Saturday, February 12, 2011
I have to say I feel like this challenge is not much of a challenge. Then again it isn't summer yet and I don't really have a bathing suit unless you count my speedo lap swimming suit in all black. Also I only have one pair of flip flops and they are cheap and plastic. I doubt they will last and ideally I love reefs, which wore out last year. Side note, why do reefs purchased in Santa Cruz last 10 years and the ones from Ross only a year??? Anyway, it got me to thinking about quality and/or lack of. Is it better to have spent 50 dollars on a pair of jeans that last or spend the same 50 dollars on 3 pairs of jeans that fall apart within the year? And that my friends leads me back to the idea of "classic". Meaning, do you buy into a trend or are you a specific wonderful person who knows what they like and sticks with it? For example, I have purchased 3 pairs of skinny jeans within the last year. They weren't really me per say but they were on sale and I bought them at Old Navy. One pair has a back pocket that is tearing (though I can fix it), one pair has faded quite a bit, and one pair came out of the dryer with stains from who knows where. Anyway, what I am saying is, I bought into the times, not that that's a bad things, but just something to ponder. If I had bought a dark denim pair of Levis I would have no problems and could wear them for years, but now I am stuck with three pairs of falling apart skinny jeans which won't be in style forever anyway. I do love classics. I love solid colors and dark denim and slacks. I love earth tones and reefs and pearls and nice brown leather sandals. Why stray from this? People use clothes as a form of art; a representation of who they are. Is it a weakness to wear trends? Maybe. Something to think about.