|Top: Hand Me Down (has a leather front....see last pic for a close up, Skirt: Thrifted, vintage, Boots: Had forever!|
How attached are we to things? More pointedly, how attached are we to our clothes? Does paying a higher dollar amount for an item increase it's intrinsic value to us? What is it about our clothes that we LOVE so much? How they make us FEEL? How we believe we LOOK in them? What we believe they SAY about us?
I know, deep questions for a Tuesday morning, right? But to be honest, these are the kind of things I think about. My husband half jokingly said to me months ago, when I was in the midst of my blogging frenzy, "You feel about me the same way you feel about your clothes."
Then came my astonished,"What?! What do you mean?"
"Well, you LOVE that skirt and you LOVE me. You feel the same about that skirt as you do me."
Ewwwww........even I know, that's not good. Because, you know what? I really don't. I love and adore my husband. If our house were on fire, it would be him and my kids I would be anxious about NOT my clothes.
That's why, when I changed the design of my blog and modified my "About me"; I wanted to make it clear (mostly to myself) that it's GOD and PEOPLE I LOVE, and clothes and things I ENJOY. While no one gets more excited over a fabulous pair of shoes than I do. You, my friends, know that I can wax poetic about the joys and health benefits of a pair of platform pumps. I get giddy over feeling elegant in a perfectly fitted pencil skirt. My heart leaps at pair of wide leg jeans and silk blouse that make me feel like Jaclyn Smith circa The Charlie's Angels years! HELLO! For goodness sake, I enjoy my sartorial life so much I've devoted a BLOG to it!!!
But at the end of the day, my clothes are just things. If I had to leave EVERYTHING and start over, I could walk away from my closet with fond memories and peace in my heart. They're just things. No need to obsess over them or about them. No need to covet what I don't have. No need to put more value on them than is warranted. I LOVE my family. I LOVE you, my friends (known and as yet unknown) reading this. I ENJOY my clothes.
Could it be, that at the end of the day, our style really isn't so much about our clothes, but about US? Well, my girlies, that's for another post. Till then, I wish you LOVE, PEACE and SOUL!!!!!!