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Alright guys, I’ve got to be totally honest with you. I don’t really care about designer clothes that much. Or really, at all.
I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love the structure, the drama, the colors and the fabrics. I love the beauty of a runway show, the unexpected hair and makeup trends and the occasional model falling off the runway. But as far as designers go, I don’t have a favorite. The fanciest designer items I own are two Betsey Johnson purses that I bought from TJ Maxx for $40 each. And I don’t even think people care about her anymore….right? Whatever, the purses are cute and I would’ve bought them if they were at Target, too.
Who wouldn’t love this?! I mean, really. Image: © 2011 DCHIC, Flickr | CC-BY | via Wylio
I care way more about WHY you’re wearing it and WHAT you’re wearing than the famous Joan Rivers question, “WHO are you wearing?” I firmly believe your clothes should tell a story and if the only character in that story is the person who designed it…you’re doing it wrong.
Honestly, I think it just stems from growing up without a lot of money, but it’s something that I’m proud of and I don’t really want to change. I DO believe that you should splurge on certain pieces that are going to last or that you just can’t live without. But splurging means different things to different people. To me, it means spending more than $20 on a pair of jeans. For me personally, splurging NEVER means $300 on a pair of jeans.
I guess I just want to be honest with you guys. Sure, I bought my September issues of Vogue and InStyle and I’ve been slowly turning through the pages, soaking up all the beauty. Yes, I’ve been trying to keep up with Fashion Week from way down here in Texas…but it doesn’t consume me. Really, I care more about the street fashion than what’s actually happening in the runway. I love seeing what other bloggers are wearing to the shows because I’m a lot more likely to be able to afford what they’re wearing than what Alexander McQueen is designing (no shade to Mr. McQueen, of course).
My point is, wear what you want. Of course you can draw inspiration from Fashion Week and the pages of magazines but don’t feel like it’s the only way to be chic. If you’d rather shop at Old Navy, Target, Forever 21 and thrift stores (mostly speaking for myself, here), then DO IT. For me personally, shopping at those places is the only way I can keep my closet rotating. If I shopped designer I would only be buying a few things a year and that’s just not going to work for this girl.
NYFW, I hope to see you someday. But until then, you can find me on my couch dreaming of you and faking my way to fancy.