Sunday, May 5, 2013
What's the Deal
American Eagle Outfitters Denim Jacket and Hat
Sears Blouse (very, very old)
Urban Vibe Belt
Pacsun Skirt (once a upon a time a dress)
Old Navy Wedges
Leather Clutch (No label, thrifted)
Vintage Silver and Aquamarine Ring
Told you I wear this jacket a lot. This skirt probably look a little familiar but it's undergone some changes since it was last mistaken for palazzo pants. (Yeah, I admit, it did look like palazzo pants in this post. And I think I'm spelling that correctly, spell check evidently has no idea what that word is.) Now that I've turned the dress into a skirt, I'm really please with it, it's a length that i really like for a maxi and it's easy to walk in but I think I need to sew a wide elastic belt in, the skirt rides a little low on the hips.
I've really tried to change how and what I buy. I know it's something tha'ts been floating around the blogging world for a little while now, but I'm tried of buying fast fashion. I don't really have access to that much of it up here since we have a serious lack of stores but after doing a serious purge of my closet in preparation for moving, I realized that I'm unhappy with a decent portion of it. Yeah, thanks to thrifting I can find some amazing items but I think I have a habit to over look fit in favor of price and brand and that was not a benefit I want items in my closet that I really love and that reflect what I want my style to be and I don't want to just buy, buy, buy. (Well, I don't have the budget for that!) I want to put thought into what I have and what I'd like and I'm going to start being a lot more careful about what I get. I'm really finicky about my shoes and my handbags and I need to apply that to my clothes, rather than getting items that are "sorta close" to what I want, I'm going to save up and wait until I find what I really want.
This is also a reflection of what happened over in Bangladesh I know the factory collapsing got overshadowed by the attack in Boston but over 450 people died, all in the name of cheap clothes. That's sad on so many levels. I already try not to shop at stores that have a history of unfair practices towards their employees (ie WALMART I'M LOOKING AT YOU, YOU SPAWN OF SATAN.) but it's such a huge issue, I don't really know how to approach it. Adored Austin has been doing a really fantastic job of trying to purchase only US, fair trade items and she really puts a lot of thought into it. I'd like to try to figure out how to purchase items from companies that only have good track records and I think this goes back to not being a mindless consumer and putting more thought into what I'd like in my closet. So in summer, I'm really just rambling because this is a huge, huge topic and I have no idea how to approach it, other than I'm tired of companies like Walmart, Target and F21 getting our money and then treating people like shit. (In cases like this, people dying. That really, really sucks and I don't want to contribution to it. And now I sound all holier than thou. This was not a well thought out post.)
Yeah, that's a bit much for a Sunday night. I'll have to type up another [post when I've thought this through better but I am curious about what everyone else thinks. Quality vs quantity in your closet and does company ethics factor in at all with your purchases? Does this even matter, or do you think the older generations had it correct with buying just a few items that lasted forever?
As proof that I am trying to only buy items I love and have ut thought into, here what I wore yesterday, featuring items that I wear all of the time. (All thing I thought about for a long time, hunted down for a bargain and now wear a lot. Like this denim jacket.)
Great Northwest hat, American Eagle Denim Jacket and Tee Shirt, J.Brand Jeans, DV by Dolce Vita Boots, Vintage Leather Handbag(thrifted)
As a warning, I did not proof read this post at all, it's all sort of on the fly but I was on a roll. Sorry about that.