A little inventive decision + a lot of thinking = the first attempt at this feature (please be gentle)
(from top) MONOCHROME JUMPER: H&M, £7.00 SALE (similar here)
NECKLACE: USC, £2.00 SALE
PARIS JUMPER: ZARA, £7.99 SALE (similar here)
Here's this little idea I've been cultivating for a week or so..I have been scratching my cells trying to find a little nook I can scurry into and call my own little invention if you will, and here's what I thought of (perhaps in a fit of brilliance, maybe in a fit of despair, I've yet to decide..)
Okay, so this is what I propose:
A weekly/bi-weekly feature on 'Flaws and Fairytales' of life. Be that shopping disasters mixed with euphoric highs, or just general life loves and hates. Essentially it is a glorified likes and dislikes, but I kind of enjoyed how I could wrap my user name neatly into this little package to set it apart from the conventional posts. I feel sometimes that I tend to gloss over the bad without really acknowledging it - be that in serious life matters or with a pair of shoes I decided the shade just isn't quite there. It's a way to cope, deal and develop with the lows we all will face, serious or trivial.
So this week I thought I'd ease it in with something very close to my heart and that I think everyone can relate to: shopping guilt.
BAG: ZARA, £17.99 SALE (similar zippy-style here)
I 'popped' into Zara. Herein lies my first fatal mistake, but we persevere. Maybe my will power will hold me back. (it didn't) I fell on two items: the first a soft grey pullover, with an etching of Paris on the front. I was sold instantly. Doing the final sweep of the shop I then spotted 'the' handbag. I've been looking for a new, somewhat structured piece for quite some time, and this fit the bill. I also have a thing for many pockets/zips on a bag, and as this is practically trimmed with a zip, I couldn't just leave it..
SKIRT: H&M, £12.99 (similar here)
H&M cropped up. I ventured inside, had a quick scan of the sale rails and spotted this jumper. It's monochrome, thick and cosy - I tried it on and fell a little in love. (this happens a lot with inanimate objects) I like to pull items into the changing room just for a bit of fun if I haven't found anything that especially catches my eye initially, and this patterned skirt was that item this time round. I tried it on and didn't want to take it off. It's beautifully cut, falling so elegantly and is such a versatile piece.
Flaws: I spent money. Again. After weeks of saving and generating money for selling old items on eBay, I have effectively rattled all of that out of my account. Whoops.
Fairytales: These are versatile and not trend-dependant items. They will last, they are transferable between seasons and the colour palette means they can be dunked in with practically any colour.
In this case, I think the fairytales outweigh the flaws..so I have ascertained that I shouldn't feel too guilty about the damage. And hey, I've got a bunch of pretty things now. That's a fairytale in itself.
What do you think of this post? Do you..like it?! Please let me know and be critical - I'm here to learn and develop, and I'm not going to do so without a helping hand along the way.