In these past five years that Agathe and I have built a solid, beautiful friendship, one topic we find ourselves returning to over and over again is materialism. When Agathe was blogging, I remember one blog post in particular where she talked about being shopped out. She just didn’t want to shop anymore. I understood exactly how she felt. I love shopping. I do it for spare cash occasionally (yes, I style friends and friends of friends for $$$). But I loathe the accumulation of “stuff”. Having worked in fashion in both London and NYC means that my closet is bursting at the seams (even though I try to stay on top of it and edit ruthlessly). Right now I live in such a small space that there’s hardly room for any of it. In addition the last year of hardship has forced me to have many a “come to Jesus” moment where I truly understood exactly how little I needed to feel happy and exist.
When Agathe quit blogging, she gave most of her wardrobe away. A friend opened a consignment store with all of it. I think that is a testament to the type of wonderful character she has. She could have very well just sold her stuff on her own and made a fistful of cash from her notoriety. I aspire to be more like that every day. I try and think about my actions and how it effects the world as a whole. In the past year I’ve been whittling my fast fashion purchases down. I don’t buy like I used to in general and I feel content. I don’t want to be the person that takes more than what I need anymore (no matter how much I love shoes).
So! I’m going to start giving clothes away in this space. Sometimes I sell my clothes on eBay and that’s been great but I do love the idea of giving my stuff to someone who really wants it and will enjoy. On my old blog, I gave away a bottle of Chloe and because I chatted with the recipient and realized how grateful she was, I threw in some Chanel lotion and nail polish. I’ll never forget the happiness it brought her and the joy it brought me!
We started this blog to share our friendship with the world. To open it up and to connect with anyone who wants to talk to us. I know not everyone has the means to buy new jeans when you actually need them. I need nothing. So perhaps I can help you out there. It’ll be good for us both 😉
Stay tuned! xoxo