Tuesday, July 12, 2011
I've quit Forever 21 for some time now. I don't bother to go in when I'm at any mall, and their website is no longer one of my must-look shops. If I do ever make my way into the store, I usually see a few cute pieces, even classic pieces, but I never bother to try anything on, much less actually buy anything.
Almost nothing at Forever 21 is made to last, and that's a quality that has begun to irk me. Granted, I'm broke, and moving to London in a few months so I really don't have any money to spare on new clothes. However, a few new things have entered my closet recently that possessed price tags higher than I'm accustomed to. True, I've gotten good deals (See by Chloe and Stella McCartney sandals, a beautiful tie-dye dress I have yet to wear...) but the value simply seems better, in the long run.
I've never really been one to buy anything and everything - most of my purchases are well thought out, and impulse buys end up serving me well. I'd just rather a pair of shoes, albeit more expensive, that will last a few seasons opposed to something that falls apart by the end of summer.
I'm not swearing off "cheap" clothing entirely - ASOS and H&M items are still high on a few wishlists. But it seems I'm in a transitioning period, in more than one way. It's occurred to me that I have a month and a half left to do a closet clean-out before I leave the country - including many items I initially anticipated to sell through a blog shop.
My current favorites will remain just that until they've worn out, but my standards for replacements will be higher. My ideal wardrobe will probably take years to build, but I'm in absolutely no hurry.
PS I know I'm not obliged to apologize, but it's been irritating me that I haven't been posting as much. I've been lazy. Very, very lazy. I need to leave my house more.