Hello loves! Today’s post is a little different than my usual ones that are all about fashion. While this one is still about clothes, it’s more about something that has been on my mind lately. Though I initially debated about sharing this, the more I thought about it, the more I felt inclined to share.
A few weeks back I attended an event at a well-known luxury department store. As I sat down in my chair, someone asked me where my dress was from and I proudly said Forever 21. Anyone else love sharing the details on a great deal?! Then, that person said, “Shhh never admit that, just say it’s a designer piece from here.” I don’t know why, but this comment has continued bugging me and I felt it necessary to share with you. Sure, I have a lot of nice designer things, but the way this comment came across was offensive.
To be honest, my wardrobe is about a 50-50 mix of high-end and affordable pieces and I’m 100 percent fine with that! In fact, some of my most fashionable pieces have come from places like Forever 21 or H&M. I’m not too proud to look for great deals at affordable stores. Once the clothes are on, nobody knows what name is on the tag inside the clothing item. Now, I do admit that I also love my designer items, but I buy them and use them because I love them, not because I’m trying to show off.
The life lesson here is that we need to remember that we never know someone’s situation. What if the comment was said to someone who can only afford Forever 21? It would be really hurtful. While the person may have thought the comment to be more of a joke, this story is a good reminder that we should watch what we say. Personally, I try to mix high-end and affordable items in my posts so that everyone can find something they like at a price point they are comfortable with. You do NOT have to buy designer items to be fashionable, trust me!
Yes, I’ll admit that I love capturing photos of my designer pieces, but I never want those to define me. That leads to today’s outfit! This is the dress mentioned in the story, which is under $40. Since it is actually a sheer dress, I layered a nude bodycon dress underneath it, which was under $10. Then, I added a braided bracelet (under $15) and a couple designer pieces, my Kendra Scott necklace and Louis Vuitton clutch. As you can see in this look, I love mixing items from various price points to create an outfit.
Thanks for reading!