It feels like Autumn. The days are slowly getting shorter, and the temperature doesn’t have the kick is usually would mid-afternoon. I have picked up more leaves blowing into our house this week, than in total the past three months. While I’m anticipating a very stressful long winter of trying to shoot only on weekends and lunchtimes, I am looking forward to pulling back out the longer layers. Got to love a bit of variety.
Aje Mimosa Crop Top (similar here)
Aje Salt Lake Shorts (similar here)
Cendre Earrings (similar here)
Komono Sunglasses (similar here)
I know my Dad doesn’t agree with this statement but I think we should all spend money on what we want – even clothes. In my case, I can always justify spending more since I am a *fashion* blogger but I still feel the post-purchase guilt. I don’t think we ever really learn to enjoy our money. Whether it’s a generational thing since we can’t walk in and buy a home for 80,000 anymore (thanks baby boomers), it feels like we have to squirrel away every cent and hold on to it until we die. Too dramatic? Either way, I know I feel a lot of guilt whenever I buy anything expensive, which is probably why my car search is still on hold.
I call this look “I got bored, spent my savings and now all I have is this outfit”. This exact Aje Resort 2020 debuted back in May on the runway, and for whatever reason, in December I was hunting it down. After a few hours, many back-and-forward emails and two countries later I managed to find and order the entire outfit. Dedication is key: to life and online shopping.
I have no regrets (even after I had to push pause on looking for a car until my account recuperated). Sometimes I think you’ve got to go with your gutt feeling no matter how ridiculous the craving is. Wine at 11 am, a game of pool at 1 am or a $500 outfit hunt on Christmas day. At least I learnt a valuable life lesson this day: if I ever want to change careers I would have a pretty good shot at being a detective – that search was no easy task.