Tuesday, 10 March 2020

Thoughts on clothes costs and those damned magazine features about so called affordable fashion...


My soap box is getting a lot of use at the moment. Am I getting stroppier in my old age, or am I just feeling vocal about things that annoy me? Probably a bit of both, to be honest.

I reckon I'm in one of those, you've got to be kidding me, why on earth am I wasting my time with this magazine/article/programme moods.

About what? 

Clothes. Accessories...And what some so called fashion writers call affordable, everyday wear. 

Only £420...$573...€350...or whatever. For an everyday item of clothing. Or a bag...pair of shoes... Yes well...

Am I the only one who think's thats not quite in their everyday affordable range? Who reads the articles and has to suppress the urge to throw said article across the room. Who would love an article where everyday is actually more of a let's go to the high street and chainstore and find something we can wear and not worry about getting curry, ink or whatever on it or ripping it? Because if it's fashionable now, it won't be next year.

Good quality items you can wear for years different. I've a few things in my wardrobe like that. Not all expensive either. One of my most worn and loved dresses was a sale bargain in a well know high street store. 
It cost me the princely sum of £1 around 10 years ago and is still going strong.

(No, it's not our house—I wish.) 

My favourite, everyday top was full price, around £7 years ago and is still worn a lot. Not going out, for a meal or whatever any more, but still very wearable.  I have trousers, jeans, skirts etc that still fit, still look good and weren't pricey. I hauled a pair of trousers out the other day. Lovely hubby did the 'hmm are they new stuff?' I giggled. I bought them at least 12 years ago, and they get hauled out every year.

I'll hold my hand up, I do have a few, more expensive items. The dress I bought to wear as mother of the bride...(Probably never to be worn again) A designer outlet handbag (that was from my lovely hubby, and only gets used when it isn't going to rain) A big midi length warm puffa-type coat...(worth every penny when several years ago we went to Iceland)...

I might not be typical, in that I work from home, and my everyday wear tends to be jeans or hippy skirts, flip flops in summer, trainers in winter, and whatever top I grab out of the wardrobe. Which is full of clothes...most of which are high street, and sale bargains.

What do you think? Do you like reading about stuff you'll never wear or afford, or just sometimes would you like an article that you can relate to?

Happy shopping,

love Raven xx


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