Sunday, June 24, 2012

On clothes

I was reading a blog yesterday of a woman who felt that clothing is something to have fun with. Now, I can get behind that - it's pretty much my entire philosophy of clothing, as can be attested to by my ridiculously large collection of clothes, footwear and jewellery.

But as I read on, I became a bit more... thoughtful about it. This woman and her husband are clearly very well off, and she fully admits that most of her clothes are from one designer.

I don't begrudge her the love of clothes, or the fact she can afford designer togs, but I was wondering whether she had the thrill of the chase that I do. And whether one can really call it costumery if you are simply buying the latest collection from the same designer each season.

Being a veteran of 'cheap chic', I love browsing the charity shops and cheap high-street chains. I enjoy knowing that it'll be seldom that I find something great, but the thrill when I do is a wonderful thing. I'd love to have the money for more expensive stuff, but I don't.

So... what do you think? Just a difference of opinion? Am I being dreadfully narrow-minded? Should I just celebrate the fact that both of us, no matter what, enjoy clothing?

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At 6:55 pm, Blogger Shawna said...

I think the both of you just enjoy clothes and have fun with them in your own ways. But I also think your way is more fun! lol

At 7:09 pm, Blogger Demented Jungle Monkey said...

It is nice she can afford the look and it is good that both of you can dress the way you want money or not. However, I have to say if you were a millionaire I think you would still be going through charity shops looking for the unique piece. I am like with cufflinks- it is the thrill of spending time to find that thing that bit different rather than just walking into a shop to get them. However if I was a millionaire I would just hire you as my cufflinkmakeydesignerpersoninresidence.

At 10:02 pm, Anonymous Oppiejoe said...

I wear them because I am supposed to... *giggle*

I to this day still haunt the VOA & Goodwill shops for discount clothes.

At 11:50 pm, Blogger Nettie said...

I agree with Jungle Monkey - I'm sure if you were a millionaire you'd still try to find those unique pieces. Having said that, I'm not saying you also *wouldn't* buy other things from higher end businesses that you also fell in love with.

A friend of mine works at a high market 'adventure' clothing store and one lady the other day bought $1500 worth of clothes (AFTER the sale discount had been applied). I was flabbergasted when she told me about it, more so when I learned that this woman had only walked away with 8 pieces of clothing! I felt bad that the other day I forked out $130 on two skirts and a pair of ankle boots from an overseas website because you just can't get that style of clothing here. If I had been able to find it here, the short skirt alone would have been $130.

Not too sure where I was going with that story...ah well. I like stories.


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