Recently, I took a branding course online and one of the main take away points we discussed was transparency. What is transparency? It's defined as " having thoughts, feelings, or motives that are easily perceived" but I like to think of it as allowing your truest self to be seen. With that being said, I feel like this post would be a perfect way to integrate a little transparency into this blog.
"...allowing your truest self to be seen"
Before I spill the beans on owning designer items, let me say this, I did not grow up with rich parents. I was raised by a single mom who worked her ass off to provide for my siblings and I. From her, I cultivated a prodigious work ethic. When I was between the age of 16 and 17, I got my first job and having been a working gal ever since. Now why is this backstory important? I really don't want this post to come off as being showy off-ish. I've always had such a deep value for the rewards that come from hard work, and I still do to this day.
For the longest time I was the girl aweing over designer items and wishing I had the money to invest in such, and being able to is something that I don't take for granted! Now I'm not dropping thousands of dollars every day on YSL, Jacquemus, Gucci, JW Anderson, Bally, KOZHA NUMBERS(these are a few of my favorite designers btw) but when I see something that is very timeless, and I know the functionality of it will be seamless then I'll definitely "add to cart" and checkout with express shipping. I've had this mantra for the longest time "quality over quantity" when it comes to what I invest my money on and it still holds true to this day.
To answer the question, is it worth it? Honestly, I don't want to say it's not worth it, but it's not going to be the end of the world if you don't have it. Yeah designer items add a bit of sophistication to your look but I have never felt like I am a better person(mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally) because I have a new pair Gucci slides. Don't cave into the social media hype of owing designer items, because no one will hold the door for you or buy your coffee any more or less than they would on a regular day when you don't have it, and that's just facts. On the contrary, there is absolutely nothing wrong with spoiling yourself.