The other day, in between dealing with work emails and spreadsheets, I took a detour to Net-A-Porter, as it was Wednesday and they post new items every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. In the warped world of fashion and shopping that occupies far more of Jslow and my brains’ than should be legal, these three days are sign-posts, bright spots that dot the otherwise dull work and mom-week, something to look forward to. The best part is you never know what gems will be posted, and what new fashion treasures await.
As I do with any potential purchase, I forward the link to the coveted item to Jslow, which happens to be a Rag & Bone denim and leather jacket I think I’ll wear the shit out of. Instead, Jslow shits all over it.
“Omg. Dumb. So trendy and can’t you just get a vest (buffalo exchange) and wear it over your Gareth Pugh leather?”
She was right. She usually is. That Jslow is wise. Like an owl.
I immediately slide into my 10 year-old buttery Gareth Pugh cropped leather jacket, which I purchased from Seven New York (which closed last year and breaks my heart), and layer on an old Current/Elliott jacket which I had converted to a vest via scissors last year.
I just averted a bad purchase. I mean, the jacket is not bad, in fact, I still like it. I just don’t need it.
This exercise created a layering monster. Jslow attacked the jacket, so I attacked my closet, pairing different vests and scarves with different jackets and coats, amazed at what I could create with my own stuff. Next time you are tempted to buy something, try combining a few old items to create something new. No one else will have it, and you’ll save money. Best of all, you’ll spare yourself the wrath of Jslow.