Today we talk about our closets.
go on, close your eyes. picture the state of it.
What’s the most expensive thing in it? and was it worth it?
I used to be all about the quantity. getting more for less. i loved me a good bargain. if it wasn’t on super duper sale, i wasn’t buying it.
but then i realized that when you buy cheap, you are, well, you are buying cheap. an $8 t-shirt from, say, old navy just does NOT fit the way a $38 t-shirt from Jcrew fits. It just doesn’t. it’s loose where it should be fitted, and fitted where it should be loose. it fades quickly and loses its shape.
so, then i discovered that you don’t need as many pieces in your wardrobe as you need good quality pieces that fit you like a glove. instead of buying 4 pairs of pants on sale that sort of fit, i bought myself a great pair of Banana work pants – full price! (and did you know that if you buy them full price, they tailor them for free? it’s worth it just for that!) and i’m telling you – my ass has never looked better. (well, unless you count lulus..but i can’t very well wear them to work…)
but now…with these new trends that i LOATHE, i have gone back to buying cheap. i don’t want to spend money on things when i believe (and hope and pray with all my might) that this 80’s style is short-lived. so intead of buying long t-shirts at expensive stores…i’ve been buying at places like Urban Planet, and Garage, and Dynamite. i’m choosing American Eagle over Abercrombie. i can’t bring myself to spend money on clothing i can’t stand.
so…back to my original questions…what’s the most expensive thing in your closet? and was it worth it?
for me, it’s a pair of jeans. a $248 pair of jeans. that don’t fit me. damnit. i had credit to bloomingdales when i returned a burberry poncho a few Christmases ago. i had just found out that i was pregnant and i figured that a poncho would do me NO favors…and seriously, can anyone other than Betty Suarez pull off a poncho? so, i had lots of credit.
and the november after Isabella was born i was three months post-partum and desperate for a nice pair of jeans. so, i splurged and bought myself a gorgeous pair of Citizens of Humanitys. perfect. only…now that i’m down to my prepregnancy size, they no longer fit. anyone want some size 28’s?
so…that’s it..the most expensive thing i’ve ever bought. oh yes, i’m a huge spender. (that was sarcasm, in case you were feeling my vibe…)
(and for the record, since you know you want to know…the most expensive pair of shoes i’ve ever bought was a whopping $140. dr. martens. and it was 1996. and they were worth every single penny)