Good morning and WELCOME TO THE WEEKEND!!!
Today I want to talk about something I have found to be 100% true in fashion and can be relayed to all aspects of life…
Every Tuesday, Thursday and some Sunday afternoons, you will find me around 3:05 pm looking something like this..
This blog is quite literally fuelled by dubstep and lattes. In case my entire tagline was lost on you. I am a literal person, almost to a fault.
So when I started buying my own clothes, I tried to go with the cheap, mall type bits and got exhausted with shopping almost constantly. This will not come as a shock to you, but I am not a trendy person. I do not enjoy sorting through the latest head wear, sheer baby tees, or jelly shoes and figure out how it will work with my personal style, because the reality is…it won’t.
I love classic, boring old non-colours. For me, black is the new black and it will probably always be that way. So instead of relying on the people who do it poorly, I have sought out some people that are doing it very very very well.
Here are some of my absolute staples that are professionally made and certifiably awesome. To make this list, each item must have stood the test of being worn within an inch of their lives and show minimal wear. In the “buy it once, have it forever” category.
My light grey, viscose REISS blazer.
My Fossil watch.
My black Christian Louboutins.
My Longchamp errand bag.
My Lululemon winter jacket.
My JBrand jeans.I understand that quality stuff is expensive. I bought most of these items on a student budget, but they stood the test of time and I will continue buying them in the next decade or so when they start to wear out.
Where on earth did this all come from? Well, I was reading this month’s Elle magazine and I came across a fantastic article by Amanda Fortini on beautiful clothing:
“What appeals to me about these clothes is their timelessness, their structure, their impeccable quality. Last winter I got so disproportionately bummed out when a pair of maize-color mittens unraveled after one wearing that I vowed I would never again buy anything else made with chintzy materials or blah design. On a practical level, it’s a waste of money and time. But I also think that after you reach a certain age, ephemeral clothing subtly reminds you of all the other impermanence in your life—the relationships that have ended, the places you’ve lived and had to leave. And such throwaway pieces are nearly always mass-produced. I want clothing that’s unique, even rare, clothing that looks like me, the outward expression of my distinctive tastes and triumphs and mistakes, acquired over years. “Life shapes the face you have at 30,” Coco Chanel once said. Shouldn’t life also shape your wardrobe?”
While we are on the topic of awesome things in the awesome pile of brand loyalty that will never be extinguished…
That is all.
Have a fabulous weekend. I am teaching a few classes, working a trade show and heading to Burlington and Vaughan to get some Fitness Instructor credits so I can teach some more awesome stuff like kick boxing and aqua fit and some boring but necessary stuff like step and body sculpt.
What is in your closet that will always be there?
Do you agree with Fortini?