I have recently came to the conclusion that shopping is something that I love but never actually thought about. For the past few years, my clothing collection has definitely grown but also decreased in a way. My favorite shops have always been Forever 21 and H&M due to the insanely inexpensive (I think we can use the word “cheap” here) clothing they offer. Looking through my closet the other day really made me realize what I could actually be putting my money towards. I have recently started shopping at Zara and the clothing I am purchasing has been my most worn clothing. However, Zara does cost about 3x the price, the quality is superb. I am going to start thinking about quality when I shop and observe every piece of clothing. I always had my mind set on quantity over quality but I have flipped completely.
This post sounds a bit odd but I wanted to share. I went shopping yesterday and loved a few things at Forever 21 but when I actually observed the pieces, I knew they would not hold up or loose shape after washing. I did however pick up the shirt above after checking out the stitching and further looking at the cut of the fabric (Which direction was it cut as this effects how it washes and the outcome). I am so pleased to have washed this shirt this morning and find out it looked exactly like new. I have many pieces I wash and the side seams twist around to the front due to the cut of the fabric. Next time you go shopping, take a look at the pieces before grabbing your size and throwing it in the cart. I use to do this…. not anymore.
I think fashion school did this to me. (lol) xoxo