Recently, I was approached by MoneySuperMarket.com to take part in a fashion challenge. They were testing out a feel-good experiment called ‘What’s in your pocket?’. This was to see if they could help people feel a little more epic and I think it worked. As one of the few people they selected to take part from all over the web, I was gifted £20. Then challenged to see what I would do with the money to put a smile on my face.
WHAT’S IN YOUR POCKET? CHALLENGE
What would you do if you unexpectedly found £20 in an old jeans pocket or someone randomly gave you £20 in the streets? What would you spend the money on? honestly… would you spend it on yourself, family, friends or bills?
In all honesty, I’m sure we all have our treats and guilty pleasures we would indulge in if we didn’t have to report back to anyone. Mines would include food (sushi), fashion (shoes) and treats (See: food, again). There was also the sentiment, that since we had to do a write-up, we should commit selfless acts to prove our thoughtful and loving nature. As simple as it sounds, I actually found it quite challenging. Trying to decide what to spend the cash on, as though it were my last money on earth to spend.
Eventually I put aside my temptation to treat others and the accompanying feeling of quilt and decided to do something for myself. As “selfish” as that sounds, I am a passionate family woman always trying to balance home and work life priorities. So I did something for myself that as a fashion stylist I had actually put off for 2 years. I decided to renew my Vogue annual subscription, which with perfect timing was at an astonishing discount rate of £19.00.
I’m sure you’re probably wondering with angst what I spent my remaining £1 on but that’s for another post like this week in pictures. Although I will be needing a stylish magazine rack soon to store my magazines. Thank you Moneysupermarket for the lovely gesture through a fashion challenge because what sometimes seems like a such a small token can usually make the biggest difference, like a smile.
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