It is a funny ol’ world the world of a blogger. Looking back a few years, ok seven (woah), Thankfifi started out as a space to share my outfits and honestly most of those clothes were sourced from Ebay or sales or had been in my closet for years, sometimes many, many years. I simply was not in a financial position to shop ‘new in’ collections each month. Heck, I still am not in that position.
But with time I found myself in this space where there is this pressure; a pressure to wear something current all the time and something new every day. I guess the truth is that I imagine there is this crazy expectation of being able to click to shop every single piece you see. I mean honestly that is a little nuts. Who in this world lives like that? Not me. Truthfully I feel so fortunate to work with some really wonderful brands and I will always love creating content to share those pieces – that is what keeps the creative in me happy and why I do this. I love nothing more than telling a story through images and words. But I personally do not shop all the time – in fact I have a pretty strict budget and I really do stick to it. If I go over budget one month, I cut back the next.
So I had a little chat with myself, actually more of a talking to, and I decided to just do me. If I buy something I love I will share it with you. If I wear things that are not currently available, whether that be because they are from seasons gone by or because I snagged the last one in the sale, then I will probably go right ahead and share those too. Because frankly sale season is my friend – I mean that moment when the notification pops up to say that Net-A-Porter 80% off final clearance has a FURTHER 20% off? That is my moment. When Free People email me to let me know that I can shop the sale with a further 30% off? Also my moment. I got this dress by the way and it is cotton and so red and I love it. I just need the sun to return to Scotland so I can wear it.
So here’s the thing – this jumpsuit was one of those such buys. Months ago. And even then I think I bought the very last one. The sandals are two years old but I still like them. And the bag seems to be sold out. So I cannot link them and you cannot buy them but I hope you enjoy the post anyway.
Would love to know your thoughts on all this…
P.S. Ironically the only thing currently available is the pair of sunglasses, which I have misplaced and although I am certain they are simply biding their time and having a rest from my face in a coat pocket or amongst a bundle of receipts at the bottom of a bag, find them I cannot. Read as ‘lost’. For over a month. And they are my favs.
jumpsuit – Free People
jute string bag – The Dharma Door
sandals – Next
aviators – Ray-Ban