Some weeks I feel like I have nothing to write about and others I feel like I have so many thought I wouldn’t need a new post every day. This is one of those weeks. Of course I’ll be in Dallas most of the week for work but do not fear my friends I have already lined up a post to be sent out later this week. So to begin I my week like I always do I was reading some other people’s blogs about their lives and what they were talking about in the past week. I came across one post called :”The Road To Riches: Count Me Out” in which the blogger (Sarah) explains how she hates those uppity folks that spend mountains of cash on themselves for ugly accessories. I love her posts and love what she writes about so I would defiantly check her out but here’s my little personal story about all this “name-brand hoo honkey”.
So to begin if you know my friends, you should immediately know who I’ll be referencing throughout this post and as always I wont be name dropping but, I think it fits this post’s theme well. I have this friend (WHOM I LOVE) that comes out with us generally on a regular bases. He, like me, can be quite the social butterfly while out so we become a good pair as we meet up with all sorts of people and friends. The only thing I don’t get is his reasoning for his blacklist of chosen fashions. I’ve heard time and time again him compliment people on their outfits but once he discovers that it’s not a high-end clothing line, the outfit looks like crap. Total ego booster after I was just placed on a pedestal. Anyway I’m just stating that I don’t always understand fashion, Some of the most expensive things in the world wouldn’t look good even if Heidi Klum was rocking out in it.
So why not shop at K-Mart?
If an outfit looks good then it shouldnt matter where or who made it, that’s the idea right? Then why doesn’t K-Mart sell out daily. The outfits that many find in these high-end stores (generally, not always) can be found in many of these lower priced department stores. Sarah made a good point that she didn’t like how these people turn their nose away from those that can not afford their high-end “vintage” products, but she still wanted to stick to the Forever 21’s that she liked. Many of those dresses even in there can be seen hanging on racks right within JCPennys. It’s all about image. If it weren’t then we wouldn’t be shopping at the stores we liked. It’s easy to say that one wouldn’t want to be seen acting like those in the high-end fashion stores, but in all reality I think it would be different if you could afford that $500 dollar purse that was mentioned, and still have enough money for the gas in your car for the ride home.
At least if you ran out of gas…people would notice your scratched up “vintage” bag and think “not only could that poor girl not afford gas, look at how old and ragged her purse is with all those scratches!”
Has there ever been something that you paid WAY too much money for but knew that you just HAD to have it so that you could claim you own that particular brand? Comment below and tell us your stories.