Sunday, August 7, 2011
works cited: emersonmade dress; vintage coach belt from mom; old navy sandals; bicycle tote from etsy
On Friday night, we had a little goodbye party with some friends. This dress has gotten a lot of love this summer but it is by far the most expensive thing I own, so I am determined to wear it to tatters. When I was growing up and we were on a tight budget, my mom splurged on a pair of leather sandals from hanna andersson. We justified the purchase (and forestalled my father's griping about the cost) by agreeing that I would wear them all the time so that we could tell my dad, "We didn't waste our money on these!" (we didn't...I wore them until they were ragged). The need to spend wisely was drilled into me then so in order to claim truthfully, "I didn't waste my money on this," I have to embrace repeats. And rather than fretting over whether it gets too boring, I'm hoping this is a more honest documentation.