CSA: Cheap Shopaholics Anonymous
Shorts: old Bullhead bootcut jeans (from PacSun) - cut & destroyed by me
Bag: CLN - gift from my mom from the Philippines
So… I really liked this outfit when I was taking pictures, but looking at it now.. I feel kind of weird about it. I remember being really proud of myself for cutting and destroying my own shorts from an old pair of jeans. They look a lot better in person, I guess.. ? They make me want to just buy a new pair of actual shorts..
But does anyone else have trouble spending $30 on a pair of perfectly destroyed shorts when you’ve got all these jeans in your closet that you don’t use and that you could just cut yourself? I’ve been on this shopping craze as of late, buying things that I didn’t have a chance to before, because I was a broke college kid.. I’ll admit, I’m pretty cheap when it comes to clothes. I’ve only recently realized just how cheap I’ve become, because I’ve been so careful with money - I’ll get something more for the fact that it’s cheap and looks okay on me and less so because I’m in love with it or it fits well.. And I’ve just realized that buying something because it’s cheap and decent looking isn’t enough of a reason to actually buy it.
It doesn’t sound like a difficult concept to grasp, but it is, and it’s more difficult to actually do what I’m preaching.. But it’s an investment, right? Not just in the longevity and amount of use that I’ll get out of a piece of clothing, but I guess it’s an investment in myself. If it looks good, AND it makes me feel good, then I should consider buying it. But if it’s okay looking but cheap.. then I shouldn’t even think about it.
Ah, easier said than done.. especially when all the good sales follow me everywhere. Such a blessing, yet such a curse at the same time.