If I don’t scale back on my op-shopping soon, I’m going to amass enough second-hand clothing so as to not appear in the same outfit twice in at least a year. As if I were Victoria Beckham’s baby. Which isn’t my style, really. As I’ve mentioned, I pretty much wear the same thing every day. In fact, even when I’m shopping second-hand, I tend to find infinite variations on the same themes: loose tunic tops, striped everything, chunky knits. Grey, white, navy. I think the crux of my over-shopping issue is my feeling that I’ve been let in on a secret: “Do people actually realise that you can buy three tops for $15? That are not fugmo? And buying them helps to opt out of our disposable culture? MUST BUY THEM ALL NOW!”
That being said, I couldn’t resist (well, I could have resisted, but my heart wasn’t really in it) buying these three tops from a local op-shop on my lunch break at work today: a grey Sussan tunic, a black-and-white stripe Country Road t-shirt, and a navy Wombat knit jumper. I’m totally in love with the grey tunic in particular – right now I’m anxiously waiting for the washing machine to stop spinning so I can hang it out to dry, ready to wear tomorrow with leggings and flats. Oh, and I also picked up a copy of Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Nomad for $3… Yeah… I’ll get there.