I have a small obsession.
Some people will, undoubtedly, call this "shallow", "materialistic", "of the world", "evil", "surface natured" etcetcetc.
I have heard it all. Trust me. I truly think that it makes other people feel comfortable to judge someone that enjoys clothing. Afterall….you can't be a Christian and like clothes! That would mean you're shallow, right?!? "She must be one of those "evangelicals!"
The thing is…I don't feel bad about it.
I don't let clothes define me. (although I do think that they attribute to my representation of myself)
I don't buy them to make myself feel better about myself.
I don't put us into debt to buy them.
I don't buy them because my parents didn't love me.
I don't love them because I am empty on the inside.
I don't rank their importance ahead of what rightfully should take first place in my life.
I don't put them ahead of my relationships.
And I kinda feel silly that I am putting a disclaimer at all about my obsession with them, but it seems that I have caught slack in the past for enjoying clothing and cultivating my own style and it makes me laugh.
I just love them as a "thing". Like some people like strolls on a beach, a good book, coffee in the morning, a basketball game.
I like clothes. Their color, texture, combinations with one another. The way that they can smell and feel. The way that some preserve over time and just get better.
I'm not in the station at life in which I can throw away (like I once did) 500 bucks on a sweater or purse. It wouldn't make sense now, and would never make sense to some in ANY circumstance. That's ok. I understand that some people think there is NEVER a time someone should pay that. I get that. Just like I don't think there is ever a time to pay 25 bucks a week on a Starbucks addiction or a mani/pedi…..but some people do it. And that is their "thing".
All I'm saying is that I appreciate clothing and what people do with it. I'm not going to lie. And if you think I'm shallow…..it's alright.
You clearly are more mature than I.
And for those of you that enjoy some fashion in the off-moments of your life……
Here is my all-time favorite fashion commentary (mostly in pictures). I have loved this site for years.