Stop shop

Wilfred Aritzia white dress, J.Crew Suede boots and a vintage Chanel WOC Vancouver fashion blogger

I'm going to get really real here for a second and say: I buy most of the items that I wear on my blog.

While I admire bloggers who have a stream of freebies that's so constant they don't ever need to shop with their own money — however, that's not the way it is for me.

And to be honest, I've always been wary of trusting the style and taste of certain bloggers whose outfits are comprised solely of free pieces. It makes me wonder if they are just showing off those items because they were free ... or if they would have actually worn them if they'd had to purchase them with their own hard-earned cash.

Apologies for the rant, but I've been thinking a lot lately about the ethics of blogging and where we need to draw the line. It obviously starts with clearly indicating when items or an experience are gifted, either with a "c/o" or "#sp"tag. I just don't know where it ends.

But I guess I'm just preoccupied with the idea that (1) some bloggers seem so focused on getting swag that they lose their, well, focus ... and (2) that readers are being misled to believe that the reality of new stuff all the time is, well, realistic.

Let it be known: I re-wear a lot of my pieces. But then again, there are some that haven't seen the light of day since they followed me home.

Which brings me to the point of this post. (I know, I know. It took me long enough!)  

I'm embarking on a mission to purchase fewer items. I need to face down my shopping urges and my apparent need to acquire, and work with what I've already got.

Case in point: this simple white dress and suede ankle boots. They are both closet classics that I could easily remix with several pieces in my wardrobe this fall. And I intend to do just that.

So, next time you hear read about me going shopping, just throw something at me, would ya? Just make sure it's not too heavy. :P

Happy Friday and thank you, as always, for stopping by!

Dress: Wilfred by Aritzia | Boots: J.Crew | Bag: Chanel (borrowed) | Sunglasses: Ray Ban | Jewelry: Dear You Pretty Things, Tiffany and Co., Birks and Movado

Aleesha Harris Vancouver fashion blogger


Wilfred Aritzia white dress, J.Crew Suede boots and a vintage Chanel WOC Vancouver fashion blogger

Wilfred Aritzia white dress, J.Crew Suede boots and a vintage Chanel WOC Vancouver fashion blogger

vintage Chanel WOC Vancouver fashion blogger

Wilfred Aritzia white dress, J.Crew Suede boots and a vintage Chanel WOC Vancouver fashion blogger

Michelle @Elasticpantcity said...

I agree! On transparency and buying less!

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