I buy a lot of useless stuff. A lot of pretty, but useless stuff. It’s not that they provide no utility, I just seem to like owning them but not using them. I have hipster glasses gathering dust on top of my dresser, brooches that sit in my drawer never seeing the light of day, and fancy rings and earrings that I couldn’t resist buying but have yet to wear. I suffer the same problem with shoes, high heels in particular. All the flat shoes I buy get trodden on right away, but those skyscraper heels are another story. I buy them because they look sooo beautiful (and sexy), but I almost never wear them because I can never find the right occasion to subject my feet to the torture of the eternal tiptoe. But that’s just my excuse.
I realize I must put a stop to this nonsense. Either I stop buying the stuff altogether, or I should start wearing all of them so that they don’t go to waste… I’ve decided on the latter. I don’t think I can resist the urge to buy something if it’s already caught my eye, so I better just make sure I depreciate its value properly through use.
To start off this new resolution of mine, I pinned this brooch onto my blazer and wore it to work yesterday. I got this for (I think) $2 at a flea market on 6th Avenue more than a year ago. It’s missing one dangling thing on the left (you can’t really tell from this picture) but it’s not very obvious. And I can always just take off the one on the right to make it symmetrical again, haha 🙂
Now let’s see if I can keep the habit up!