Finally! I did not have the intention of purchasing them that day, hell I couldn't even afford them. They had been a pair of so many in my shoe closet in heaven for years until I literally bumped into them. It was an afternoon that I spend with my cousin in the warehouse and we could absolutely not leave before we had a look around the shoe department. The majority of the sands filled with shoes were neither interesting nor exiting and as I was about to leave I took one last turn... and there they were... Donna said hi in her beige tanned skin, she was still is so pretty and I just could not resist her, so I greeted her. Her perfect soft stitched skin and beautiful wooden heel, even her bottom was soft! Then she surprised me when she showed me her green sticker, 70% off! I had a confessions of a shopaholic moment as I tried them on and tried to figure out her reduced price and how much she was going to hurt my bankaccount's feelings not to mention my dad's face. On the other hand, she would make me confident, taller, thinner, more poised and she would be an investment. Those pro's weighed much heavier than the con's, so the decision was easily made. I swiped my cart through the machine and Donna belonged to me. Who said you can't buy love?
Topshop skirt, underwear and shirt / WANG backpack / Acne studios bracelets, belt, scarf, glasses and gloves / COS boots / Zara iPhone case / Larsson & Jenning watch / Burberry lipgloss
Copenhagen fashion week just ended, the September issues are in stores and clothing stores have started to sell their fall/winter 2014 collections. The whole shazam. So I thought what better time than now to create a board with several items from different brands that I currently happen to have a secret addiction for.
About two weeks ago I vowed to not spent every cent I have on clothes and be more responsible with my funds. In order to actually make this happen I made a list of items that I am allowed to purchase, because buying clothes is just inevitable.
- A leather jacket (faux leather doesn't count)
- A dress for my 18th birthday paired with shoes
- Black boots
- A black sweater that in fact is capable of keeping me warm during winter
- Underwear (a girls right to underwear should never been taken)
I don’t think it has even been a year ago that I had sworn off my
earlier purchased shiny white Birkenstocks when they became hot and happening
and a new pair was bought. Around the same time I made a vow to never wear or
purchase clothes that feel like you’re about to choke or make you feel like
you’re walking around naked. I don’t like the slim fitted dresses and the tight
shirts. I prefer to wear everything baggy and lose fitted, except for the
skinny jeans that don’t feel like they’re taped on your legs. So when the
collection for Spring and Summer 2014 were shown and designers started to
introduce the oversized items again, me and my fashion morals held a little
party to celebrate.
Modern design and our approach to how we dress is becoming less and less
about ‚looking good’ to others and more about a personal approach to how we
want to look and what we feel comfortable in. The notion of the notorious
Birkenstock and baggy trousers is a confirmation to how free people, in
particular women, are becoming with regards to getting dressed in the morning.
Birkenstocks, low hemlines and culottes are a middle finger to the idea that we
have a societal dress code.
This sartorial revolution and rejection of traditional attractiveness is
liberating and takes some courage. It creates this world where we decide what
we want to wear, what we feel sexy and attractive in rather than following suit
to what we are ought to wear to feel like that.
Perhaps we can also say that in creating a world where traditional
attractiveness is ignored, the idea of choice becomes a reality. I can make the
choice of wearing something that is flattering according to what we
conventionally find flattering or I can wear a sartorial equivalent of a tent.
Perhaps the most important message to women is; we can no longer be criticized
for enjoying fashion and be told that we are objectifying ourselves.
Any way that I decide to dress is underlined in
freedom because there are two ends of the spectrum, not just the one side that
pertains to convention and tradition. If I want to wear a sweater which hemline
ends under my knees combined with wide trousers and Birkenstocks than it’s my
choice. Birkenstocks being praised is just one way of showing how fashion
nowadays is giving ownership of the term beautiful to people. What better way
to celebrate personal style than by giving people the option to define it
themselves? So while not everyone will agree with me, certainly men and especially
my father, I give my pair of Birks a solid high five. Photos found on Pinterest.com