I was talking with D this week about the progress we’ve made (and haven’t made) in curbing our enthusiasm for buying clothes. Lately, it seems we aren’t binge shopping (as was the style between 2009 and 2011) and instead are thoughtfully considering what to add before adding anything.
At first I was excited that we’d finally reached a higher plane of understanding and fiscal responsibility, but then quickly realized it’s because we’ve managed to find and buy most of the things we’ve been pining for for years. And I guess that’s what should happen after searching and failing and searching and buying sub-par versions of things and selling them and finally (FINALLY) finding what you’ve been looking for on eBay one night after crying about your latest bad date or horrible workday and you’ve had just enough wine so you think maybe your eyes are deceiving you, but no, they aren’t and that really IS that pair of Rick Owens thigh high boots/THEE Céline Bam-Bams/that Helmut Lang blazer/insert whatever it is you’ve been looking for since it showed up on (your former fave’s) blog back in 2010…
I mean, yes, once you’ve managed to do that for all your grails, what’s left is to make sure the rest of your stuff is nice and fits well and works with your grails; and that’s how it should be. This is how you know you’ve arrived at closet nirvana and can now move on to dealing with the real issues in your life that you’ve been avoiding by shopping. YAY!
…but that doesn’t actually happen because then you realize that the bath and beauty product world is also a THING and you have a whole new world to explore. In case you were curious, Glossier, Belle Butters and BeeLux reign supreme in my bathroom. The Lip Bar also makes really nice lipsticks.