I guess today’s Thought Friday can be considered a filtered rant.
I think, I first thought of Thought Fridays as a way to rant out my feelings, from time to time, apart from getting some practice in writing.
Today’s topic once again tackles the debate for quick and cheap or long lasting and expensive.
Now, I don’t condone anyone who constantly buys a lot of designer and luxury items. It is their choice and I highly encourage it when you’ve got the means to afford of such luxury. On the contrary, I highly disagree with going into thousands(plural) of dollars in debt, just to buy some sort of symbol of status. It will not symbolize your status. After a quick wikipedia search I’ve found a term that encapsulates such behaviour-Ghetto Fabulous.
Personally, I can’t wrap my head around the idea of buying a lot of luxury items. I very much have a sick feeling thinking of swiping the card or spending the money I’ve worked for hours and hours for an “amazing item”. I have yet to come up with a piece that I am amazingly in love with.
I often find myself creating solutions for my short-comings considering price point and brands and all. Right now for example, I’m really into the idea of DIY-ing numerous pieces especially accesories. Therefore I can have that item I really love without breaking the bank. I did make it so it’s exactly how I want it.
With this thought in mind, I’m doubting the outlook of my style. Blogging has taught me the great trait of observation, and all of the style bloggers I’ve seen have a couple of designer pieces wading around in pools of high street clothing. With this, I create a manifesto
From this day on, I will invest in great pieces, designer or not that will identify and really push my style to it's best abilities; I will worry less about the price in rare times.
These are my thoughts on taste, luxury and my manifesto.
ps. I have so much new clothes, I want to show them all to you in the next few weeks