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Saturday, 28 January 2017

MONEY ISN'T EVERYTHING. WHY YOU SHOULDN'T BE JUDGED FOR WEARING CLOTHES THAT COST LESS.

SUNGLASSES | SIMILAR
WATERFALL COAT | MISS PAP



I am from Wolverhampton aka Wolves (hence the 'Wolves' in DeansWolves), and have always been proud of where I’m from and where I am going. Obviously, Wolverhampton is far from anywhere like Chelsea or Mayfair and I have always found my view of money to differ to that of others. I am very open about where I get most of my clothes from when people ask me. I have also always been proud of the way I dress, but find it shocking how individuals live their lives judging people who buy clothes for less than they do. It's ok to be from a working class or middle class background and this shouldn't mean that you're looked down in because of this.

I am not saying that I don’t have any premium brands in my wardrobe, I mean I have Chanel bag that I got a few years back and recently got a YSL bag for Christmas, both of which I love dearly. My point is that even if I were a millionaire, I would never stop shopping where I shop now, I mean, I’m not going to lie… of course, I would have a closet full of Balmain, but this doesn’t mean that I wouldn’t have wardrobe full of New Look either.

I have a lot of clothes from Primark and I have a lot of clothes from Topshop, but would never look down on the clothing items from Primark just because of where I got it from. I have found that some of my clothing items down lower prices stores have actually lasted longer than their higher priced counterparts, which leads me to believe that at times that their definition of ‘quality’ may be up for evaluation. Obviously, these brands sell these higher priced clothing items because they can and vice-versa for the lower priced brands so I won’t knock them for this.

‘Maybe it’s me’ I seem to think sometimes, maybe I’m the odd one out. Why do people care about how much they paid for their clothes and where they got them from I always seem to think, don’t they have bigger problems in life? If a person looks good, then they look good and that’s the whole point of fashion, getting clothing items together and making them look GOOD.

Personally, I love a good bargain and I would never want anyone who also loves a good bargain like myself to feel down about this because of what others think. We are all adults, and we have all left school, but at times I realise that some people have not matured much since their teenage years, instead their brains have been chronologically frozen with this mind-frame. I remember when I was in school and I used to be ashamed that my mom used to shop at ALDI (a really cheap supermarket in the UK), whilst others at school’s parents shopped at ASDA (The UK’s Malmart) and used to throw away all shopping bags once she put the shopping away because I couldn’t risk anyone at school accidentally finding this taboo brand in my house and being named and shamed at school. As I sit here at reminisce over this memory I can’t help but to giggle a little, because I was acting so silly at the time. Fruit is fruit and because we shopped at ALDI doesn’t mean that I got less 5-a-day than others, I survived, I was and am healthy and so were/are they. This is the food my parents could afford and it doesn’t mean that I had less tasty meals than my ASDA fed counterparts. But then again we were children when this happened, so why haven’t some adults grown past this perception?

Alternatively, I think that it could be an insecurity for those who focus on how much they spend, because whilst they slowly creeping into their overdraft, whilst I’m straight chilling because I’ve spent less and always will. I guess some act in strange ways to make themselves feel better about their lives. I don’t agree with these actions/perceptions that ‘because your top costs less than mine it at the same time there could be a high probability that this expensive clothing item could be the ugliest piece of clothing that I have ever laid eyes on (the price tag can’t change that).

I go for what looks good and not a price tag, and for all women who can’t afford designer/premium brands I just wanted to get this lil’ post out there and let you know that you LOOK BETTER in your inexpensive clothing items and don’t you forget that….

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4 comments

  1. I have similar experiences like you in this context :) Wonderful coat!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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    1. Hi Rena,

      Thank you for your comment and it's nice to hear that you can relate! :)

      Have a great sunday! xo

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  2. Such an important post! I feel like the blogging world perpetuates the upper class/snobby/designer lifestyle. Lauren | www.theyoproedit.com

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    1. Thanks Lauren! I'm glad to hear that you found the post to be interesting and I agree this shouldn't be what style is about at all!

      Have a great rest of the weekend! :) xo

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