Tuesday, August 30, 2011
works cited: madewell jeans; target belt; h&m top; clarks wedges; liz claiborne bag (from college), breda watch
For my "back to school" shopping this year, I am trying to spend a bit more on individual pieces (but not overall) and buy a lot less. Marketing really tempts you to buy a bunch of cheap things (especially tempting when you take pictures of yourself every day and thus start to fear redundancy) but I've really been trying to resist that mindset, in part because this article gave me a lot of food for thought about trends and clothes pricing. And honestly, nothing kills the shopping bug quite like moving all your possessions across the country and downsizing your closet by 50%. I like Linda's one-in-one-out policy. I also like the idea of buying one or two fairly-priced pieces and nothing else (partly because I don't have the room for many things). Do you have any rules that govern when you buy or what you buy? Do you spend more for less or less for more? Do you try to buy only ethically- or locally-produced clothes? Are there any stores you can't resist? I'd love to hear--I'm always curious about the "rules," conscious or unconscious, that we use when it comes to buying new clothes.