My love for all things vintage has been going on for quite some time. It all started in middle and high school, because I could never afford the latest styles. I remember when Tommy Hilfiger was the must-have, but it soon gave way to American Eagle and Ambercrombie. Now it's Anthro. As much as I love fashion, I also despise it. The fashion industry thrives off of materialism. It is fickle. As soon as you nail one style, the next new look emerges. Unfortunately, I am drawn to the ever-changing nature of the beast. However I am trying to simply be happy to have clothes to wear...no matter if they are "in" or not.
To be honest, I struggle with placing too much emphasis on what I wear. My friend Jhen mentioned to me the other day, "I can be happy with the same things in other countries, why not here?" Well, here it is so easy to get caught up into materialism. This is why I love vintage. Old things are already out of style.
Well, the other day I really felt the urge to shop...you know the "I have nothing to wear" feeling. Whenever that happens I try to combine what I have in different ways. This time I happened to find an old dress I bought for a costume party last year. It was see-through, so I never wore it. But guess who found a perfect slip for it under another dress? Yep, me. I threw on a Target cardigan I've had for years and voila. Classy and classic. Trying not to buy anything isn't easy, but I am learning to be happy with the same things for months...years possibly. After all, they are just things.