To celebrate my birthday last week, I went shopping. After not really buying clothes for a year, I have to admit it was initially a bit overwhelming. I was like Should I buy This? Or That? Will I wear it more than once? Is it appropriate for work? Do I want an Auntie Annie's pretzel? However, being an old pro (heheh!), the uncertainty quickly lifted and I ended up buying a few things.
(Sunnies, YSL; jacket, new, BCBG; jeans, Chip+Pepper; tank top, Target; purse, Elliott Lucca; shoes, Sam Edelman; jewelry, H&M, Asos)
So what effect did the clothing fast have on me? For starters, I am more acutely aware of wasteful consumption, a hazard of fast fashion. I will always enjoy shopping -- it's a great source of stress-relief -- but clothes have definitely taken on a new meaning. I used to love buying things because I wanted the latest look. It was almost like, by the time I wore the outfit it was useless to me, which is so ridiculous because you wear clothes to do things in. Now, I genuinely think I'm more interested in remembering my experiences in these outfits, and will hold onto things for their associations.
Let the hoarding begin!
Have a great week, Knuckles!