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.