love it and leave it

It is so easy to get wrapped up with “fast fashion.” You know that stuff you want RIGHT NOW and you seriously CAN’T go another day without it..It’s like fast food; you can’t not have it at the time and then you regret it later. Zara does that really well with their bi-weekly rollouts of new stock and quick disposal of “old” pieces. And then a week later you can barely look at it. It’s gross. Since when has fashion become about a shitty piece of fabric you wear twice and then throw away? Isn’t it supposed to be a visual presentation and expression of who you are and who you want to represent yourself as? I suppose if you have a bit of fashion ADHD, Zara would be your go to as it comes out with new, mid-priced pieces all the time. And I will be the first to admit, I love Zara. They make decent quality pieces that mimic the trend and feel of the season, and at a price I can afford. But seriously, I’M OVER IT. This love it and leave it trend in the industry is wearing on me (pun intended).

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dress: Aritzia | jacket: H&M | shoes: L.A.M.B | sunglasses: Ray Ban | bag: vintage

I realize there is some irony in here, as I’m feverishly following NYFW and writing about fall trends in the newspaper. But my point is that I want to make small tweaks each season. I want to still love what I’ve invested in and not look at my closet in disgust if there’s not something new in it. And so I will leave you with that to ponder and respond to.




  1. Patrícia M.
    09.13.2013 / 8:31 am

    Totally loved your words, and I’m agreeing with everything you said. But this vicious circle also depends on us!


  2. Kahlia Adams
    09.13.2013 / 10:09 am

    This is something I think about all the time! I have things in my wardrobe I bought for 3 dollars at a thrift store that I’ve worn more then a $50 flimsy Zara shirt. Good for staples though. Great post!

  3. Breah Henderson
    09.13.2013 / 9:49 pm

    Maybe you should start selling some more of your stuff off then? Starting with that leather jacket you are wearing. Hahaha! Here’s to trying….

    • Breah Henderson
      09.13.2013 / 10:11 pm

      Speaking of that jacket I am debating between purchasing this one or “the Christy” leather jacket from club monaco. Do you think the h&m jacket will be able to be worn through the winter? Also do they fit true to size? And … I promise that is the last time I will hound you about that coat. Haha

      • 09.16.2013 / 10:22 am

        Haha no problem Breah! I will definitely wear my H&M through the winter with a sweater layered under and an umbrella. Mine is a size 4 and it fits perfectly. I’d say it’s like a size S. The Club Monaco jacket is gorgeous as well! A bit more biker chic, which is cool also. Let me know which one you end up getting!

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