady Koshkosh: oh my gosh… abeg teach me EVERything you know… you know the one thing I want to learn the most is eyeliner… liquid, pencil.. whatever… lmao@being a makeup whore… omo even the colours and things ur calling are even scaring me small small… im clueless… but one time my friend sha did a smoky eye on me that looked beyond amazing… I didn’t want to sleep that night self… hehe… oya TEACH!!!

Geisha Song: my sister from another mother.. it’s a comeback oh… I have changed oh.. I know oh… I have to figure out how we’ll do this.. actually im hoping I’ll be doing naija this xmas then we could do it in person… lol… I miss u a lot… and I will be a better sister and friend and blogger and everything jare.. just had a couple things keeping me busy and in the midst of these things… somehow I forgot I was a blogger… I’ll holla at u sometime soon… keep on keeping on gorgeous… I love you

Mis-cynic: lol… I want to be like you when I grow up… please give me tips but yeah that’s what im trying to do.. buy only things that I need.. the only problem is I manage to convince myself that I need every single thing… lol… no oh I don’t have a closet like celebs oh… just way bigger than I necessarily need… but yes oh…we go dey enjoy am for now… I will be updating as I improve… lol

A blackjamesbond: yes I am darling… how about u? how u doing.. its been a longass while

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

Afrobabe: lol… no problem there is space for you especially… have missed u darling.. you’re not the only one freezing oh… Canada is really showing us pepper this season… hopefully I get a chance to go to naija and take time off all of this jare…

Funms: lmao… don’t mind me.. im just trying to cover everything I need so I don’t cheat… size 28/29 jeans… so if you skinny… then sorry oh… lol… and this babe u too smart.. the way you even calculated the whole thing self… lol.. how u doing gorgeous? Merry xmas in advance oh…

Zena said...

I'd be lying if I said you weren't missed, you've promised and we've all see in, so you can't disappear again,

I was cringing at your list, because the only shopping I like to do is for books...I don't have the patience to buy that stuff for me, for someone else, yes, but damn.....

Patrice said...

I never really did understand mathematical functions or women that well, but examining your list of "10" items may have changed all that. Watch . . .

y=3.8x

where
x is what she says
y is what she means

Did I get that right?

Chi-Chi said...

hey!
new 2 ur blog
nice nice
am nu ere tho,
listenin 2 halo nt bad at all
u used ma words at d end 'God is Love'! : D

b here often..

uNWrItten* said...

i see someone is feeling better...good good...
uve been missed!

Tiwa said...

Ur a Real shoppaholic! Oh my dayz! even ur "ill not buy anythin except" list was so darn long...lol. All I can I say I wish I was ur younger sis or summin...wld neva lack clothes..lol

lol @ u being a lesbian magnet...u sexy thin!

Buttercup said...

lmao @ the '10 items list' which happen to contain a 100 items!

yup, u do need help!

deep_in_vogue said...

you sound like you're in a good place

Chika said...

I love you overwhelmed!..Every post of yours is just a refresher for me!

Just...Toluwa said...

u r a shopperholic...bt i like everything u mentioned u were gonna buy...

i see my next outfit in that list..lol!

Afrobabe said...

Infact what I need this winter is a tall, dak,handsome,well spoken,good in bed.................


Blanket!!!

Original Mgbeke said...

Woooooooooooooooo. ONB is bizazzzzk! I have missed you girl and reading this post put a huge smile on my face. :-D

LMAO @ your list. Girl, you listed the whole damn mall...stop cheating!

Oooh and I absolutely heart Samson by Regina Spektor.

Glad to see you back in the groove of thangs honey, come back soon.

emma said...

but that list has more than 10 items on it or is it just me?;-P

My one vice is makeup so nothing do you my sister!