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I go for quality over quantity – every time – well for clothes at least.
(If we are talking food – that’s another matter and post entirely – I defy you to stop at just one piece of this Chocolate Chip Slice).
I shop well. Indeed so well that when I find one of my Smart Shopping goodies, I feel it would be a disservice to leave it on the rack.
More often than not, I snap it up and it comes home with me…
I am also very good at editing my wardrobe. Selling the fancy stuff on eBay or dropping the rest off to clothing bins. I love that in a world of disposable & cheap manufacturing, some things live to see the light of another day. One woman’s trash – and all that…
It can get a bit tricky as the definition of the Quality/Quantity thingy can be subjective.
For example my idea of forgoing the quantity in order to buy quality does not match the TheHusband’s understanding. Otherwise why would he have asked this last night?
“Why do you need another pair of shoes with little heels and pointy toes”?
It had been a long day. I simply didn’t have the strength to respond.
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I know you’ll appreciate why they had to be mine.
Because they are never worn, perfectly fitting, nude patent, kitten heeled, Rupert Sanderson shoes for $25. No I do not lie, not about that anyway.
Maybe just a little white one about the top and pants I found too. I'm wearing them above.
I told TheHusband they were old things. Which they were – in someone else’s wardrobe. I wondered for a moment whether she had a similar discussion with her partner – when she bought them home.No doubt. It’s a universal topic…
A friend of mine wondered if all I buy is reclaimed. Yes and no, I told her. The big ticket items usually are but the basics no.I added that I shopped recycled 20 years ago when it was simply known as second-hand. So it’s a well-honed affliction.
It can be a little time consuming, hunting the best stuff. But it is more fun than trawling the racks, where there could be 20 of the same style.
Some people don’t like old – and I get that.You might be surprised though. Just start small, with a necklace maybe, or a scarf.
Charity shops, markets, garage sales, designer recycled boutiques. They are easy to locate, and you never know what you might find…