The Fashion/Beauty Friend Friday bloggers are talking about frequency of wearing clothing items, and this week it’s back to our traditional questions. Jump to ModlyChic to read our thoughts on budgeting versus impulse buying, one-time wears, and whether or not seeing remixed items holds your interest.
1. Are you a one-time wearer?
Definitely not. Even my cocktail dresses get occasional wear for absolutely no reason other than I feel like wearing them. If I spend for a dress I’ll regret not wearing it much more than not keeping it pristine.
2. Do you feel the need to purchase something new for an evening out or a special event?
I used to purchase new things frequently when I was younger and didn’t have many things for evening. Now I have enough things to cover formal dinners to black tie weddings, so I can’t see myself actually needing to purchase anything. I love the dresses I have, and I love to wear them. However, I won’t feel bad if I do have to purchase something new. Honestly, I’m twenty four, and my body is just not the same as it was when I was eighteen or twenty, or even twenty two. Not everything still works.
3. Re-mixing is something a lot of bloggers are proud of being able to accomplish – are you a re-mixing pro or do you shy away from posting items frequently? Why?
Some items get a lot of remix time, like my Francesca’s Collections Cardigan. It gets worn constantly, as do my Alexander Wang dresses. I wouldn’t say I’m proud of it– it’s just practicality. I tend to buy fewer, higher priced pieces and have less to choose from than a lot of other bloggers.
I do admit that I have pieces are not remixed frequently. Sometimes it’s because they’re too seasonal, or too distinctive… or they have to be dry cleaned. I wear things that need to be dry cleaned far less often than my other things. The chemical smell of dry cleaned clothing really bothers me.
4. Do you have a clothing budget or are you an impulse buyer?
I try to have a clothing budget, but it doesn’t always work out. I imagine it’s the same way for a lot of people. Luckily, I am not an impulse buyer. Anything priced higher than $20 is usually debated for at least a week. I’ve stewed over handbag and coat purchases for more than six months before actually making a purchase, and I even waited a week before buying my Merona ostrich bag (Target, $29.99).
5. Do you find yourself bored when reading a blog in which clothing items are often remixed and appear frequently?
No, never. Although I always feel like I’m boring everyone when I wear pieces frequently. I do remix pieces a lot more frequently than many of the other style blogs on the web. Two of the best remixers (in my opinion, and also two of my favorite blogs to read) are Fashion Toast and The Clothes Horse. I know, totally different blogs, right? But Fashion Toast is one of the first style blogs I ever followed (and I still love it), and The Clothes Horse is such an amazing remixer that I’m usually like what? no way, that’s the dress from ________, too?
My 15in MacBook Pro. I like it so much more than my old 13in MacBook because the screen is bigger and much much clearer. I also love my iPhone 4S for the camera (and apps like HootSuite and Instagram), along with my SLR, tripod, and remote for serious photos. I really love technology. I’ve actually been blogging and doing web development since I was eleven, so that’s almost fourteen years now.
iPhone 4S photos taken in Brooklyn Bridge Park with Camera+ and Instagram.
iPad 3! I borrowed an iPad 2 for IFB and it was a lifesaver. The wireless network worked on it while my phone was basically a useless piece of expensive technology. I’m sure it must be amazing with 3G (or the rumored 4G) if it’s not on AT&T in New York.
I adore Twitter, but half the time it’s just like scroll, scroll, scroll, scroll. I hardly ever check my phone at work (and yes, I get anxiety about that) so I am semi-unplugged for a good number of hours during the week.
I can never decide if I spend too much time or too little blogging. I’m inclined to think too little, actually. I never seem to have enough time for my blog and reading blogs.
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