STYLE SWAP TUESDAYS- SPRING PASTELS and a FAREWELL
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Today's post happens to be like paying-tribute-kind of a post. Tribute to whom???? Well to my favorite store Forever 21. The entire outfit today except for the bag and the pumps, happens to be from Forever 21.
All these years I had been shopping at this retail chain, lauding about everything I bought. Little did I think before making any purchase at this store full of temptations, until last year, I realized how irrational I was getting with my shopping. To me paying less for something always weighted more than the quality I was getting for that value. My monthly sartorial goal was to get the latest trends for less, for which I was even ready to scour through aisles of clothes at Forever 21 and other similar stores. Result, a section of my closet with clothes either age inappropriate or awful-looking from washing. It's an all different story that Forever 21 does offer trend for less, and if you are lucky you would definitely find treasure, pieces similar to what I am wearing today. But what's the point in buying something and not being able to wear it repeatedly, simply coz they failed to live up to your standards after a wear and a wash!
I wouldn't have realized how much Forever 21 clothing I had, had I not decided for a major winter closet purge. I donated a bag full of F21 clothing at goodwill, gave a few to my younger cousins and whatever few I decided to hold onto including this jumpsuit, blazer and few others, will soon be listed for sale on my Poshmark account.
So farewell F21- " I am no more 21 and hence shouldn't be shopping at one of your stores ". From this day forth ''quality over quantity '' is my new shopping mantra. I am willing to let go off all cheap-shopping temptations............ may the God's of wisdom be with me !