Are you ready for a story that will blow your mind and may even cause you to believe in a higher power? Several months ago, before I could purchase clothing again, I began to loathe going to Target. Why? Because of this skirt. I saw it and wanted it when it was full price. A few weeks later, it went on sale.... It was like the skirt was taunting me with it's orange price cut sticker. I would run my hands down the cascading ruffles... I'm serious. Ask Sam. Ask Lisa (she's on twitter). I loved this skirt. And just like a butterfly (thank you Mariah), if you really love something you have to learn to let it go. So I did.
But in the back of my mind, this skirt lingered. Very rarely do I find that I remember the clothing that got away... so why did my mind always come back to, "I really loved the black ruffle skirt from Target"? I have no idea.
Angels sang, bells rang, fireworks went off... I might have even teared up a little. Of course, I bought it. This may sound silly but this really proved something to me. I know... I know...
"Come on... it is just a skirt."
Alas, there is a lesson to be learned here. If you are in to fashion and clothing it is really easy to get caught up in the frantic consume mentality. I definitely was for a long time and I can say in all honesty that not shopping for a year broke me of that. There is always a flash sale, free shipping, a coupon code, a normal sale, a contest, etc. There is always a black skirt, a pair of tights, shoes, a vintage sweater, soft slouchy t-shirts, jeans, an awesome dress. There is always someone pimping out some website, re-branding, store launch, boutique opening. Just because you miss out on one, another one will come right along. But the things that you want, and I mean you really want them. The things that you search for and that you hunt for. When you do come across those things, it is a different feeling entirely.
So that is my story. Yes, it is incredibly strange for me to have this much wrapped up in a skirt but... isn't it way cute? Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!
Coat: Birthday gift from Sam (ladies I know you are jealous, my man has great taste)
Scarf: Deena and Ozzy, Urban Outfitters
Skirt: Orchid Grey blog shop
Tights from hell: Gap