sweater from a thrift shop / RAG & BONE jeans / MODE COLLECTIVE shoes
Something old, something new, something “thrifted,” and… selfie because I can’t be bothered with proper outfit documentation. Love me anyway? What I lack in photography I make up with meaningless banter about clothes!
For instance, all three of the above “somethings” could apply to these shoes. Patience, usually the most effective weapon against complete irresponsibility, paid off once again when I found these lovely triple strap stunners for $40 – down from their original retail at $250 some seasons ago.
Now, the story here usually goes that I was looking for a particular thing for forever, stalking it for months/years and then I finally find it. Not so this time. I learned of these perusing the blog Harper & Harley a few weeks ago and they stuck in my craw; beautiful lines, nice heel, probably really painful to actually wear. I was intrigued. As always, intrigue soon led to fixation, so I poked around the internet until I found them on eBay (there are a few more still listed if anyone else is interested). Since I’m trying to make better decisions and not let impulsiveness rule me, I let them sit for a couple of weeks while debating the merits of ownership. Below, a sampling of my inner monologue:
“Ooh, made in Spain by artisans! That sounds much better than a sweatshop.”
“Yeah, but they’re going to hurt.”
“These are going to look amazing with jeans. And a big sweater on top? Or a t-shirt? Those faux Jesse Kamm sailor pants I made from those pants from Buffalo Exchange? ALL OF THE THINGS.”
“You see how thin those straps are? BRUH. SAUSAGE. TOES.”
“Her feet don’t look that pained.”
“She’s sitting in nearly all the photos where she has on these shoes.”
“I mean….you could just get them and if they hurt, resell them.”
“Yes. Yes I could.”
“And you have been wearing the same pair of “event shoes” since like…2012.”
“F- it. Just buy the shoes.”
I mean, it isn’t so much a conversation as a string of thoughts that consider separate arguments, but never mind all that.
The point is I copped them and they don’t hurt as much as anticipated. And they do look amazing with jeans and a big sweater. And it’s always worth waiting a few weeks, months, or years to buy something because you’ll usually be able to find it at a reasonable price and you’ll be able to better gauge whether or not something is an impulse buy or something you truly want to have. A little distance can do wonders for your wallet and general clutter levels.
Ok that was three points, but you get what I mean.