Friday, August 29, 2008

the official end of SwoC

I think I'd be the biggest fraud since Milli Vanilli if I continued to claim I'm sticking to my SwoC anymore. It was fun while it lasted, and I've certainly learned a lot about my shopping habits, but it's time for a change. I am now content with the fact that I am a consumer, but because of my experiment I think I'm ready to embark on a new, more thoughtful kind of consumer. I did, for the most part, stick to my final plan of not purchasing new clothes in the month of August. BUT, I did go to the Barney's sale the other week and walk away with a nice little Generra jacket.

And today I hopped in to Daffy's, this discount store that frequently stocks Tracey Reese and Plenty by Tracy Reese, along with the occasional See by Chloe top. I almost walked away clean, but then I spotted two random Frye boxes in the shoe section. Two pairs of grey grease Cavalry boots, and one of them in my size! I snapped them up. It's a no-brainer. These boots are quality (my third pair) and will last a few lifetimes. The subtle wet cement color is current but versatile, and the style of these boots is a little bit country, a little bit rock'n'roll- perfect for almost any occasion.

This purchase -- my first for fall '08 -- represents my new way of shopping. They're something I love, not like, and would have bought even if they weren't generously discounted. From now on, I'm into buying pieces that feel like me, not a passing trend.


malcomama said...

Nice realization and change of mind, D. These Fryes are an investment, for sure...I used to sell them. So pretty! My buddy at Nordstrom used to run over her Fryes with her Jeep a couple times to break them in! :)

Just LOVE the square toe..though they are a bit more Ladydog-ish. Ha!

Crafty Crow said...

Ooooh, I didn't know that Frye was making boots in this color. Very nice! You can't go wrong buying a pair of discounted Fryes. They've been making boots since the late 19th century and the styles are still very similar to those early boots so clearly they're doing something right!

Della Street Dreaming said...

I admire your resolve in trying not to buy stuff. I have tried to do the same, but have transferred to buying thrift all the time. At least it's cheap!
Love those fab boots!