As I’ve said in the past, fashion wasn’t ever “my thing”. I was never one for being on trend, no matter how much I wished I could be. Unfortunately, the main reason for me being behind the times with fashion was due to having a shortage of money as I inconveniently have rather expensive taste – though my lack of money didn’t stop me from gawping my life away at endless glossy magazines, hoping and praying that one day I would have a some what admirable wardrobe.
Since my blog began back in October, I’ve spent hours, days even, analysing fashion gurus and various bloggers that always seemed to get it right. Whatever ‘right’ was, I wanted it. I still want it. But what I’ve learnt, is that good things come in time. Patience was never a key attribute of mine, but there are just some things in life that cannot be rushed or forced ahead of time.
Last weekend I spent eight painfully long hours trawling round shop after shop, desperately trying to find some new statement pieces to add to my wardrobe. Needless to say that after a few River Island and Topshop buys, money once again got in the way and stopped me in my tracks. But it was at this point that I realised something important. I can go to the cheaper stores and get triple the amount of clothes for the same price. But do I love them as much? No. Did I buy them halfheartedly, simply out of convenience? Yes.
What became clear whilst trawling around Milton Keynes is that those items worth having, are worth waiting for. If it takes me another month of saving to buy something I know I’ll love and wear just that little bit more – then so be it. Whilst places like Primark still create some killer wardrobe essentials, my heart most definitely lies within the Vogue worthy brands. As they say – work hard, play hard!