In the blog world: whether you are a blog writer, reader, or both. Being a consumer it is easy to be swept up & carried away. Far away from reality. It's easy to get swept up into 'I need this', the I 'have to have this - newest, hottest, flashiest item'. But style, isn't that. Style is what you make it, while living within your means, and creating a life you want to live.
So, I've tried to do a little in way of demonstrating you don't need to get everything you come across or see someone else wearing. Probably one of the hardest things I have learned. I would love a new this or that constantly but what I love even more than that is a pretty growing savings account and to continue to live debt free. Just say no to credit card debt! I stick to a strict shopping budget and dare I say I've been getting more frugal or rather selective in my older age?! I would rather go on far away vacations or mini adventures around town, for those memories will last me far longer than the newest pair of denim (as wonderful and amazing as they may be!!! and they usually are!). And yes, Mom I promise to actually take time off work and go on one of those there vacations!
By re-using these pieces over and over in styling posts I've been able to get more ideas for ways to update /reincorporate/ rework items I already own and show you too. Also to show you that you can buy something that you love, whether you buy it impulsively or save up for it! Also that treating yourself to something you really love will pay off, you will get plenty of wear out of it! To have items that will really go the distance, just by pairing differently. Styling different outfits where item is the center of or supporter in an outfit. Below are a few (there is also this bag, and this ring to name a few!) of the beauties that you've all seen more than a few times in the past.
Did you pick up on these 'frequent flyers'? Do you find it helpful?
*Note: I do not mean to come across as 'preachy'. I just want to provide insight and support. And ultimately to share a point of view. Spending is a sensitive and personal subject, I just know over the past few years of reading and then writing my blog I have found myself amidst the cycle above. So, I wanted to put it out there that you aren't alone if you've felt that way. Dialog and feedback welcome in the comments!!!