I did t again…
Bought something I already have, that is. Yes, I saw this silk cocoon cape, and I just had to have it…
Never mind that I already have a silk cocoon cape, this one’s a different colour… well, almost. But it’s a totally different print. And I love wearing a silk cocoon cape, so there…
Did I mention it’s washable???
Washable silk… Now, that just makes sense. And it’s a lovely green/blue shade that goes with… well, not sure yet, but I’m sure I will find lots of nice clothes to wear it with. Maybe something in dark red, or burgundy. Yes, I need to find a dress in burgundy… See, it’s good for me: I need to experiment with new colours. Maybe not burgundy, though; it might be bit dark for me, but something… dark red(ish)… Oh hell, I loved the cape, and I just had to have it. Isn’t that good enough a reason to buy it?
What? You thought I only buy clothes to fill the gaps in my perfectly organised wardrobe, after a long and thorough process of analysing my needs?
Oh no, most of my clothes were impulse purchases (especially the clothes I like and wear the most). Yes, I have a constantly updated list of what I need, and I may even venture out to look for a specific item. Invariably, I get back home empty-handed… The problem is, I know exactly what I want, and usually it doesn’t exist.
And sometimes I see something that I wasn’t looking for but really, really like… And I think I should just get it then and there. It makes sense: I seldom regret buying something on impulse and usually end up wearing it all the time.
In fact, when it comes acting on impulse in general, I seldom have any regrets. Not that it happens a lot, quite the contrary. If anything, I tend to be way too analytical, looking at everything from every possible point of view. It’s exhausting. But these rare (in my case, that is) snap decisions… I’ve never regretted any of them. Maybe I should trust my intuition more…
cocoon cape:Jigsaw / top: Esprit / trousers: Marks and Spencer (old) / shoes: Clarks (old) / sunglasses: Prada (old) / bag: Burberry (old) / necklace: Snö of Sweden / ear rings; Annoushka
Do you ever buy the same piece of clothing in several colours or prints, just because you love it?
PS: have you seen the latest Dilettante Artist post yet?
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