Stacey and Clinton have told me. Tim Gunn has told me. Every fashion magazine on the planet has told me. When it comes to fashion, quality over quantity. But have I listened when the clearance rack beckons to me? No, I fill my bag with tops I’ll wear two times before they snag and misshape and text my sisters to tell them how good of a deal I got. Not that sales are a bad thing, I just need to think more before I buy.
See, I made an effort when I went to Alt and realized, yes, I can put together an outfit. A pretty good outfit (this may have been the result of my personal stylists, Natalie and Danni). So why can’t this be a daily occurance? Because it’s too much effort to rifle through all of the not so great clothes in my closet. To edit.
I need to just have the quality, classic pieces that feel good every time you put them on. I need to utilize my accessories. I need not worry if I wear the same item more than once in two weeks. I can have good style. I can be an it girl (in my own mind). I will edit my closet with pieces that will last for years. I will not buy an item just because it’s on sale. I will say yes to items that make me dance in the dressing room. I will make only thoughtful purchases.
Five reasons I’m will no longer shop at Forever 21 (except for the occasional belt):
1. Poor quality
2. The store layout gives me a headache
3. Their crap return policy
4. The sizes make you feel fat (their size small barely fits a small child)
5. Fifty-year-old women in lycra cheetah print tops
THIS I RESOLVE.